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NORTHWIND
Touring
POLARIS
B 17
 

NORTHWIND 18

Sometimes more is better. The Northwind 18 offers the same stability as our flagship Northwind 17, but the additional space provides a little more comfort for a third member of the group or the family dog. There’s no need to debate bringing the Dutch oven and camp chairs. The Northwind 18 is ready to haul your gear.

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Measurements

Length: 18ft 9in

Length/Width Ratio: 7

Width: 36 gw / 36 mx / 32 wl

Sheer: 21 bw / 14 ms / 19 st

Rocker: 2.5 bw / 1.5 st

Weight: 44 SL /  47 BL / 38 STLH

Optimal Load: 400–700 lbs

Displacement: 2” WL : 230 lbs
3” WL : 390 lbs
4” WL : 530 lbs
5” WL : 715 lbs

 

Material Options

BlackLite:

Proprietary carbon outer with Aramid reinforcements. Combines the stiffness of carbon fiber and the excellent tensile strength of Aramid. Our full wet vacuum bag and foam core allows us to artfully balance strength and weight. For those that want significantly greater durability than StarLite, yet value a lightweight canoe. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.

Color: Black carbon weave.

StarLite:

All Aramid. Our proprietary yellow and black makes a stunning moiré pattern. Full wet bag minimizes resin and creates the lightest weight canoe available. Foam core, ribs and internal reinforcements make a stiff, efficient hull. The choice of flat-water paddlers everywhere. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.

Color: Northstar proprietary Aramid weave.

Stealth:

Carbon and Black Innegra co-woven outer with inner blanket of proprietary yellow and black aramid. Our lightest lamination at the expense of some durability, a dream for wet footed portaging. Only available with E6 trim and E6 parts: canoe weights reflects E6/E6 savings. Stealth is lighter than StarLite and has lower impact resistance. Weight savings and wet footed portaging go hand in hand.

Color: black carbon and black Innegra weave.

Trim Options

Tandem Canoe: Aluminum Trim: Standard Ash Components:

Proprietary two piece bronze anodized aluminum gunwales; thermoformed deck plates; bronze anodized aluminum thwarts and grab handles; ash yoke; laminated contoured ash web seats hung on ash drops.

Tandem Canoe: Aluminum Trim: Upgraded Walnut Components:

Proprietary two piece bronze anodized aluminum gunwales; thermoformed deck plates; walnut and ash laminated contoured web seats hung on walnut drops; walnut and ash laminated yoke and thwarts.

Tandem Canoe: Wood Trim: Standard Walnut Components:

Timeless oiled ash gunwales; sculpted and laminated walnut and ash end decks; walnut and ash laminated contoured web seats hung on walnut drops; walnut and ash laminated yoke and thwarts; tie down loops. Wood trim increases the weight of a tandem canoe by ~3 lbs.

Tandem Canoe: E6 Carbon Trim: Standard Walnut Components:

Elegant E6 carbon gunwales with integrated carbon end decks; walnut and ash laminated contoured web seats hung on walnut drops; walnut and ash laminated thwarts; tie down loops. E6 trim reduces a canoe’s weight by ~1 lb. We do not recommend E6 trim for whitewater.

 

Tandem Canoe: E6 Carbon Trim: Upgraded E6 Components:

Elegant E6 carbon gunwales with integrated carbon end decks; E6 carbon web seats hung on walnut drops; E6 carbon thwarts; tie down loops. E6 trim and E6 parts reduce a tandem canoe’s weight by ~3 lbs. We do not recommend E6 trim for whitewater.