Explorer 16

Embark on your canoe-building journey with our take on the classic Prospector design by the esteemed Chesnut Canoe Company. This canoe, known for its versatility, has been re-imagined with you in mind, the first-time or experienced builder.

Comfort and Flexibility: We've designed this canoe with simplicity and ease of assembly as a top priority. The tractor-style seats are not only comfortable but also effortless to fit, remove, and adjust, allowing for up to 12 inches of movement. Plus, for solo adventurers, the front seat can be turned around to suit your needs.

Comfortable Portaging: Say goodbye to the aches and strains of long portages. Our canoe is equipped with a supremely comfortable stitch and glue carrying yoke, ensuring your journeys are as pleasant as they are adventurous.

Dry Storage: Keep your valuables safe and dry with removable 6-inch airtight ports located at each end of the canoe. With approximately 300 lbs. of combined flotation, you can embark on your expeditions with confidence.

Impressive Payload Capacity: The high-volume hull accommodates a substantial payload of about 700 lbs. Its shallow V-bottom and multi-chine design (featuring four chines) guarantee exceptional stability and remarkable maneuverability.

Handmade and Adventure ready: Whether you're planning a day of family fun on the water or setting out on your first multi-day trip, this canoe is your perfect fit. Versatile, dependable, and designed with first-timers in mind, it's the ultimate choice for your initial canoe-building and paddling adventures.

Dimensions: 16’ long 35” beam

Weight: 59 lbs

Capacity: 700+ lbs

Waterline: 178.5"

Rocker: 1.5"

  • CNC cut BS1088 4mm Okoume Marine plywood
  • Temporary bulkheads/forms
  • 2 seat kits
  • Carry Handles
  • Entropy CLR Epoxy Resin
  • Entropy Pump set
  • 6oz Fiberglass
  • 4oz Fiberglass
  • 6oz Fibreglass Tape
  • Graphite Powder
  • Wood Flour
  • Stitching Wire
  • Mixing Cups
  • Tongue depressors
  • Fillet Sticks
  • Acid Brushes
  • Flagship Marine Varnish
  • Squeegees
  • Foam Rollers
  • 3" Roller handle
  • Nitrile gloves
  • 170+ page Instruction Manual

Box 1: 18x15x15

Box 2: 98x12x4

Shipping costs are calculated at checkout.

Kits generally ship within 2-7 days