Among such a wide array of canoes of all shapes, sizes and colors, the Old Town Guide 147 Recreational Canoe is like a breakthrough in design and construction. While there are numerous different canoes in the whole Old Town series, this is one sits on an entirely new level.

If you are looking for something affordable, super fun and durable, this canoe is your next bid. It has adaptive qualities and serves a multi-fold purpose which means you can easily take it out for nature watching, fishing, camping or a family outing, whichever you may choose.

Ride with great comfort

This canoe has exceptional stability to offer which comes from its stabilizing chines and a unique cross section. The entry and exit lines of the boat are very sharp which help it glide around on the water with great efficiency without putting having to paddle too much.

When you are paddling in waves and high current water, the arched bottom of the canoe would provide with the best kind of smoothness and sturdiness. The hull material is a three-layer polyethylene which ensures maximum durability and promises a long lasting canoe.

Affordable and a great fit

The Old Town Guide 147 has super comfortable seats with adjustable backrests which makes the rider well positioned when riding. Like quite a few other canoes, this one also comes with vinyl gunwales, giving the canoe the extra edge and soundness it needs. The foam used in the triple polyethylene layer helps it resist impact and also provides insulation from cold water.

It is fairly light in weight which makes riding even better and easier. This canoe is also very good with abrasions. The contoured, molded seats also guarantee to last a lifetime. It has two handles that are fixed with bow and stern decks, making it very flexible.

Specs and Features

  • Length: 14’7”/ 4.4 m
  • Width: 38”/ 96.5 cm
  • Bow height: 19”/ 48.3 cm
  • Material: three-layer polyethylene
  • Bottom: Shallow arch
  • Sides: Straight with chines
  • Rocker: Moderate
  • Capacity: 883 lbs/ 400.5 kg


  • Lightweight
  • Increased stability
  • Highly durable
  • Tracks very well
  • Very versatile


  • Seats are situated high
  • No leg room in the front paddler
  • Hard seats
  • Not good with fast speed


This canoe comes in at a cheap price which makes it affordable and a great canoe for starters. It does have a couple of drawbacks, however, if you are looking for something that is not over the top expensive and also serves multi purposes, the Guide 147 is good investment. It offers top stability and is great for flat waters. It is a very good option for recreational and general uses at a fairly low price.