Down River / Prospector 16

The original Prospector was a river-running boat known as the work horse of the North. This proven down river hull is our version of the classic design, and the closest thing to the original that money can buy. It's a stable hull for rivers and streams - with ample rocker it's quick to turn. Because of the symmetrical shape of the hull, a solo paddler loaded with gear could make good progress by turning around in the bow seat and paddling it backward.


CANOE RATINGS
Efficiency
8.0
Maneuverability
8.5
Capacity
9.5
Stability
10.0
Seaworthy
9.0
DIMENSIONS
Length
16' 0"  (487.68cm)
Gunwale Width
36"  (91.44cm)
Maximum Width
37"  (93.98cm)
Waterline Width
33"  (83.82cm)
Stern Depth
25"  (63.5cm)
Center Depth
15"  (38.1cm)
Bow Depth
25"  (63.5cm)
Rocker
2.5"  (6.35cm)
May not be the actual lines of the Prospector 16
Flex-core Color Options - We offer 12 colors of gel-coat finish for the exterior of Flex-core hulls. The interior of the hull shows the fabric's natural color.
Actual colors may vary due to display differences. May not be the Prospector 16. Shown with optional black aluminum trim.
Ultra-light Color Options - Ultra-light hulls have a "skincoat", showing the fabric's color on the interior and exterior. A colored finish is a no-cost option, but adds 5-8 lbs.

T-Formex 0lbs. $2,099 USD

T-Formex canoes are manufactured from multi-laminate sheets, painstakingly designed specifically for each model. All include a closed-cell, rigid foam core providing structure and buoyancy. T-Formex canoes are incredibly tough. This makes them the ideal choice for sportsmen, whitewater paddlers, families and kids, or anybody who wants a very durable canoe. These canoes are much lighter than polyethylene or aluminum canoes and can be built in nearly limitless designs. We offer many models in T-Formex, ranging from cost-conscious touring and sport canoes, to robust whitewater assault canoes.
T-Formex canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Prospector 16.
Standard Options -
T-Formex Colors
Hung
Black Vinyl Gunwales
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Curved Web Seats (Not avail. for sliding seats)
Premium Options -

Tuf-weave® Flex-Core 56 lbs. $2,399 USD

Wenonah's Tuf-weave® material is an interwoven fabric made of 50% polyester and 50% fiberglass that out performs either material alone. The Tuf-weave® layup results in our most durable composite canoes. Tuf-weave® canoes offer improved impact resistance and are a great compromise between light weight, performance, and price.
Tuf-weave® Flex-core canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Prospector 16.
Standard Options -
Silver Aluminum Trim
Curved Web Seats (Not avail. for sliding seats)
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
All Wood Trim (tandem) - $350 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $325 USD

Flex-Core w/Kevlar® 52lbs. $2,599 USD

Flex-core construction creates a more rugged canoe than our Ultra-light core, and is meant for general paddling on all but extreme waters. In our Flex-core constructions a structural-foam core is laminated into the hull, orienting the composite fibers carefully to distribute loads. We add an extra fabric layer to the whole hull. This adds a bit of weight but makes for a stronger, more rigid canoe. Side ribs are not needed because this layup distributes more material throughout the hull. The result is a tough canoe that is still fairly light weight. Using Kevlar® in our Flex-core layup adds a little weight, but saves some money. The extra layers of fabric and gel-coat finish makes these boats slightly more resistant to damage than our Ultra-Light canoes as well.
Kevlar® Flex-core canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Prospector 16.
Standard Options -
Colored Gel-Coat Finish
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Curved Web Seats (Not avail. for sliding seats)
Silver Aluminum Trim
Premium Options -
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $325 USD
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD

Ultra-light w/Kevlar® 40lbs. $2,799 USD

Ultra-light hulls are stiff and incredibly light. They are ideal for speed and distance paddling and for all people or conditions that demand the lightest gear. In our Ultra-light construction a structural-foam core and ribs are laminated into the hull and sides. We also add extra fabric layers to strengthen specific targeted areas. Aluminum plates are strategically laminated into the hull. Seats, footbraces, and all hardware is then riveted into these plates. This gives a very secure connection and eliminates rivet heads on the exterior. Kevlar®, the fiber used for aerospace, body armor and bulletproof vests, is amazingly light and strong. We've used it for more than 30 years to construct extremely light and tough canoes. Wenonah Canoe is the worlds largest maker of canoes using Kevlar®.
Kevlar® Ultra-light canoe shown with Standard Options, may not be the Prospector 16.
Standard Options -
Silver Aluminum Trim
Curved Web Seats (Not avail. for sliding seats)
Ash Yoke Natural Satin
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Premium Options -
Black Aluminum Trim - $100 USD
Wood Gunwales (tandem) Blk. Alum. Trim - $325 USD