Our shouldered tumblehome (the recurve and narrowing at the top of our boats) allows the use of a shorter, lighter, double-bladed kayak paddle for more efficient paddling and gives more hand clearance while paddling
Easily maneuvers through tight turns in twisty streams
Incredible straight line speed and tracking on open water
When able, and thankfully we’ve been fortunate, we like to donate a boat to a Not-for-Profit each year. This year, we are donating a boat to be raffled by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail for it’s 20th anniversary. We are also building a boat at cost for The Ausable River Association.
Some folks say you don’t sit in a pack canoe, you wear it. It becomes an extension of you as you move across the water – your boat responding to the most subtle of inputs. You are inextricably linked, the boat seemingly responding to your thoughts. Sure, there are less expensive boats that will get you out on the water. But if you want to experience what paddling can truly be – and look forward to paddling again and again – you want your boat to be your partner, not something that somehow holds you back.
You want a boat that becomes part of you – solidly connected at the feet, seat, and hands. Ready to precisely read your every impulse and predictably respond. Ready to dance.
Not all boats out there can do this. Some are inefficient. Some are unpredictable. Still others are heavy and cumbersome to load on your car, carry to the put-in, or portage. Over time, these kinds of boats rarely leave the rafters or are left to age, unused, behind the garage. We’ve all seen it.
A Placid Boatworks pack canoe is an investment in yourself. Our boats make the experience so enjoyable it’s easy to create a lifetime of unforgettable memories… and we consider that priceless.