A keel runs along the centre line of the exterior of the hull, protruding into the water and generally increasing the tracking ability and stability of the canoe. The majority of our fiberglass canoes have a low profile style keel called a shoe keel. The shoe keel is also offered as an option on select models in other materials.
Fiberglass canoes with keels are constructed with ribs on the interior of the hull. As of 2018, keeled canoes in all other materials have a diamond foam core structure on the interior, instead of ribs.