Based on the classic Chestnut Canoe Company ‘Prospector’ design, this “workhorse of the North” was designed and built to meet the specific needs of the prospector – good maneuverability through whitewater and wilderness, with capacity to carry substantial loads.
Our 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.”
Our Prospector mould is currently being developed and the first boats will be available for demo in the summer of 2018