Wenonah Minnesota II Kevlar Ultralight

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The Minnesota II is the most efficient, straight-tracking, tandem tripping canoe ever made. If you travel in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area or Canada’s Quetico Park, you’ll see a lot of these canoes. They’re fast and seaworthy even when loaded with heavy gear, yet they’re fun to paddle lightly loaded just for the thrill of it. This boat revolutionized both portaging and long-distance paddling and opened places like the Boundary Waters to many.

Ultra-light w/Kevlar® 42lbs. 

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. Kevlar®, 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 Kevlar®.
18′ 6″  (563.88cm)
Gunwale Width
33.5″  (85.09cm)
Maximum Width
35″  (88.9cm)
Waterline Width
33.5″  (85.09cm)
Stern Depth
17″  (43.18cm)
Center Depth
13.5″  (34.29cm)
Bow Depth
20.5″  (52.07cm)
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For 50 years, we've handcrafted the world's most innovative canoes.Each is purpose-built to take your experience further, no matter the destination.