Hoefgen Canoes

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Design and Construction

Every Hoefgen Canoe is designed and constructed with the same features. The Profile view reveals a hull having the classic "Chippewa" design with recurved stems.

Fine entry lines part the water smoothly. This feature, combined with a shallow arch bottom and straight keel line, results in a sleek, easy- paddling craft with the strength, stability, and maneuverability for all-around use.

The unique flare at the bow and stern enables the canoe to rise over waves in rough water rather than dive through them, as well as providing secondary stability when tipped.

Fiberglass hulls are constructed of hand-laid fiberglass cloth and roving to make a superior, lightweight, and durable canoe. DuPont™ KEVLAR® hulls have a minimum of four layers of Kevlar® fabric. All Hoefgen Canoes are built using vinyl ester resin. Airlite cross-ribs are used to stiffen the bottom.

Other features include urethane foam-filled flotation chambers, a premium grade gel-coat exterior, and maintenamce-free anodized aluminum trim. White ash-framed seats woven with cord allow air ventilation for cool, comfortable seating.

Standard gel-coat colors blue, red, yellow, forest green, marsh grass brown, burgundy, teal, and white.






Hand-Laid Fiberglass Hoefgen Canoes
16' Scout

A stable canoe with excellent maneuverability in smaller streams; popular with fishermen.
Maximum width: 36"
4" waterline width: 34 1/2"
Depth at center: 13"
Bow Height: 20"
Stern height: 20"
Weight: 62 pounds
Approximate capacity: 750 pounds
Price: $1095
17' Sport

A versatile touring canoe for all-around use. It's stable, maneuverable, tracks well, and paddles easily.
Maximum width: 34"
4" waterline width: 33"
Depth at center: 12 1/2"
Bow Height: 20"
Stern height: 20"
Weight: 62 pounds
Approximate capacity: 800 pounds
Price: $1195

18' Cargo

A fast, seaworthy canoe with asymmetrical hull; best for cruising or wilderness tripping while carrying cargo or extra passengers.
Maximum width: 36"
4" waterline width: 32 1/2"
Depth at center: 13 1/2"
Bow Height: 21"
Stern height: 20"
Weight: 66 pounds
Approximate capacity:1000 pounds
Price: $1295


Hoefgen KEVLAR® Canoes
16' KEVLAR® Scout

A stable canoe with excellent maneuverability in smaller streams; popular with fishermen.
Maximum width: 36"
4" waterline width: 34 1/2"
Depth at center: 13"
Bow Height: 20"
Stern height: 20"
Weight: 50 pounds
Approximate capacity: 750 pounds
Price: $1795
17' KEVLAR® Sport

A versatile touring canoe for all-around use. It's stable, maneuverable, tracks well, and paddles easily.
Maximum width: 34"
4" waterline width: 33"
Depth at center: 12 1/2"
Bow Height: 20"
Stern height: 20"
Weight: 50 pounds
Approximate capacity: 800 pounds
Price: $1895

18' KEVLAR® Cargo

A fast, seaworthy canoe with asymmetrical hull; best for cruising or wilderness tripping while carrying cargo or extra passengers.
Maximum width: 36"
4" waterline width: 32 1/2"
Depth at center: 13 1/2"
Bow Height: 21"
Stern height: 20"
Weight: 53 pounds
Approximate capacity:1000 pounds
Price: $1995


Since 1969, the Hoefgens have been building beautiful hand-crafted canoes at their location on the shores of Lake Michigan, four miles north of Menominee. They live and work in a community with a tradition of boating and boat building, and have been taking their Hoefgen canoes through wild waters year after year. The Hoefgens know canoes and they know the waters, and they build better canoes because of it. Exceptionally fine craftsmen and dedicated to their art, the Hoefgens truly believe they have a responsibility to build the strongest, safest, most navigable canoes they possibly can. They insist on the best, and so should you!

The Hoefgens want you to enjoy their canoes for the rest of your life! Every Hoefgen canoe is guaranteed for one year from the date of purchase, and they stand behind them. If anything goes wrong because of defective workmanship or materials, it will be repaired free of charge (all transportation costs to be paid by the owner). Other repairs and replacement parts are available at nominal cost.

To make an appointment or to order a boat call or E-Mail us.


Hoefgen Canoes
N1927, Highway M-35
Menominee, MI 49858
906-863-9351



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