Side angle of the Old Town Penobscot 174 Canoe.


Top and side angle of the Old Town Penobscot canoe in green
Top and side view of the Old Town Penobscot in red

Old Town Penobscot 164 & 174

The Penobscot is made from Old Town's PolyLink construction. This durable canoe is designed for touring and family canoeing - Available in 2 sizes.

Penobscot 164:£1400.00

Penobscot 174: £1599.98

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Old Town Penobscot 164 & 174


The Old Town Penobscot is designed for touring with its square profile bow and stern for improved tracking. The Penobscot is an ideal canoe for touring inland waters such as lakes, canals, lochs as well as sheltered estuaries.


The Penobscot comes in two different sizes: 164 measuring at 16ft 4" and the 174 measuring at 17ft 4". Its stability and size makes the Penobscot the perfect family canoe or for those looking for a canoe with extra storage space for extended canoeing trips. The peobscot is built using Old Town's three layer polyethylene which makes the canoe very durable, buoyant and light.


The Penobscot 174 is one of the most popular family canoes due to its size and stability, as standard it comes with two seats but additional seats can be purchased so that you can fit the whole family in. Also as standard the Penobscot includes two wood/webbing seats, thwart and yoke.


  • Nylon web seats
  • Vinyl gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Ash thwart and yoke


  • Penobscot 164 Dimensions.

    • Length: 16' 4" / 5.0 m
    • Width: 37.5" / 95.3cm
    • Width at 4" Waterline: 33.75" / 85.7 cm
    • Bow Height: 20.25" / 51.4 cm
    • Depth: 14" / 35.6 cm
    • Weight: 75 lbs / 34.0 kg
    • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1,200-1,250 lbs / 544.3-567 kg.Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Old Town Penobscot 164 & 174 for your weight
  • Penobscot 174 Dimensions.

    • Length: 17' 4" / 5.3m
    • Width: 36" / 91.4cm
    • Width at 4" Waterline: 34" / 86.4 cm
    • Bow Height: 22" / 55.9 cm
    • Depth: 14" / 35.6 cm
    • Weight: 83 lbs / 37.6 kg
    • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1,450-1,500 lbs / 657.7-680.4 kg.Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Old Town Penobscot 164 & 174 for your weight



Three Layer Polyethylene


The Old Town Penobscot 164 & 174 our made from three Layer Polyethylene 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.


image of the three layer construction of the old town penobscot 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 £50.96 (RRP £59.95 - Saving £8.99)

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 £33.96 (RRP £39.95 - Saving £5.99)

Economy Canoe Paddle

Economy Canoe Paddle

Lightweight durable canoe paddle with an alloy shaft and polypropylene blade.

Price £20.36 (RRP £23.95 - Saving £3.59)

60 Litre Barrel

60 Litre Barrel

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

Price £31.41 (RRP £36.95 - Saving £5.54)


We offer a delivery service for the Old Town Penobscot 164 & 174 throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

Clothing and equipment orders are normally sent with on a next working day delivery service to UK Mainland addresses. Canoes & Kayaks are normally delivered to UK Mainland addresses within 2-3 working days from despatch. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Offshore will take longer.

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Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Old Town Penobscot 164 & 174 online from our website and collect from our shop at Lee Mill, Plymouth, Devon or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road Nr Newquay
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Southampton

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

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