The Solo Plus 16 6 Solo/Tandem is a 16 by 6 hull with three seats & designed to be used as both a solo or tandem canoe.
You can add a seat to some tandems for solo use, but most are too wide to reach the water easily from the center. Conversely, most solos are too narrow to fit paddlers in the ends. We shaped one hull to suit solo or tandem use, and the Solo Plus is unique since it works well both ways. It's wider in the ends than most solos, yet narrower in the center than most tandems.
Used solo, it's a stable, efficient touring hull with high capacity. Tandem, it's a short, performance design. It's fast but less stable than our other tandems, and hauls light gear only.
Some other models can also serve for solo / tandem use. The Escapade, for example, is designed to work well with an added center seat, but is focus is different: The 3-seat Escapade is better for tandem paddling but works adequately as a solo, while the Solo Plus is better for the solo paddler who wishes to go tandem sometimes.
Built in composites, this is a light-weight, high-performance, dual-purpose hull and is an exceptional value because it gives you, in essence, two canoes for the price of one.
Model + Weight Options:
Tuf. Flex 54 lbs
Kev. Flex 51 lbs
Kev. UL 40 lbs
Graphite UL 40 lbs