|Availability:||In stock (5)|
|Delivery time:||1- 5 days from build|
This is the bigger brother to the hōu-13, a touch longer and with a higher load carrying capability. A derivative from the great Peterborough Canoe Company, this boat was designed as the next boat up in a ‘quiver’. It will carry a touch more load, track a little quicker and in reality be a touch more of a ‘multi tasking’ boat. As it’s a little longer and a little deeper than its smaller brother you will see a bit of a drier ride in the bouncy stuff and a touch more forward speed. Again this shape was designed as an all rounder so it will paddle well on the open water and flat river days too.
This boat is more of a ‘stretched baby Prospector’. The fine entry, shallow v hull provides good initial and secondary stability whilst a touch more length makes a noticeable difference to speed, especially when paddling solo. If you want a great all round solo boat that won't give you too much trouble on a windy day, and that allows you reasonable load capacity when you need it (be that for the dog, over night gear or a friend) then this is the boat for you. A fantastic 1 to 2 person boat that will paddle well on rivers, lakes and canals whilst not being too bulky when you need to move it around off the water even 'single handed'.
If I could only have one boat for day trips solo or tandem, this would be the boat I would buy.
We make this boat in standard spec, which comes as per the main pictures with 2 seats, central yoke and carry handles. Its also available in wood trim, very nice! Also for this year we no offer it in Lodge Spec which comes with the addition of, Air Bags fitted in Bow and Stern for more adventures paddling! Sailing Seat in bow position, and a Kneeling Thwart fitted for improved solo paddling performance.
Plenty of choice there folks but if you want a set up that isn't covered then just drop us a line or give us a call and we will be happy to custom spec your boat exactly how you want it.
We can supply this canoe in Standard Spec, or in Wood Trim Spec with wooden gunwales which look amazing! This canoe is also available in Lodge Spec which includes fitted air bags, sailing seat in the bow position and a kneeling thwart which makes the boat a real go anywhere spec of canoe.
|Weight:||From 29Kg (Solo set up)|
|Length:||14 Ft 11"|
Super little boat, fast stable and easy solo paddle, an absolute joy to keel over with a very stable ride, this boat totally rekindled my love of canoeing, light too, the piggy bank is looking scared! as I have to add one of these to my fleet...or maybe just my only boat? ...super job Hou
brilliant canoe great for solo paddling and fishing off including fly fishing
Superb boat. It's light enough to load by myself and at my age that's a bonus. It's also fast, stable and turns well too and easy to paddle solo. The only (minor) downside is that it's quite a shallow boat which I won't be taking on to white water.
Thanks for the great review Phil, Glad you like you boat. Happy Paddling
This really is the best 14 foot boat out there