17' 4"
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Penobscot 174 Description

The Penobscot 174 Canoe from Old Town can track and glide through the water with ease. Even when loaded down with gear, the Penobscot 174 is an efficient ride when paddling longer distances. Made from three-layer polyethylene, the Penobscot 174 is built to be durable and tough. An aggressive canoe with a hull designed around pushing the limits. Two nylon web seats offer a variety of sitting positions. An ash yoke and comfortable carrying handles allow for easy transport. Ash thwart and aluminum gunwales provide support and protection.

Penobscot 174 Specs and Features

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

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Penobscot 174 Reviews

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Full disclosure upfront, I…

Submitted by: vegandiver on 9/8/2022

Full disclosure upfront, I have an older version of this canoe built with Royalex. It is significantly lighter than this one, but I assume the same shape and design. I think mine weights ~42 lbs. If you can find an old Royalex one, I highly recommend it due to the weight. I can easily portage it around by myself.

Anyway, I very much like the finished wood for the seats and yoke. The plastic Thwarts with integrated handle make for a very easy to handle canoe. It tracks pretty straight and is a good tandem boat. It has plenty of space for us to put our kids in the middle and/or gear for a trip. We often pack a picnic and paddle around with the kids, then stop for lunch at the park and paddle back.

If you're solo canoeing, It's a little bit of a beast to maneuver, but do-able. For soloing, I do like the seat design, as I can sit comfortably and not need to get down on my knees to paddle around.