Prospector 15

Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Prospector 15 Options

  • Expedition Kevlar

    43 lb
    Kevlar/aramid Composite
  • Kevlar Fusion

    36 lb
    Kevlar/aramid Composite
  • Carbon Fusion

    33 lb
    Carbon Composite

    Prospector 15 Description

    Designed with Canadian style in mind, the Prospector 15’s symmetrical design means it can fill the needs of solo trippers and tandem paddlers alike. Quick and maneuverable in a solo position, and smooth and stable as a tandem, it is the ideal cottage canoe. The 15 boasts solid mid-range load capacity coupled with the versatility of a classic Canadian canoe. The Expedition Kevlar and Kevlar Fusion are available with aluminum or carbon kevlar trim.

    Prospector 15 Specs and Features

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

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    Prospector 15 Reviews

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    In winter of 2018-2019 at 72…

    Submitted by: CanoeBob on 5/6/2020
    In winter of 2018-2019 at 72 years old I developed a hernia which required me in Spring 2019 to replace my 60 pound 16' Evergreen Prospector with 15', 38 pound Swift Prospector Kevlar Fusion. My only disappointment is I didn't buy the 16 footer, thinking my Tripping days were finished. The first time I fit the Swift onto my shoulders felt like slipping on a good glove; the yoke, weight and balance are perfect, and I thought "this was money well spent!" After a few day paddles fishing I realized I could still Trip, and regretted not buying the 16' 40 pounder. Of course I can still Trip, and have even considered a three month solo as I did two of them at 58 and 60 years old.

    I picked up a used but near…

    Submitted by: Mister-Macklin on 9/25/2019

    I picked up a used but near perfect condition 2004 kevlar prospector 15 and its my favorite of my 3 boat fleet. It's not difficult to carry or cartop alone, paddles nicely in flat water and rivers/rapids, and has plenty of room for gear if you canoe camp. The classic hull design lends favorably to it's all-round nature and even allows me to stand and paddle with confidence through bouncy waves! Great boat!