H2O Canoe Company Paramount 16/6 Review
The H2O Canoe Company Paramount 16/6 is the mid-sized addition to H2O's asymmetrical series which also includes the Boundary 17/6, Horizon 17, and Edge 16. It can be noted as one our favourite boats in the lineup – with its popular length, moderate rocker, and keel-less, shallow arched hull, the Paramount 16/6 is a canoe that does everything well!
Where the shape of the hull improves maneuverability, the straight-lined design and flared ends increases the tracking and efficiency. As such, the H2O Canoe Company Paramount 16/6 is a faster boat than its little sister the Edge 16 with comparable responsiveness.
As an asymmetrical canoe, the H2O Canoe Company Paramount 16/6 is geared towards intermediate to advanced paddlers who require a quick, nimble craft that is great for camping or touring. Despite its performance-oriented design, the Paramount is a great option for an aspiring beginner looking to continually grow skills.
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) ~ 50 lbs / 22.7 kg$2795.00
Helium (Premium Kevlar) ~ 44 lbs / 20 kg$3395.00
Brute Force (Innegra / Basalt) ~ 43 lbs / 19.5 kg$3395.00
Brute Force (Kevlar) ~ 41 lbs / 18.6 kg$3495.00
Helium (Carbon / Kevlar) ~ 41 lbs / 18.6 kg$3595.00
Brute Force (Kevlar / Carbon) ~ 40 lbs / 18.1 kg$3595.00
Pro-Lite (Innegra / Basalt) ~ 37 lbs / 16.8 kg$3795.00
Pro-Lite (Carbon) ~ 35 lbs / 15.9 kg$3995.00
Pro-Lite (Carbon / Innegra) ~ 34 lbs / 15.4 kg$4095.00