Wenonah Canoe

At Newbury Kayak and Canoe we have an excellent selection of USA made We-no-nah canoes in stock.  We-no-nah canoes come from a small, innovative family owned company that has its sole workshop on the banks of the Mississippi River in southeast Minnesota.  Founded by Mike Cichanowski, a lifetime paddler and canoe builder, We-no-nah builds some of the finest, lightest canoes on the market.  Come to Newbury Kayak and Canoe to heft one for yourself.

Below are the models usually in stock at NK&C.  To see the full line or for more information, visit the Wenonah website:  https://www.wenonah.com/Default.aspx  

Canoe colors and materials shown below are representative, and may not reflect current stock.

 
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  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 Mike's parents backyard shed. We carefully handcrafted a mold from the original boat that has been proudly displayed in Mike's 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. Length: 17'

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 Mike's parents backyard shed. We carefully handcrafted a mold from the original boat that has been proudly displayed in Mike's 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. Length: 17'

 
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  Adirondack:   If you're looking for a sleek, straight-tracking canoe that's easy to paddle and easy to handle out of the water, the Adirondack fits the bill. Designed for day and overnight trips, it paddles efficiently with a light-to-moderate load. The Adirondack is also graced with excellent stability in most conditions. Canoe & Kayak Magazine said, "This is one smooth paddling canoe." Who said an efficient canoe had to be long?  Length: 16'

Adirondack:  If you're looking for a sleek, straight-tracking canoe that's easy to paddle and easy to handle out of the water, the Adirondack fits the bill. Designed for day and overnight trips, it paddles efficiently with a light-to-moderate load. The Adirondack is also graced with excellent stability in most conditions. Canoe & Kayak Magazine said, "This is one smooth paddling canoe." Who said an efficient canoe had to be long?  Length: 16'

 
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  Aurora:   For exploring, fishing, day-tripping with your family, and paddling on smaller rivers and streams, we designed the Aurora. The Aurora is a downsized version of the Spirit II, with all that boat's virtues, but a foot shorter in length.   Its carefully contoured hull paddles easily and performs reliably in wind and waves. It has depth in both the center and the ends, and maintains ample freeboard when loaded. A great canoe for vacations at the lake.  Length: 16'

Aurora:  For exploring, fishing, day-tripping with your family, and paddling on smaller rivers and streams, we designed the Aurora. The Aurora is a downsized version of the Spirit II, with all that boat's virtues, but a foot shorter in length. 

Its carefully contoured hull paddles easily and performs reliably in wind and waves. It has depth in both the center and the ends, and maintains ample freeboard when loaded. A great canoe for vacations at the lake.  Length: 16'

 
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  Spirit II:   Like a Swiss Army Knife, the Spirit II does everything. As efficient as a long-hulled canoe and as maneuverable as a short one, the Spirit II strikes a balance between all good things. Roomy enough for Boundary Waters style trips, it's even more stable when loaded.   No wonder Canoe & Kayak Magazine said, "if you could have only one canoe to serve all your needs for the rest of your life, the Spirit II would be one of the very few candidates." Maybe that's why we sell more Spirit II's than any other model. Length: 17'

Spirit II:  Like a Swiss Army Knife, the Spirit II does everything. As efficient as a long-hulled canoe and as maneuverable as a short one, the Spirit II strikes a balance between all good things. Roomy enough for Boundary Waters style trips, it's even more stable when loaded. 

No wonder Canoe & Kayak Magazine said, "if you could have only one canoe to serve all your needs for the rest of your life, the Spirit II would be one of the very few candidates." Maybe that's why we sell more Spirit II's than any other model. Length: 17'

 
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  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. Length: 16'6"

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. Length: 16'6"

 
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  Minnesota II:   The Minnesota II is the most efficient, straight-tracking, tandem tripping canoe ever made. If you travel in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area or Canada's Quetico Park, you'll see a lot of these canoes.  They're fast and seaworthy even when loaded with heavy gear, yet they're fun to paddle lightly loaded just for the thrill of it. This boat revolutionized both portaging and long-distance paddling and opened places like the Boundary Waters to many.  Length: 18'6"

Minnesota II:  The Minnesota II is the most efficient, straight-tracking, tandem tripping canoe ever made. If you travel in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area or Canada's Quetico Park, you'll see a lot of these canoes.

They're fast and seaworthy even when loaded with heavy gear, yet they're fun to paddle lightly loaded just for the thrill of it. This boat revolutionized both portaging and long-distance paddling and opened places like the Boundary Waters to many.  Length: 18'6"

 
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  Wee Lassie:   The Wenonah Wee Lassie is the classic Adirondack-style paddling boat from the romantic days of recreational paddling. Designed for all paddlers, our rendition marries this historical design with our proven composite construction techniques to produce a modernized classic that the original designers could never have imagined.   Built exclusively in a Kevlar® construction, our Wee Lassie is an effortless carry to and from the waters edge. Easy to maneuver, the Wee Lassie is a joy to paddle while exploring small lakes and ponds. This is the original alternative to recreational kayaking, offering a spacious, open boat cockpit allowing you to fully experience your natural surroundings. Paddled with a single or double bladed paddle, the Wenonah Wee Lassie brings the majestic serenity of solo paddling enjoyment into the 21st century.  Length: 12'6"

Wee Lassie:  The Wenonah Wee Lassie is the classic Adirondack-style paddling boat from the romantic days of recreational paddling. Designed for all paddlers, our rendition marries this historical design with our proven composite construction techniques to produce a modernized classic that the original designers could never have imagined. 

Built exclusively in a Kevlar® construction, our Wee Lassie is an effortless carry to and from the waters edge. Easy to maneuver, the Wee Lassie is a joy to paddle while exploring small lakes and ponds. This is the original alternative to recreational kayaking, offering a spacious, open boat cockpit allowing you to fully experience your natural surroundings. Paddled with a single or double bladed paddle, the Wenonah Wee Lassie brings the majestic serenity of solo paddling enjoyment into the 21st century.  Length: 12'6"

 
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  Backwater:   The Backwater square stern canoe is for sportsmen with motorized intentions. The rigid aluminum and wood mounting bracket makes for quick and easy addition of a small motor.  Sized for two people and a load of gear, it works great for duck hunting shallow backwater marshes or float fishing rocky rivers. Super stable, the Backwater is a blast when coupled with the right sized motor. We recommend a small outboard in the 2-3hp range, or a trolling motor with at least 55lbs. of thrust to unlock this boats true potential. To off set the weight of the motor, place the battery or gas tank as far forward as possible.  Length: 15'

Backwater:  The Backwater square stern canoe is for sportsmen with motorized intentions. The rigid aluminum and wood mounting bracket makes for quick and easy addition of a small motor.

Sized for two people and a load of gear, it works great for duck hunting shallow backwater marshes or float fishing rocky rivers. Super stable, the Backwater is a blast when coupled with the right sized motor. We recommend a small outboard in the 2-3hp range, or a trolling motor with at least 55lbs. of thrust to unlock this boats true potential. To off set the weight of the motor, place the battery or gas tank as far forward as possible.  Length: 15'

 
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  Fusion:   The Fusion is a uniquely designed solo blending features of both a canoe and kayak for recreation and fishing. It can be paddled with a double or single blade paddle.  Length: 13'

Fusion:  The Fusion is a uniquely designed solo blending features of both a canoe and kayak for recreation and fishing. It can be paddled with a double or single blade paddle.  Length: 13'