In a collaboration between Apache and Edenwood, we are delighted to present the Edenwood Solo canoe. Whilst Apache canoes are general purpose boats with all types of water conditions catered for, the Edenwood Solo started life with a very different set of capabilities in mind.
Created by Tim Rowe of Edenwood Paddles, it is a clean sheet design inspired by such famous craft as Bell's Magic and Wenonah's Prism and Argosy models. Being a long time resident in the Lake District, Tim required a canoe to fulfil his needs as an open water paddler. Specifically, it can cross a windy lake, handling the chop with good tracking and speed.
With its asymmetric hull, the load carrying capacity is biased to the stern, providing perfect trim from the solo seat as well as good maneuverability for a canoe in this class. The hull has a shallow arch with the widest point being above the waterline to aid secondary stability. The tumblehome to the narrow gunwales makes it easy to paddle from a comfortable central position. And did we mention it's fast? It will easily keep pace with a tandem canoe.
The design is detailed with lovely cosmetic touches such as a sheer line rising smoothly from the centre, traditional re-curved ends and wooden gunwales with overshot decks. The fitting out, executed by Tim Rowe of Edenwood to the same exemplary standards as his paddles, utilises locally sourced ash and American cherry woods.
In summary, if you are looking for a canoe dedicated to lakes, lochs, loughs, canals or deep rivers then the Edenwood Solo should certainly be on your shortlist and we'll be happy to let you try it against other canoes in the Apache range.
Construction: Two construction types are available to suit your budget:
Carbon/Kevlar® composite with vinylester resin
Fibreglass mat with Polyester Resin
Gunwales: Cherry and Ash combination
Seat: Single standard Cherry wood seat, kneeling thwart or kneeling seat
Yoke: Sculpted Cherry wood
Colour: Choose from Ivory, Burgundy, Navy or Dark Green
Length: 14ft 10in, 4.52m
Width: 29in, 0.74m maximum, 27in, 0.69 at gunwales
Weight: 23Kg Carbon/Kevlar® Composite or 30Kg Fibreglass
Finished Canoe in Kevlar Composite £2,250
Finished Canoe in Fibreglass £1,650
Being handcrafted, if there is a particular finish which you require, you will be able to discuss these with the people who will build your canoe. Any changes to the usual specification will be listed in your quotation and where applicable, the costs shown.