In the world of professional canoe racing Gene Jensen's V1-Pro has dominated the pro-canoe race circuit throughout North America since its introduction. While there are a few other pro models on the market, North America's leading pro paddlers use the V1-Pro for its speed and ability to maintain and keep a "pop" in shallow water.
Pro boats are usually fully or partially decked with fabric covers to keep water out of the hull. And we often build V1s with special options such as bow bailers for the demanding conditions of pro racing.
Pro boats are not for everyone. They sacrifice initial stability for performance and speed. But, if you want to be competitive in the world of pro boat racing, you'll be paddling a V1-Pro.