Northstar's canoes are hand built at their Minnesota factory. This is a multi-day process which requires skilled craftworkers molding and carving materials into the necessary shapes. As a result, Northstar canoes are always unique! No two are exactly alike.
MSO's Northstar Canoes are made from one of these 4 materials:
Proprietary carbon outer with Aramid reinforcements. Combines the stiffness of carbon fiber and the excellent tensile strength of Aramid. Our full wet vacuum bag and foam core allows us to artfully balance strength and weight. For those that want significantly greater durability than StarLite, yet value a lightweight canoe. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.
All Aramid. Our 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.
Substantial Innegra with an inner blanket of Aramid. Innegra has excellent impact absorption, great flex and good abrasion resistance. A full wet vacuum bag makes a durable, reasonably light canoe. Multiple layers of Innegra with no foam core or ribs means a canoe capable of extended river tripping and expedition whitewater. An extremely durable lamination with far better performance than Royalex. Exterior resin coated because gel coat chips and cracks when subjected to substantial impacts.
Polyester outer, Innegra middle, and with Aramid reinforcements. Only available in our ADK series. Color: ruby or emerald.
Check out this tour of Northstar's Minnesota Factory!