The Chestnut Canoe Company designed the Cronje to be a fast, reliable canoe for people who have a destination in mind. While not as well known as some of the other models produced by Chestnut, it is rich in history and a very able performer. The canoe is named in honour of a famed Boer War Commandant General, P.A. Cronje, and the Nova Craft 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. It has fast lines and excellent tracking, making it a joy to use when there's little time to reach a favourite campsite before dark. 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.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 01 February, 2008.