Cruiser Series

Tripper 16′

The classic lines of this canoe hide the modern innovations incorporated into the hull design. While it still looks like a traditional canoe from every angle, it has an asymmetrical hull that improves speed. There is little rocker along the keel, which makes it easy to track yet provides maneuverability when you need it. This is a versatile family canoe that people can grow into. Beginners will find the stability reassuring and as paddlers become more advanced they will appreciate the faster hull and easy glide.

Made in Canada.



Fiberglass: 60lb / 27.2kg
TuffStuff: 53lb / 24kg
TuffStuff Expedition: 58lb / 26.3kg
Aramid Lite: 45lb / 20.4kg
Blue Steel: 46lb / 20.9kg

Learn more about our materials here.

Length: 16′ / 488cm
Width: 35″ / 88.9cm
Center Depth: 14″ / 35.6cm
End Depth: 22″ / 55.9cm

Rocker: Minimal
Capacity: 1000lb / 455kg
Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.

· Asymmetrical Hull
· Shallow Arch Bottom
· Straight keel with raised ends

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I’ve just returned from a weekend trip in Algonquin with my 2 year old son and my father.  I’ve had my TuffStuff Tripper since March, and my son has been in it for short paddles, perhaps a dozen times, but this was his first interior trip with a loaded canoe.  The tripper barely noticed the extra weight from the gear and was fast and stable, even when my son would lunge over the side to run his arms into the water. The canoe performed better than I had expected.   I chose the tripper because I wanted a reliable family canoe, but I had expected it would be difficult to maneuver.  I was wrong.  Even when loaded with more gear than necessary for a weekend trip, the tripper is very responsive, despite its stability.  It doesn’t seem compromised at all.  I can’t wait to take it on a longer trip.

If you’re looking for a safe, versatile, family canoe that you wouldn’t hesitate to paddle solo, the Tripper has to make your shortlist.  I will never sell mine.

James Hunter

September 2015


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