Nova Craft, the Canadian boat’s builder company from Ontario has developed and tested a composite canoe made from basalt fabric and a specialized plastic.
A new super resilient material got the name TuffStuff and videos about this material testing
But it was not enough for the experimenters. Tougher testing conditions made them wrap the canoe around a boulder in whitewater. Although visibly damaged after the testing, it was still seaworthy.
A new canoe line is designed for tourists and members of expeditions, the weight of this canoe is about 20% lighter than the American counterpart Royalex. However, such a robust companion isn’t cheap, the price starts from $ 2,500
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