The boats displayed here are boats that are normally in stock and were ordered for the season. Due to the supply chain issues, some of these boats may be out of stock. Please call the shop at 608-223-9300 to see if we have what you want. Thanks for your patience.
Prospecteur 17
Esquif

$2,199 - $2,540

Description and Details

Description     Specs

This boat is the workhorse of river expeditions. It has excellent dryness and carrying capacity in addition to superior whitewater performance. It is the boat for the great Arctic rivers such as the Nahanni, Mountain and Hood and offers predictability, dryness and stability for short river trips. It also has excellent cruising speed for flatwater. This is the perfect compliment to our whitewater touring line, which includes the Prospecteur 16, the Pr├ęsage and the Canyon.

Materials

T-Formex
Weight: 76lbs

  T-Formex is a high tech ABS plastic laminate, specially designed for products that require structural memory and a resistance to abrasion and impacts. These characteristics make it the best choice for recreational, whitewater and expedition canoes.

What does this mean in a practical sense? If you have the misfortune of wrapping your T-Formex canoe around a rock, using a mechanical advantage you will be able to pull the canoe off the rock and aside from a possible broken gunnel or thwart will be able to continue to paddle safely down the river. The abrasion resistance gives you confidence when pulling your boat up on shore or hitting a rock.