Dugout Canoes From The Peruvian Amazon
These are working dugout canoes used daily for transportation along the Amazon River and its tributaries.
As I travel through the Peruvian Amazon,
I'm always on the lookout for quality dugout canoes fashioned
from a solid piece of
wood, Simarouba amara.
They should have a dark natural stain and show good craftsmanship with the wood
carved thin with a good line. Some repairs are expected, but shouldn't detract
from the overall look.
Typically zoos, museums, or serious private collectors purchase these canoes where they make excellent additions to their rainforest displays.
At the right is a good example of a 10-ft canoe that would make a fine addition to a collection or as an interior design piece in an establishment.
Adults prefer a 3.5-meter or longer canoes.
I look for good symmetrical canoes cut thin and with minimum repairs. Repairs using tar and some metal are ok if they donít detract from the overall look.
I pack them in plywood boxes and ship them down the Amazon River by ocean freighter then up to Houston and though customs. Motor freight transports them to their final home.
Price of the canoes vary with the size and final
I've been quoting 3.5-4.0 meter canoes
This includes handling and shipping costs from Peru, South America to a freight terminal near your location in the Continental US. If your need door-to-door delivery I can quote for that.
Allow 90-120 days for delivery, I have to find the canoe, pack it and find the next ship out of Iquitos.
If you need more information on these canoes you can go to the contact page and send me a note.
In order to initiate the paperwork, a 20% down payment is required for any canoe ordered.
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