Vantage canoe, anybody got one yet?

hey all,
forgot I took these pictues of the canoes at states. Kind of bummed I can't try these boats myself.
Anyway please tell us what you think of this canoe... any comparisons to other boats?

Submitted by keizo on Fri, 09/05/2003 - 6:40pm



Keizo,

I have a Vantage. I've had it for 4 months and it's really great. It surfs good. It doesn't spin out. It's fast because it's narrow and has a sharp bow. I think it's a really innovative and successful design. I really took a chance buying it, since no one had ridden it before, but I feel that my choice has really worked out. My hats off to Steve Blythe for his canoe designing abilities. All of his designs seem to have been quite successful. Anyone w/ questions about it can write to me at deese@hawaii.rr.com to get an unbiased opinion of the boat. I have no affiliation w/ Steve and I'll tell you the good and bad of the boat that I know of so far. Aloha

P.S.
great video game. my high score is 1820.

Mike Deese


#1 Sat, 09/06/2003 - 10:18pm


I just placed an order for one last week. I had to put $1,500 down. Estimated shipment date is 6 months! From what I understand, although Steve Blyth can manufacture the boats locally, he is having them made in Thailand by an outfit that also makes surfboards since it takes to much work for him to make the boats himself. The cost of one his carbon boats from the orient is $2,600 - $2,700. If the canoe comes directly from Blyth, he charges $2,900. Supposedly an outfit in Thailand is being trained to make the boats as of this writing. Accordingly the canoes are not in full production, yet. The first batch should arrive sometime in February or March '04. Steve guarantees his canoes in the event you have a problem with one of the "foreign" made canoes. Apparently, the trend is to have these canoes made overseas because of the toxicity of the chemical components that are used to fab the canoes as well as the cost of labor. I've got to find a used substitute canoe in the meantime while I wait. Anybody know of someone willing to depart with a Hurricane for a reasonable price?


#2 Thu, 10/23/2003 - 8:40am


If you just want a substitute canoe, i'm selling a viper for $1000.... it's getting repaired right now, so it'll be in floatable shape in a few weeks...


#3 Thu, 10/23/2003 - 9:30am


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