Performance Touring / Escape

The Escape is a shorter version of the popular Minnesota II, with similar lines and the increased maneuverability that comes along with a shorter canoe. Our medium sized performance tandem, it's a very versatile craft.

The Escape is a sleek performance canoe that will paddle well on streams and rivers, as well as larger lakes. It has fair depth and width to hold plenty of gear, while its flared bow and extra depth at bow and stern keeps you dry in the choppiest waters.


CANOE RATINGS
Efficiency
9.0
Maneuverability
6.5
Capacity
8.5
Stability
8.0
Seaworthy
8.0
DIMENSIONS
Length
17' 6"  (533.4cm)
Gunwale Width
33"  (83.82cm)
Maximum Width
34.5"  (87.63cm)
Waterline Width
33"  (83.82cm)
Stern Depth
17"  (43.18cm)
Center Depth
13.5"  (34.29cm)
Bow Depth
20.5"  (52.07cm)
Rocker
0"  (0cm)
May not be the actual lines of the Escape
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 Escape. 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 57 lbs. $2,399 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 Escape.
Standard Options -
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Sliding Bow Seat
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $350 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $325 USD
Sliding Bow and Stern Seat - $150 USD

Flex-Core w/Kevlar® 53lbs. $2,599 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 Escape.
Standard Options -
Sliding Bow Seat
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Silver Aluminum Trim
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $350 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $325 USD
Sliding Bow and Stern Seat - $150 USD

Ultra-light w/Kevlar® 41lbs. $2,799 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 Escape.
Standard Options -
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Silver Aluminum Trim
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Sliding Bow Seat
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
Carbon Composite Yoke - $130 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $325 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $350 USD
Sliding Bow and Stern Seat - $150 USD

Graphite Ultra-light 41lbs. $3,299 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 Escape.
Standard Options -
Black Aluminum Trim (Std)
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Sliding Bow Seat
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Foot Brace Adjustable Stern
Premium Options -
Sliding Bow and Stern Seat - $150 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $350 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $325 USD
Carbon Composite Yoke - $130 USD