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Prospector 165

The traditional style Venture Prospector excels on wilderness expeditions and whitewater trips, making it popular with enthusiasts and outdoor centres across the globe.

A wide beam, classic symmetrical hull and soft tumblehome mean the Venture Prospector is easy and stable to roll on to edge, whilst the familiar recurved bow and high freeboard keep you dry through features and prevent swamping.

The historic Prospector designs that this model is based upon were true workhorses, and the Venture Prospector shares their ability to maintain supreme edging performance for pleasingly smooth turns on both moving and flat water, even when fully loaded.

Choose this Canoe for:

  • A traditional-style canoe without compromise.
  • Overnight trips and wilderness expeditions.
  • Familiar performance and an impressive load capacity.
Outfitting: Whitewater | Construction: CoreLite
Outfitting: Whitewater | Construction: CoreLite
Outfitting: Cruiser | Construction: CoreLite
Outfitting: Cruiser | Construction: CoreLite
Outfitting: Cruiser | Construction: CoreLite

Colours

Dark Green

Aqua Blue

Mellow Yellow

Burnt Orange

Options

Seats
  • Wood Web
  • Plastic Alloy
  • 3rd Center Seat
  • Sailing Seat
  • Custom Position
  • Adjustable Seat Hangers
Yoke & Thwart
  • Standard Thwart
  • Deep Dish Yoke
  • Kneeling Thwart
  • Adjustable Kneeling Thwart Hangers
Safety
  • Buoyancy Wedges
  • Airbags
  • Rope End Grabs
  • Painters
Lacing
  • Bow & Stern
  • Full Length
  • Full Length with Gear Loops
  • Custom Lacing
Additional
  • WW End Deck
  • High Line
  • Low Line

Some options come as standard depending on the Outfitting Spec.

Outfitting

Cruiser

Reliable outfitting for relaxing family adventures and demanding outdoor centre use.

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Whitewater

All the solid, traditional essentials to allow you to truly master the flow with grace and aplomb.

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Length508cm
Width90cm
Depth38cm
RockerModerate
Weight (CoreLite)40kg
Weight (TriLite)37kg
Optimal Load400kg
Length16' 5"
Width35"
Depth15"
RockerModerate
Weight (CoreLite)88lb
Weight (TriLite)81lb
Optimal Load881lb

Constructions

TriLite
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CoreLite
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TriLite

Easier to rooftop, easier to carry, easier to paddle.

Exclusive to Venture, TriLite increases hull stiffness and reduces weight, enhancing the performance of our leading hull designs for a more responsive canoe.