This is a light weight open canoe designed for general purpose paddling. Its design is based on the original birch bark canoes where a timber frame supported the outer skin of birch bark. However, where the materials of the birch bark canoe produced a boat with a short life span, these canoes last for years.
- Very Light weight – fast acceleration, ease of portage and brilliant for lifting onto roof racks etc.
- Durable – built with green oak and ash, chosen for excellent weight to strength characteristics, and with a ballistic nylon skin and coated in hard wearing flexible polyurethane, this boat is reliable and durable.
- Affordable – the simpler build process and reduced timber within the structure makes this boat significantly cheaper than the Valkyrie Cedar and Canvas ‘Shearwater’.
The hull shape is based on the Valkyrie Shearwater 14.