Heritage Series

Refined traditional designs for modern family tripping and touring

Heritage Series - Prospector


Prospector

Prospector 16-4

The original New Brunswick's Chestnut Canoe Co. created Prospector 16 in 1910. A century later the Prospector design is still widely considered "the most versatile tripping canoe ever". Today, the ‘Prospector name' still sells boats... though few Co.'s versions resemble its namesake. Our objective in creating the Heritage Series Prospector 17-6 is to replicate the original canoe design's magic with extra capacity.

The Prospector's traditional symmetrical shape combines with a semi-round hull and moderate rocker for stable, but sensitive pivots or leans when carving turns. Sharp entry lines enhance but flare out quickly to increase buoyancy to float over large waves, rather than crash through them. Responsive yet predictable under all loads and conditions, Prospector 16-4 is a Canadian Classic.

Prospector 17-6

Prospector 17-6 is an enlarged design generated from our Prospector 16-4 shape. Prospector 17-6 is sized to perform comfortable multiple weeks lake tripping.

The Prospector's traditional symmetrical shape combines with a semi-round hull and moderate rocker for stable, but sensitive pivots or leans when carving turns. Sharp entry lines enhance but flare out quickly to increase buoyancy to float over large waves, rather than crash through them. Responsive yet predictable under all loads and conditions, Prospector 17-6 is a new Canadian Classic.

Prospector 15-4

H2O Canoe Company Prospector 15/4 is simply a scaled down version of the Prospector 16-4. A semi-round hull, moderate rocker and a traditional symmetrical shape combine to create a nimble, responsive craft for most water conditions. The 15/4's shorter length purposely sacrifices a slight degree of initial stability to heighten an all-round manoeuvrability, to controlled paddler leans and turns. Sharp entry lines flare out quickly to increase buoyancy, and when combined with moderate rocker to better float over large waves, rather than go through them. Tumblehome sides improve secondary stability and enhance both solo and tandem paddling.



Heritage Series Specifications

 

Length

Width Yoke

Bow Rocker

Stern Rocker

Prospector 17-6 17' 6" 35.5" 2.5" 2.5"
Prospector 16-4 16' 4" 35" 2.5" 2.5"
Prospector 15-4 15' 4" 35" 2.5" 2.5"
Bob Special 15' 36" 1" 1"
Pathfinder 16' 36" 1" 1"
Canadian 16' 6" 35" 1" 1"
Adventurer 16' 36" 1.5" 1.5"
Peterborough 16' 2" 31" 1" 1"