The Chestnut Prospector is a design legend and the Hou Canoes take on an all time classic retains all the best characteristics of this all round boat. This canoe was originally designed as a trading vessel so had to paddle well on both open water such as lakes, and also to paddle well on moving/white water rivers. It had to paddle well unloaded but also had to be able to carry a good load on the return journey. Today we still want the same from our canoes, all be it for different reasons. This boat is a joy on lakes and rivers, and will give you a dry, predictable ride whether you are solo or loaded up for a multi day trip.
This classic design is all things to all paddlers, the ultimate all rounder.
With the boat being pitched at just over 15 and 1/2 feet in length it is considered as the ultimate do everything boat. The 15 is what you may want to consider for solo paddling, and the 16 will be better for tandem and tripping days. If you are looking for a single all in one boat, the hōuCanoes Prospector is going to be the perfect choice.
We offer this boat in the follow four specifications:
Standard Spec. All the hōu standard features, our most popular in range.
Low Cut Spec. After listening to feedback from our ambassadors and the staff at Glenmore Lodge, we have produced the Prospector with a low cut. In simple terms we have lowered the sides of the boat by about an inch. Why? By doing this we have lowered the centre of gravity making the boat more stable.
Lodge Spec. We do all the hard work for you on this one as this boat comes fully loaded and ready to go. This is the standard spec boat but fitted out with Peak end airbags, sailing seat and mast foot, kneeling thwart and end grabs so all you have to do is grab your paddle and you are straight on the water.
Wood Trim. There is something special about a wood finish on a classic design such as the Prospector, it reflects the heritage of the design as well as looking amazing. If you are investing in one boat, this finish will be a must.
|Length||477 cm / 15ft 8'|
|Materials||A.R.N.I. 3 Layer PE|
|Seating||Wood and webbing seats or Plastic seats|