Traveler - 17' Canoe

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At A Glance:

  • Fiberglass (Classic) or Kevlar/Carbon Fiber (Expedition), and wood construction.
  • Beam 35"  - Depth 12.5"  - Bow Height 22.5"  - Rocker 1"
  • Length 17'  - Approx. Weight 57 lbs.
  • Capacity 850 lbs


The largest canoe in our lineup, the Traveler is designed to take you as far as you need to go, whether it’s a picnic on a sandbar with the family or a multi-week expedition. Nimbler than you’d expect in a 17’ canoe, its shallow bottom arc lets you easily glide across the water whether empty or heavily loaded. In many ways, the Traveler is a mellower version of the Prospector; it’s a bit more stable, a bit less pointy, and overall offers a lot of capacity for a comfortable trip. In addition, it can be fitted with an optional 3rd seat. 

In spite of its ample capacity, the Traveler canoe weighs less than 60 pounds. Whether you’re transferring the canoe into the water on unstable footing, or trekking across an uneven portage, the canoes weight remains manageable even alone. Each boat is laid-up with your choice of modern composites and classic woodwork; fiberglass, or kevlar and carbon fiber, are combined to offer an excellent balance of durability, rigidity, and weight, and are wrapped in a stunning gel coat to create the most stunning canoe on the water. Cherry ribs and hardwood ash appointments from the gunnels to the yoke recall the classic look and craftsmanship of canoes in the last century, without sacrificing modern performance.  

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
    Amazing Boat

    Posted by Cinc on Sep 11th 2020

    By far the best canoe I have ever owned and I have had tons and tons of canoes and kayaks. Extremely light weight. Feels like you are floating on a feather on the water. Looks like a piece of art ! Five stars.