The Escapade defines efficiency and superb performance in one compact package. We redesigned this one in 2009, reshaping the bow and stern to improve efficiency, and adding more tumblehome to make solo paddling easier. A good fit for smaller paddlers, those who pack light, and people who prefer a shorter canoe. At 16' 6" you can add a center seat to make it a maneuverable solo, as this is the most friendly length to switch between solo and tandem paddling. Truly a superior hull design and a great paddling canoe.
Wenonah's Ultra-light hulls are stiff and incredibly light. They are ideal for efficient distance paddling and for all people or conditions that demand the lightest gear. Our construction features a structural core and ribs laminated into the hull and sides. Extra fabric layers are then added to strengthen specific targeted ares.
Aluminium plates are strategically laminated into the hull, onto which seats, foot braces and all hardware are then riveted. This gives a highly secure connection and eliminates rivet heads on the exterior.
Kevlar, is the fibre used for aerospace, body armour and bulletproof vests, it is amazingly light and strong. Wenonah have used it for more than 30 years to construct many of the lightest and toughest canoes on the planet. Wenonah Canoe is the world's largest maker of Kevlar Canoes.
Please see our blog about reopening for details of the changes we are having to make which may affect the delivery of your order.
Our standard charge is £4.95 for a total order of £49.99 or under.
Standard shipping is free for a total order of £50 or more to most of mainland UK. Once you have entered your delivery address then upgrades may be available.
There may be further charges depending on the size/weight of the order or the delivery address.
Plastic canoes are delivered on our own transport or by third party carrier.
T-Formex and composite canoes are only transported on our own transport. Delivery times may be longer and we suggest that you call us on 01454 261058 to discuss delivery options.
There are no further charges for delivery to most postcodes in mainland UK. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and islands (including Isle of Wight) may incur further charges. Please call us
A shipping charge of £15 to £20 will be applied to all small orders from outside the UK.
Boats and paddles may cost extra. Please contact us for a quote.
We are not able to deliver canoes and kayaks exceeding 3m outside the UK.
VAT is not charged on orders that originate outside the EU for delivery outside the EU.
|Length||17'6 / 533.4cm|
|Gunwale Width||33 / 83.82cm|
|Maximum Width||34.5 / 87.63cm|
|Waterline Width||33 / 83.82cm|
|Stern Depth||17/ 43.18cm|
|Center Depth||13.5 / 34.29cm|
|Bow Depth||20.5 / 52.07cm|
|Rocker||0 / 0cm|
All Wenonah Canoes are handcrafter from the finest materials and proven technologies available. Every boat we manufacture undergoes strict quality control before leaving our factories. We take pride in every canoes we manufacture knowing it will deliver a lifetime of enjoyment.
Limited Lifetime Warranty Info
All Wenonah Canoe products are warranted to the original owner against manufacturer’s defects in materials and workmanship for life. If you ever experience a product failure due to a manufacturing or materials defect, we will repair or replace it without charge at our option. Damages due to negligence, improper use, accident, wherein the manufacturer is not at fault, will be repaired at a reasonable charge. Shipping costs will be assessed to the product owner at the discretion of the manufacturer. A copy of the original purchase receipt is required for all warranty claims.
Register your boat to validate your warranty by completing the form here.