General Touring / 17 Wenonah

The boat that started it all, the original, the 17 Wenonah. The first canoe ever designed by owner and founder Mike Cichanowski in 1965, this instant classic was originally built out of wood strip and fiberglass in Mikes parents backyard shed. We carefully handcrafted a mold from the original boat that has been proudly displayed in Mikes home for the last 30 years. On July 17th, 2010 the original boat was officially inducted into the Winona County History Center as a permanent fixture (see photo on left).

Available in our state of the art composite materials and layups, the 17 Wenonah displays lines similar to the classic wooden hulls built in the early 1900's. A great general use, canoe camping, and family boat with a unique look and storied past, the 17 Wenonah is a must have for serious canoeist.


CANOE RATINGS
Efficiency
7.0
Maneuverability
9.0
Capacity
8.5
Stability
8.5
Seaworthy
8.5
DIMENSIONS
Length
17' 0"  (518.16cm)
Gunwale Width
36"  (91.44cm)
Maximum Width
37"  (93.98cm)
Waterline Width
34.5"  (87.63cm)
Stern Depth
22"  (55.88cm)
Center Depth
13.5"  (34.29cm)
Bow Depth
22"  (55.88cm)
Rocker
2"  (5.08cm)
May not be the actual lines of the 17 Wenonah
Flex-core Color Options - We offer 12 colors of gel-coat finish for the exterior of Flex-core hulls. The interior of the hull shows the fabric's natural color.
Actual colors may vary due to display differences. May not be the 17 Wenonah. Shown with optional black aluminum trim.
Ultra-light Color Options - Ultra-light hulls have a "skincoat", showing the fabric's color on the interior and exterior. A colored finish is a no-cost option, but adds 5-8 lbs.

Tuf-weave® Flex-Core 60 lbs. $2,599 USD

Wenonah's Tuf-weave® material is an interwoven fabric made of 50% polyester and 50% fiberglass that out performs either material alone. The Tuf-weave® layup results in our most durable composite canoes. Tuf-weave® canoes offer improved impact resistance and are a great compromise between light weight, performance, and price.
Tuf-weave® Flex-core canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the 17 Wenonah.
Standard Options -
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Curved Web Seats (Not avail. for sliding seats)
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Premium Options -
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $350 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $375 USD
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD

Flex-Core w/Kevlar® 55lbs. $2,799 USD

Flex-core construction creates a more rugged canoe than our Ultra-light core, and is meant for general paddling on all but extreme waters. In our Flex-core constructions a structural-foam core is laminated into the hull, orienting the composite fibers carefully to distribute loads. We add an extra fabric layer to the whole hull. This adds a bit of weight but makes for a stronger, more rigid canoe. Side ribs are not needed because this layup distributes more material throughout the hull. The result is a tough canoe that is still fairly light weight. Using Kevlar® in our Flex-core layup adds a little weight, but saves some money. The extra layers of fabric and gel-coat finish makes these boats slightly more resistant to damage than our Ultra-Light canoes as well.
Kevlar® Flex-core canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the 17 Wenonah.
Standard Options -
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Curved Web Seats (Not avail. for sliding seats)
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Hung
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $350 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $375 USD

Ultra-light w/Kevlar® 44lbs. $2,999 USD

Ultra-light hulls are stiff and incredibly light. They are ideal for speed and distance paddling and for all people or conditions that demand the lightest gear. In our Ultra-light construction a structural-foam core and ribs are laminated into the hull and sides. We also add extra fabric layers to strengthen specific targeted areas. Aluminum plates are strategically laminated into the hull. Seats, footbraces, and all hardware is then riveted into these plates. This gives a very secure connection and eliminates rivet heads on the exterior. Kevlar®, the fiber used for aerospace, body armor and bulletproof vests, is amazingly light and strong. We've used it for more than 30 years to construct extremely light and tough canoes. Wenonah Canoe is the worlds largest maker of canoes using Kevlar®.
Kevlar® Ultra-light canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the 17 Wenonah.
Standard Options -
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $350 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $375 USD