The World's First High Pressure All Drop Stitch Rigid Inflatable Canoe has arrived!
Say goodbye to heavy, unstable, tippy, nearly impossible to store and transport traditional canoes! The Patented Sea Eagle Inflatable Travel Canoe™ packs down small enough for a small car truck or closet with room to spare and sets up in less than 10 minutes!
Supplier: Sea Eagle Japan (Kansai)
Shipped from Kansai, delivered in 2-3 days
The Travel Canoe™ 16 (TC16) has accomplished feats well beyond reach of traditional canoes:
* It is a completely buoyant and unsinkable canoe.
* Easy to upright and re-enter from the water.
* 33% lighter than comparable canoes.
* Has incredible stability: stable enough to stand in.
* Bow/stern molds that slice through the water.
* Full length flat planing surface area designed to create lift and reduce drag enabling paddling speeds up to 8 km/h.
* Full-length double chine system.
* Removable rear skeg to enhance tracking and increase stability.
* Three separate air chambers for additional safety.
The TC16 is perfect for lakes, bays, and is rated for up to Class 4 whitewater rivers.
The flat three-inch (8 cm) thick high-pressure (up to 10 psi/69 kPa) side and floor chambers create a narrow, rigid and extremely spacious canoe. This construction system allows us to literally reinvent the traditional canoe in a unique inflatable form and provides previously impossible benefits. Greater safety, incredible stability, and incomparable portability with no sacrifice to paddling performance. U.S. Patent 9,452,809
The Travel Canoe is more stable than many traditional canoes because of the Double Chines that run the entire length of the canoe. All canoes have some form of primary and secondary stability. The Travel Canoe actually has three forms of stability. The two distinct chines along with the flat bottom contribute to stability, speed and tracking of the Travel Canoe. The first chine is formed where the drop stitch inflatable floor meets the drop stitch inflatable sidewalls. The second chine comes from the angle of the drop stitch inflatable sidewalls. This results in primary stability from the flat bottom, secondary stability from the first chine and additional stability from the second chine.
To provide safe and secure footing when getting in and out of the Travel Canoe we have added a layer of diamond pattern anti-skid EVA foam decking. This not only makes this canoe safer to stand on (especially when fishing and casting) it adds an additional layer of protection to the floor. To secure the optional drop stitch inflatable seats while providing maximum adjustability (for one, two or three paddlers) additional d-rings have been added to hold a durable nylon strap that keeps the seat in place.
Unlike traditional rigid canoes, our Travel Canoe has added buoyancy from the inflatable air chambers of the floor and sides. This means while adhering to the Travel Canoes specifications it will not sink. In addition, because the air chambers have inherent buoyancy you can load this canoe with hundreds of pounds of supplies and still paddle and maneuver easily. Best of all this inherent buoyancy makes the Travel Canoe safer in whitewater rapids (up to Class 4).
The Travel Canoe features bow and stern molds that cut through the wind, water, waves and current while creating lift reducing drag and friction. The added feature of the low-profile removable rear skeg further improves speed and tracking because the skeg reduces the natural yaw of a canoe and makes forward motion far more efficient. The skeg is designed for use on open water and windy conditions. It can be removed in seconds for use on whitewater or when using the J-stoke.
Not only is the Travel Canoe 33% lighter than rigid canoes of the same class but it also deflates and packs down to a mere 1/4 of its inflated size. This means the Travel Canoe will fit easily into the smallest car trunk for both easy storage and transport, making it readily available for use at all times.
Travel Canoe™ 16 (TC16)
|488 x 96.5 cm
|462 x 63.5 cm
|102 x 61 x 41 cm
|28~51 x 7.6 cm
|415 kg (2~3 adults)
|10 psi (69 kPa)
Sea Eagle Just Reinvented the Canoe.
— Fishing Tackle Retailer
Three inflatable air chambers provide incredible buoyancy making the TC16 impossible to sink.
— Fish Alaska Magazine
Infinitely easier to transport and store than those behemoths we try to gracefully strap to the roofs of our cars.
— Gear Institute
The TC16 boasts double wall construction for great durability, a super rigid construction, a double chine system that offers extra stability and superior tracking, and the option to combine with a skeg.
— Canoeroots Magazine
|3 (Port, Starboard & Floor)
|1100 Decitex (1000 Denier)
|Gunwales 51 cm high at Bow & Stern, 38 cm high at Center, 8 cm thick
|Suitable up to Class IV
The TC16 Basic Package with Wood/Web seats is the perfect choice for those who have their own paddles and want a more traditional feeling canoe. Easy to transport, easy to pack, easy to stow, safer on the water, ready to go!
This Wood/Web Seats Basic Package Includes:
A great package for two! Fits in any trunk and can be checked as luggage (check airline requirements). Perfect for lakes, rivers and bays. Go cross country or a few miles from home. Now available with traditional Wood/Web seats!
This Wood/Web Seats 2 Person Start Up Package Includes: