Tennessean - 14'6" Canoe

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At A Glance:

  • Fiberglass (Classic) or Kevlar/Carbon Fiber (Expedition), and wood construction.
  • Beam  35" -   Depth 11.5"   - Bow Height 20"
  • Length  14.5' -  Approx. Weight  ~48 lbs.
  • Capacity  625 lbs.


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. 

The best canoe you can own is one that's made exactly to your tastes. Numerous upgrades are available to tailor your canoe to your personal preferences, from customizable colors, trim options, floor prints, and even laser-engraved deck plates. A Merrimack canoe is more than just a tool to spend time on the water; it's a handcrafted work of art, tailor-made to the individual holding the paddle. 
All Merrimack Canoe Floor Prints
Merrimack Deck Plates

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.  



  • 5
    Best for stability!

    Posted by Jim Stroman on Sep 11th 2020

    This is my main fishing canoe model due that it doesn't have to be loaded down to stabilize, is fast and turns smoothly, and is extremely stable. The size also gives you plenty of room for gear and your canoe buddy. If you want a more versatile canoe check out the Prospector. Its the number one rated canoe model in the industry.

  • 5
    Custom USCG Retirement Tennessean

    Posted by Andrea Paladino on Sep 11th 2020

    My boyfriend has been admiring Merrimack canoes for the longest time. This summer he retired from the Coast Guard after 20 years. I worked with Merrimack to design a custom canoe just for him. They did such an amazing job. The canoe is beautiful and also works great with our dogs. It was such a wonderful experience! Thank you!

  • 5
    Simply the Best

    Posted by Bruce Lindeman on Sep 11th 2020

    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!