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H2O - Canadian 16'6" - Brute Force


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H2O Canadian 16'6" Brute Force Review

The H2O Canoe Company Canadian 16/6 Canoe is a close replica of an early settler canoe.

The essence and versatility of a traditional canoe is captured with a symmetrical style hull and re-curved ends made famous by First Nations Peoples.

To reduce wind resistance and maximize efficiency, a slightly longer length and narrower beam are carefully combined with sharp entry and exit lines and a lower sheer. The Canadian has a shallow arch hull design and shoe keel to provide a rare blend of performance and stability sought by many canoe builders – but seldom achieved.

The handy shoe keel (half keel) design aids tracking, protects against grounding, while sacrificing little in the way of maneuverability.The H20 Canadian 16/6 is a stable, well-mannered and predictable craft, which successfully blends efficiency and a user-friendly nature, while retaining a distinctly traditional Canadian Heritage Canoe style appearance.

Unlike it's shorter siblings the Pathfinder 16 and Bob Special 15, the Canadian 16/6 is a fast, straight paddling canoe making it a perfect choice for tripping and recreational paddling alike!

"Fast and efficient, while still retaining a high degree of initial stability. Before purchasing any flat-water canoe, we suggest you checkout the H2O Canoe Company Canadian 16/6 Canoe… After one test paddle, our team gives it 2 thumbs up!"

Brute Force Epoxy Layups

H2O’s Brute Force Epoxy lamination is built for the unforgiving paddler who demands a robust and resilient canoe. 

  • Innegra/Basalt - 48 lbs / 21.3 kg - 
  • Kevlar - 45 lbs / 20.4 kg - 
  • Carbon/Kevlar - 45 lbs / 19.5 kg - 
  • Carbon/Innegra - 44 lbs - 

Note 1: H2O Canoe Company continues to advance their layup options to offer paddlers greater choice of reduced weights, improved strength, better abrasion resistance, and higher impact durability!



Length 16'6"

Max Width 35"

Waterline Width 33"

Height - Bow / Centre / Stern 19" / 14" / 19"

Optimum Load 375-625lbs

Max Load 950lbs