Canoes: Chestnut Prospector 16 by Bear Mountain - Image 2093
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Bear Mountain Chestnut Prospector 16

Suggested Retail
$2375 CAD
Canoes: Chestnut Prospector 16 by Bear Mountain - Image 2093

Chestnut Prospector 16

Bear Mountain
< Canoes

Bear Mountain

Chestnut Prospector 16
Suggested Retail
$2375 CAD
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My partner Joan Barrett and I have over 40 years’ experience building wooden boats that combine classic lines with the most advanced marine technologies. Our workshop produces C4 and C15 sprint racing canoes, prototypes for production designs, elegant one-off custom boats, as well as repairs and restorations of historically significant craft. The lessons we learn in the workshop are passed on to first time builders in the form of how-to books, classes, hard-to-find building materials, and kits. We measure our success in the thousands of Bear Mountain canoes and kayaks that emerge from home workshops around the world.

Overview

Build your own canoe with high-quality kits and plans from Bear Mountain Boats. The Chestnut Canoe Company designed this "workhorse of the North" to meet the specific needs of the prospector - good maneuverability through whitewater and wilderness, with capacity to carry substantial loads.
The 16' Prospector features a flattened, shallow arch hull with its fullness carried into the bow and stern, good depth amidships to maintain freeboard, and deepened ends to keep paddlers and gear dry. The rockered keel-line makes it very maneuverable in whitewater. This was the favoured canoe of the late Bill Mason, Canada's premier paddler: "It is amazing that such a large-volume tripping canoe can also be so beautiful to paddle solo in the leaned position - canoe ballet, as I call it. It is the ideal all-round canoe."
MSRP
$2375 CAD

Highlights

  • Known as "the workhorse of the North"
  • Rockered keel-line makes it very maneuverable in whitewater
  • The favoured canoe of the late Bill Mason, Canada's premier paddler

My partner Joan Barrett and I have over 40 years’ experience building wooden boats that combine classic lines with the most advanced marine technologies. Our workshop produces C4 and C15 sprint racing canoes, prototypes for production designs, elegant one-off custom boats, as well as repairs and restorations of historically significant craft. The lessons we learn in the workshop are passed on to first time builders in the form of how-to books, classes, hard-to-find building materials, and kits. We measure our success in the thousands of Bear Mountain canoes and kayaks that emerge from home workshops around the world.

Features & Specifications

Overview
  • Model Year: 2017
  • Category: Canoes
  • Paddlesport: Canoeing
  • Number of Paddlers: Tandem
  • Structure: Kits & Plans
  • Propulsion: Paddle
  • Best Used For: Recreation, Expedition, Lakewater Canoeing, Canoe Tripping
Specifications
  • Length: 16' " / cm
  • Weight: 45 lb / 20.4 kg
  • Depth at Bow: 19.3" / 49 cm
  • Depth at Center: 13.3" / 33.8 cm
  • Depth at Stern: 19.3" / 49 cm
  • Width at Waterline: 33.3" / 84.6 cm
  • Width at Gunwales: 34.4" / 87.4 cm
  • Maximum Width: 35" / 88.9 cm
Features
  • Primary Material: Wood Composite
Outfitting
  • Gunwale Standard Trim: Ash
  • Gunwale Trim Options: Ash, Cherry, Other Wood

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