See Through Canoe
The Clear Kayak / Canoe Hybrid
See the world below you with remarkable clarity in the only transparent kayak or canoe with an optional silent motor. This transparent canoe doesn't just look cool, it's tough! It's made out of the same polycarbonate material used in the production of bulletproof glass and weighs only 40 lbs. All components are rust proof, so it can stand up to the saltwater. It also has a layer of U.V. protection, so it doesn't yellow or otherwise get damaged by the sun.
The See Through Canoe comes with a retractable skeg system that improves tracking (keeps the canoe on a straight course instead of wobbling side to side as you paddle) which among other things, makes it easier to paddle long distances. It also comes with 2 kayak paddles & 2 adjustable seats that provide back support. At $2,300 (with shipping to most states), it's still less expensive than many other quality kayaks, paddle boards, or almost any wooden canoe or lightweight kevlar canoe. Although there are other companies selling transparent kayaks, most are selling cheap chinese "look alike" kayaks. These often use a low quality lexan that will crack easily. They also cut corners & cost by not applying a layer of UV protection so the canoe will become opaque, losing it's clarity. Most of these companies will tell you whatever you want to hear in order to make the sale though.
In the designing of any canoe, kayak or other boat, there is always a trade off. A narrow boat like a streamlined kayak will paddle faster with less effort than a wide canoe. However, the trade off is stability. A wide canoe is going to be more stable than a narrow kayak. The See Through Canoe has an "all purpose" kind of design. It won't keep up with a long streamlined kayak, but it will be more stable. It's even stable enough to use it like a stand up paddle board (SUP), or to throw a large cast net from it.
The See Through Canoe can handle a lot of abuse. Scratches that you get on the bottom of the canoe will "fill in" when you put it on the water so they won't affect visibility much. Scratches that you get on the inside of the vessel will affect the clarity so you should take your shoes off when you are in the canoe. We also include a container of rubbing compound in every order. The compound will enable you to rub out light scratches easily. If you want your See Through Canoe to remain clear for a long time, here is some good information on how to maintain a clear kayak.
Speaking as a fisherman and a nature lover, one of the most overlooked advantages of these completely transparent canoes is stealth. It's great for flats fishing and I am able to get a lot closer to redfish or snook before they are "spooked". The fact that the canoe itself does not cast a shadow also keeps alot of other marine life from being spooked. Dolphin and manatee are also unusually curious about these canoes, clearly!
Dimensions & Details (2015 Models)|
- Length - 11' 1"
- Width - 36" wide
- Depth - 11"
- Canoe Weight - 42 lbs.
- Weight Capacity - 450 lbs. (2 person)
- Hull Material - Lexan (Polycarbonate)
Available Options (not included)|
* $100 OFF for locals if you pick it up & don't need it shipped !
* We have some 2014 models left for $2150 with shipping included to most states. In stock & ready to send! Click here for details
Shipping is $225 for residents in AZ, CA, ID, MA, ME, MN, MT, NY, OR, UT, & WA
Price = $2,300 USD Delivered to your door within 14 days of ordering!
For all other states shipping is free.