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  • 13' 2" Length
  • 28.5" Width
  • 35 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 2,595 MSRP

Shaman Description

Here is a highly responsive and predictable solo play-boat for whitewater enthusiasts of all skill levels. The graceful styling and balanced design features of the Shaman deliver a surprising range of performance. Slalom-like maneuverability combined with enhanced glide and cruising speed allow boaters to play rapids with precise control. Custom crafted in a tough, lightweight Kevlar® hybrid laminate to optimize overall performance on the water, this canoe is also very manageable to carry. Whether you enjoy technical play-boating, surfing, cruising or slalom and Combined Class competition, we believe you will be impressed. The Shaman's 4-meter length also accommodates lightweight tripping gear loaded in the bow and stern to balance trim when playboaters wish to enjoy multi-day downriver trips where full flotation is not a necessity.

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Shaman Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • Length: 13' 2"
  • Max Width: 28.5"
  • Waterline Width: 26"
  • Gunwale Width: 26.5"
  • Bow Depth: 21.5"
  • Center Depth: 15"
  • Stern Depth: 21"
  • Max Capacity: 550 lbs
  • Primary Material: Polyethylene Plastic

Shaman Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Hull Shape: Shallow Arch
  • Side Shape: Tumblehome
  • Bow Rocker: 5
  • Stern Rocker: 5.75

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Recreation, Touring, Expedition
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Duration: Day Trip, 2-3 Day Trip
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult

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