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Trailhead Canoes Prospector 16

Starts at: C$3,699.00
Trailhead Canoes Trailhead Canoes Prospector 16

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The Prospector 16 is a Canadian Icon and may the most versatile canoe design of all times.

Max Capacity
1000 lbs

The Trailhead Prospector 16 is the quintessential Canadian Prospector canoe and has been a favourite for over 25 years. This versatile canoe shape is one of the best wilderness trippers on the market. While it's designed primarily for tandem tripping, this canoe paddles very well solo in the hands of a skilled paddler and works great as a cottage canoe.

The Trailhead Prospector 16 Canoe is well suited to both lakes and rivers. The symmetrical shallow arch hull and moderate rocker provide a stable canoe that tracks well while being very manoeuvrable. It's deep hull makes it a dry ride that paddles well when loaded.

The Trailhead Prospector 16 is available in four material options:

  • Basalt Innegra
    • Basalt innegra is a composite of basalt fiber and polypropylene fiber that offers high impact resistance and durability at an affordable price. It is ideal for beginners or recreational paddlers who want a tough canoe that can withstand rough use.
  • Kevlar Lite
    • Our Kevlar Lite laminate is a modern take on one of the most popular composite canoe materials on the market. These boats feature a Kevlar outer layer, foam ribs and a floor insert for extra strength, and a beautiful naturally coloured Basalt Innegra Comingle cloth interior.
  • Carbon
    • The carbon lay-up is the lightest weight laminate construction in any of our infusion moulded canoes. This layup features a traditional black carbon fiber cloth on the exterior with a basalt innegra twill layer on the interior. Foam ribs and a floor insert provide extra strength in key structural areas.
  • Carbon Kevlar
    • Our Carbon Kevlar lay-up blends amazing aesthetics with modern composite technology. Dyed Kevlar (Red or Teal) is woven together with black carbon fiber, combining the robustness of Kevlar with the light weight of carbon fiber. The interior of our Carbon Kevlar canoes feature a tasteful earth-tone Basalt Innegra Commingle.
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Trailhead Canoes Prospector 16 Basalt Innegra, Vinyl Trim, Bordeaux Red, Color Matched Skid Plates
~ 54 lbs
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Basalt Innegra layups include ash seats, deep dish yoke, thwart and handles.
All other layups include cherry seats, deep dish yoke, thwart and handles.