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Esquif - Nitro OC1


Esquif Nitro OC-1 Canoe

Dynamite ! The Nitro is a revolutionary departure from canoe design. It is the first Royalex white water canoe to incorporate a double chined hull. As a result of the needs expressed by paddlers, the Nitro was developed to be the best surfing open-canoe available for canoeists. By incorporating double chines the Nitro exhibits predictable edge control when side surfing or carving turns and is comfortable in transitions between initial and secondary stability. A deep hull in the center and towards the ends enhances buoyancy and dryness. Its design allows you to push your limits and enjoy the rivers full potential.

Note: The colour depicted in the image is not identical to that of the canoe.


  • Construction : T-Formex
  • Length : 3.5 m (11’ 6”)
  • Width : 69.8 cm (27 ½”)
  • Depth : 40.6 cm (16”)
  • Shape : Asymmetrical
  • Rocker : 12.7 cm (5”) bow, 15.2 cm (6”) stern
  • Gunwale : Vinyl
  • Colour : Yellow
  • Weight : 23.1 kg (51 lbs)
  • Carrying capacity : 120 kg (265 lb)
  • Options : Factory-installed outfitting, Wood gunwale