Our new Ultra-Lightweight canoes are the lightest weight kevlar composite canoes available.
Using foam core build technique, lighter weight seats, and Nighthawk Canoes' special hand-finishing techniques, these canoes are lighter than even the lightest weight canoes from other manufacturers. Choose this option to save 4-6 pounds over our standard lightweight canoes, for the ultimate in lightweight kevlar canoeing.
The Leo 17 pictured below, weighs just under 37 pounds.
Cygnus Model Canoes at 33-34 lbs including webbed seats
Leo Model Canoes at 37-38 lbs with webbed seats.
These canoes have a slightly stiffer feel than our basic lightweight canoes, and should be considered "wet feet" canoes for loading and launching. There is a minimal charge for this option. You may custom order this option in combination with our carbon fiber, or hybrid carbon fiber finish, and with black or silver aluminum trim. It is not recommended with epoxy color, wood trim as these options would partially or fully cancel out any weight savings.