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H2O Great White North

The H2O Great White North layups are built for the everyday paddler being both rugged and dependable for tripping or recreational paddling. 

This category offers paddlers the greatest selection with four options to choose from based on the need between strength vs. lightness. Similar to the Helium Premium Kevlar option, Great White North layups feature a full layer of gel-coat to provide you colour, but they are heavier as a combination of Innegra / Basalt, Kevlar, and Fiberglass is used during construction.  H2O’s dry infusion manufacturing process remains consistent while using vinylester resin along with standard aluminum gunwales and white ash outfitting.

 

H2O Great White North: Kevlar – MSRP $2895 / Avg. Weight: 49 lbs

The Kevlar options is the lightest in the Great White North category making it the ideal choice for longer portages.  It combines multiple layers of Kevlar for impact resistance and to keep weight down as well as Fiberglass to improve strength and stiffness. The interior features a clear-coat epoxy to further reduce the weight and showcase the golden beauty of natural Kevlar fabric.  

This layup is great for somebody who wants a lightweight canoe but is able to handle a few extra pounds in order to keep the cost down. Perfect for families,  weekend warriors, or those who may not paddle as often as the avid back-country tripper that walks grueling portages.

Here’s what’s included during construction:H2O Great White North

  • Combination of exterior and interior layers of resilient Kevlar with a sandwiched stiff, robust layer of Fiberglass
  • Structural bilge & free board reinforcement with rigid closed cell foam core
  • Marine-grade FX gel-coat exterior – FX: Flex additive for greater rebounding properties
  • Lightweight, UV resistant clear-coat interior
  • High impact resistant & flexible vinylester resin
  • Processed under dry infusion to consistently provide the ultimate resin-to-weight ratio

Canoes in this layup come standard with the following outfitting:

  • Standard Aluminum Gunwales
  • ABS End Caps
  • White Ash Webbed Seats, Thwart, and Hand Grips
  • White Ash Deep Dish Portage Yoke
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Bow & Stern Flotation Chambers

Note: All Great White North Kevlar canoes sold at Frontenac Outfitters have been upgraded to include Five Finger Hand Grips ($50 value), Float Tank Hatch Covers ($100 value), White Ash Kneeling Thwart ($100 value), and Two-Tone Gel-Coat Exterior ($200 value) for free – $450 in savings!

 

H2O Great White North: Innegra / Basalt – MSRP $2695 / Avg. Weight: 54 lbs 

The Innegra / Basalt is one of the only value-priced options on the market that is constructed using a dry infusion process. This layup boasts reasonable weights and great impact resistance. In order to keep weights low while improving durability, structural reinforcement is added by combining the advanced Innegra / Basalt material which is light and flexible with rigid and robust Fiberglass.  Similar to the Kevlar option, the interior features a clear coat epoxy over the natural Innegra / Basalt fabric in order to help reduce weight.  

A perfect selection for recreational paddlers and trippers who push their boats to the limit yet still want to keep the weight under 60 lbs. Also a great choice for families or as a cottage boat used by several different users with varying skill levels.

Here’s what’s included during construction: H2O Great White North

  • Multiple exterior & interior layers of Innegra / Basalt with a sandwiched Fiberglass layer
  • Structural bilge & free board reinforcement with rigid closed cell foam core
  • Marine-grade FX gel-coat exterior – FX: Flex additive for greater rebounding properties
  • Lightweight, UV resistant interior coating over natural fabric
  • High impact resistant & stiff vinylester resin
  • Processed under dry infusion to consistently provide the ultimate resin-to-weight ratio

Canoes in this layup come standard with the following outfitting:

  • Standard Aluminum Gunwales
  • ABS End Caps
  • White Ash Webbed Seats, Thwart, and Hand Grips
  • White Ash Deep Dish Portage Yoke
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Bow & Stern Flotation Chambers

Note: All Great White North Innegra / Basalt canoes sold at Frontenac Outfitters have been upgraded to include Five Finger Hand Grips ($50 value), Float Tank Hatch Covers ($100 value), White Ash Kneeling Thwart ($100 value), and Two-Tone Gel-Coat Exterior ($200 value) for free – $450 in savings!

 

H2O Great White North: FGA Light – MSRP $2295 / Avg. Weight: 58 lbs

The FGA Light layup is an premium Fiberglass build that provides paddlers with great value for the price.  Lightness is sacrificed for the benefits of low cost and rugged durability, but a layer of Kevlar is added in order to regulate the strength to weight ratio. Manufactured using the advanced dry infusion process with vinylester resin while being outfitted with silver aluminum gunwales and White Ash. Gel-coat is applied to both the exterior and interior which factors into the increased weight.   

An ideal choice for recreational paddlers and day trippers alike. Models in this layup can be portaged, but rugged terrain and long distances offer challenges for most paddlers. Also a good option as a cottage boat for guests.  

Here’s what’s included during construction: H2O Great White North

  • Multiple exterior & interior layers of Fiberglass with a sandwiched Kevlar layer
  • Structural bilge & free board reinforcement with rigid closed cell foam core
  • Marine-grade FX gel-coat exterior & interior – FX: Flex additive for greater rebounding properties
  • High impact resistant & stiff vinylester resin
  • Processed under dry infusion to consistently provide the ultimate resin-to-weight ratio

Canoes in this layup come standard with the following outfitting:

  • Standard Aluminum Gunwales
  • ABS End Caps
  • White Ash Webbed Seats, Thwart, and Hand Grips
  • White Ash Deep Dish Portage Yoke
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Bow & Stern Flotation Chambers

Note: All Great White North FGA Light canoes sold at Frontenac Outfitters have been upgraded to include Five Finger Hand Grips ($50 value), Float Tank Hatch Covers ($100 value), and Two-Tone Gel-Coat Exterior ($200 value) for free – $350 in savings!

 

H2O Great White North: Fiberglass – MSRP $1795 / Avg. Weight: 68 lbs

The Fiberglass layup is an standard Fiberglass build that was built with rugged dependability in mind. As the heaviest and cheapest layup offered by H2O, this option is considered an entry-level choice due to its simplicity and low cost. Manufactured using the advanced dry infusion process with vinylester resin while being outfitted with silver aluminum gunwales and White Ash. Gel-coat is applied to both the exterior and interior which factors into the increased weight.   

An ideal choice for recreational paddlers or those who consider paddling as a ‘once in awhile’ activity. Also the perfect option as a cottage boat for guests.  

Here’s what’s included during construction: H2O Great White North

  • Multiple exterior & interior layers of Fiberglass
  • Structural bilge & free board reinforcement with rigid closed cell foam ribs
  • Marine-grade FX gel-coat exterior & interior – FX: Flex additive for greater rebounding properties
  • High impact resistant & stiff vinylester resin
  • Processed under dry infusion to consistently provide the ultimate resin-to-weight ratio

Canoes in this layup come standard with the following outfitting:

  • Standard Aluminum Gunwales
  • ABS End Caps
  • White Ash Webbed Seats, Thwart, and Hand Grips
  • White Ash Deep Dish Portage Yoke
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Bow & Stern Flotation Chambers

Note: All Great White North Fiberglass canoes sold at Frontenac Outfitters have been upgraded to include Five Finger Hand Grips ($50 value), Float Tank Hatch Covers ($100 value), and Two-Tone Gel-Coat Exterior ($200 value) for free – $350 in savings! 

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