Kevlar Graphite, 42 lbs, cherry gunwales,yoke,cane seats with sliding front seat. Had this for quite some time and a woman can portage alone if need be. Strong but have always stored inside, take care around rocks etc. Fast, quite stable and transports well on canoe rack on car. Has been used on lakes and rivers. Wood needs some care with oiling but it is a labour of love. It has the look of a fine race horse, have always been so happy to own it! Designed by a boat builder with impressive credentials. Canoe is the best, as far as I am concerned.