Northstar canoes are made in Minnesota by Ted Bell. Northstar canoes come standard with bronze anodized aluminum gunwales, thwarts and grab handles. Thermoformed deckplates, ash portage yoke, laminated contoured web seats hung on wood trusses are also standard. StarLite is a new designation for KevlarLite layups. Wood Trim is optional. (add $425 for tandems, $400 for solos).