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Northstar Northwind 16 Tandem Canoe - Aluminum Trim

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The Northwind 16 by Northstar Canoes redefines versatility on the water, offering an expansive range of paddling opportunities for enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Whether your passion lies in embarking on leisurely day trips or gearing up for week-long expeditions, this canoe adapts to every ambition. Its design caters not only to those who relish tranquil fishing sessions but also to paddlers needing to navigate through gentle rapids with ease. Ideal for both tandem paddling and solo adventures, the Northwind 16 stands as the ultimate canoe for versatile water exploration.

Engineered for precision and performance, the Northwind 16 distinguishes itself with an ability to execute sharp turns effortlessly, while maintaining unparalleled straight-line tracking reminiscent of a true north compass bearing. This unique combination of agility and stability ensures a seamless paddling experience, whether you're gliding over calm lake surfaces or maneuvering through challenging waterways. Its responsive design allows paddlers to explore a wide array of environments with confidence, making it a top choice for those who demand flexibility and control in their canoeing adventures.

As a testament to Northstar Canoes' commitment to innovation and quality, the Northwind 16 emerges as a leading choice for paddlers seeking a lightweight, high-performance canoe. It embodies the perfect balance between durability and ease of handling, ensuring that whether you're setting off for a peaceful fishing trip or tackling light rapids, your canoe is ready for the challenge. Elevate your paddling experience with the Northwind 16 and discover the boundless possibilities that await on the water, making every journey an adventure to remember.


Length: 16ft 6in

Length/Width Ratio: 6.2

Width: 32 gw / 36 mx / 32 wl

Sheer: 21 bw / 14 ms / 19 st

Rocker: 2.5 bw / 1.5 st

Weight: 39 SL /  41 BL / 63 IXP / 31 STLH

Optimal Load: 275-575 lbs

Displacement: 2” WL : 190 lbs
3” WL : 330 lbs
4” WL : 440 lbs
5” WL : 600 lbs

Material Options


Proprietary carbon outer with Aramid reinforcements. Combines the stiffness of carbon fiber and the excellent tensile strength of Aramid. Our full wet vacuum bag and foam core allows us to artfully balance strength and weight. For those that want significantly greater durability than StarLite, yet value a lightweight canoe. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.

Color: Black carbon weave.


All Aramid. Our proprietary yellow and black makes a stunning moiré pattern. Full wet bag minimizes resin and creates the lightest weight canoe available. Foam core, ribs and internal reinforcements make a stiff, efficient hull. The choice of flat-water paddlers everywhere. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.

Color: Northstar proprietary Aramid weave.



Bronze anodized gunwales, thwarts and grab handles; thermoformed deck plates; ash portage yoke; laminated, contoured web seats hung on ash trusses.