Vantage Canoe Help Please

I am about to purchase a used Vantage, it has a yellow top, he says it's about 6-7 years old. I've been on a 6 man team for a few seasons, but this will be my first OC1 purchase. Size is right for me.

Does anyone know if they were made here or overseas then? Is it a good boat to buy?
He claims it was made on Big Island by Papu here's links to the photos...

http://www.onewavedesigns.com/client/canoe-n-racks.jpg
http://www.onewavedesigns.com/client/canoe.jpg
Thanks!

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Submitted by onewave on Sat, 04/09/2011 - 10:48pm



Yes, thats a Hawaiian made Vantage.


#1 Sat, 04/09/2011 - 10:56pm


My first boat was a Hawaiian Vantage. I loved that boat! It's beautiful. She surfs magnificent. Racing on any kind of flat day you are going to have to hit it an extra 10% though! That boat loves the surf, not the flats.

edit:
Anuhea O'Ke Kai and me outside the Golden Gate Bridge near Diablo Point Lighthouse. Water: 49 oF


#2 Sun, 04/10/2011 - 7:50pm


Papu still has the Vantage on his web site:

http://www.occanoe.com/vantage.html

I have not owned a Vantage, but I have a more recent OC1 made by Papu and it is well built.

Support local builders, even second hand!


#3 Thu, 04/14/2011 - 1:20pm


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