Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Backwater Options

  • Tuf-weave Flex-Core

    70 lb
    Fiberglass Composite
  • Flex-Core w/Kevlar

    64 lb
    Kevlar/aramid Composite
  • Ultra-light w/Kevlar

    52 lb
    Kevlar/aramid Composite

    Backwater Description

    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.

    Backwater Specs and Features

    • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
    • Seating Configuration: Tandem
    • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
    • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
    • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
    • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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    This canoe is designed for…

    Submitted by: paddler1470097 on 6/3/2021

    This canoe is designed for carrying all types of loads quickly from place to place. The load can be a family outing for a picnic, a fishing trip with lots of gear, or hunting equipment. In addition, because of the canoe's width, it is inherently stable and very good for children to use while becoming comfortable canoeing. Designed for use with a motor, it still paddles well. I have used an older Royalex model for years on all sorts of water and in all reasonable conditions, paddling and with 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 h.p. gas motors without any difficulty. In my opinion, it was never designed to be used in more than Class 2 rapids but does quite well there. Although obviously not as fast as a narrower canoe, it responds to paddling inputs immediately and is maneuverable. This is a totally satisfactory general purpose canoe.