Shown in Kevlar Fusion - Sapphire over Champagne with Carbon Kevlar Trim, Cherry Seats and Cherry Yoke


Keewaydin 16

The lightweight and efficient Keewaydin 16 is a nimble craft that has everything canoe trippers could want. With the same lowered seats and narrower paddling stations of the 17, the Keewaydin 16 is great for weekend or week long adventures. With its mid-range length and weight capacity, it provides paddlers with a multi-functional tripping option and all the speed you need to make it to your campsite before dark.

Ideal For; Multi Day Canoe Tripping, Day Tripping, Easy Portaging

Standard Options: Contour Seats, Contour Yoke

Shown in Kevlar Fusion - Sapphire over Champagne with Carbon Kevlar Trim, Cherry Seats and Cherry Yoke

  • Optimum Load Range: 300 - 575 lbs
  • Industry Capacity: 950 lbs
  • Hull Shape: Asymmetrical
Specifications Options Reviews


  • Length: 16'
  • Gunwale Width: 32"
  • Maximum Width: 35"
  • Waterline Width: 32"
  • Centre Depth: 13"
  • Bow Height: 20"
  • Stern Height: 17"
  • Bow Rocker: 2"
  • Stern Rocker: 1.25"

Laminates & Weights

Aluminum Trim
  • Expedition Kevlar48 lbs
  • Kevlar Fusion41 lbs
Carbon Kevlar Trim
  • Expedition Kevlar45 lbs
  • Kevlar Fusion38 lbs
  • Carbon Fusion36 lbs
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A beautiful all-rounder.

Rated 5 out of 5
November 4, 2022

Bought a 16″ Keewaydin in Ex. Kev (EK), w/ skid plates and a detachable kneeling thwart for solo play.

The boat is very stable and fast loaded for tandem trips. It is just a pleasure to be in aesthetically and comfort. The seats are lower then some may be used to, but they are very very comfortable and lower the center of gravity.

I wanted an option for solo paddling and opted to go with the detachable kneeling thwart vs center seat (detachable). I think it is a great addition for versatility if you cannot afford another more solo oriented craft.

In general the canoe is a fine example of craftmanship, design & engineering and innovation to connect people to the water ways that sculpt this land.


Keewaydin for me!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 10, 2022

I wanted a lightweight tandem I could take on long trips some with long portages. It was between the Swift Keewaydin and Prospector. I’m really glad I chose the Keewaydin 16. It’s so nimble and tracks beautifully. I can still fit enough gear for a long trip but need to pack a little bit less than my old town discovery. I still use the discovery to run rapids but the Keewaydin is like paddling royalty. You feel good when you’re in it. That’s the best I can describe it. And my wife likes it which is a huge plus.

Bobby Nolan

My first canoe

Rated 5 out of 5
July 4, 2022

I got this canoe for backcountry trips and for local day use. I typically go out in it with another paddler and my dog, though I have used it solo as well. It’s the perfect boat for my needs and it tracks really well. I got the aluminum trim to add a bit of weight since it is very light on the water. I can carry it on my own to portage and can get it into my car myself. Overall it’s a very manoeuvrable boat perfect for a beginner or an experienced paddler and is a great boat for tripping. I’m glad I got the 16’ model over the 17’ since this one has plenty of room for my camping trips and isn’t too heavy for me. I highly recommend this model!


Great backcountry and day trip canoe

Rated 5 out of 5
February 3, 2022

I love this canoe! I have taken it in the backcountry for about 7 trips and about 30 day trips. It’s a pleasure to paddle. It’s super light and very efficient in the water.

Chris W

The best all around canoe for backcountry tripping and fishing

Rated 5 out of 5
February 2, 2022

This canoe is fast and stable, it has plenty of capacity for 10-14 day trips, and has handled 3 foot whitecaps on multiple occasions. When unloaded and used for fishing it is surprisingly manageable in the wind and doesn’t feel like you’re paddling against a giant sail. I have the removeable solo seat option making it the perfect solo fishing boat for me and coming in at 38lbs (35lbs when I remove the front and back seat for soloing) it’s a breeze to portage. Overall, the speed, stability, and fishability of this hull make it the perfect backcountry canoe that will get you to your campsite with plenty of energy left to explore, fish, and enjoy the outdoors!

Darren Smith

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