||Bucket seats, yoke, footbrace, flotation tanks, bow/stern thwarts
||Gunnel covers, black trim package, wood trim package, foam thigh pads, wilderness lash system, contoured yoke, expedition spray skirt.
Fiberglass $1,595 CAD
Kevlar $2,345 CAD
Ultralight $2,495 CAD
Length: 16' 8" Beam: 36" 34" (@ 4"Waterline) Bow Height: 20" Stern Height: 20" Center Height:14"
The Cascade is ideal for a family with
young children and performs well as a wilderness tripping canoe (the
Cascade has been paddled down the Nahanni River). It is one of our most
stable choices for paddling enthusiasts who require great initial stability.
The Cascade is a first choice for paddlers requiring maximum stability
in a canoe. It's great for families with dogs as well as kids. The Cascade
has sometimes been described as the canoe for the non-canoer. Paddlers
with limited experience will feel secure with minimum practice. While
paddlers in other canoes are practicing their braces, you’ll be
working on turns and fast paddling techniques.
Its flared sides make it seaworthy and its moderate
rocker ensures a maneuverable craft. The Cascade has a shallow arch
hull with soft chines that make it more controllable in severe weather
conditions compared to canoes built strictly for speed.
The Cascade is at home on virtually any water condition
encountered in recreational paddling, whether river, lake, or ocean
paddling. This model also easily adapts to a side motor mount for an
electric motor, so you can troll as well as fly-fish. The mount is also
great for hunting trips.
The fiberglass layup is stiffened with foam ribs for a lightweight,
yet strong, rigid hull. A vacuum bagged foam core layup is used in both
the Kevlar® and Ultralight Kevlar® layups.
An optional sliding bow seat is available for paddlers of different
weights or for when paddling with kids. The adjustable seat makes it
easy to quickly adjust the canoe’s trim. The Cascade’s large
volume comfortably provides storage for extended trips or for carrying
a couple of smaller paddlers.
a Kevlar® Cascade from a dealer in California. I wasn’t
that interested in it at first because your write-up in the
catalog really doesn’t do it justice. I expected it to
be somewhat of a slug and no fun to paddle as most manufacturers
who describe their boats as a family model seem to have tracking
problems and no secondary stability. I was cautious and asked
for a test paddle after promising not to put any scratches on
After paddling it in wind and waves, with a 60 pound dog aboard,
I was sold. It was fast, well mannered, and fun to paddle. It
was also dry, even paddling into waves. I have since taken it
down class 1+ rivers (with the dog) and had no problems getting
into and out of eddies. I use it for all my flat water paddling.
I plan to do some camping with it this coming summer.
I am really
enjoying this versatile boat.
Rancho Cordova, CA
you start cranking, this boat moves. Despite greater stability
and cargo capacity, it sacrifices little speed...When racing,
it was considerably steady and we found it well suited for those
who need a steady craft that responds like a hare rather than
The boat’s light weight helps explain its responsiveness.
It’s made primarily of fiberglass roving and mat, but
Kevlar is also used to reinforce areas of high wear and stress.
The glass is wetted with an isothalic polyester resin, which
is more flexible (and thus more impact resistant) than most
polyester resins. Although the manufacturer quotes their boat
as being heavier, our sample weighed in at 61 pounds, making
it easy to transport. With the built-in carrying yoke, one person
can comfortably car top and portage the canoe.
Magazine - August 1987