H2O Canoe Company Horizon 17 Review
Designed to excel on large windswept lakes the H2O Canoe Company Horizon 17 retains ample capacity to easily handle extended wilderness outings. This type of paddling requires a fast, nimble and seaworthy craft built with industry leading technology and innovation.
Its keeless; shallow arched hull is perfect for experienced paddlers who desire a canoe, which matches their advanced skills. It’s also a great choice for novices seeking a predictable yet inspiring canoe they won’t soon outgrow.
The H2O Canoe Company Horizon 17 features a slender asymmetrical shape and minimal rocker maximize waterline length to create an extremely efficient “flat-water racehorse”… it's H2O's most efficient tripping design! Its low sheer line reduces the effect of crosswinds, while its narrow flared bow effectively sheds water and aids tracking.
“The H2O Canoe Company Horizon 17 in the “Epoxy Pro layup” clearly showcases cutting edge canoe building technology at its finest. H2O Canoes stunning designs and extraordinary innovation is light-years ahead of the rest of the pack.”
H2O Layup Options
Great White North Layups
H2O’s Great White North layups are built for the everyday paddler being both rugged and dependable for tripping or recreational paddling. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!
H2O’s Helium layups are aesthetically striking and lightweight 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 Layups
H2O’s Brute Force Epoxy lamination is built for the unforgiving paddler who demands a robust and resilient canoe. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!
Epoxy Pro Series Layups
H2O’s Epoxy Pro Series are the industry’s leading layups for ultralight tripping and easily considered the lightest, toughest canoes on the planet. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!
Note: H2O Canoe Company continues to advance their layup options to offer paddlers greater choice of reduced weights, improved strength, better abrasion resistance, and higher impact durability! For a full snapshot at all these exciting & innovative layups, Click Here!
Integral Composite Gunwale
Black anodized aluminum outer gunwale combined with a Carbon/Kevlar composite inner gunwale that is integrated into the mold during construction. The result is an exceptional system, which is 50% stronger, 50% more rigid and 50% or 3- lbs lighter than traditional aluminum gunwales!
Wood Gunnel Options
Ash – add $450.00 / Cherry – add $500.00
Hand rubbed oil white ash or black cherry gunnels fastened with stainless steel screws replaces black anodized aluminum gunnels, canoes interior remains the same.
H2O Great White North: (Solid Colours) H2O Helium Options: (Clear Coat Upper with Gel-Coated Hull) Clear-coat over natural fabric (Black Carbon, Golden Kevlar) on the upper wall with gel-coated hull (choice of colour option above).
H2O Epoxy Pro & Brute Force Options: (Clear Coat Over Natural Fabrics)
Full clear-coat over natural fabric (Carbon or Innegra/Basalt) with no gel-coat.
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Great White North (Innegra Tuff) ~ 52 lbs / 23.6 kg$2845.00
Helium (Premium Kevlar) ~ 45 lbs / 20.4 kg$3445.00
Brute Force (Innegra / Basalt) ~ 44 lbs / 20 kg$3445.00
Brute Force (Kevlar) ~ 42 lbs / 19 kg$3545.00
Helium (Carbon / Kevlar) ~ 42 lbs / 17.7 kg$3645.00
Brute Force (Kevlar / Carbon) ~ 41 lbs / 18.6 kg$3645.00
Pro-Lite (Innegra / Basalt) ~ 39 lbs / 17.7 kg$3795.00
Pro-Lite (Carbon) ~ 37 lbs / 16.8 kg$4045.00
Pro-Lite (Carbon / Innegra) ~ 35 lbs / 15.9 kg$4145.00