Discovery Sport 15

15' 3"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Discovery Sport 15 Description

With a square stern, the Discovery 15 can be paddled traditionally or motored with up to a 4 HP motor. Extremely versatile, the Discovery 15 is great for any outdoor enthusiast. Designed with full-length stabilizing chines and a generous beam, the Discovery 15 provides a dry and confident ride. Whether rowed, paddled or motored, you’ll enjoy the Discovery 15.

Discovery Sport 15 Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Tandem, 3+
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Three nylon web seats
  • Vinyl gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Extremely durable three layer polyethylene
  • Oar socket and lock kit included (not installed)
  • Square stern accommodates up to 4 H.P. motor

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Discovery Sport 15 Reviews

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A great compromise boat. I…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/14/2019

A great compromise boat. I have a shed full of boats and this is the proverbial Jack of all trades... Master Of none.... Its my go to boat for slow moving smallmouth rivers were i have two kids, or go solo and want to stand to fly fish with the dog for company... No issues duck hunting with the dog and shooting either. In those cases, i stay in the middle seat and work it with oars... not paddles. Paddling this boat is like paddling a washing machine. But what you get in return is the superior stability. The biggest negative is the 110 pounds, and I am a strong guy... When i want a nice easy smooth paddle... i grab the Penobscot 16' or one of the kayaks...


The old town canoe Discovery…

Submitted by: ddot on 8/11/2016
The old town canoe Discovery 15 is a very sturdy and stable canoe. The rubber enhancements are at the right spots for taking expected dings during paddling and putting in/out of the water. My rating of 9 rather than 10 is due to the weight, difficult for one person to move on land without a roller system.

My husband and I purchased…

Submitted by: paddler236845 on 6/6/2016
My husband and I purchased the Old Towne Canoe at Dicks in Louisville, KY. We love to float the river and fish. It is so peaceful and relaxing. This canoe is one of the smoothest canoes we have owned. It flows through the water and the material is very durable. We float directly onto the shore in the gravel and never have any trouble. The dry box is good for storage and it has plenty of room for two people. I would recommend this particular canoe for couples that enjoy floating.

Paddling and rowing this is a…

Submitted by: paddler236293 on 6/25/2015
Paddling and rowing this is a very stable canoe. I happened to have a 5 hp motor, the maximum this canoe is rated at and found it to be unstable. I don't know if a smaller motor would have been more stable. It made my brother in law and I very concerned and the two of us are reasonably experienced paddlers. It works well with a trolling motor and two people in the canoe. On a windy day one person has a difficult time controlling the canoe from the rear seat with a trolling motor.

Bought this for a trip to…

Submitted by: paddler234740 on 8/29/2012
Bought this for a trip to Grand Mesa, Colorado, and various other small lakes around northern Arizona. Two old fat guys felt safe and stable fishing in the Discovery Sport 15. I was skeptical of any kind of canoe, but this little boat is as advertised, super stable. I'd call it the ideal small family fishing boat. My only real complaint is the weight. Loading and unloading it from the top of the shell on my truck was a chore. Since I've gotten home I tracked down a trailer and made this package the ideal flat water fishing rig. A little more problem to travel with but worth the extra trouble to not load and unload it from 6 feet in the air. Doable with help, but a real a$$ breaker for one old fat guy.

This is THE canoe for…

Submitted by: paddler231955 on 11/13/2009
This is THE canoe for flatwater hunting and fishing. The keel keeps it from spinning like a top with every breeze. Very stable for a canoe, handles rough water and boat wakes with ease. Yes it is heavy, that is because it a deeper hull than most canoes. I would much rather be out in this than a smaller canoe in cold-weather conditions. I load/unload it by myself in the bed of a pickup without much trouble. I currently use a trolling motor on it, it tracks straight and turns easily.

I put mine on top of a…

Submitted by: paddler231018 on 4/2/2005
I put mine on top of a minivan and haul it everywhere. You can load it on top, solo; it takes some effort, but if you're reasonably fit, you can do it. I like this boat/canoe. The 17, I think, is too much to handle, solo, loading it on the minivan. That is where I draw the line.

It is stable enough for…

Submitted by: paddler230973 on 3/4/2005
It is stable enough for hunting and fishing. But it is heavy. I wish I bought the 17' model because there's no much difference between 110 lbs and 119 lbs. And longer canoe is better for poling. Yes you can pole it in shallower water (<6') which is much better than paddling. The 3.5hp outboard (27 lbs) will make it moving at 10 mph.

15', Deep Green, Square Back,…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/2/2001
15', Deep Green, Square Back, Crosslink 3. We chose this canoe for its stability. We can put our young children in it and it is always stable. The square back allows easy use of a small trolling motor, which makes it easier and faster to rush back to shore when the kids demand it!

I would have rated it a 10 for our purposes, except: It is really very heavy. Forget hoisting on the car solo. I am considering a trailer, because it takes so much out of us to lug it on and off. I would have paid more money if they made this model in a lighter material. The next canoe will be lighter, even if we must trade some stability. Once it is in the water, it is a joy for three or two and two kids.