The Updated Old-School Canoe

Old Town Camper 15

There are times you need an ultrafast craft; other occasions, like a casual day at the lake, call for comfort. The Old Town Camper 15 has a classic profile but is built from a sturdy composite material, so it weighs in at a maneuverable 57 pounds. The 15-foot canoe steers easily on flat water. 
[$1,599; oldtowncanoe.com]