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Enigma Canoes Prospector 17

Large & Spacious Canadian Canoe

This is the high capacity model in the classic Prospector series. It is a great all-rounder and ideal for families or those wanting to pack planty of kit for multi-day trips and even take a pet along. The Prospector 17 is a versatile canoe designed for efficient flatwater paddling in lakes or estuaries and running moderate rivers.


Enigma Canoes Prospector 17 Canadian Canoe

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Enigma Canoes Prospector 17

The Prospector 17 hull design is Enigma's most recent evolution of the well established Prospector concept which has a very long heritage stretching way back to those Canadian gold rush days. The 525 kg load carrying capacity is excellent and enables it to take mum, dad and a couple of children along with the kit needed for an over-night camping trip. This is an ideal choice for anyone wanting a versatile canoe with great forward tracking while still being easy to steer into tight places. The Prospector 17 will comfortably tackle gentle to moderate moving water on winding rivers and has sufficient forwards speed to be efficient on open waters when crossing or exploring lakes and estuaries. Such versatility makes this model a great choice for paddling partners wanting to embark on adventures exploring interlinked waterways that may cover various paddling environments.

The moderate rocker on the hull rides through choppier waters very well and allows the canoe to be turned easily when put on edge. The generous width in the centre section helps with this manouevrability and provides great stability which means that even the first time paddler will feel secure and confident when taking their first paddle strokes into the world of canoeing. The Prospector 17 is also a great option for outdoor activity centres wanting a versatile craft for session use by paddlers of a wide range of abilities.

Outfitted with two traditional oiled Wood-Web seats, a kneeling thwart and carrying yoke with plenty of space to add additional seats should they be required. Constructed with a robust triple layer hull and tough vinyl gunwales and deck ends, you can be assured that your Enigma Canoe will serve you well for many years of happy paddling!


  • Triple Layer Polyethylene Construction
  • Flatter/Slightly Rounded Hull Shape with Slight Rocker
  • Vinyl Gunwales
  • Comfortable Wood/Web seats
  • Wood Carrying Yoke
  • Wood Thwart
  • Wood Bow and Stern Carry Handles


  • Length: 508cm / 16ft 7in
  • Width: 94cm / 37in
  • Weight: 44 Kgs
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 525kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Enigma Canoes Prospector 17 for your weight


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Collection Only

Courier delivery is not available for some products such as Open Canoes, Hobie Kayaks and Composite Sea Kayaks. Please contact us with your address details and we will provide delivery options using our own vehicles (if available). We can offer collection of these products from any of our nationwide store - see below for more info.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Enigma Canoes Prospector 17. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Give us a call on 01726 862798 if you have any questions about the Enigma Canoes Prospector 17