Long and lovely, the Molitor’s long decks, oval cypress gunwales, and outside stems create a strong frame that doesn’t require thwarts. Its wood can be combined with green canvas or clear fiberglass.

Considered a “courting canoe” when it was introduced, the Molitor 17 is wide open down the center, due to its strong and stable construction. This doesn’t mean the Molitor is indestructible; careless handling of its considerable weight can cause damage. Meant for calmer waters rather than rapids, the Molitor is lovely to look at and comfortable ride.


Length—17’/5.2 m

Width—35″/88.9 cm

Depth—12″/55.9 cm

Weight—84 lbs/38.1 kg

Capacity range—600 – 650 lbs/272.2 – 294.8 kg

Suggested Retail—$8,710 (wood/ canvas), $9,460 (wood/fiberglass)

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Old Town Molitor 17 Classic Wood Canoe, 3.7 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

Written by Tori "Waverider" Morris

Tori “Waverider” Morris first learned to love canoes when she was just a small child. She built her first handmade canoe at the age of 11 and continues to this day as a professional. Among some of the most interesting places she’s canoed are Brazil and Vietnam. Tori lives in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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  1. Todd Stevens

    What a great classic canoe! I love my Molitor 17, and I definately recommend it to anyone looking for a trustworthy canoe for weekend use.

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