Enigma Prospector 16

A Well Loved Hull Shape The Perfect All Rounder

The Enigma Prospector 16 is one of the most well know and versatile hull shapes ever created. Loved amongst all paddlers the Prospector 16 from Enigma Canoes is an true all rounder. Enigma Canoes are proudly 100% UK Made!

Prospector 16:

Enigma Canoes Prospector 16 is a tandem open canadian canoe that can be paddled solo and is versitile enough to be an all rounder

Enigma Prospector 16 - Green

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  • Colours
  • Accessories
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Enigma Prospector 16


The Enigma Prospector 16 provides all that you are looking for in this classic hull design alongside being made in the UK.

The Prospector 16 combines a higher rocker profile than an Enigma Nimrod 15 with a spacious shallow arch hull shape which makes for an agile canoe that is incredibly stable and nimble and can be loaded up with kit for touring use or with buoyancy bags for navigating rough water.

Enigma have designed its 16ft length to track well and keep its speed through the water making for the most versatile canoe you can buy. Suitable for being packed with heavy kit for your long day adventures or multi-day trip the spacious hull is great for packing camping equipment, food and clothing. However, it also provides a great platform for those just getting into the sport looking for a stable tandem canoe that all levels of paddler will appreciate.

The high quality yoke has been shaped to fit comfortably resting on your shoulders while carrying down to the put in or while on a portage. A plastic build makes for a durable hull which will last and cam be comfortably lifted by two people up onto your car roof when traveling from home to the water. The material allows you to confidently get on the water without worrying about damaging the boat if there are some rocks ahead or whilst dragging it out and onto the shore at the take out after an evening paddle.

Overall if you’re looking for a canoe which is versatile allowing you to have a leisurely after work paddle with the family and then head to Symonds Yat over the weekend for some low level river use then the Enigma Prospector 16 is the boat for you.



  • Triple layer plastic
  • Vinyl gunwales
  • 2 x Wood seats
  • 1 x Wooden yoke
  • 1 x Wooden thwart
  • Bow & Stern wooden carry handle


  • Length: 476cm / 15'8"
  • Width: 88.9cm / 35"
  • Depth (At Mid Point): 38.1cm / 15"
  • Weight: 35kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 455kg


Standard Colour

Enigma Canoes Prospector 16 - Red


Enigma Canoes Prospector 16 - Green open canoe perfect for whitewater and river paddling



Recommended Accessories

Beavertail paddle for canoeing from pelican canoes

Pelican Beavertail Canoe Paddle

General purpose alloy canoe paddle great for a begginer, general use or as a spare paddle.


ruk buoyancy blocks for canoe

Buoyancy Blocks (Pair)

Tough and hard wearing.

Will fit most open canoes.


Trolley for transporting canoes

Canoe Trolley

Trolley for transporting Canadian canoes, featuring PU puncture proof tubeless tyres and a folding design.


Canoe & Kayak Painter Kit

Canoe & Kayak Painter Kit

Designed to secure your canoe or kayak to the bank, securing the bow/stern when loaded on a vehicle, lining the canoe through rapids and to pull you to the riverbank/shoreline.


5m Roof Rack Straps

5m Roof Rack Straps

Roof Rack Straps with ss cam buckle with a neoprene protection pad.


Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide:

We also offer a collect from store service. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores.

For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Please call us a call on 02380 861341 if you have any questions about the Enigma Prospector 16