Open Canoes - The Most Popular Range of Canadian Canoes
Open Canoes and Canadian Canoes from Kayaks & Paddles Canoe Shop and by mail order throughout the UK.
Single Layer Thermoformed Polyethylene Canoes
These canoes have a simple, single layer plastic hull that makes them lighter and cheaper. Ideal for starting out on the water.
Tripple Layer Thermoformed Polyethylene Canoes
Triple layer Polyethylene canoes are much stronger and tougher than single layer canoes such as the Pelican. The centre layer is foam which gives these canoes a little more inherent buoyancy - useful if you capsise. These canoes are also stiffer, making them faster (easier to paddle) and more manoeuvrable.
The smallest and most fun canoe in the Hou range. The Hou 13 has been designed to carry small loads while being light and easy to portage.
Step up from the Hou 13 with a higher load capacity and faster straight line speed, the Hou 14 is a great all-round canoe.
A flat water touring boat without the extra volume, with its shallow curved hull the Nova Craft Prospector 15 gives great initial stability for both the new and experienced paddler.
The Hou 15 has been designed with a modern canoe style offering efficient paddling and load carrying. The Hou 15 will carry everything you need for a weekend away paddling.
The Nova Craft Prospector 16 based on the original Chestnut Prospector, a true workhorse of the Canadian North. Constructed from the rugged and durable SP3.
The Explorer tracks well, cruises on flat water and is seaworthy enough to handle chop, wind & waves with confidence.
With a large load capacity and efficient paddling the Hou 16 It's all you need for a good trip! Be that a day out with the family or a multi day adventure.
The Nova Craft Prospector 17, the ultimate wilderness adventure or extended tripping canoe made from the rugged and durable SP3.
The largest canoe in the Hou range, the Hou 17 is a fantastic expedition canoe that paddles well under load.
Canoes which are strong but made from composite materials such as TuffStuff and Royalex to give a lightweight craft which handles well.
The Nova Craft Trapper 12, a lightweight solo canoe for the modern canoeist built to a traditional design.
The Nova Craft Bob Special is an improved version Chestnut Canoe Company original, a lightweight 15ft canoe well suited to solo tripping and casual tandem paddling.
The Nova Craft Prospector 16 based on the original Chestnut Prospector, a true workhorse of the Canadian North. Made from the lightweight but strong TuffStuff.
The Nova Craft Pal 16, another Chestnut Canoe classic. A true general purpose craft built from lightweight yet rugged TuffStuff.
A highly manoeuvrable and lightweight canoe for solo and tandem river paddling.
The Wenonah Prospector 16 has a proven down river hull design which is stable whether paddling solo or tandem. The ample rocker makes it quick to turn.