Enigma Canoes Prospector 16 tandem open canoe the most versatile canoe hull shape on the market, perfect for solo or tandem paddling

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Enigma Canoes Prospector 16 Solo Paddling On A Calm Lake
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Enigma Prospector 16

The Enigma Prospector 16 is a go anywhere do anything kind of open canoe. So whether you are looking for some white water action or just to paddle down some flat water the Enigma Prospector will do it all. This Prospector is easy to paddle either tandem or solo and offers plenty of room to fit a kneeling thwart should you wish.

With an arch shaped hull the Enigma Prospector 16 offers great stability allowing paddlers to feel confident when really heeling the canoe over and keep maximum control in doing so. The fantastic amount of bow to stern rocker gives fantastic manoeuvrability for when you need it on white water or even if you just want to make the Enigma Prospector dance on flat water. This classic well loved prospector hull shape is perfect for paddlers just starting out wanting to gain skills and paddling experience, as well as expert paddlers wanting a canoe that will not limit what they can do.

Everything on all the Enigma Canoes range is made from the best materials from the durable hull to the outfitting including fixings and fittings. As you would expect the well made wood webbed seat is comfortable and perfectly placed for a days of paddling. The Prospector comes with solid bow and stern carry handles for easy lifting in and out of the water.

The Enigma Prospector 16 is available in either Red or Green, can be collected from any of our stores around the UK by selecting click and collect, or can be couriered to mainland UK should you wish.


  • Triple layer polyethylene plastic construction
  • Tough vinyl gunwales
  • 2 x Wood webbed seats
  • 1 x Wooden yoke
  • 1 x Wooden Thwart
  • Bow & stern wooden carry handles


  • Length:476cm / 15'8"
  • Width: 88.9cm / 35"
  • Depth at mid point: 38.1cm / 15"
  • Weight: 35kg / 77.16lbs
  • Capacity: 455kg / 1003.1lbs

Enigma Prospector 16 Construction

The Enigma Prospector 16 is constructed from the best triple layer polyethylene, specifically designed for the marine and watersports industry.

Enigma Canoes Triple Layer Ployethylene Plastic Construction Picture

All Enigma canoes are produced using triple layer polyethylene

The foam core, in addition to the single layers of polyethylene adds insulation, flotation and increased robustness, stiffness and lightness.

All Enigma Canoes are outfitted with top quality hardwear.

We are also able to offer centres/trade customers plastic or aluminium seats depending on the model, please Contact Us for further details.


Enigma Prospector 16 Colours

The Enigma Canoes Prospector 16 Open Canoe perfect for a range of waters and perfect for solo on tandem paddling
The Enigma Canoes Prospector 16 a brilliant hull shape capable of everything from flat water to white water paddling


We offer a delivery service for Open Canoes covering many areas of mainland UK using our own fleet of vehicles. Due to shipping restrictions from our couriers, we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for this product range.

We are also able to offer a bulk buy delivery service for trade customers, please Contact Us for further details on this.

Please contact us with your address and we can advise price and availability for delivery to your area.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Enigma Prospector 16 online from our website and collect from one of our nationwide branches.
We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

Nationwide Click and Collect Available on this product

Our Stores are:

  • Enigma Canoes | Manchester Canoes - Warrington, WA1 4RF
  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole, BH16 5BW
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, BN9 0DH
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road, TR9 6PZ
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth, PL21 9RL
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich, NR5 0JU
  • Southampton Canoes - Totton, SO40 3SA

Why Buy From Enigma Canoes

  1. Enigma Canoes are proudly manufactured Canada using only the best materials available and assembled and finished here in the UK by us.
  2. We are a real business with reputable dealers located around the UK (click here for full details).
  3. Our business is owned, managed and run by knowledgeable staff that use our products.
  4. We only use reputable couriers to deliver our products.
  5. We can offer expert advice - call us on 01925 818 437.
Nationwide delivery available from Enigma Canoes

Nationwide Delivery

Delivery Available Throughout Mainland UK *

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Enigma Canoes - Manufactured in the UK and Canada

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All Our Enigma Canoes Are Canadian Manufactured and Assembled By Us In The UK