The traditional style Venture Prospector excels on wilderness expeditions and whitewater trips, making it popular with enthusiasts and outdoor centres across the globe.
A wide beam, classic symmetrical hull and soft tumblehome mean the Venture Prospector is easy and stable to roll on to edge, whilst the familiar recurved bow and high freeboard keep you dry through features and prevent swamping.
The historic Prospector designs that this model is based upon were true workhorses, and the Venture Prospector shares their ability to maintain supreme edging performance for pleasingly smooth turns on both moving and flat water, even when fully loaded.
- Classic symmetrical hull with great edging capabilities.
- Moderate rocker for easy manoeuvrability and good tracking.
- Wide beam and soft tumblehome offer excellent secondary stability.
- High freeboard for a dryer ride and impressive load carrying capacity.
- Ideal for whitewater or wilderness tripping, from day trips to week-long expeditions.
1. Cruiser Outfitting
Reliable value outfitting for relaxing family adventures, its dependable construction and impressive versatility make this spec the backbone of outdoor centres across the world.
- Heavy Duty Alloy Seat Hangers
Strong enough to cope with the excited wriggles of generations of new canoeists, and the demands of all shapes and sizes of paddlers. Can be reversed for an angled kneeling seat.
- Varnished Wood Web Seats
These durable and attractive seats come as standard on all Venture Canoes. Oiled finish available as an option.
- Contoured Carrying Yoke
Fitted balanced, oiled to match the seats and shaped for comfortable shoulder carrying. The Yoke also provides rigidity to the boat’s shell.
- Durable, Moulded End Decks
Integrated, ergonomically shaped handle for comfortable carrying. The one piece end deck provides protection and strength to the bow and stern.
- Tough Vinyl Gunwales
Scratch resistant and highly resilient to the forces exerted on gunwales.
2. Explorer Upgrade
All the solid, traditional essentials to allow you to truly master the flow with grace and aplomb.
Includes the same features as Cruiser outfitting with these additional items.
- Premium Wooden Carry Handles
Low profile moulded PE end decks and wooden carry handles perfectly compliment the wooden seats of the whitewater spec and create something that looks as good off the water as on it.
- Kneeling Thwart
Promotes an efficient and comfortable paddling style. Supplied as a kit for fitting to your preference.
- Factory Fitted Airbags
Airbags offer maximum flotation at minimum weight and are essential to reduce the momentum of a canoe when attempting a whitewater rescue, preventing damage or loss of your canoes.
- Deep Dish Yoke
Provides added rigidity to the structure of the canoe as a whole, as well as a solid rescue
attachment and gear lashing point. The deep dish is design also allows for increased
comfort when shoulder carrying, and is fitted balanced.
- High Strength Rope End Grabs
Rope end grabs are the ideal solution for whitewater rescues, fitted above the waterline
through the main body of the canoe, ensuring sufficient strength to deal with the forces involved.
- Bow & Stern Lacing
Secures airbags to the hull of the canoe, and offers high strength attachment points for gear rescues.
Max Load Capacity: 370kg
Weight: 36kg (CoreLite) & 34kg (TriLite)