Emiel’s Special freestyle canoe


Our Emiel’s Special is a lightweight solo canoe designed for the experienced paddler. Although a dedicated freestyle canoe it will also bring a lot of joy as a solo tripping canoe. It offers a unique blend of speed and responsiveness and feels equally at home on flat water and quiet small rivers.

The Emiel’s Special freestyle canoe has moderate rocker and a gently curved bilge making it a responsive canoe that edges gracefully. To improve hydrodynamics we add graphite to the epoxy on the hull. This works as a lubricant and, combined with the wooden inside, gives the canoe an appealing and distinctive look.


Cedar and glass fabric-epoxy

Our Emiel’s Special freestyle canoe is built with western red cedar and details in ayous and laminated with glass fabric and epoxy with added graphite powder. The laminate ensures that the wood is sandwiched and never comes into contact with water. In addition, it provides extreme stiffness which makes the canoe very efficient to be paddled. The Emiel’s Special freestyle canoe is polished and buffed. The graphite in the epoxy is an excellent UV-blocker.

Solid ash for the outfitting

The gunwales, seat, decks and thwarts are made of ash and walnut. Ash and walnut are hard, very flexible and relatively light. Because the ash parts of the canoe suffer the most they are coated with double boiled linseed oil to keep them flexible and in good shape. The outwales are screwed to make replacement easy. All screws and bolts are stainless steel.

Additional information


Western red cedar/glass fabric epoxy resin with added graphite


400 cm


70 cm

Width at waterline

60 cm

Bow height

49 cm


29 cm


15 kg

Max. load range

100 kg








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