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H2O - Prospector 16'4" - GWN


H2O Canoe Company Prospector 16'4" Canoe Review

The original New Brunswick's Chestnut Canoe Co. created Prospector 16 in 1910. A century later the Prospector 16/4's design is still widely considered the most versatile tripping canoe ever - H2O Canoe Company Prospector 16/4 resemble its namesake replicating the original design's magic.

The H2O Prospector 16/4 is mid-sized boat in the family that also includes the shorter Prospector 15/4 and larger Prospector 17/6. Maneuverable yet predictable under all loads and conditions, paddled solo or tandem, H2O's Prospector series of canoes are true Canadian classics.

It combines a symmetrical shape with a semi-arched, keel-less hull and moderate rocker to create an exceptionally responsive canoe. Sharp entry lines help slice through large waves, while semi tumble-homed sides help shed water away from the paddler.

"Looking for a do-everything-well canoe - day, week, kids, dog, solo, tandem, flat-water, or whitewater? The the H2O Canoe Company Prospector 16'4" covers all the bases!"

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. 

  • Innegra Tuff - 53 lbs / 24 kg - 
  • Expedition Kevlar - 49 lbs / 22.2 kg - 

Note : 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! 

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% stronger, 50% more rigid and 50% lighter than traditional aluminum gunwales!

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