Fin & Feather

Wenonah Canoes

We feature canoes by Wenonah, a family-owned business based out of Winona, Minnesota. Wenonah Canoe is a small, independent company that has become an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance canoes and kayaks, sold and paddled around the world. Their mission has always been to fit people into the best boats for their chosen use. Today, Wenonah Canoe is the world's largest manufacturer of Kevlar canoes and the second largest manufacturer of Royalex canoes. Wenonah canoes are handcrafted in a manufacturing facility on the banks of the Mississippi River in Southeast Minnesota.

All Wenonah Canoe products are warranted to the original owner against manufacturers’ defects in materials and workmanship for life. If you ever experience a product failure due to a manufacturing or materials defect, we will repair or replace it without charge at our option. Damages due to negligence, improper use, accident, wherein the manufacturer is not at fault, will be repaired at a reasonable charge. Shipping costs will be assessed to the product owner at the discretion of the manufacturer. A copy of the original purchase receipt is required for all warranty claims.

  • Composite: The term “composite” simply means combining fibers together with resin. In composite canoes, various woven fabrics are hand shaped in a mold and bonded together with resins. Any combination of fibers and resin is a composite, but there are a wide variety of materials and methods. All Wenonah Canoes are manufactured using a vacuum bagging process to ensure the ideal resin to fabric ratio. Many hours of skilled labor are required to make a great composite canoe. This, plus the cost of high-end materials make them fairly expensive, but their lightness, toughness, and performance make composite canoes the best value.
  • Royalex®: Royalex canoes are incredibly tough. This makes them the ideal choice for sportsmen, whitewater paddlers, families and kids, or anybody who wants a very durable canoe. These canoes are much lighter than polyethylene or aluminum canoes and can be built in nearly limitless designs. Wenonah makes many models in Royalex®, ranging from cost-conscious touring and sport canoes, to robust whitewater assault canoes.

Can't decide what you want? Consider the following categories:

  • General Touring: Designed to do many things well, they are very versatile. They're stable, maneuverable, efficient and will haul a fair amount of gear. Great family canoes.
  • Performance Touring: Light and fast. They track and glide well, and respond best in the hands of experienced paddlers. These designs are true performance boats.
  • Sports & Leisure: Popular with beginners, kids, and people who fish, hunt, or take photos. S & L canoes are extremely stable and easy to handle.
  • Down River: Perfect for paddling in streams, rivers, and smaller rapids. These fun paddling canoes turn on a dime and slide through eddies.
  • Whitewater: Built for paddling the fast water and raging currents of whitewater rivers. Their hulls are contoured for maneuverability and stability in steep leans.
  • Expedition: For distance paddling, adventure trips, and big water, they're designed to perform most efficiently when fully loaded with a lot of gear.

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