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Enigma Canoes Prospector 16

General Purpose Canoe



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 very successful Prospector open boat shape, providing a well rounded general purpose canoe. The Prospector hull has proven very successful over the years, 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 version is great for heavier/larger paddlers, tandem paddling or canoeists looking for faster canoe, with a high carrying capacity. For those wanting a similar canoe with less carrying capacity but lighter and having more manoeuvrability then please look at our Prospector 15 Page.


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


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 £14.95

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 £69.95

30 Litre Canoe Barrel

30 Litre Canoe Barrel

Strong and durable waterproof barrel to keep your kit dry.

Price £32.95

CSG Canoe & Kayak Painter Kit

CSG Canoe & Kayak Painter Kit

A painter kit can be used to secure your canoe or kayak to the bank, to  secure the bow/stern when loaded on a vehicle and to pull you the riverbank/shore.

  • 2x 6m lenghts of floating rope.
  • 2x lengths of elasticated cord.

Price £17.99

Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks or Canoes that exceed 4.5m (450cm) is temporarily unavailable - Due to length restrictions with our shipping agents.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide:

We also offer a collect from store service. 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