Performance Touring / Escapade

A short, responsive, yet fast tandem that's solo friendly.

The Escapade defines efficiency and superb performance in one compact package. We redesigned this one in 2009, reshaping the bow and stern to improve efficiency, and adding more tumblehome to make solo paddling easier. A good fit for smaller paddlers, those who pack light, and people who prefer a shorter canoe. At 16'6" you can add a center seat to make it a maneuverable solo, as this is the most friendly length to switch between solo and tandem paddling. Truly a superior hull design and a great paddling canoe.


CANOE RATINGS
Efficiency
8.0
Maneuverability
7.0
Capacity
7.0
Stability
6.0
Seaworthy
5.0
DIMENSIONS
Length
16' 6"  (502.92cm)
Gunwale Width
29.5"  (74.93cm)
Maximum Width
33.5"  (85.09cm)
Waterline Width
30"  (76.2cm)
Stern Depth
16"  (40.64cm)
Center Depth
13.5"  (34.29cm)
Bow Depth
18.5"  (46.99cm)
Rocker
0"  (0cm)
May not be the actual lines of the Escapade
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 Escapade. 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 55 lbs. $2,299 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. New for 2011 we have revamped our finishing process making for even more weight savings over previous years' models.
Tuf-weave® Flex-core canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Escapade.
Standard Options -
Silver Aluminum Trim
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Sliding Bow Seat
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $325 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $350 USD
Center Adjustable Hung (Not avail. with WD or AWD) - $100 USD

Flex-Core w/Kevlar® 51lbs. $2,499 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 Escapade.
Standard Options -
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Sliding Bow Seat
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
Center Adjustable Hung (Not avail. with WD or AWD) - $100 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $325 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $350 USD

Ultra-light w/Kevlar® 42lbs. $2,699 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 Escapade.
Standard Options -
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Sliding Bow Seat
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $350 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $325 USD
Carbon Composite Yoke - $130 USD
Center Adjustable Hung (Not avail. with WD or AWD) - $100 USD

Graphite Ultra-light 41lbs. $3,199 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. A Graphite Ultra-light canoe is made the same way as an Ultra-light with Kevlar®, but with Graphite as the outer layer. It's ideal for paddlers desiring more stiffness in their composite canoe. Graphite transfers energy better than any of our other materials, which makes these the most crisp paddling canoes. The aesthetic appeal of a black Graphite canoe is also undeniable.
Graphite Ultra-light canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Escapade.
Standard Options -
Black Aluminum Trim (Std)
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Sliding Bow Seat
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Premium Options -
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $350 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $325 USD
Carbon Composite Yoke - $130 USD
Sliding Bow and Stern Seat - $150 USD