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Mad River Explorer 15 Canoe


Mad River Explorer 15 RX

The Explorer 15 RX is a great canoe with a balance of manoeuvrability and straight line speed constructed from lightweight Royalex material.

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Mad River Explorer 15 RX


The Mad River Explorer 15RX is a lightweight canoe shaped with a keel line that keeps a good balance between manoeuvrability and straight line speed. The Explorer 15RX is a good choice for canoeist looking for a canoe to take on lakes, canals, lochs and white water.


The Explorer 15RX is made from Royalex - a multi laminate material which allows for the construction of a very lightweight, ridged, durable and buoyant canoe.


The Explorer features wood/webbed seats, polyethylene decks with carry handles, yoke for solo portaging and the choice between black vinyl gunwales and wood trim gunwales.  


  • Wood/webbed seats.
  • Polyethylene decks with grab handles.
  • Black vinyl gunwales.
  • Ash carrying yoke and thwart.


  • Length 4.49m.
  • Width 0.91m.
  • Capacity 386kg.
  • Weight 28.2kg.





Mad River Explorer 15 RX is made from Royalex. Royalex is a multi-laminate material made up of ABS, ABS foam and crosslinked vinyl. It is lightweight, has excellent strength, high impact resistance, high abrasion resistance and has high structural memory. The advantages of using Royalex is that that it can be used to vary the density of the laminate in certain areas of the hull to either save weight or to strengthen areas. Royalex's unique molecular configuration means it can be returned to its normal shape with minimal hull distortion after it has taken an impact.


Royalex canoes are our lightest range of canoes.


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Accessories that you may need

Carlise Scout Paddle


carlise scout paddle

Price £42.30 (RRP £47.00 - Saving £4.70)

Beavertail Paddle


beavertail paddle

Price £50.00 (RRP £55.00 - Saving £5.00)

30 Litre Dry Bag


30 litre dry bag

Price £26.96 (RRP £29.95 - Saving £2.99)

60 Litre Barrel


60 litre barrel

Price £36.95


We offer a delivery service for the Mad River Explorer 15 RX throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

Canoes and kayaks are normally delivered within 3-5 working days, clothing and equipment are sent via a courier using an overnight delivery service. The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Mad River Explorer 15 RX online from our website and collect from our shop at Lee Mill, Plymouth, Devon or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road Nr Newquay
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Southampton
  • Bantry Bay Canoes - Bandon, Ireland*

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

* A surcharge of £60 - 80 dependant on size of the product applies for collection from Bantry Bay Canoes.

If you need any further help or advice about the Mad River Explorer 15 RX please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop


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