Souhegan - 16' Canoe
At A Glance:
- Fiberglass (Classic) or Kevlar/Carbon Fiber (Expedition), and wood construction.
- Beam 36" - Depth 12" - Bow Height 20"
- Length 16' - Approx. Weight 58 lbs
- Capacity 750 lbs
The 16’ Souhegan has much in common with its little brother the Tennesean. Its flat-bottomed profile combined with a keel running the length of the boat makes for a canoe that tracks extremely well empty or loaded on flat water or in slow currents, making it an ideal lake and cabin canoe for time spent with the family on the water, while stepping up the total capacity vs. its smaller sibling. Superbly stable, this is the ideal choice for those with younger children or pets joining them on canoe adventures, and offers sufficient carrying space for a long weekend trip without resupply.
Despite its capacity and stability, the Souhegan still comes in at less than 60 pounds. Composites like Fiberglass (in our Classic Layup) and Kevlar/Carbon Fiber (in our Expedition layup), are expertly put together under a striking gel coat to create a perfect blend of weight, rigidity, and durability, and then finished off with stunning Cherry ribs to add an additional helping of both beauty and strength. Hardwood ash and cherry appointments from the gunnels to the yoke round out the canoe, lending it a timeless look that will hold up for years to come.
SHIPPING/HANDLING: If you would like us to ship your canoe there will be an extra charge. In general this will be $100-600 within the lower 48 states. Learn more about shipping/handling - click here.
I have just returned from a four day boundary waters trip paddling the Souhegan. It is a great canoe, very stable and handled the three large packs easily. The Souhegan has a nice keel that helps it hold a line even in windy conditions. The boat is fast in the water and absolutely beautiful. I always get lots of positive comments from other canoeists when they see it.
I picked up my Canoe this summer. It is stunning. Olympic white, black chevrons, walnut interior, tree floor print. The craftsmanship is off the charts, and the same with the two paddles I purchased. It is so easy to paddle and maneuver, and handle by myself. Our maiden voyage took place at the 1996 Olympic venue at Lake Lanier near Atlanta GA, with 3 generations (my son, grandson, and I). Excited for the many memories we will generate! Don’t second guess yourself, get a Merrimack/Sanborn product… we are so pleased with our purchase! Bruce
Beats all expectations !!!!
I have not had it out, March in Chicago not conducive to canoeing just yet! It is a work of Art! Believe me, I’m going to use it and cry when I see the first mark on it. But will enjoy the heck out of this baby.
After many years of enjoying my Tennessean, I bought a Shouhegan, to have a little longer canoe, for a bit longer paddling, and for more grandkids onboard! I love how smoothly it paddles and of course, how beautiful it is. Such a great addition to our boats.
I bought this boat about 30 yrs ago. I got the Kevlar/red/cherry ribs. In addition to handling beautifully I always get comments about its outstanding looks. Company is way beyond accommodating. Had to make some repairs and they came to my house to deliver gunnels that could not be shipped!!Amazing in this day and age. Highly recommend