The Swift Cruiser 14.8 is their best selling Pack Canoe. It does a great job of balancing stability and performance as well as generally doing a lot of things better than it has any right to! Selecting a boat is usually fraught with trade-offs but the Cruiser tries to minimize these and largely succeeds. Sat in the middle of the range (12.8, 14.8, 15.8 and 16.8), it offers average to larger sized paddlers the perfect combination of space, performance and maneuverability.
Pack Canoes originated in the Adirondacks around 1880. An intrepid explorer named George Washington Sears (aka Nessmuk!) commissioned Rushton Boat Works of Canton to create a lightweight solo canoe for a trip in the area. His accounts of his epic adventures were chronicled in Forest and Stream magazine and inspired a new way of exploring the wilderness. The Pack Canoe was born!
Paddling a Pack Canoe is similar to kayaking but there are some important differences. Our customers love these wonderful boats, and for good reason. Well, seven of them actually!