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Trapper 12’ Solo


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.



This Chestnut Canoe was originally built with the outdoorsman of the early 1900s in mind. Chestnut’s mission was to design a craft that would enable outdoorsmen to paddle small creeks as well as large lakes and be small enough to get through the then nonexistent portage trails at the same time. To meet these unique needs, The Chestnut Canoe Company brought something efficient yet maneuverable into production.

For the modern canoeist, both the primary and secondary stability of The Trapper are reassuring, though its stability does not sacrifice its speed. It has lots of space, for everything from a day of fishing to a week of tripping in the back country. It is a great canoe to use for improving your “J” stroke and can also be used with a double blade paddle. The Trapper combines the enjoyment of a stable fishing platform with the benefits of a small and light craft for portaging into small productive lakes.

Made in Canada.

Available Materials

Material Weight Price
Fiberglass 45lb / 20.4kg $1,989.00
TuffStuff 38lb / 17.2kg $3,499.00
Aramid Lite 30lb / 13.6kg $3,299.00
TuffStuff Expedition 42lb / 19.1kg $3,789.00
BlueSteel 32lb / 14.5kg $4,339.00

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 12ft / 366cm
Width 34in / 86.4cm
Center Depth 13in / 33cm
End Depth 18in / 45.7cm
Capacity 490lb / 222kg



Symmetrical Hull
Shallow Arch Bottom
Slight Rocker

Additional information


Fiberglass, TuffStuff, Aramid Lite, TuffStuff Expedition, Blue Steel


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


Standard, Ash Gunnels

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