16' 2"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Avalon Description

Designed for canoe camping, the Avalon is extremely quick, light, and easy to maneuver. It is built for those paddlers who occasionally face rapids. Its design ensures straight tracking and allows for excellent glide between paddle strokes. The adjustable front seat allows the canoe’s trim to be changed according to the paddlers’ weight. A kneeling thwart is included for easy solo paddling.

Avalon Specs and Features

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

Additional Attributes

  • Construction : T-Formex
  • Length : 4.92 m (16’ 2”)
  • Width : 86.3 cm (34”)
  • Depth : 38.1 cm (15”)
  • Shape : Shallow V
  • Rocker : 5.08 cm (2”) bow and stern
  • Gunwale : Vinyl
  • Colour : Green, blue
  • Weight : 29 kg (65 lbs)
  • Carrying capacity : 318 kg (700 lb)
  • Seats : Webbed seats, sliding seat
  • Standard : Contoured yoke and kneeling thwart, Wood gunwale

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Avalon Reviews

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Hello, I just wanted to…

Submitted by: paddler2803152 on 12/27/2023


I just wanted to tell you that I got this canoe, Esquif Avalon, for a short time and I used it with my family in small river like R1-R2 in Canada.

This canoe is easy to use, it turn easily and it go fast without your energy. Stability is good.

For comparison with this canoe is my first canoe that I still have it for around 20 years.

This canoe is a Mad River Explorer 16 feet.
With this canoe you need to work a lot harder to go fast.

I still like my Explorer, but my new canoe the Esquif Avalon, I like it for doing longer distances without losing your energy.


I'm surprised this lovely…

Submitted by: jdb on 6/15/2011
I'm surprised this lovely canoe doesn't have any reviews yet, so I might as well be the first. This is an initial impression because I've only had the Avalon out for a couple short excursions in calm water.

The boat exudes quality. Fit and finish are top notch. The woodwork is beautiful, especially paired with the royal blue exterior. The seat hangers look beefy and strong. The seats are high enough to kneel comfortably, but low enough for stable sitting. The yoke has a nice contour and is comfortable enough to use without pads for short portages. Weight is listed at 59 lbs, which sounds lighter than it feels. Nevertheless, I don't have any trouble car topping it by myself.

On the water, the Avalon tracks well and is easy to maneuver either tandem or solo. The initial stability isn't very stable, initially. It's tippier than I might like for taking the kids out, but they'll get used to it. Secondary stability is excellent; it heels like a champ when soloing and carves nicely into turns. My impression is that the Avalon is primarily about the joy of paddling and is less well suited for ancillary canoe use like fishing, birdwatching, or photography.

I will be paddling mainly on flat water and calm streams, sometimes tandem and sometimes solo. This boat is the hot ticket - I am very pleased. Its beautiful to look at and feels great to paddle. I look forward to many adventures with this fine canoe.