Side angle of the Charles River 158 canoe

Old Town Charles River 158 canoe in green.

Side and top view of the Old Town Charles River 158 canoe in green
Top and side view of the Old Town Charles River 158 canoe in red

Old Town Charles River 158

Traditional Canadian Canoe

The Charles River is a traditional styled canoe with modern paddler friendly features making it a great looking and great handling canoe.

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Old Town Charles River 158

The Charles River 158 is a great looking canoe and has been styled with a flared bow and stern for a traditional look. It is a great canoe for paddling in flat water and tracks in a straight line very well due to its strong keel. It is a stable canoe and is very popular choice with families as well as activity centres.

There is plenty of space onboard for all your gear needed on day trips and is a good choice for anglers and nature watchers.

The Charles River comes with two comfortable wood/webbed seats, moulded carry handles for two people to easily carry as well as a yoke and thwart for solo portaging. The Charles River also features a low gunwale to make solo paddling easier. The Tumblehome and flared sides above the water line to help prevent the canoe from tipping and make it easy to paddle while still having a narrow look and feel.

The Charles River 158 is made from Old Town's PolyLink construction which helps to keep the canoe lightweight while also being very durable.


  • Two nylon web seats
  • Ash yoke and thwart
  • Black vinyl gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Extremely durable three layer polyethylene


  • Length: 15' 8"/ 4.8 m.
  • Width: 35" / 88.9 cm
  • Width at 4" Waterline: 35.5" / 90.2 cm
  • Bow Height: 24" / 61 cm
  • Depth: 14" / 35.6 cm
  • Weight: 80 lbs / 36.3 kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1,050-1,100 lbs / 476.3-499 kg.Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Old Town Charles River 158 for your weight


Three Layer Polyethylene

The Old Town Charles River 158 is made from a three Layer Polyethylene construction which has been used to manufacture canoes for decades. Made up of three layers, an inner layer of close cell foam is sandwiched between two layers of high-density polyethylene ensuring that the canoe has superior strength and durability while still remaining buoyant. The three layer polyethylene provides a lighter, stiffer and stronger build than that of a single layered canoe.

three layer polyethylene construction on charles river canoe

Accessories that you may need

Canoe Trolley
Canoe Trolley

Canoe trolley designed for transporting canadian canoes and wide touring kayaks to and from the waters edge.

Price £69.95

Enigma Note Wooden Canoe Paddle
Enigma Note Wooden Canoe Paddle

Classic wooden canoe paddle design, quality pine and mahogany covered with clear lacquer providing resistance to the water environment.

Price £39.95

60 Litre Barrel
60 Litre Barrel

Multi-use watertight barrels keep your kit dry and can act as a table or seat.

Price £38.95


We offer a delivery service for the Old Town Charles River 158 covering many areas of mainland UK using our own fleet of vehicles. (Due to their size we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for the Old Town Charles River 158.)

Please contact us with your address and we can advise price and availability for delivery to your area.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

We offer a collect from store service for the Old Town Charles River 158. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

If you need any further help or advice about the Old Town Charles River 158 please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop