Penobscot 174

The longest canoe in the popular Penobscot series, the 174 can track and glide through the water with ease. Made from three layer polyethylene, the Penobscot 174 is built to be durable and tough. An aggressive canoe with a hull designed around pushing the limits. Even when loaded down with gear, the Penobscot 174 is an efficient ride when paddling longer distances.
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Material:Three Layer Polyethylene
Length:17' 4" / 5.3 m
Width:36" / 91.4 cm
Width at 4" Waterline:34" / 86.4 cm
Bow Height:22" / 55.9 cm
Depth:14" / 35.6 cm
Weight:83 lbs / 37.6 kg
Max Load Range:1,450-1,500 lbs / 657.7-680.4 kg
Suggested Retail:$1,299.99 USD

Hull Characteristics


  • Nylon web seats
  • Aluminum gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Ash thwart and yoke
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Shallow Arch Bottom

Shallow arch bottom canoes have less initial stability than flat bottom canoes, but tend to have higher secondary stability. As the canoe is leaned to one side, it will balance better and resist further tipping. Shallow arch canoes are a great all-around canoe but tend to perform best in choppy water, waves and whitewater.

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Straight Sides

Straight-sided canoes are a compromise between flared sides (increased secondary stability) and tumblehome sides (narrower beam at deck for easier reach to water). Straight sides are a great option for most recreational users.

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Minimum Rocker

Look at a canoe from a side view. If the canoe hull is completely sitting on a hard surface without either end bowed up, it means it has minimum rocker. Canoes with little or no rocker track extremely well but they are much harder to turn or maneuver.



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