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Prospector 17ft

Prospector 17ft

Regular price $2,861.00 USD
Regular price $3,179.00 USD Sale price $2,861.00 USD
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The Prospector 17 has become the first choice of many experienced paddlers. It is ideally suited for rough water, large loads, and its forgiving nature makes it suitable for novice paddlers. As with any expedition canoe, it has to be quick to maneuver and easy to paddle or it will be left behind on the next trip. The Prospector 17 excels in both areas. The 17′ Prospector is in its element when on a wilderness trip – loaded to the gunnels and beyond. When loaded, it maintains its speed and becomes even more stable. Wilderness explorer, Paul Van Peenen’s letter pretty much says it all (read the article here).

This canoe is available in four layups and can be ordered with a spray skirt, d-rings, sliding bow seat, and a wilderness lash system. Add a footbrace if you want the ultimate river tripping canoe. Although this canoe is praised as a tripping canoe, it also makes a good family canoe because of its large capacity.

Standard Features: 

  • Wood Web Seat
  • Flotation Tanks
  • Bow & Stern Thwarts


  • Vinyl Gunnel Covers
  • Black Trim Package
  • Foam Thigh Pads
  • Wilderness Lash System
  • Contoured Yoke (Standard On All Kevlar®/Duraflex Models)
  • Expedition Spray Skirt


  • Fiberglass: 75 lbs
  • Kevlar®: 60 lbs
  • Ultralight: 55 lbs
  • Kevlar®/Duraflex: 68lbs
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Length: 17.2 ft
Beam: 36 in
Beam @ 4" Waterline: 34 in
Bow Height: 21 in
Stern Height: 21 in
Center Height: 15 in


Free in store pickup on all boats. Upon purchase we will contact you when it is ready. If you need your new boat ASAP please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do everything we can to accommodate. Same day pickup is often available.

Local delivery is available in the shopping cart for customers within 100 miles of the store.

<25 Miles - FREE
<50 Miles - $99
<100 Miles - $199