The Marathon series of open canoes started with the Marathon 18 which was designed as a fast long distance canoe for a crew of 2 who would use her to race and portage around locks etc - so good straight line speed and light weight were essential. Following the 18 footer a 20 footer was developed.
This latest addition to the Marathon series is 15' long with a beam of 33 1/2" and an overall weight of approximately 48lbs. She retains the same asymmetric hull design with a fine entry and fuller sections aft to help prevent squatting.
15' Marathon Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||12 1/2"||0.32m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||48lbs||22kg|
|Multi-chine with 5 planks per side and tumblehome|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Plywood Requirements||4 sheets of 4, 5 or 6mm|
|Guidance Use||General purpose - 2 adults plus gear|
|Drawing/Design Package||3 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets|