The lead photo is a stock photo. The upgrade to this canoe is the awesome full carbon yoke. No need for pads, it is contoured to fit comfortably on your shoulders around your neck. This canoe also has upgraded dual sliding seats to easily trim the canoe. I have a stern sliding seat in my canoe and it allows you to slide up to reach stuff at your feet instead of bending in half, which I can't do anymore.
Hayward Outfitters is the Factory Outlet Store for Wenonah Canoe. We sell their factory second quality canoes, factory demo's and previous year's overstock. Other than Factory Demo's, these are brand-new canoes; not used, unless stated otherwise. A factory second quality canoe is also called a Blem as it has some type of cosmetic blemish to it. The Blemish is not structural in any way. A factory second quality canoes come with a full factory warranty, less the blem. Every Blem canoe is different. The factory does not tell us what the Blem is. A "NOS" canoe is a brand-new first quality canoe built in a previous year and also comes with a full factory warranty. In the canoe/kayak world, the new year starts on August 1st. These canoes are a great buy if you can put up with a slight imperfection. If you are looking for a perfect, current year, brand-new, first quality canoe, contact a Wenonah Canoe dealer near you.