Based on the traditional Rangeley concepts of turn of the century these hulls excel at rough water handling in large windy lakes. The latest in materials allows us to manufacture these time-tested styles in modern materials and offering tremendous weight savings for easy handling and car topping. Resilient Royalex hulls offer no maintenance for years to come and a sturdy rigid hull. With a 51-inch beam the boats outperform most of all modern canoes and allow for safe reliable cruising under power, as well as tremendous efficiency when rowed from the centre position. With a very high capacity for gear and anglers the Rangeley 17 will be a wonderful option for those looking for a full sized Rangeley styled boat for all hunting and fishing environments. We offer the boats in the traditional wood trim or with robust vinyl gunwales that allow for rod holders and accessories to be mounted securely.
T-Formex is a high tech laminated material consisting of an ABS foam core, ABS sheets, and a protective outer plastic skin. Its resistance to abrasion and heavy impacts make it an excellent material for recreational, whitewater, and expedition canoes. Once heated and molded, T-Formex sheets form a hull that has an unmatched structural memory. So even after being folded around a rock, an Esquif T-Formex canoe will return to its original shape with minimal distortion. Stronger than fibreglass and lighter than polyethylene, T-Formex gives Esquif’s designers a material with superior characteristics.