||Bucket seats, sliding bow seat, 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 $1,795 CAD
Kevlar $2,450 CAD
Ultralight $2,595 CAD
Custom Kevlar $2,995 CAD
Length: 17' 6" Beam: 35" 33" (@ 4"Waterline) Bow Height: 21" Stern Height: 18" Center Height:15"
54lbs Custom Kevlar
Versatile, fast, stable, and comfortable. The Tripper was first introduced
in the spring of 1983. In its first year of production, the Tripper
became Clipper's most popular model and has remained the number one
canoe of choice for paddlers in the Northwest.
Versatility is perhaps the Tripper's most popular feature.
It is at home on large lakes, open ocean, or up to grade III white water.
The Tripper holds the world record for the longest continual canoe trip
from Calgary, AB to Belen, Brazil (read
the article here). The Tripper is the only canoe to be paddled across
Canada in one season during the C2C Expedition from the Bay of Fundy,
New Brunswick to Vancouver, BC, in 1995 (read
the article here).
The Tripper's ample capacity will carry a family with kids or enough
gear for extended tandem wilderness trip. Its quick speed makes it
a first choice for many races in the Northwest. Moderate rocker allows
for quick maneuverability, yet a minimum of correction strokes are
required to keep it on course. Paddle it with bent shaft paddles for
maximum speed and efficiency.
The Tripper's shallow arch hull provides good initial
stability. Gently flared sides and relatively lowslung seats result
in great secondary stability. Our specially molded seats are the most
The stern paddler is equipped with an adjustable
footbrace, while the bow paddler can adjust the sliding bow seat and
use the flotation tank as a footbrace. A footbrace will reduce lower
back pain and shoulder stress and will eliminate the need to kneel,
while at the same time increase your control of the canoe.
The fiberglass Tripper comes standard with Kevlar®
reinforcing, anodized aluminum trim, plastic bucket seats, sliding
bow seat, adjustable stern footbrace and portage yoke. Recommended
optional accessories are a set of four foam thigh pads, a wilderness
lash system for gear tie down and optional black aluminum trim. For
wilderness tripping, a lace on spray skirt is available.
The Tripper garnered the most votes as the touring canoe the
testers would buy on their own. Thanks to its solid performance,
substantial volume, clean appearance, and moderate cost, the
Tripper was paddled a lot. The Canadian-built Tripper turned
well, and its final stability proved encouraging to novices.They
discovered that its forgiving handling didn’t demand the
sharpest paddling technique to extract what it had to give.
An enthusiastic tester summary of the Tripper, “Its got
everything...good speed, great stability, turns fine, tracks
well, and you could haul a moose home..."
Not only is this canoe deep and stable, but it’s fast
. . . real fast for a 17 ½ footer. Maneuverability
is exceptional, portaging easy, and if you’re a one-boat
family bent on wilderness whitewater travel but still have
a yen for a beafy security blanket, then check this baby out.
The layup of the Kevlar® foam core canoe supplied to us
was excellent. Its first-rate finish work left no gelcoat
voids, cloth wrinkles or tooling artifacts...Without gushing,
let’s just say that the Tripper was one of the best-paddling,
cruising-type canoes we’ve tried...In big lake swells
and chop, the canoe performed flawlessly. Predictable handling,
little tendency to broach in following seas and plenty dry,
the Tripper won’t keep you windbound in much less than
–Tom Sebring, Canoe Magazine