Frontenac Outfitters is H2O Canoe Company’s Original & Largest Dealer!
For over 30 yearswe’ve retailed, rented, repaired, portaged, poked, prodded, and paddled just about every canoe manufacturers’ product in North America. This extensive research has led to a stirring conclusion:
H2O Canoe Company produces the finest quality Canadian-made canoes we have ever been associated with!
For over 30 yearswe’ve retailed, rented, repaired, portaged, poked, prodded, and paddled just about every canoe manufacturers’ product in North America. This extensive research
has led to a stirring conclusion:
H2O Canoe Company produces the finest quality, Canadian-made canoes we have ever been associated with!
Owner Jeff Hilluses only the finest lightweight materials, highest quality resins, and most innovative manufacturing techniques to produce a stunning line of Heritage, Modern, and Solo style canoes.
What’s New for 2017?
The introduction of the Epoxy Pro Series in 2015 led H2O Canoe Company to create fourdistinctcategories: Great White North, Helium, Brute Force Epoxy, and the Epoxy Pro Series. Each category has its own characteristics and different layups to choose from basedonthepaddler’sneeds (i.e. light & stiff, ultralight & flexible, rugged & robust).
H2O Layup Categories
Great White North
H2O’s Great White North layups are built for the everydaypaddler being both ruggedanddependablefor tripping or recreational paddling. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!
H2O’s Helium layups are aestheticallystrikingandlightweight making them perfect for tripping, back-country camping, and portaging. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!
Brute Force Epoxy
H2O’s Brute Force Epoxy lamination is builtfortheunforgivingpaddler who demands a robustandresilientcanoe. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!
Epoxy Pro Series
H2O’s Epoxy Pro Series are the industry’sleadinglayups for ultralight tripping and easily considered the lightest, toughestcanoes on the planet. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!
What Sets H2O Apart
H2O Canoe Company offers a complete line of the finest Traditional (symmetrical) and Modern (asymmetrical) canoes, which are offered in tandem & solo designs. Whether it be a quality recreational canoe or premium tripping boat, each model has been carefully crafted and refined to offer paddlers the perfect boat for their unique needs.
Dry Infusion is a vacuum process that allows H2O Canoe Company to obtain the optimum cloth to resin ratio. This manufacturing process produces the lightest possible weights with increased strength and durability. An additional step is taken in the Epoxy Pro, Helium, and Brute Force Epoxy layups in that they are post cured in an oven to achieve maximum bondage and stiffness.
Epoxy resin, the highest-quality resin on the market, is used exclusively in H2O’s Epoxy Pro, Helium, and Brute Force layups to produce the lightest weights while maintaining strength & durability.
Vinyl-ester resin, the second best resin available, is used in every other layup offed by H2O Canoe Company. Unlike Polyester resin, which most manufacturers use due to lower costs, Vinyl-ester resin helps reduce weight without sacrificing toughness or quality.
Integrated Composite Gunwales (ICG)
Epoxy Pro and Helium canoes come standard with a sophisticated ICG System, which consist of a Carbon/Kevlar/Foam Coreinner gunwale and an Anodized Black Aluminum protective outer Gunwale. For additional support, seats are integrated into the side of the canoes to maximize strength and eliminate sway.
The end result is an aesthetically pleasing gunwale system that is 50% lighter, 50% stronger and 50% stiffer than traditional aluminum systems. All other layups can be upgraded to include the ICG with an additional $200 added to the boat’s MSRP.
Dry Storage & Instant Access
H2O Canoe Company are one of the select few that provides access to the bow & stern flotation tanks. Watertight, un-screwable lids offer convenient dry storage for electronics and other small gear items, and repairs are done easily should a puncture occur in one of the tanks. Offered as a custom upgrade for an additional $100 in the 2017 season.
As H2O’s largest and original dealer, all canoes at Frontenac Outfitters have been upgraded to offer float tank hatch covers at no charge to you!
Infused Foam Cored Hull
Many canoes have interior ribs throughout the hulls that are spaced approximately 6” apart. The space between create ‘rip and tear points’ when the hull receives an impact.
H2O Canoe Company use a smooth, one-piece diamond shaped core that has been saturated with resin. The infused foam core creates an incredibly stiff hull which disperses impacts equally throughout to minimize damage.
Combine this with H2O’s new Skeletal Rib Re-enforcement along the wall, and you’ve got arguably the strongest composite canoes in the world!
Giving Paddlers the Complete Package
The H2O Canoe Company manufactures an incredible line of innovative and stunningly beautiful canoes that has grown over the years.
H2O offers competitive price points and full range of layup choices including ultralight Carbon/Kevlar, impact-resistant Innegra/Basalt, and premium Kevlar options. To complete the package, Frontenac Outfitters adds a few extra goodies free to sweeten the deal!
H2O Canoe Company incorporates a unique combination of great designs, varying layups with exquisite finishes, and best prices upfront. With that said, Frontenac Outfitters could not be more proud to be H2O’s Original & Largest Canoe Dealer.
But don’t just take our word for it; come visit us and test paddle an H2O canoe to experience the difference on the water!
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Ontario’s Canoe Experts, since 1984
Created By Paddlers For Paddlers!
Frontenac Outfitters was created way back in 1984. Our vision rewards visitors with a vastly superior level of customer service, paddling expertise and an exhilarating 'on-water' experience.
Today, we have grown to become One ofCanada's Largest, most respected, full-service Paddlesports shops. Our sincereobjective is to introduce you to a fun, educationaland environmentally responsible way to explore our waterways!
We realize our wilderness setting means an investment in your valuable time to come see us. We promise should you make that trip that we will devote our time, energy & expertiseto you.