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Northstar 18 Northwind SL


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Sometimes more is better. The Northwind 18 offers the same stability as their flagship Northwind 17, but the additional space provides a little more comfort for a third member of the group or the family dog. There’s no need to debate bringing the Dutch oven and camp chairs. The Northwind 18 is ready to haul your gear.


Length: 18ft 9in

Length/Width Ratio: 7

Width: 36 gw / 36 mx / 32 wl

Sheer: 21 bw / 14 ms / 19 st

Rocker: 2.5 bw / 1.5 st

Weight: 43 StarLite

6” freeboard: 1200 lbs

Optimal Load: 400–700 lbs


2” WL : 230 lbs
3” WL : 390 lbs
4” WL : 530 lbs
5” WL : 715 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.

Color: Northstar proprietary Aramid weave.