See it all, your way! The See Through Canoe is a clear kayak / canoe hybrid that is stable enough to also serve as a clear paddleboard. It's the 1st transparent kayak with an optional wireless motor that takes less than 5 minutes to attach. 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. Not a cheap "look alike", this is the trend setting See Through Canoe.
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 "look alike" clear canoes or kayaks. If it doesn't have the "SeeThroughCanoe.com" logo on it, it might just be a cheap piece of plastic, plexiglass, or low grade lexan.
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 hazy spots & 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)
2 Double bladed 2 piece kayak paddles
Rubbing compound for buffing out light scratches
Free Shipping to most states. Delivered within 14 days of your order (not including Hawaii & Alaska)