Scott Canoe - Prospector 17

Out of stock
Starting at $1899 - view below for layup choices that include weights and prices.
Given the customization available, please send an email to [email protected] or call 613-376-6220 to place an order or to inquire about in-stock models.
Weight 62 lbs (Kevlar) / 69 lbs (fiberglass)
Length 16'10"
Width 36"
Depth 14"
Bow Height 21"
Stern Height 19"
Rocker Bow 1"
Rocker Stern 1"
Optimal Paddler Weight (Low) 250 lbs
Optimal Paddler Weight (High) 500 lbs
Max Capacity 700 lbs
Canoe Shape symmetrical
Hull Bottom shallow arched
Hull Sides Semi Tumble-Homed
Bow Shape Recurved
Keel NA

Frontenac Outfitters

Scott Canoe Prospector 17 Canoe Review

The Scott Canoe Prospector 17 was reintroduced to the paddling community by Abitibi & Co in 2015, and we are proud to welcome it back to our shop! The popular design was retained, while a more robust build was implemented.

The Prospect 17 has a semi-rounded bottom with slight rocker bow and stern. The accentuated waterline creates easy tracking and efficiency, while the additional length improves 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 mid-size Prospector 16 would still be considered the more versatile choice due to its balance of efficiency and maneuverability.

Scott's Prospector 17 is the pack horse in the family making it perfect for weekend adventures and extended trips. Great for flat-water lakes but its more efficient design allows it to handle bigger waters and adverse conditions with ease.

The capacity of the Prospector 17 offers plenty of room for camping gear and the family, while the user-friendliness makes it a winner with new paddlers. What’s more, experienced paddlers will love its ability in big water.

"Take the kids, bring the dog, pack up the kitchen sink, the Scott Canoe Prospector 17 provides the room required for growing families and longer adventures!"



Scott's fiberglass construction utilizes a tried-and-tested vacuum bagging process with dense cloth to offer an extremely durable, long-lasting canoe - though it is a tad heavier than the Kevlar option, the fiberglass layup is by far the strongest.

  • Fiberglass - 69 lbs / 31.3 kg - $1899.00

Standard Kevlar

To cut the weight while maintaining impact resistance, Scott's Kevlar layup utilizes the economical vacuum bagging construction method and combines it with an advanced fabric to improve the strength-to-weight ratio. 

  • Standard Kevlar - 62 lbs / 28.1 kg - $2649.00

Standard Features

  • Black Vinyl Gunwales
  • Webbed, Ash Seats
  • Ash Deep Dish Portage Yoke
  • Kevlar Skid Plates Bow & Stern
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Solid Gel-Coat Finish
  • Reflective Black Lettering & Reflective Maple Leaf on Each Side of The Bow
  • Proudly made in Canada

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