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The Classic

Classic pack canoes have beams of 28" to 30". Their lines are curvaceous, with hollow cheeks in the bow and stern and a rounded belly in the middle. The net result is a very user-friendly, stable boat that's well-suited for the average paddler and perfect for fishing, photography and carrying gear, even in windy, wavy conditions. Available in Kevlar or matrix (Kevlar and carbon fiber), these are superlight boats with no gel or skin coat. The hulls are built with chemical bonds as opposed to physical bonds, making them highly resistant to delamination. Standard features include: rot-resistant cherry rails; soft, durable polyethylene foam seat; and light, tough foot braces
(foot braces adjusted for your height).

The Classic pack canoes are available in low and mid profiles. Your height, weight and preferences will determine the profile that's best for you.


10' Classic

Our oldest and most popular design. The iconic Hornbeck Boat



lightweight packboat 14 classic

14' Classic

Great for a week long adventure, but small enough to not stop you from that last minute paddle



lightweight packboat 17 classic

17' Classic

For the true nomadic paddler. Go the long haul with all the space for the gear you need



lightweight packboat 12 classic

12' Classic

The SUV of boats. Good for a day paddler to a weekend overnight, fishing, or  lounging with the dog 



lightweight packboat 15-6 classic paddler

15.6' Classic

Almost in a class of its own. Designed for Pete's trip to the Boundary Waters  of Minnesota



lightweight packboat 13 classic paddler

13' Classic

As versatile as the 12 with just a bit more capacity for added gear



lightweight packboat 16 classic

16' Classic

Like a traditional canoe, but lighter, faster, and more convenient



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