Nighthawk offers three options for gunwales and trim:
Aluminum, Black Aluminum, and Ash Wood.
Notes: This is similar to the standard gunwale used on many other Kevlar canoes. Silver anodized finish. Thwarts and handles match the silver color of the gunwales.
Black Aluminum: Black anodized finish.
Notes: This is the same gunwale as the standard aluminum, only with a black-anodized finish. They look super sharp, and some paddlers feel that the black finish helps to reduce glare and eye strain. Thwarts and handles match the black gunwales.
Wood Gunwales: Handmade from Ash wood
Notes: Wood gunwales look great by contrasting the natural wood and the high-tech Kevlar® or carbon fiber of the canoe shell. Also features Ash thwarts, handles and end-caps. This option will be a few pounds heavier than the aluminum options. All wood parts are sealed with varnish to minimize maintenance. +5-7 lbs.