Prospector 16' Canoe

Prospector 16' Canoe

Originally designed by the Chestnut Canoe Co. in 1910, the Prospector has to be the greatest wilderness tripping canoe of all time. We have been faithful to the original design. The Prospector has good sharp entry lines for speed but the ends flare out quickly to float the bow over waves. The canoe is stable, but sensitive to leans for carving turns whether paddling tandem or solo. The moderate rocker in the keel line allows quick pivoting and sideslipping in rapids. There is no better canoe for lakes, rivers, whitewater rapids, and wilderness trips.

Canoe Categories:

  • Recreation: Good all-around canoe for entry level or family paddlers.  Safe, stable, comfortable.
  • River Tripping: High-volume, rugged hauler able to carry large loads in flatwater and whitewater.
  • Whitewater: Highly maneuverable, fast and robustly constructed.  More rocker in keel and high volume ends to shed waves and keep you dry.

Royalex & Royalex Lite Specs:

  • Royalex & Royalex Lite are ABS plastic laminates with a core of expanded closed cell foam. We custom order our Royalex sheets for each model for extra hull strength and stiffness while keeping the weight down. These canoes are great for shallow and whitewater and stand up under the most rugged conditions.
  • Available in Red, Green, Burgundy, and Blue
  • Weights: Royalex Lite - 64 lbs., Royalex - 74 lbs.
Fiberglass, Kevlar, Spectra, and Superlite Color Choices:
  • Kevlar/Cap - These hulls are infused with high impact vinylester resin, sandwiched with fiberglass cloth between an outer layer of Cap (Chemically Activated Polyester) cloth and an inner layer of Kevlar.
  • Kevlar/Spectra - We combine Kevlar and Spectra with a high impact resistant vinylester resin in these infused hulls for expedition quality, lightweight canoes that resist tearing and punctures far better than an all Kevlar canoe.
  • Blue Steel - This is an advanced Kevlar Carbon material combined with Spectra and applied through a unique infusion process. The result is a tough, rigid canoe that's surprisingly light and easy to handle.
Prospector 16' Canoe
Length: 16'
Beam: 36"
Center Depth: 15"
Bow Depth: 23"
Bow & Stern Rocker: 2"
Weight Capacity: 1000 lbs.
Categories: Recreation, River Tripping, Whitewater
Manufacturer: Nove Craft

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