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Prospector 16′


Canoes are usually made to order.  They are marked as being in stock to facilitate the transaction, which starts the order process.   The current build time is 4 weeks. That said, occasionally there are in-stock canoes available.  Click HERE to view current inventory.



The Chestnut Prospector has probably been described more often in text than any other canoe, it’s just that popular. Our version of this venerable craft is faithful to the original. Since 1984, we’ve gone out of our way to continue the tradition so future generations of paddlers can enjoy this icon of Canadian history.

The Workhorse of the Canadian north, the Prospector 16′ feels most at home loaded with gear on a remote wilderness lake or river. While it is best suited for river tripping, it remains versatile enough to be a good all round canoe. With experience, the self-righting aspects of the shallow arch hull will become apparent and confidence levels will soar. What’s more, it provides a very dry ride in big waves and whitewater. It is simply the best all round wilderness tripping canoe available.

Made in Canada.

Available Materials

Material Weight Price
Fiberglass 66lb / 29.9kg $2,569.00
TuffStuff 56lb / 25.4kg $4209.00
Aramid Lite 45lb / 20.4kg $4,679.00
TuffStuff Expedition 62lb / 28.1kg $4,679.00
BlueSteel 48lb / 21.8kg $5,359.00

Tax and shipping not included.
Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.
Please note: New canoe orders average 6 weeks to build and deliver, but can take up to 10 weeks when things are busy.



Length 16ft / 488cm
Width 36in / 91.4cm
Center Depth 15in / 38.1cm
End Depth 23in / 58.4cm
Capacity 1000lb / 454kg



Symmetrical Hull
Shallow Arch
Moderate Rocker (2.5″)
Available with or without shoe keel

Additional information


Fiberglass, TuffStuff, Aramid Lite, TuffStuff Expedition, Blue Steel


Red, Sunray, Sand, Desert White, Ox Blood, Olive, Green, Blue, Moonlight Blue, Blue Steel, Natural, TuffStuff Clear, Orange, Light Grey, Dark Grey


Standard, Ash Gunnels

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