This 17 foot tandem canoe does it all. Efficient, maneuverable, roomy and very stable accurately describe this quality canoe from a premier canoe maker. A great choice for the entire family to enjoy on the lake or river. This canoe is made from a premium material called Royalex, which is lighter than aluminum, fiberglass and those cheap plastic canoes and much stronger and far more durable too. It is a perfect choice for those seeking a canoe that can also handle rivers with some current and those that may encounter rocky situations. Royalex is a care-free material and the vinyl gunwales never need maintenance either. The seats are tough nylon webbing, very comfortable and the thwarts and yoke and made from quality treated ash wood to last a very long time. For a 17 foot canoe the weight is easily manageable at 68 pounds. This premium canoe sells brand new for $1400.00 and is rarely discounted as it is worth every penny. Only purchase this canoe if it has been meticulously maintained with pride. You will not regret purchasing a Wenonah Spirit II canoe when you are out there soaking up the sun.