Enigma Prospector 17

Versatile Family Open Canoe - Manufactured in the UK

The Enigma Prospector 17 open canoe offers plenty of space and room making it the ideal family canoe.

Prospector 17 - £919.20 (RRP £1,149.00 - Saving £229.80)

Enigma Canoes Prospector 17 in Green

Enigma Canoes Prospector 17 - Green

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Enigma Prospector 17


The Enigma Prospector 17 is the largest canoe from the Enigma line-up, the Prospector 17 is a true workhorse. Being 16’7ft in length this Prospector 17 is well suited for tandem paddling and an extra seat can be added making this an ideal family canoe. This model offers a huge carrying capacity (500+kgs), giving you flexibility for loading it ready for a few nights away camping in comfort.  


The Enigma Prospector 17 still keeps true to the classic Prospector hull shape with a moderate rocker and a forgiving slight V along the keel ,putting it at home on a variety of water types from slow moving rivers, lakes or canals through to low grade rapids. Widely considered to be the best all-round canoe shape, the Prospector is a great general purpose canoe for a variety of conditions.
Although the 17 can be paddles solo, those looking for a lighter weight canoe, with less carrying capacity but  increased maneuverability then take a look at the Enigma Prospector 16. All Enigma boats are manufactured in the UK and constructed of high quality materials, including the ash outfitting.


Alongside growing families, the Prospector 17 is popular with outdoor providers and hire and rental operators. With wood-web or more robust plastic seats, there are several outfitting options. Please contact 01202 625256 us to discuss any requirements.

Enigma Prospector 17 Features

  • Triple Layer Polyethylene Construction
  • Comfortable Wood webbed seats (on standard model)
  • Wooden Carrying Yoke
  • Wooden Thwart
  • Ash Wood Bow and Stern Carry Handles
  • Vinyl Gunwales
  • Manufactured in the UK

Hull Shape:

  • Symmectrical Hull
  • Shallow V Keel
  • Moderate Rocker


  • Length: 16'7"  /   508cm
  • Width: 37" / 94cm
  • Depth at Mid Point: 15” /  38cm
  • Weight: 44kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 525kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Enigma Prospector 17 for your weight


We offer a fast nationwide delivery service for the Enigma Prospector 17, the delivery price is shown in the shopping basket.

Unless instructed otherwise, we endeavour to supply the Enigma Prospector 17 within 1-3 days to addresses within the UK mainland.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Enigma Prospector 17 online from our website and collect from our shop in Hamworthy, Poole or you can collect from any of our sister stores. There is no cost associated with instore collection.

Our other stores are:

  • Southampton Canoes - Totton
  • Cornwall Canoes - St. Columb Road, Nr Newquay
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, East Sussex
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth, Devon
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

Give us a call on 01202 625256 if you have any questions about the Enigma Prospector 17


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01202 625 256

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