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Cronje 17′


Canoes are usually made to order.  They are marked as being in stock to facilitate the transaction, which starts the order process.  The current build time is 4 weeks. That said, occasionally there are in-stock canoes available.  Click HERE to view current inventory.



The Chestnut Canoe Company designed the Cronje to be a fast, reliable canoe for people who have a destination in mind. The design is rich in history and is a very able performer. Our reproduction of this venerable canoe retains both the paddling characteristics and the tradition of the original.

The Cronje is ideally suited to paddlers who want to challenge big, open water by covering distance with ease. Fast lines and excellent tracking make it a joy to use. Cargo capacity isn’t compromised for speed and the canoe handles well both with a load and empty. Its lower profile means less wind drag on the water and lower weight on the portage trail. The Cronje is most at home in landscapes with large open lakes like the famed Boundary Waters or Algonquin Park.

Made in Canada.

Available Materials

Material Weight Price
TuffStuff 54lb / 24.5kg $4,399.00
Aramid Lite 45lb / 20.4kg $4,889.00
TuffStuff Expedition 59lb / 26.8kg $4,889.00
BlueSteel 47lb / 21.3kg $5,569.00

Tax and shipping not included.
Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.
Please note: New canoe orders can take up to 6 weeks to build and deliver.


Length 17ft / 518cm
Width 35in / 88.9cm
Center Depth 13in / 33cm
End Depth 21in / 53.5cm
Capacity 1000lb / 454kg



Symmetrical Hull
Shallow Arch Bottom
Slight Rocker
Fast Entry Lines

Additional information


TuffStuff, Aramid Lite, TuffStuff Expedition, Blue Steel


Red, Sunray, Sand, Desert White, Ox Blood, Olive, Green, Blue, Moonlight Blue, Blue Steel, Natural, TuffStuff Clear, Orange, Light Grey, Dark Grey


Standard, Ash Gunnels

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