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Enigma Canoes Prospector 17

Family Canoe Manufactured in the UK

Enigma Canoes 17ft Prospector designed for family canoeing.


Enigma Canoes Prospector 17

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Enigma Canoes Prospector 17

The largest canoe from the Enigma line-up, the Prospector 17 is a true workhorse. Well suited for tandem paddling or with the addition of an extra seat allows families to get out on the water. With a huge carrying capacity (500+kgs), the 17 can carry a huge amount of kit or with extra seats fitted, additional passengers.

Keeping true to the classic Prospector hull shape with a moderate rocker and a forgiving slight V along the keel ,putting it at home on a variety of water types from slow moving rivers, lakes or canals through to low grade white water. Widely considered to be the best all-round canoe shape, the Prospector is a great general purpose canoe for a variety of conditions.

Although the 17 can be paddles solo, those looking for a lighter weight canoe, with less carrying capacity but  increased manoeuvrability then take a look at the Enigma Prospector 16.

All Enigma boats are manufactured locally to us at Manchester Canoes and constructed of high quality materials, including the ash outfitting. Alongside growing families, the Prospector 17 is also favoured by outdoor centres and rental operators. With wood-web or more robust plastic seats, there are several outfitting options. Please contact us to discuss any requirements.

Key Features:

  • Triple Layer Polyethylene Construction
  • Comfortable Wood webbed seats (on standard model)
  • Wooden Carrying Yoke
  • Wooden Thwart
  • Ash Wood Bow and Stern Carry Handles
  • Vinyl Gunwales
  • Manufactured in the UK

Hull Sahpe:

  • Symmectrical Hull
  • Shallow V Keel
  • Moderate Rocker


  • Length: 16'’7”     508cm
  • Width: 37”    94cm
  • Depth at Mid Point: 15”    38cm
  • Weight: 44kg
  • 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


Prospector 17 :

Enigma Canoes prospector 17 canoe in green


Enigma Canoes prospector 17 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

Painter Kit

Enigma 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 17, please call us on 01925 818437