Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak's 2011 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2011 designs of Mad River Canoe. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book.
$2749/$2969 (aluminum/wood gunwales), Kevlar composite
L: 16'5.25" ; W: 34.5" ; 43lbs
Based on the timeless, versatile design of the Malecite, this sleek traveler is lighter and more responsive than ever. While the light-weight Kevlar/foam core material is about swift performance in flatwater and even twisty waterways, it also offers gorgeous design detail, including our trademark bunny raised on the interior floor.
EXPLORER 15 DUCKHUNTER EDITION
$1,729 (wood gunwales only), Royalex
L: 14’9″; W: 35.75″; 64 lbs.; Cap.: 850 lbs.
Its unmistakable and classic olive drab hull, cane seats, and slotted wood gunwales harken back to a simpler, more elegant era. This new shorter and lighter Duckhunter model is ideal for sportsmen navigating the twisty marshes by the coast or for any paddler who appreciates timeless design.
EXPLORER 16 LT RX
$1,429/$1,649 (aluminum/wood gunwales), Royalex
L: 15' 11.25"; W: 35.25"; 65 lbs.; Cap.: 1100 lbs.
The iconic Explorer Canoe series has shed a few pounds for the Explorer LT. This reduced weight makes the LT easier to handle, load and unload, while its Royalex hull provides plenty of care-free durability for mild to moderate waters. Great for family outings and long trips.
$899, Triple Tough
L: 15'8" ; W: 38" ; 80lbs
Crafted by renowned designer Jim Henry, the new Journey is a welcoming and durable design that's at home at summer camp, but with a level of sophistication for adventurers on all types of water. Built for stability and versatility, the trusted three-layer material is great for tight or twisty rivers with rocky conditions.
LEGEND 16 RX
$1,449/$1769 (vinyl/wood gunwales), Royalex
L: 16′; W: 33.5″; 72 lbs.; Cap.: 1100 lbs.
The flared, shallow-arched hull of the Legend 16 translates to a superb river runner or tripping canoe. A well-proven choice for shallow, boisterous rivers with capacity for extended mixed water trips with or without gear.