Technology: inflatable technology. pre-laminated triple-layer composite drop-stitch technology with triple-layer rail and top and bottom fiber reinforced stringers. A canoe is a lightweight narrow boat, typically pointed at both ends and open on top, propelled by one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of. Fast does it go? first posted: 8-8-00. for estimating the speed for small outboard planing boats see planing speed boat chart..