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Northstar 17 Northwind SL


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Northstar's most popular tandem tripper. Remarkably maneuverable, yet reassuringly stable. Known to be the most seaworthy, yet fast, canoe available. When other canoes are wind-bound you’ll enjoy the thrill of playing in the waves.


Length: 17ft 6in

Length/Width Ratio: 6.6

Width: 36 gw / 36 mx / 32 wl

Sheer: 21 bw / 14 ms / 19 st

Rocker: 2.5 bw / 1.5 st

Weight: 40 StarLite 

6” freeboard: 1100 lbs

Optimal Load: 350–650 lbs

Displacement: 2” WL : 200 lbs
3” WL : 350 lbs
4” WL : 480 lbs
5” WL : 640 lbs


All Aramid. Northstar's 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.