Enigma Canoes Prospector 17 Canoe

Enigma Canoes Prospector 17

Enigma Canoes Prospector 17

Versatile Canadian Canoe

A large capacity canoe with a classic hull design. One of the best all-round canoes for both gentle to moderate moving water and general flatwwater paddling. A great option for those wanting a versatile craft to tackle various paddling environments, yet with the capacity to take several people or plenty of kit.

  • Full Details
  • Features / Spec
  • Colours
  • Popular Accessories
  • Delivery

Enigma Canoes Prospector 17

A true classic in the canoe world - the Prospector hull design offers a fantastic combination of forwards speed, maneoverability and excellent load capacity. The Prospector 17 from Enigma Canoes is a great choice for paddlers wanting a versatile craft that will comfortably tackle gentle to moderate moving water on rivers, yet has adequate straight line tracking and forwards speed to be efficient on open waters when crossing or exploring lakes and estuaries. Such versatility makes this model a great choice for paddling partners wanting to embark on adventures exploring interlinked waterways that may cover various paddling environments. It also makes a great canoe for families where two adults and several children may want to head out on day trips and weekend camping adventures.

The moderate rocker on the hull handles choppier waters well, yet allows the hull to be turned more easily when put on edge. The wide hull will allow even the first time paddler to feel stable and secure when taking their first paddle strokes into the world of canoeing. The Prospector 17 is a great option for outdoor activity centres wanting a versatile craft for session use by paddlers of a wide range of abilities.

Outfitted with two traditional oiled Wood-Web seats, thwart and yoke with plenty of space to add additional seats should they be required. Constructed with a robust triple layer hull and tough vinyl gunwales and deck ends, you can be assured that your Enigma Canoe will serve you well for many years of happy paddling!


  • Triple Layer Polyethylene Construction
  • Flatter/Slightly Rounded Hull Shape with Moderate Rocker
  • Vinyl Gunwales
  • Comfortable Wood/Web seats
  • Wood Carrying Yoke
  • Wood Thwart
  • Wood Bow and Stern Carry Handles


  • Length: 508cm / 16ft 7in
  • Width: 94cm / 37in
  • Weight: 44 Kgs
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 525 Kgs Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Enigma Canoes Prospector 17 for your weight


Enigma Canoes Prospector 17 in Green


Accessories that you may need

Canoe Trolley
Canoe Trolley

Canoe trolley designed for transporting canadian canoes and wide touring kayaks to and from the waters edge.

Price £69.95

Enigma Note Wooden Canoe Paddle
Enigma Note Wooden Canoe Paddle

Classic wooden canoe paddle design, quality pine and mahogany covered with clear lacquer providing resistance to the water environment.

Price £39.95

60 Litre Barrel
60 Litre Barrel

Multi-use watertight barrels keep your kit dry and can act as a table or seat.

Price £38.95


We offer a delivery service for the Enigma Canoes Prospector 17 covering many areas of mainland UK using our own fleet of vehicles. (Due to their size we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for the Enigma Canoes Prospector 17.)

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 17. 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

If you need any further help or advice about the Enigma Canoes Prospector 17 please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop