One of the most popular solo whitewater playboat canoes ever produced, the Ocoee is an extremely flexible boat suitable for creeking and general river running. It is a very predictable canoe yet is still able to accomplish dynamic and aggressive moves in the most challenging whitewater. Even though it is forgiving enough to accommodate beginners, it is an outstanding OC1 for slalom competitions.
With practice the Ocoee is definitely a canoe that anyone can handle. The hard chines and flat bottom create a carving edge that taps into the power of the river making for tighter turns that let you snap in and out of eddies with ease. The hull has a compound tumblehome on the sides that gives it remarkable secondary stability compared to other open playboat canoe designs. The pronounced rocker and flat bottom means the boat holds its momentum and angle, carves effortlessly, loves to surf and runs even big waves with unmatched dryness.
I was more than a little surprised at how stable this boat is in whitewater, haystacks and rollers. The Novacraft Ocoee laughs off class lll rapids and 3+ foot waves. I'm very impressed. The rocker allows it to spin on a dime, and the chines catch eddys in a snap!