16' 0" Prospector

Prospector 16—the standard for others to match

The Chestnut Canoe Company built this “workhorse of the North” to meet the specific needs of the prospector — good maneuverability through whitewater and wilderness, with capacity to carry substantial loads. The 16′ Prospector features a flattened, shallow arch hull with its fullness carried into the bow and stern, good depth amidships to maintain freeboard and deepened ends to keep paddlers and gear dry. The rockered keel-line makes it very maneuverable in whitewater. This was the favoured canoe of the late Bill Mason, Canada’s premier paddler... “it is amazing that such a large-volume tripping canoe can also be so beautiful to paddle solo in the leaned position — canoe ballet, as I call it. It is the ideal all-round canoe.”

Design Specs

Designer: 
Ted Moores
Year of Design: 
1993
LOA: 
16'
Beam: 
33.25"
Draft: 
4"
Displacement: 
420 lbs
Materials: 
Wood
Fiberglass
Skill Level to Build: 
novice
Cost: 
85.00
Contact Information: 

Bear Mountain Boat Shop
P.O. Box 133
Westport, ON K0G 1X0
Canada