Adventurers are excited about the new canoe that will add to the thrill of canoeing. The new transparent canoe will cost approximately$1,500 US, which is an average of $400 US over solid canoes. However, the extra cost isn’t just for the flashy look of the see-through canoe.
The transparent canoe is made of a polycarbonate shell, the same material made to make bulletproof glass which makes the canoe more durable, stronger, and safer overall than a wooden canoe. A wooden canoe can dry rot, and a fiberglass based canoe can also break down over time. Of course the polycarbonate shell is far superior to an inflatable canoe which should be avoided in most cases.
Despite being more durable, the transparent ghost canoes weigh only 40 pounds compared to the 80 pound weight of a typical canoe. Other canoes made of polyethylene weigh around 60 pounds and even rubber canoes (which are nowhere nearly as durable or safe) weigh on average 43 pounds.
The transparent canoe also allows for much easier navigation and the viewing experience can bring a whole new element to the traversing the water. This allows for additional safety and an added element of fun for the paddlers.
The ghost canoes come with additional balance measures, additional leg room, and can support around 425 pounds of weight. It’s reasonable to believe that these canoes will become quite common over the next few years displacing the now obsolete alternative forms of canoeing.