Old Town Saranac 146

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



Great boat. We are a family of three that loves to…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


Great boat.


  • Room for 3
  • Small enough for 1
  • Comfy


  • No yoke

We are a family of three that loves to kayak, but our little guy is now too large to fit in our boats with us so we opted to get a canoe for family trips. The center storage unit provides a good seat for the kid while also providing space to store lunch and drinks.  

No issues for us in terms of stability as we are very used to being in canoes for fishing and lounging. I had no issues standing to cast in this boat even with others in it. The seats are comfortable, but I wish I could lay the back down flat on to the seat if I didn't want to use it. For instance if I wanted to sit on the front seat facing back to paddle my self around. I guess that is why I have the kayak.  

The one negative thing about this boat that I knew before I bought it was that without a yoke in the center it is harder to carry when I am alone. I opted to have a place for the kid to sit instead.  


Very comfortable due to padded seat. Easy rowing canoe.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


Very comfortable due to padded seat. Easy rowing canoe. Great value for the price.


  • Padded seats
  • Durable hull
  • Lots of room and weight capacity


  • Little tipsy for beginners

Bought this canoe last summer it was our first experience with a canoe. Canoe was a little tipsy to begin with but added a set of stabilizers to the sides and it made a big difference. Really liked the idea of the padded seats with backs to them, makes it more enjoyable to stay on the water for long periods of time.

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Manufacturer's Description

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Built from tough thermoformed polyethylene that's designed to handle Maine's most rugged ponds and lakes. Paddles efficiently so you can use it as a recreational boat for the whole family. Its stable hull shape also makes for a perfect casting platform, whether you're fly fishing, spin-casting or trolling. Features two padded contoured seats with seatbacks and lure trays, as well as a center bench seat equipped with a 6" storage hatch, cup holder and two rod holders. Rated for up to a 2.5 hp motor. Ergonomic, molded carry handles. Wt. USA. Dimensions 14'6"L x 36"W. Weight 79 lb. Capacity 700-750 lb. Bow height 18".

- L.L.Bean

Combining value with rock-solid reliability, the Old Town Saranac 146 canoe ushers you into quiet waters with a stable, easy-to-paddle design. Extra width boosts your stability, making this recreational canoe ideal for photography, fishing or family paddling. Flat bottom provides excellent initial stability; straight sides increase security for beginning paddlers. Moderate rocker offers a good balance between manueverability and tracking. Thermoformed polyethylene offers excellent stiffness, high durability and light weight at an affordable price. Center bench seat features storage area under the bench, a cup holder, a 6 in. dry hatch and a molded-in rod holder. Molded bow and stern seats with padding provide daylong paddling comfort. Molded handles at bow and stern facilitate 2-person transport, and molded-in flush mount at bow accomodates a rod holder, not included.