Just browsing canoes and noticed something peculiar about the OT Next. The dimensions are 13’ long, 29" wide, and 11.5" tall, strangely similar to the average sized pirogue. They claim the Next is “totally fresh”, but to me it appears the couple-hundred year old shallow low seated dugout canoe concept from the Cajuns is catching the mainstream. I’ve seen pirogue style boats called “double-paddle canoes” on several boat building websites/forums, but it’s interesting to see a manufacturer outside of Lousiana just recently starting to make this style of boat… unless I am missing something.
I couldn’t find a pirogue to buy in my area without building one, maybe the Next is the next best thing? The next pun I tell will be better… oh, it wasn’t.