At A Glance:
The 14.5’ Tennessean is a canoe that can do a bit of everything. While a two-seater, it handles as comfortably solo as tandem. Spacious enough for two people to take a weekend trip, it can also be heavily loaded for long solo trips where resupply comes few and far between. It offers better maneuverability and speed than the 13' Osprey, while sacrificing only a little stability.
Weighing just under 50 pounds, the Tennessean is straightforward to transfer into and out of the water whether solo or as a pair. Select between the classi Fiberglass layup, or Kevlar and Carbon Fiber combined together to strike a canny balance of weight and durability, then reinforce with cherry ribs for added strength and rigidity. Hardwood appointments, including the gunnels, seats, and thwart are rounded out with a striking gel-coat painted finish that is sure to impress both on and off the water.
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've looked high and low for the "right" canoe that fits my ethos of what I think a canoe should be; a modern canoe that pays homage to the makers of the past. There's only one that fits that high standard -- Merrimack Canoes. Specifically, I've selected the Tennessean as my "forever" canoe. It's being built as I write this. But, this model checks every box for me, notably, a tandem that can be paddled solo and one that is light enough for me to handle all by myself. It's an amazingly beautiful canoe and I cannot wait for it to arrive. Thanks, guys for what you do!