Evan H.Gerrish founded in 1875 in Maine, USA, probably the first manufacture for Wood/Canvas Canadians. 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 Canadians were the heart-shaped decks. The cracks for this form were taken by an original Gerrish Canadian about 40 years ago and eventually came to me via detours.
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 payload. The low keel jump 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 easily edged and unfolds especially its
455 cm long
89 cm wide
33 cm deep
Weight approx. 32 kg