Performance Touring / Escape

The Escape is a shorter version of the popular Minnesota II, with similar lines and the increased maneuverability that comes along with a shorter canoe. Our medium sized performance tandem, it's a very versatile craft.

The Escape is a sleek performance canoe that will paddle well on streams and rivers, as well as larger lakes. It has fair depth and width to hold plenty of gear, while its flared bow and extra depth at bow and stern keeps you dry in the choppiest waters.

If you love the speed and glide of the Minnesota II but are looking for a canoe that's easier to manage on brushy portages and twisty streams the Escape is the one to choose.

Escape
CANOE RATINGS
Efficiency
9.0
Maneuverability
6.5
Capacity
8.5
Stability
8.0
Seaworthy
8.0
DIMENSIONS
Length
17' 6"  (533.4cm)
Gunwale Width
33"  (83.82cm)
Maximum Width
34.5"  (87.63cm)
Waterline Width
33"  (83.82cm)
Stern Depth
17"  (43.18cm)
Center Depth
13.5"  (34.29cm)
Bow Depth
20.5"  (52.07cm)
Rocker
0"  (0cm)
Dimensions May not be the actual lines of the Escape
Flex-core Color Options - We offer 12 colors of gel-coat finish for the exterior of Flex-core hulls. The interior of the hull shows the fabric's natural color.
Color Selector Actual colors may vary due to display differences. May not be the Escape. Shown with optional black aluminum trim.
Tuf-weave® Flex-Core - 57 lbs. / USA MSRP $3,699 USD / Canada $4,799 CAD
Wenonah's Tuf-weave┬« material is an interwoven fabric made of 50% polyester and 50% fiberglass that out performs either material alone. The Tuf-weave® layup results in our most durable composite canoes. Tuf-weave┬« canoes offer improved impact resistance and are a great compromise between light weight, performance, and price.
TufWeave Tuf-weave® Flex-core canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Escape.

Standard Options -
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Sliding Bow Seat
Aramid Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
VersiGunwale - $175 USD / $225 CAD
Black Aluminum Trim - $175 USD / $225 CAD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $600 USD / $750 CAD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $600 USD / $0 CAD
Ultra-light w/Aramid 41lbs. / USA MSRP $3,799 USD / Canada $4,848 CAD
Ultra-light hulls are stiff and incredibly light. They are ideal for speed and distance paddling and for all people or conditions that demand the lightest gear. In our Ultra-light construction a structural-foam core and ribs are laminated into the hull and sides. We also add extra fabric layers to strengthen specific targeted areas. Aluminum plates are strategically laminated into the hull. Seats, footbraces, and all hardware is then riveted into these plates. This gives a very secure connection and eliminates rivet heads on the exterior. Aramid, the fiber used for aerospace, body armor and bulletproof vests, is amazingly light and strong. We've used it for more than 30 years to construct extremely light and tough canoes. Wenonah Canoe is the worlds largest maker of canoes using Aramid.
Aramid Ultra-Light Aramid Ultra-light canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Escape.

Standard Options -
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Sliding Bow Seat
Aramid Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $175 USD / $225 CAD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $600 USD / $0 CAD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $600 USD / $750 CAD
VersiGunwale - $175 USD / $225 CAD
Graphite Ultra-light 41lbs. / USA MSRP $4,199 USD / Canada $5,349 CAD
Ultra-light hulls are stiff and incredibly light. They are ideal for speed and distance paddling and for all people or conditions that demand the lightest gear. In our Ultra-light construction a structural-foam core and ribs are laminated into the hull and sides. We also add extra fabric layers to strengthen specific targeted areas. Aluminum plates are strategically laminated into the hull. Seats, footbraces, and all hardware is then riveted into these plates. This gives a very secure connection and eliminates rivet heads on the exterior. A Graphite Ultra-light canoe is made the same way as an Ultra-light with Aramid, but with Graphite as the outer layer. It's ideal for paddlers desiring more stiffness in their composite canoe. Graphite transfers energy better than any of our other materials, which makes these the most crisp paddling canoes. The aesthetic appeal of a black Graphite canoe is also undeniable.
Graphite Ultra-Light Graphite Ultra-light canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Escape.

Standard Options -
Black Aluminum Trim (Std)
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Sliding Bow Seat
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Graphite Bucket (Hung not avail.)
Premium Options -
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $600 USD / $750 CAD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $600 USD / $0 CAD
VersiGunwale - $175 USD / $225 CAD