Evan H. Gerrish founded in 1875 in Maine, USA, probably the first manufacture for Wood/Canvas Canoes. He replaced the birch bark used until then with canvas and changed the manufacturing method by building over a wooden mould. A typical detail of his canoes were the heart-shaped decks. The plan for this form were taken by an original Gerrish canoe about 50 years ago and came found its way to me.
The 15′ Gerrish is an elegant vehicle for many applications. As a solo canoe this type is just as suitable as for tandem operation, but then with a limited load. The low rocker ensures good course stability. Due to the flat round bottom it certainly does not belong to the racing boats, but the well thought-out hull shape offers a balanced handling and does not make the Gerrish look cumbersome on the water. It can be heeled easily and unfolds especially here it´s maneuverability.
455 cm long
89 cm wide
33 cm deep
Weight approx. 32 kg