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  • 19' Length
  • 40" Width
  • $2,481 MSRP

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(5 Consumer Reviews)

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I have had my Grumman 19'...

I have had my Grumman 19' square stern canoe for 51 years. This model had T6 heat treated Aluminium (twice the strength) and hardness for with aircraft type flush riveting. No leaks ever. Everything is still as when new. $1200/51 = $24 /year to own it.

I used it on Ozark creeks, streams, rivers some rocks, wood and lots of gravel. Big enough and strong enough for all the supplies for week long canoe/camping float trips on the Current River National Park. It is extra wide and longer (19') so it rides very high on the water which allows to still float on very shallow water to keep from getting out and having to walking the boat. At times I use a 6 HP Mercury outboard, but it paddles/steers very well without the motor; no maneuvering problems. (three seats; hull has anti-spray deflectors). Extremely stable. Paddles the same as a non-square stern.

I have owned several canoe...

I have owned several canoe ,Grumman is the ones that outlast the others. Tough durable heavy duty workhorse... currently own the c19s it's old yea well built. capsized in Des Moines River got it back 7 days later, few ding dents had to replace a few rivets good to go. Would have destroyed other canoes being in river that long. Can motor it paddle is a chore when loaded down. It's a freighter canoe not a racer. gonna keep it forever. very well built canoe for hauling lots of equipment or people.

My Grumman is 20ft 6in...

My Grumman is 20ft 6in overall. I bought it used over 50 years ago. Weighs about 130 lbs and is double ended. The last time I cartopped single handed was 20 years ago, now I'm too feeble. Plan to convert to a sailing yaul and trailer it. Recently I seen a twin for the first time but it was badly kinked on the keel or I would have bought it. It was 3 weeks wages when I bought it and now that would just get me 2 tanks of gas. Used to take whole family camping on the Delaware River - wife, 2 boys, dog and cat and all the gear but in a headwind was a bear to paddle so we would beach it and load it up with enormous pile of rocks to lower the freeboard and wind resistance. Other canoeists would give us the strangest looks!

My family has owned our...

My family has owned our 19' flat back Grumman for at least 15 years after buying it off of an elderly gentleman who bought it new in 1968. This has to be the most stable, workhorse of a canoe ever. Yes, it's a staggering 120 pounds and paddles like a barge but that's what it is! On several occasions, I have had 5 200 pound plus people in it and it handled it like most canoes handle two!

If you need to haul lots of people and gear, need a bomb proof canoe, and don't need to portage, this is the canoe for you!

I have owned or rented...

I have owned or rented almost every kind of boat imaginable. A few years ago I bought a Grumman Freighter canoe. It's the perfect boat. I can motor, sail, row or paddle it with a load of people or solo. Other than rinsing the salt off there is no maintenance. We use it in open water or secluded shallow rivers and Bayous. I wish I had bought it 50 years ago.