Scott Canoes Prospector 16 Review
Scott Canoes Prospector 16 was reintroduced to the paddling community by Abitibi & Co in 2015, and we are proud to welcome it back to our shop for the 2017 season! The popular design was retained, while successfully reducing weights up to 10% and implementing a more robust build.
An adaptation of the original model from the Chestnut Canoe Company, Scott Canoes Prospect 16 has a similar semi-rounded bottom with slightly less rocker bow and stern. The classic symmetrical shape totes versatility giving the canoe a good balance of maneuverability and efficiency, while the lengthened entry lines improve speed and stability. Combine the added length with the wide 36″ beam, and you’ve got a more user-friendly and better tracking boat than the smaller Prospector 15; however, the larger Prospector 17 is still more efficient with a higher load capacity.
Scott Canoes Prospector 16 is by far the most versatile canoe in Scott’s Prospector family making it perfect for day trips and longer adventures. Great for flat-water lakes but still playful enough to handle slow, moving water or adverse conditions with ease, this canoe does it all!
The capacity Scott Canoes Prospector 16 offers plenty of room for camping gear and the family, while the user-friendliness makes it a winner with new paddlers. What’s more, the traditional design creates a familiar feel that experienced users will love.
“Looking for a tough, multi-purpose, quality Canadian made canoe that does everything well EXCEPT empty your wallet.., we think you just found it”
- Black Vinyl Gunwales
- Webbed, Ash Seats
- Ash Deep Dish Portage Yoke (Frontenac Outfitters upgrade – a $60 value)
- Kevlar Skid Plates Bow & Stern
- Stainless Steel Hardware
- Solid Gel Finish Exterior & Interior
- Reflective Black Lettering & Reflective Maple Leaf on Each Side of The Bow
- Proudly made in Canada
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