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Old Town Charles River 158

The Old Town Charles River 158 Open Canoe is a combination of Old Town's classic designs with modern materials that have excellent durability and light weight.
Currently Old Town Canoes are no longer being imported into the UK and are therefore unavailable. Please see our current canoe range for great alternatives: See Recreational Canoes

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Old Town Charles River


The Charles River 158 is a modern canoe with design lines of an old classic. The Charles River 158 is constructed with our durable three layer construction and features a shallow arch bottom which provides good overall stability. The tumblehome well above the waterline allows for a smaller paddler to reach comfortably while paddling without having to compromise stability by leaning over. If you like the way it looks, you'll love the way it paddles.


The Charles River Canoe is one of the most traditional graceful canoes available, whilst maintaining fantastic performance for all abilities with its excellent handling characteristics. The Charles River Canoe has black vinyl gunwales, nylon webbed seats and an ash thwart and yoke. The Charles River can be paddled solo or tandem.


The Charles River Canoe is available in two different materials - Polylink 3 or Royalex. The Royalex Charles River is much lighter than the Polylink Charles River Canoe.



  • Two nylon web seats
  • Ash yoke and thwart
  • Black vinyl gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Extremely durable three layer polyethylene

Dimensions - Charles River 158

  • Length: 15' 8"/ 4.8 m

  • Width: 35" / 88.9 cm

  • Width at 4" Waterline: 35.5" / 90.2 cm

  • Bow Height: 24" / 61 cm

  • Depth: 14" / 35.6 cm

  • Weight: 80 lbs / 36.3 kg

  • Max Load Range: 1,050-1,100 lbs / 476.3-499 kg



Charles River 15:


material used to construct the Old Town Charles River 15

The Charles River 15 is made from three Layer Polyethylene which has been used to manufacture canoes for decades. Made up of three layers, an inner layer of close cell foam is sandwiched between two layers of high-density polyethylene ensuring that the canoe has superior strength and durability while still remaining buoyant. The three layer polyethylene provides a lighter, stiffer and stronger build than that of a single layered canoe.




Old Town Charles River in green
Old Town Charles River in red




Nationwide delivery available for the Old Town Charles River. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Old Town Charles River. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

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