A firm favourite with families and hirers alike, the Venture Ranger is stable, highly versatile, and supremely hard wearing.
Whatever your skill level, the Ranger won't disappoint; its relatively flat hull is remarkably stable whether loaded or bare and allows beginners to progress with confidence or intermediates to push their limits and reach the next level, and thanks to the low profile design you won't have to fight to stay on course if the wind picks up.
Enjoy a trip down a gentle river, take on some whitewater, pootle around a calm lake with the kids or even raft two Rangers together, load them up, and head off on an epic adventure with your closest friends.
The Ranger 162 is perfect for family canoeing, or demanding outdoor centre use.
Choose this canoe for:
- Confidence Inspiring stable hull that’s great for bird watching, fishing or photography.
- Low profile design performs well in windy conditions.
- Enough load capacity for overnight trips.
- Optional third seat available on Ranger 162.
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: 450kg
Weight: 38kg (CoreLite) & 35.5kg (TriLite)
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