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Great boat. It's not a canoe or kayak but a hybrid.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $1099
Great boat. It's not a canoe or kayak but a hybrid. Paddles like a kayak and carries gear like a canoe. Very comfortable seat.
- Tracks straight
- Very comfortable
- Open and able to hold lots of gear
- Easy to paddle
- Open water in rough conditions may be tough
I've been looking for a kayak to purchase and came across the Next Canoe. Wow, I can't believe how it paddles. It paddles just like a good touring kayak and you can get up to full speed in about 3 strokes. This boat is very responsive as well. You can turn it on a dime and even paddle backwards almost as good as forwards.
Very stable in the water and although I haven't tried it yet in rough conditions, it was extremely stable with boat wakes.
I use this on small lakes and rivers and is wonderful go take gear with you. Being a rather large guy (6'2" 240 lbs) this boat is easy to get into and out of. I live between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, however I don't believe this would be a great boat for open water in rough conditions.
This canoe weighs 59 lbs with the seat in. Easy to transport and I would highly recommend this boat to anyone.