Where are Northstar canoes made?

Northstar canoes are made in Minnesota by Ted Bell. Northstar canoes come standard with bronze anodized aluminum gunwales, thwarts and grab handles.

Where are Merrimack canoes made?

A classic, made-in-USA canoe company is getting a new owner and a new home base in an old town along the Mississippi River. Founded in 1954, Merrimack Canoe Co. is one of the oldest boat-builders in the paddling industry. The company, launched originally in New Hampshire by L.H.

Are Old Town canoes made in Old Town Maine?

The Predator Series of sit-on-top fishing kayaks was introduced in 2013 and has won the most coveted awards in the industry. All of our watercraft are still built by hand in Old Town, Maine, just as they were over 100 years ago.

Where are Bell canoes made?

After a seven-year hiatus, former flatwater and downriver canoe champion Ted Bell is building canoes again for his newly formed Northstar Canoes, based in Princeton, Minn. “I’m super happy to be back building boats,” Bell, 57, said.

Does Grumman still make canoes?

Grumman canoes and boats are still manufactured by the Marathon Boat Group in the same factory that Grumman opened 74 years ago. If you would like to know more or are interested in buying Grumman canoes and finding a dealer, visit Marathon’s website at MarathonBoat.com.

What is a Royalex canoe?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Royalex is a composite material, comprising an outer layer of vinyl and hard acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic (ABS) and an inner layer of ABS foam. The layers are bonded by heat treatment. It is used for manufacture of durable, mid-priced canoes.

Are Merrimack canoes good?

Merrimack pioneered blending beautiful wood with durable composites in 1954 and we are still the best today, crafting one custom boat at a time for paddlers as unique as the canoes they design. They also happen to be incredibly good canoes – each one customized to its owner’s taste for an off-the-shelf price.

Does Old Town still make wooden canoes?

Old Town’s trademark wood and canvas canoes have never gone out of production, although they are no longer built at Old Town Canoe. With the closing of the factory at Old Town, Maine, the company contracted with Island Falls Canoe, owned by Jerry Stelmok of Atkinson, to build and maintain its wooden canoes.

What are Old Town canoes made of?

Constructed of wood and canvas. 1966 Breakthrough R&D in fiberglass canoes wins Old Town the Grand Prize of the Society of Plastic Industries Reinforced Plastic Division. Selected for originality of application, design, utility, moldability and appearance.

What material are Old Town canoes made of?

Introduction of the CrossLink 3 Discovery, Old Town’s patented three-layer polyethylene canoe, came in 1984. Today, Old Town still makes canoes from the traditional materials — wood and canvas — as well as from fiberglass, thermoformed Royalex and by rotational molding linear low density PE.

Who owns Northstar canoes?

Ted Bell
Ted Bell, a 30-year veteran of the paddling industry, showed off one of his newest models. Bell co-founded Northstar Canoes in April 2013. Ted Bell has been building canoes for 30 years.

What is the Old Town canoe made out of?