Swift Canoes Prospector 16 In Lightweight Kevlar Fusion With Carbon Kevlar Trim - Lightweight Family Open Canoes

Swift Canoes Prospector 16 - Ruby/Champagne

Swift Canoes Prospector 16 - Kevlar Fusion

Ultra Lightweight Laminate Open Canoes

One of the biggest selling ultra lightweight canoes, the Prospector 16 in kevlar fusion with carbon kevlar trim, ideal for tandem, family & solo paddling on a range of waters.

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Swift Canoes Prospector 16

The Swift Canoes Prospector 16 is one of the most popular shapes and sizes of open canoes on the market. Swifts version of the Prospector 16 is slightly different to everyone else with some fine refinements they feel make their Prospector 16 even better. Combining elements from a Chestnut Cruiser and a Chestnut Pal but lifting and cleaning the lines of these canoes and like the smaller Prospector 15 they brought the widest point of the side up higher allowing them to tuck the tumble home in closer to the gunwale, this gives the feeling of being closer to the water making paddlers able to get a smoother paddle stroke with less of a feeling of leaning to get to the water. Rounding the bottom of the freeboard near the chine area with a consistent rounding towards the ends to give a feeling of control in the wind and waves as it allows them to roll under the hull more freely. To give the best entry and exit the hollows as the side flare from these points have been filled and this makes for a really efficient controllable and stable on the water feel.

Prospector 16 Combi: This version of the Prospector 16 still has all the hull features from above but with a slightly different outfitting option. Swift add a mid seat, this gives the ability to paddle with a small family in a canoe with plenty of space allowing a child to sit in the middle. It also allows for a better solo paddling position from the mid seat offering a better trim / weight distribution. While the Prospector 16 does have a symmetrical hull allowing it to be paddled in either direction, and some solo paddlers choose to paddle from the bow seat facing the stern to re-trim the canoe, Swifts mid seat makes things much easier and is much easier with the family in the canoe.

The Prospector 16 range is constructed of Swift Canoes Kevlar Fusion laminate which offers the best strength to weight ratio and makes these canoes ultra lightweight. A urethane resin system which has been designed for top durability as well as longevity, with a thin exterior gel coat layer makes up the basis of Kevlar Fusion. An exterior layer of polyester with S-Glass and kevlar cloth layering sandwiching the foam core ribbed system finishes off the Kevlar Fusions laminate. This laminate fused with high impact, flexible urethane acrylate resin system, which is then injected during a high pressure infusion process produces the optimal dispersion and laminate consistency.

All UK spec'd Swift Canoes come with a Carbon Kevlar trim as standard. This not only looks fantastic coupled with the superbly comfortable Cherry wood contoured seats, yoke and carry handles but is also a key factor in keeping these canoes ultra lightweight. Swift bond the trim and hull by using their unique process to infuse the hull and gunwales as one part, which makes for a super lightweight, strong & maintenance free canoe.

On-Water Video Overview of the Swift Canoes Prospector range.


  • Lightweight Kevlar Fusion Laminate Construction
  • Cherry Wood Contour Yoke
  • Cherry Wood Contour Bow/Stern Seat
  • Built-in Bow & Stern Buoyancy Tanks
  • Carbon Kevlar Trim
  • Cherry Wood Carry Handles
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom


  • Length: 16ft
  • Max Width: 35in
  • Bow/Stern Height: 21in
  • Centre Depth: 13.5in
  • Bow/Stern Rocker: 2in
  • Pro 16 - Kevlar Fusion w/ Carbon Kevlar Trim: 17.2kgs
  • Pro 16 Combi- Kevlar Fusion w/ Carbon Kevlar Trim: 17.6kgs
  • Pro 16 - Carbon Fusion w/ Carbon Kevlar Trim: 16.3kgs
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 158 - 272kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Swift Canoes Prospector 16 for your weight


Swift Canoes Ultra Lightweight Kevlar Fusion Emerald


Swift Canoes Lightweight Kevlar Fusion Open Canoes Ruby


Swift Canoes Ultra Lightweight Kevlar Fusion Carbon Innegra Textreme

Carbon Innegra Textreme

Delivery Of TuffStuff Canoes

We offer a delivery service for TuffStuff/Composite Canoes covering many areas of mainland UK using our own vans. (Due to their size and increased risk of damage during transit, we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for this product range)

If you require delivery, please contact us with your address and we can advise whether a delivery service is available in your area.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

We offer a collect from store service for the Swift Canoes Prospector 16. 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 Swift Canoes Prospector 16 please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop