The Boats We Are Offering
The Nomad is a safe, seaworthy, comfortable canoe that will reward the appreciative paddler with outstanding performance.
Previously offered by the Curtis Canoe Co. in the 80's, the Nomad has been resurrected by Colden Canoe as of Spring 2014.
Agility and tracking are blended into this canoe which is capable of covering long distances with heavy personal loads in many types of water conditions. It paddles easily and covers the same daily mileage as tandem canoes
"This is one of my all time favorites to paddle... I judge a boat by how well they go upstream and this one moves easily and is very responsive to every lean and paddle stroke. " - paddling.net
"Nomad/ Peregrine/ Heron/Merlin II are variants of DY's concept of the Solo Tripper. Slightly Swede form, quite happy with kneeling paddlers with a straight shaft; equally pleased with sitting paddlers with bents. The Nomad has a more pinched and skegged tail to improve tracking." - CEW
"This is one of the fastest canoes on the water: not in a sprint but all day long. It has a gliiiiide like no other canoe I've tried.." - thepalins
Being the second generation of the original Solo Tripper, the innovative above-water-line shapes give the canoe increased final stability and increased paddling efficiency and comfort.
Overall 15' 4"
Length to Waterline Width Ratio: 7
Rocker: Bow 1.5", Stern .75"
at gunwales 26 1/2"
maximum 28 1/2"
at 4" water line 26 1/2"
Stern 14 1/2"
Alvin Hoffman Meyer