Welcome to Wenonah Canoe New Zealand

The worlds most beautiful open canoes. 

Wenonah Canoes are lightweight, durable, technologically superior and the only choice for people who know and love canoeing.
We have a boat to fit you and your paddling style perfectly, on river, lake, ocean or all three!

All profit from the sale of all Canoe products goes directly back into funding the Charitable Trust, perhaps a first in the outdoor retail industry?
We have 40 left here in NZ now! Contact us for latest stock list and prices.

Test paddle a canoe with us. Have it personally fitted to your specifications and have a half day skills session included in the sale price, when you buy a canoe and support the Wilderness Canoe Trust.

We stock a wide range of Wenonah and Grey Owl paddles, spares and accessories you may need such as airbags and kneeling mats.
Please browse our products and for information on  materials / craftsmanship and further specification go to the Wenonah Canoe website.

Wenonah Canoe New Zealand

Tandem (2 person canoes)

PROSPECTOR 15ft - Down River - 26.5kg in royalex SOLD OUT

PROSPECTOR 15ft - Down River - 26.5kg in royalex

We designed the Prospector 15 especially to maneuver easily, carry ample gear and run dry through lesser whitewater, such as rapids and riffles that are common on small winding rivers. Yet you'll be pleased with its performance on the lakes, as well.

This Prospector is one-foot shorter and slightly wider than our Prospector 16. It has a steeply rockered hull for extreme maneuverability, extra depth for confidence, and plenty of stability. 

Photo shows: Royalex material - Spruce Colour - Black Vinyl Gunwales - Curved Web Hung Seats

Length: 15'
Maximum Width: 37"  (93.98 cm)
Bow Depth: 24"  (60.96 cm)
Stern Depth: 24"  (60.96 cm)
Gunwale Width: 35.75" (90.805 cm)
Waterline Width: 33" (83.82 cm)
Center Depth: 14" (35.56 cm)
Rocker: 14" (35.56 cm)
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PROSPECTOR 16ft - Down River - royalex 30.6kg

PROSPECTOR 16ft - Down River - royalex 30.6kg

The original Prospector was a river-running boat known as the work horse of the North. This proven down river hull is our version of the classic design, and the closest thing to the original that money can buy. It's a stable hull for rivers and streams - with ample rocker it's quick to turn. Because of the symmetrical shape of the hull, a solo paddler loaded with gear could make good progress by turning around in the bow seat and paddling it backward.

Photo shows: Royalex material - Red - Black Vinyl Gunwales - Curved Web Hung Seats

Length: 16'
Maximum Width: 37"  (93.98 cm)
Bow Depth: 25"  (63.5 cm)
Stern Depth: 25"  (63.5 cm)
Gunwale Width: 36"  (91.44 cm)
Waterline Width: 33"  (83.82 cm)
Center Depth: 15"  (38.1 cm)
Rocker: 2.5"  (6.35 cm)
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MINNESOTA II - Performance Touring -18'6ft, Kevlar Ultra-light 18.9kg

Minnesota II

The Minnesota II is the most efficient, straight-tracking, tandem tripping canoe ever made. If you've travelled in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area you'll see a lot of these canoes. Great for all the family in one boat, dogs and all! Wilderness Canoe Trust has only one Minnesota II in NZ a beautiful kevlar ultra-light model.

They're fast and seaworthy even when loaded with heavy gear, yet they're fun to paddle lightly loaded just for the thrill of it. This boat revolutionized both portaging and long-distance paddling and opened places like the Boundary Waters to many.

Photo shows: Kevlar Ultra Light material - Silver Aluminium - Bucket Seats, Sliding Bow - Foot Brace

Length: 18' 6
Maximum Width: 35"  (88.9 cm)
Bow Depth: 20.5"  (52.07 cm)
Stern Depth: 17"  (43.18 cm)
Gunwale Width: 33.5"  (85.09 cm)
Waterline Width: 33.5"  (85.09 cm)
Center Depth: 13.5"  (34.29 cm)
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SPIRIT II - All Round - 17ft, royalex 31kg

SPIRIT II - All Round - 17ft, royalex 31kg

Like a Swiss Army Knife, the Spirit II does everything. As efficient as a long-hulled canoe and as maneuverable as a short one, the Spirit II strikes a balance between all good things. Roomy enough for longer trips, it's even more stable when loaded. 

No wonder Canoe & Kayak Magazine said, "if you could have only one canoe to serve all your needs for the rest of your life, the Spirit II would be one of the very few candidates." Maybe that's why Wenonah sell more Spirit II's than any other model. 

Photo shows: Royalex material - Spruce Colour - Black Vinyl Gunwales - Web Hung Seats

Length: 17'
Maximum Width: 36"  (91.44 cm)
Bow Depth: 22"  (55.88 cm)
Stern Depth: 19"  (48.26 cm)
Gunwale Width: 35"  (88.9 cm)
Waterline Width: 35.5"  (90.17 cm)
Center Depth: 14"  (35.56 cm)
Rocker: 1.5"  (3.81 cm)
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AURORA - All Round - 16ft, royalex 30kg or 17.5kg in Kevlar Ultra-light

Aurora

For exploring, fishing, day-tripping with your family, and paddling on smaller rivers and streams, we designed the Aurora. The Aurora is a downsized version of the Spirit II, with all that boat's virtues, but a foot shorter in length.

Its carefully contoured hull paddles easily and performs reliably in wind and waves. It has depth in both the center and the ends, and maintains ample freeboard when loaded. A great canoe for holidays at the lake.

Photo shows:  Kevlar Ultra Light material - Black Vinyl Gunwales - Web Hung Seats

Length: 17'
Maximum Width: 36"  (91.44 cm)
Bow Depth: 22"  (55.88 cm)
Stern Depth: 19"  (48.26 cm)
Gunwale Width: 35"  (88.9 cm)
Waterline Width: 35.5"  (90.17 cm)
Center Depth: 14"  (35.56 cm)
Rocker: 1.5"  (3.81 cm)
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HERON - All Round - 15 ft, royalex 26kg

Heron

Life asks a lot of some canoes - like be ready for anything. The Heron is a compact, maneuverable tandem canoe that answers all requests. It's the smallest tandem canoe in our General Touring family. Inexperienced paddlers like its stability, while adept paddlers appreciate its efficiency. Because of it's smaller size, the Heron is a practical boat for day trips on lake, while also performing well on smaller rivers and streams. Keep one at the bach for the kids or keep one for relaxing at your favourite fishing spot.

Photo shows: Royalex material - Red - Black Vinyl Gunwales - Web Hung Seats

Length: 15'
Maximum Width: 36"  (91.44 cm)
Bow Depth: 18"  (45.72 cm)
Stern Depth: 16"  (40.64 cm)
Gunwale Width: 35"  (88.9 cm)
Waterline Width: 35"  (88.9 cm)
Center Depth: 13"  (33.02 cm)
Rocker: 1.25"  (3.175 cm)
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BACKWATER - Tandem Fishing - 15ft, royalex 35.5kg

Backwater

The Backwater square stern canoe is for sportsmen with motorized intentions. The rigid aluminum and wood mounting bracket makes for quick and easy addition of a small motor.

Sized for two people and a load of gear, it works great for duck hunting shallow backwater marshes or float fishing rocky rivers. 

Super stable, the Backwater is a blast when coupled with the right sized motor. We recommend a small outboard in the 2-3hp range, or a trolling motor with at least 55lbs of thrust to unlock this boats true potential. To off set the weight of the motor, place the battery or gas tank as far forward as possible.

Photo shows: Royalex material - Spruce Colour - Black Vinyl Gunwales - Web Hung Seats

Length: 15'
Maximum Width: 41"  (104.14 cm)
Bow Depth: 19.5"  (49.53 cm)
Stern Depth: 17.25"  (43.815 cm)
Gunwale Width: 41"  (104.14 cm)
Waterline Width: 37.5"  (95.25 cm)
Center Depth: 16"  (40.64 cm)
Rocker: 1.75"  (4.445 cm)
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KINGFISHER - Tandem Fishing - 16ft, royalex 30.6kg or 24.7kg in Tuf-weave

Kingfisher

If your sporting plans call for a lot of gear, tackle, decoys, and a dog, the Kingfisher is your canoe. It's a great boat for catching big fish without an engine or just taking the kids fishing at the lake. This recreational hull extremely stable and very comfortable for larger paddlers. You can easily get in and out with your waders on and there's no need to worry about stability when shooting out of this canoe. It's two feet longer than the Fisherman and has more capacity, but at 16 feet it's still easy to maneuver.

Photo shows: Royalex material - Spruce Colour - Black Vinyl Gunwales - Web Hung Seats

Length: 16'
Maximum Width: 40"  (101.6 cm)
Bow Depth: 19"  (48.26 cm)
Stern Depth: 17"  (43.18 cm)
Gunwale Width: 38"  (96.52 cm)
Waterline Width: 38"  (96.52 cm)
Center Depth: 13"  (33.02 cm)
Rocker: 1.25"  (3.175 cm)
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