Enigma Canoes Prospector 17

Color: Green
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The Enigma Canoes Prospector 17 is one of the largest canoes in the Enigma Canoes range. The Prospector 17 is a classic workhorse, offering a great combination of forward speed, manoeuvrability and the greatest carrying capacity from the Enigma range, the Prospector 17 is based on a true classic Canadian open canoe design, manufactured, and assembled here in the UK.

Keeping to that of the classic Prospector hull shape (which is widely regarded the best all-round canoe shape), with moderate rocker and soft forgiving lines, the Prospector 17 is a comfortable boat to paddle in a wide range of water types. With a carrying capacity in excess of 500kg, the Prospector 17 can handle a huge amount of kit making it the perfect boat for tandem paddling on longer expedition style paddles or multi-day trips. Additionally with extra seats fitted this two seater boat has ample room to cope with additional passengers too.

The versatility makes this model an outstanding boat to cover a wide breadth of interlinked waterways where environments may change. The rounded hull enables for tighter turning when put on edge, this assists the Prospector to excel in more adventurous conditions and high sides and good rocker help to make for a drier ride when breaking through waves or navigating rapids. A symmetrical hull shape aids solo paddling, however it is worth noting that a canoe of this size does come with some weight and those looking for a lighter boat for regular solo use may wish to look at the Enigma Prospector 16.

With a wide beam (the widest point of the canoe) located at the balance point the Prospector 17 is a stable boat and will help to build confidence in first time paddlers, it is an incredibly popular boat for families and outdoor centres alike. Outfitted, as standard, with oiled ash wood work including; two traditional wood-webbed seats, a central carry yoke, strengthening thwart and carry handles, the Prospector 17 has everything required to get out on the water with incredible comfort. 

The Prospector 17 is constructed of highly durable materials including triple layer polyethylene, whereby two layers of plastic surround a foam core matting to improve buoyancy and increased stiffness to the hull, and tough vinyl gunwales and end decks. This Enigma Canoe will be a loyal servant for many years of happy paddling.


  • Triple Layer Polyethylene Construction
  • Comfortable Wood webbed seats (on standard model)
  • Wooden Carrying Yoke
  • Wooden Thwart
  • Ash Wood Bow and Stern Carry Handles
  • Vinyl Gunwales
  • Manufactured in the UK


  • Length: 16'’7” / 508cm
  • Width: 37” / 94cm
  • Depth at Mid Point: 15” / 38cm
  • Weight: 44kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 525kg

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