'Afon', similar to 'Avon', is derived from the Celtic British word for 'river'; this simple word in itself says everything about this canoe.
Rivers can be tranquil, or they can be wild, and the Venture Afon is a true enthusiast's canoe in which you can enjoy either variety as well as everything between, whether paddled solo or tandem.
High volume ends, a flared bow, a subtle V-hull, and paddle cutaways all produce a canoe that is responsive and an utter joy to paddle, whilst continuous hull curvature gives a progressive feel, and high secondary stability.
The Afon tracks beautifully when flat, but heel it over onto its high-stability chines and the paddle cutaways will allow you to perfectly place your blade and swing the boat around on the spot; on the way downriver you'll notice the flared, high volume bow picking up through features and keeping you dry and headed in the right direction.
- Moulded-in Gunwales and End Decks for higher durability and lower weight.
- Recessed lacing and outfitting bolts for greater protection and smoother roof rack/trailer loading.
- Adjustable seat brackets allowing seat height and pitch to be adapted to your paddling style.
- Flared sides with sharp tumblehome provide high secondary stability and unhindered paddle strokes.
- High freeboard and full volume ends lead to a dry ride, even on technical whitewater.
- Carefully tailored volume and rocker profile for reliable tracking when flat and nimble turns when heeled over.
1. Cruiser Outfitting
Reliable value outfitting for relaxing family adventures, its dependable construction and impressive versatility make this spec the backbone of outdoor centres across the world.
- Heavy Duty Alloy Seat Hangers
Strong enough to cope with the excited wriggles of generations of new canoeists, and the demands of all shapes and sizes of paddlers. Can be reversed for an angled kneeling seat.
- Varnished Wood Web Seats
These durable and attractive seats come as standard on all Venture Canoes. Oiled finish available as an option.
- Contoured Carrying Yoke
Fitted balanced, oiled to match the seats and shaped for comfortable shoulder carrying. The Yoke also provides rigidity to the boat’s shell.
- Durable, Moulded End Decks
Integrated, ergonomically shaped handle for comfortable carrying. The one piece end deck provides protection and strength to the bow and stern.
- Tough Vinyl Gunwales
Scratch resistant and highly resilient to the forces exerted on gunwales.
2. Explorer Upgrade
All the solid, traditional essentials to allow you to truly master the flow with grace and aplomb.
Includes the same features as Cruiser outfitting with these additional items.
- Premium Wooden Carry Handles
Low profile moulded PE end decks and wooden carry handles perfectly compliment the wooden seats of the whitewater spec and create something that looks as good off the water as on it.
- Kneeling Thwart
Promotes an efficient and comfortable paddling style. Supplied as a kit for fitting to your preference.
- Factory Fitted Airbags
Airbags offer maximum flotation at minimum weight and are essential to reduce the momentum of a canoe when attempting a whitewater rescue, preventing damage or loss of your canoes.
- Deep Dish Yoke
Provides added rigidity to the structure of the canoe as a whole, as well as a solid rescue
attachment and gear lashing point. The deep dish is design also allows for increased
comfort when shoulder carrying, and is fitted balanced.
- High Strength Rope End Grabs
Rope end grabs are the ideal solution for whitewater rescues, fitted above the waterline
through the main body of the canoe, ensuring sufficient strength to deal with the forces involved.
- Bow & Stern Lacing
Secures airbags to the hull of the canoe, and offers high strength attachment points for gear rescues.
Max Load Capacity: 350kg
Weight: 39kg (CoreLite), 36kg (TriLite)
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