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    If you are going to purchase a canoe, the proceeding info should help you understand the dimensions being used. This info should also prove useful for those who want to make one.

    Canoe Dimensions: the Trapper, Guide and Scout

    The Trapper is 12 ft or 3.7 m long and has a flat bottom. It is 22" or 56 cm wide at the gunwale and the capacity is 350 lb or 160 kg. It is 26" or 66 cm wide at the widest area and 12" or 31 cm deep.

    The Scout is 12 ft or 3.7 m long and has a capacity of 540 lb or 245 kg. The canoe is 12" or 31 cm deep. At the widest point it is 33" or 84 cm and at the gunwale is 33" or 84 cm. The Guide canoe is 14 ft or 4.3 m long and has a capacity of 675 lb or 306 kg. It is 33" or 84 cm wide at the gunwale.

    Canoe Dimensions: Abitibi, Tripper and Prospector

    The Abitibi is 15 ft or 43 m long. The 15’ model has a capacity of 800 lb or 363 kg. It is 13" or 33 cm deep and 38" or 97 cm wide at the widest point. At the gunwale it is 34" or 86 cm wide.

    The Tripper measures 16 ft or 4.9 m long and has a capacity of 860 lb or 390 kg. It is 36" or 91 cm wide over at the gunwale and 36" or 91 cm at the widest point. The Prospector is 16 ft or 4.9 m long and has a capacity of 950 lb or 430 kg. It is 15" or 38 cm deep and 34" or 86 cm wide (widest point).

    Canoe Dimensions: Ojibway, Nor’Wester and Traveler

    The Ojibway is 16 ft or 4.9 m long with a capacity of 725 lb or 330 kg. The width at the gunwale is 32" or 81 cm. At the widest point it is 33" or 84 cm. It is 13" or 33 cm deep.

    The Nor’Wester is 17 ft or 5.2 m long and 36" or 91 cm wide. At the gunwale it is 35" or 89 cm wide. The depth is 16" or 41 cm. The capacity is 1100 lb or 500 kg. The Traveler is 18 ft or 5.5 m long with a capacity of 1000 lb or 454 kg. The width is 33" or 84 cm (widest point) and 33" or 84 cm (gunwale).

    Canoe Dimensions: Explorer, Outer and North Country

    The Explorer is 19 ft or 5.8 m long and has a depth of 17" or 43 cm. The width is 38" or 97 cm (widest area) with a capacity of 1700 lb or 770 kg. The Outer measures 21 ft or 6.4 m long. It is 41" or 104 cm at the gunwale and 44" or 112 cm at the widest area. The capacity is 2500 lb or 1134 kg.

    The North Country is 26 ft or 8.0 m long and has a capacity of 2700 lb or 1225 kg. The North Country is 19" or 48 cm deep.

    The canoe dimensions and specs will vary from those used in competitions. Furthermore, canoes can be made from an assortment of materials.

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