The Sea Clipper was designed exclusively for Clipper Canoes by Eugene Jensen. Wilderness tripping and ocean canoeing were the driving force behind this design. The length and freeboard of the Sea Clipper make it ideal for large lakes and ocean touring. The bow helps keep the Sea Clipper tracking straight while the rocker and full stern provide control. The speed that has been built into the Sea Clipper provides an added element of safety for when conditions get rough and you need to get to shore quickly. With a load capacity of 1,000+ lbs, it will carry all you need for extended trips into the wilderness, or allow you to bring the whole family for an afternoon of canoeing.
For trips into remote destinations in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, an option is available where all of the seats, thwarts and the yoke can be made removable so that a 17’6″ Tripper can be nested inside the Sea Clipper. They fit snuggly together and can save money for trips that require a float plane. Call for details and prices.
OPTIONS & FEATURES
|Bucket Seats||Gunnel Covers|
|Footbrace||Black Trim Package|
|Sliding Bow Seat||Wood Trim Package|
|Flat Yoke with Fiberglass||Foam Thigh Pads|
|Contoured Yoke in Kevlar®||Wilderness Lash System|
|Yoke (Standard On All Kevlar® Models)|
|Expedition Spray Skirt|
|Length: ||18′ 6″ - 564 cm||Kevlar®: ||62 lbs - 28.1 kg|
|Beam: ||36″ | 32″ (@ 4″Waterline) - 91.5 - 81.3 cm|
|Bow Height: ||23″ - 58.5 cm||Price|
|Stern Height:|| 21″ - 53.4 cm||Kevlar®: ||€4.550,-|
|Center Height: ||15" - 38.1 cm|
Kevlar® is a space-aged aramid fiber which, under tension, Kevlar® fibers are 5 to 10 times stronger than an equal weight of steel. Kevlar® cloth is more expensive than fiberglass and is harder to cut and work with, hence the higher cost. Kevlar® canoes are lighter and equal to or stronger than fiberglass. A Kevlar® canoe will generally weigh 20% less than a canoe manufactured out of fiberglass.
Kevlar® canoes are built with a minimum of three layers of material (a minimum of two full layers of Kevlar®). A full layer of Kevlar® is applied to the gelcoat. Areas of high stress have additional reinforcing. Next, a layer of polyester cloth is applied. A final layer of Kevlar® completes the laminate. A special marine structural foam core is then placed to the hull bottom. An additional Kevlar® layer is then applied over the core. The Kevlar®-covered foam core produces a sandwich type construction that is extremely rigid and lightweight compared to other methods used to stiffen canoe hulls.