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, 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 on the Carbon-Kevlar model.
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
Fibreglass mat with Polyester Resin
Gunwales: Wood on Carbon/Kevlar model, Vinyl on Fibregass Model
Seat: Single standard wood seat, or kneeling seat
Yoke: Standard on Carbon/Kevlar, Dished on Fibreglass model
Colour: Choose from Select colour range
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 Carbon/Kevlar £1,699
Finished Canoe in Fibreglass £1,079
As with other models from Apache, the Edenwood solo is available as a finished canoe. If you would like us to fit out your canoe for touring, including buoyancy bags, lacing and cargo loops, this service is available in the "Ready to Play" model for an additional £250.