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  • 13' Length
  • 31" Width
  • 30 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 2,399 MSRP

Fusion Description

The Fusion is a uniquely designed solo blending features of both a canoe and kayak for recreation and fishing. It can be paddled with a double or single blade paddle and its foot controlled rudder makes maneuvering a cinch. The padded high back seat comes standard and allows for hours of comfort.

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Fusion Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Weight: 30 lbs
  • Length: 13'
  • Max Width: 31"
  • Waterline Width: 28.5"
  • Gunwale Width: 31"
  • Bow Depth: 15.5"
  • Center Depth: 12"
  • Stern Depth: 15"
  • Primary Material: Kevlar/aramid Composite

Fusion Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Recreation, Fishing & Hunting
  • 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

Where to Buy the Fusion

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Wenonah Canoe, Inc.
Fusion Reviews

Read reviews for the Fusion by Wenonah Canoe, Inc. as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

The Fusion is the best...

The Fusion is the best boat for fishing I've owned, and I've had a bunch of different kayaks. I use mine exclusively for inshore saltwater fishing in Florida. The number 1 feature is weight, at 30# it is a snap to move without giving yourself a hernia. I also have a 12' Grumman aluminum canoe and it also performs well, but at 50#, I choose the Fusion most of the time. Interior space is great, with room for 50qt cooler, tackle crate, rods/reels. I use a cart to transport the Fusion with all gear the two blocks to bay and can launch with all gear including cart on board. Mine has the rudder and I highly recommend it as it helps much in tracking with wind or current. I use a very lightweight kayak paddle. The only complaint is with pedal force required to move rudder. Seems excessive and I've lubed everything with no effect.

I have a Barracuda version...

I have a Barracuda version of the Fusion 13, with rudder. For all of you who want a great lightweight solo canoe, all I have to say is put this boat through the paces, it far out performs any kayak I have had, I have set this boat up for fishing, and it is amazing what some rod holders, portable fish locator, anchor system will do! All I can say is you must try this boat before judging it... especially if you are worried about weight!

I am getting old - aren't...

I am getting old - aren't we all? - and have been having trouble lifting my 80 pound Old Town discovery 164. I still can carry and paddle but lifting is no longer an option. My adult son and I still race and rally with it; He carries. I digress...

I got the Fusion for the times I want to paddle or fish alone I am pretty pleased with the boat. It fits my style mostly. THERE are 2 small issues though. I don't care for kayak paddles. I adjusted my paddle length to shorter than I use in the tandem. I am too big to sit high in the folding back rest seat Wenonah includes with the boat and the low seat works well, until I want to kneel. I can't get my feet under the seat.

The seat is also the cause of my other concern. It is in the exact place where there should be a portage yoke. I'd be interested in learning if I am the only one with these issues.

By and large I am happy with the Fusion and would not take it back. A Portage yoke would be a good thing...

I purchased the Fusion...

I purchased the Fusion after much research, for the purpose of fishing/exploring small lakes(solo). Prior to this, I owned a Lincoln Little One (11'x37"x 44#), an Old Town Pack (12'x32"x33#), and a Nature Bound (11' 10"x32"x43#)and 4 tandems (14',14'6",15',16').

Wenonah has hit one out of the park with this boat, for my purposes and I think, many others. The Fusion, in Royalex, weighs in @ 45#, is 13'x32". The centered seat is mounted low, the canoe is stable,manueverable, and quick. The Lincoln waddled, inspite of a keel, the Nature bound was ok, but turned hard, and the Pack was just too light and tender with the cane seat height (however, with a lower seat this is a good canoe for portage at 33#). I have a P.O. Wheelee canoe cart on the Fusion which effectively reduces the 45# to 22.5# for the purposes of portage and cartopping (end mounted with 16" wheels, rolling the canoe upside down);I can get to any water with this combination.

Wenonah wisely gave the canoe a lot of forethought, the 13'length and 45# weight improve the stability over the other short canoes. The depth, low shear, and hull configuration are ideal, seat's nice and wide too. I'm 6',175 and an intermediate skill paddler. I'm very pleased with this canoe. They have a foot brace arrangement for those who want to cruise, and perhaps use a kayak paddle, I took the bar out, I switch side paddle and usually am not in any rush. I was concerned about the 4 rivet holes in the hull which hold the bar tracks, but it hasn't leaked thus far, if it does, I'd put some duct tape over the rivet head, until I found a better solution. The bar seems unnecessary, this is not a cruiser. I make the P.O. Wheelee and see a lot of canoes, this one's a peach.

This is a perfect boat for...

This is a perfect boat for what I use it for. I paddle the estuaries in southwest Florida for birdwatching, bird photography and wildlife viewing. Paddles very nicely with a regular paddle or a kayak paddle. I only use the rudder for open water when it is windy but it sure helps to navigate under those conditions. Most of the time the rudder is elevated but I am glad it is there when needed. The high back seat that comes with the boat is very comfortable and the rudder controls function as a great foot brace even when the rudder is up. I am very happy with this boat for what I use it for. As others have mentioned lifting my kevlar version up on the top of my Honda Pilot is a breeze. I highly recommend this boat for birdwatchers and photographers to get closer to the action.

Great boat, love it. I...

Great boat, love it. I started paddling with an 11' Dagger, then purchased a Prijon Motion 15', the Dagger is ok but slow & ill equipped for serious fishing, & the Motion is great in wide open lakes fast & tons of storage for those long excursions, but too long to get in those tight little spots in the Adirondacks that you just have to investigate, not to mention the difficulty in portaging. At first I felt a little exposed & out of control coming from a kayak. The foot braces took care of that in a matter of minutes.

I paired my boat with a Bending Branches High Angle telescoping paddle, Slice Glass Plus 225-240cm,with a nylon reinforced blade, more weight but more durable against those push offs. They also make it in Carbon. The Fusion tracks straight, love the seat, very comfortable, is stable & is soooo easy to load/unload & portage. The ability to have all my gear within my reach for fishing or otherwise is something that I missed in a kayak, plus there's room enough to take my grandson. It doesn't get any better.

A nice boat and fun to...

A nice boat and fun to paddle. Raised seat is comfortable, good position, back rest is helpful. Needs a long double blade paddle to handle the width. Foot rests are excellent. The boat tracks well, but in big water the rudder could be helpful. Second rivet of the foot rest leaks, so, I'll need to fix that. Wenonah quality is good, but, they need to be more careful about checking for leaks.