H2O Canoe Company - Prospector 15/4

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Weight 30 lbs - 50 lbs
Length 15'4"
Width 35"
Depth 14"
Bow Height 21"
Stern Height 21"
Rocker Bow 2.5"
Rocker Stern 2.5"
Optimal Paddler Weight (Low) 185 lbs
Optimal Paddler Weight (High) 350 lbs
Max Capacity 500 lbs
Canoe Shape Symmetrical
Hull Bottom Semi-Arched
Hull Sides Semi Tumble-Homed
Bow Shape Re-Curved
Keel NA

H2O Canoe Company Prospector 15/4 Canoe 


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The H2O Canoe Company Prospector 15/4 is simply a scaled down version of the Chestnut Prospector 16 - it's the shorter boat in Prospector family that also includes best-selling Prospector 16/4 and more stable Prospector 17/6.

The H2O Prospector 15/4 features a semi-arched hull, moderate rocker, and symmetrical design to create a nimble, responsive craft for most water conditions. The shorter length sacrifices a degree of initial stability in order to heighten all-round maneuverability.

Intermediate and advanced paddlers will love the performance and ability to perform quick, controlled turns by heeling the canoe over - beginners will be challenged to develop their skills and are encouraged to test paddle prior to purchasing. 

Sharp entry lines combined with semi tumble-homed sides help the Prospector 15/4 slice through the water efficiently while shedding it away from the paddler. The moderate rocker helps lift the canoe over large waves rather than plow through them.

The shorter length and exceptional responsiveness make the Prospector a great choice for tandem paddling and solo adventures, albeit requires skill to paddle effectively on your own. 

"The H2O Canoe Company Prospector 15/4 is perfect for intermediate and advanced canoeists seeking a responsive, lightweight canoe for day trips, weekend getaways or solo pursuits."


Great White North

H2O’s Great White North layups are built for the everyday paddler being both rugged and dependable for tripping or recreational paddling. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

  • Innegra Tuff - 52 lbs / 24.9 kg - $3295.00
  • Expedition Kevlar - 47 lbs / 23.1 kg - $3495.00

Helium Layups

H2O’s Helium layups are aesthetically striking and lightweight making them perfect for tripping, back-country camping, and portaging. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

  • Carbon/Kevlar - 45 lbs / 20.4 kg - 


Brute Force Epoxy Layups

H2O’s Brute Force Epoxy lamination is built for the unforgiving paddler who demands a robust and resilient canoe. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

  • Innegra/Basalt - 43 lbs / 21.3 kg - $3695.00
  • Kevlar - 40 lbs / 20.4 kg - $3895.00
  • Carbon/Kevlar - 40 lbs / 19.5 kg - $3995.00
  • Carbon/Innegra - 39 lbs -  $3995.00

Pro-Lite Layups

H2O’s Epoxy Pro Series are the industry’s leading layups for ultralight tripping and easily considered the lightest, toughest canoes on the planet. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

  • Innegra/Basalt - 36 lbs / 18.1 kg - $4195.00
  • Kevlar - 34 lbs - $4395.00
  • Carbon/Kevlar - 34 lbs - $4495.00
  • Carbon - 33 lbs / 17.2 kg - $4595.00
  • Carbon/Innegra - 33 lbs / 16.3 kg - $4495.00

Note 1: H2O Canoe Company continues to advance their layup options to offer paddlers greater choice of reduced weights, improved strength, better abrasion resistance, and higher impact durability! For a full snapshot at all these exciting and innovative layups, Click Here!

Integral Composite Gunwale (ICG)

Black anodized aluminum outer gunwale combined with a Carbon/Kevlar composite inner gunwale that is integrated into the mold during construction. The result is an exceptional system, which is 50% stronger50% more rigid and 50% lighter than traditional aluminum gunwales!

Wood Gunnel Options

  • Ash: $650.00 / Cherry: $700.00

Hand rubbed oil white ash or black cherry gunnels fastened with stainless steel screws replaces black anodized aluminum gunnels, canoes interior remains the same.

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