Types of Grumman Canoes

Types of Grumman Canoes
All Grumman boats are designed to provide the maximum amount of stability and maneuverability in the water. The canoes feature aluminum construction for better durability and are coated with a water-resistant sealant to protect against leaks and water damage. Grumman canoes come in a variety of types, all of which fall under the categories of double-end canoes and square stern canoes.
 

13-Foot Double-End Canoe

The 13-foot double-end canoe is also known as a double-ender canoe because both ends feature the classic pointy shape typically associated with canoes. The boat weighs just 50 lbs., making it lightweight enough for a single person to carry. Those who order direct from the company have the option of paying extra to paint the exterior olive drab, red, blue or green. The boat accommodates two people, plus equipment. The double-ender also comes in 15-, 17- and 18-foot models.

 

16-Foot Square Stern Canoe

The name of the 16-foot square stern canoe refers to the fact that the stern of the boat has a square shape, rather than a pointed end. The canoe weighs 62 lbs. and carries up to 555 lbs. There's more than enough space inside for up to five people and equipment. The canoe comes in aluminum, olive green, red, blue or green, though you'll most likely pay extra for one of the colors. The square stern canoe also comes in 17- and 19-foot models.

Solo Double-End Canoe

The solo double-end canoe from Grumman features the pointed edges on both ends and was meant for carrying only one person. The boat itself weighs just 44 lbs, which most canoe enthusiasts are capable of carrying, but the boat can carry up to 585 lbs. combined of the person and his equipment. For an additional fee, shoppers can order the boat in a different color.

15-Foot Sportboat

The 15-foot sportboat is a square stern model. The boat was designed for a variety of sports, including fishing, rather than just for canoeing like some of the other boats. The boat weighs more than the other canoes---122 lbs. The canoe holds up to seven people, depending on their combined weight but carries a maximum of 450 lbs.

 

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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