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Enigma Canoes Prospector 16

UK Made General Purpose Canoe

The classic Canadian Canoe Prospector shape, available at the best all-round canoe length of 16ft.

Enigma Canoes Prospector 16

The Enigma Prospector Coffee Break
The Enigma Prospector out in the estuary
The Enigma Prospector out in the estuary at sunset
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Enigma Canoes Prospector 16

At sixteen feet in length, the Enigma Prospector follows the hugely successful Prospector Canadian canoe design, providing a well-rounded general purpose canoe. The Prospector hull has proven very successful over the decades, due to its versatility on a variety of different water types. With forgiving lines and a moderate rocker, the Prospector is at home canoe camping on slow moving rivers as it is taking on low grade white-water or day trips on lakes or canals.

This mid-sized (16ft) version is great for couples tandem paddling or solo canoeists looking for a general-purpose canoe, with a high carrying capacity. The 16ft Enigma Canoes Prospector is favoured by many outdoor centres and hire centres throughout the UK due to its strength, reliability and all-round nature. For those wanting a similar canoe with less carrying capacity but lighter and having a touch more manoeuvrability then please look at our Prospector 15 Page.

Manufactured locally to us here at Manchester Canoes, the Enigma Prospector 16 is truly a UK manufactured and assembled canoe, constructed from high quality materials to provide paddlers with a robust and durable canoe for waterborne adventures throughout the UK.

Key Features

  • 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: 15’ 8”   /   476cm
  • Width: 35”   /   88.9cm
  • Depth at Midpoint 15”  /  38.1cm
  • Weight: 35kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 455kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Enigma Canoes Prospector 16 for your weight


Prospector 16 :

Enigma Canoes Prospector 16 canoe in green


Enigma Canoes Prospector 16 canoe in red



Recommended Accessories

CSG 5 Metre Straps

CSG 5 Metre Straps

For securing canoes to your roof rack. These heavy-duty straps have spring loaded buckles which are less likely to deform items than ratchet straps.

Price £18.95

Canoe Trolley

Riot Large Kayak and Canoe Trolley

Aluminium folding canoe trolley manufactured to a high standard, using the best materials that should provide many years of reliable service.

Price £67.95 (RRP £74.95 - Saving £7.00)

30 Litre Canoe Barrel

30 Litre Canoe Barrel

Strong and durable waterproof barrel to keep your kit dry.

Price £34.95

10mm floating rope

10mm Floating rope

High tensile 10mm polypropylene floating rope. Sold by the metre, please adjust quantity in basket.

Price £1.75

Delivery Of Canadian Canoes

We offer a delivery service for Open Canoes covering many areas of mainland UK using our own fleet of vehicles. Due to shipping restrictions from our couriers, we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for this product range.

Please contact us with your address and we can advise price and availability for delivery to your area.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

We offer a collect from store service for the Enigma Canoes Prospector 16. 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

For further help and information about the Enigma Canoes Prospector 16, please call us on 01925 818437