Charles River 15

A modern canoe with design lines of an old classic. The Charles River 15 is constructed with our durable three layer construction and features a shallow arch bottom which provides good overall stability. The tumblehome well above the waterline allows for a smaller paddler to reach comfortably while paddling without having to compromise stability by leaning over. If you like the way it looks, you’ll love the way it paddles.
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Material:Three Layer Polyethylene
Length:15' 8"/ 4.8 m
Width:35" / 88.9 cm
Width at 4" Waterline:35.5" / 90.2 cm
Bow Height:24" / 61 cm
Depth:14" / 35.6 cm
Weight:80 lbs / 36.3 kg
Max Load Range:1,050-1,100 lbs / 476.3-499 kg
Suggested Retail:$1,099.99 USD

Hull Characteristics


  • Two nylon web seats
  • Ash yoke and thwart
  • Black vinyl gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Extremely durable three layer polyethylene
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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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Flared with Tumblehome Sides

The unique design of the Charles River features flared out sides above the waterline. This style is designed to help the canoe resist tipping. The added tumblehome gives the canoe a narrower look and feel while providing an easy to paddle design.

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Moderate Rocker

From a side view the canoe has only a slight banana shape while sitting on a hard surface. Moderate rocker in a canoe means it will turn easily on the water but can also track well for short to longer distance paddling.



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