These are the entries for the Paddlesport Product of the Year Awards 2019 in the Canoeing category. These awards are organized every year at the occasion of PADDLEexpo. Note that, a product could win the prize although not listed here, if the judges discover once at the show, that a product worth winning was not entered; entering ahead of the show simply guarantees a product to be taken into account by the judges.
GATZ CANOE – YOHO 2 HOLZRAND
Yoho 2 Holzrand is an excellent choice for active paddlers who like to paddle both, tandem and solo. Even quite a few solo paddlers may use a kayakpaddle (in a long version) as an aid on extended flatwater trips and to increase speed as well. The high freeboard allows to bring all the gear for an extended trip. The YOHO is a great canoe for all kinds of water. Enjoy quiet lake paddling or add an optional spraydeck to create a very seaworthy craft for whitewater use (grade depending on ability of paddlers, seat options and kind of WW.)
When it comes to sustainabiliity we are talking about a very very long lasting canoe with an expected lifespan of +30 years. Then about 1/3 of the weight is wood which bonds carbon as long as the canoe is in use. All wood is locally grown, milled and airdried at our factory in Cologne.
Weight starting at 18,5kg.
The picture shows the carbon ultralightweight version with adjustable seats.
BEAVER CANOE – LUX
Length: 505 cm Width: 85 cm
Weight: 28 kg (Diolene)
Carrying capacity: 300 kg
This is fast and light boat. Very nice in shapes. Beaver Canoe has been developed in cooperation with the canoe enthusiasts in Norway and tested in dozens of boating! Existing and potential customers can experience the diversity of Beaver canoe by testing Beaver boats on ride in the beautiful environment. Beaver Canoes has been in the business for over three decades. Our expertise and commitment to building top quality canoes is only matched by our love of taking our products out onto the water and enjoying them. We donít just build our canoes, we paddle them too.
Why a Beaver Built Canoe?
– Proven BEAVER performance with solid but light weight hulls.
– The Shallow hull on all of our canoes give surprising stability and excellent tracking qualities.
– Customized trim specifications.
– Our prices are the most competitive in the industry.
– All of our canoes are HAND MADE right here in Latvia
MARSPORT – NORTHSTAR E6 CARBON GUNWALES
Carbon Gunwales are nothing new ñ but the Northstar system stands out from the rest:
The whole deck and gunwale are built in a mold specific to the model, so it is a one piece construction bonded onto the boat.
The first advantage is the aesthetics ñ there are no seams so it results in a far more beautiful boat that just exudes bespoke quality engineering. Different weaves of carbon highlight the end decks and gunwales yet blend in perfectly with the weave of the boat. This build process also means they wonít turn white or go chalky over time like so many of the alternative cheap methods of construction.
It is also extremely structural and can be bolted through so the boat is infinitely customisable, allowing seats, yokes and thwarts to be installed at the optimum points rather than only at reinforced small areas.
Finally they are replaceable! If you break an in-mold gunwale it is very difficult to replace to the same quality, whereas the E6 composites can be removed and replaced with wood or a brand new set.
RTM – RIVIERA XL
The RIVIERA XL, longer than the classic RIVIERA for more fun to share, it has an additional central bench.
The RIVIERA XL welcomes up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and 4 children.
– Handles front and rear
– Back seat
– Front seat
– Central two-seater benchs
COMFORT VERSION standard version +
– Front and back PE backseat
Colors : Red / Green
NRS – NINJA PFD
Re-designed for 2020, the ultimate low-profile PFD is better than ever with a re-designed front pocket and updated features for comfort and convenience on the water. The Ninja fits nearly any paddler and any paddling style, making it a top-seller for shops around the world.