The Explorer 16 is a beautiful stitch and glue canoe with some unique features: The seats are contoured to fit, making even long trips comfortable . They adjust for 12” of travel and can be easily removed.
The front seat can be turned around for paddling as a single. The ultra light stitch and glue carrying yoke is very comfortable, allowing a portage when necessary. There are removable 6” airtight ports at each end of the canoe so there is a dry place to store valuables and there is approximately 300 lbs. of combined flotation. The high volume hull will hold a payload of about 700 lbs. The shallow vee bottom multi-chine (four) hull is exceptionally stable while at the same time is highly maneuverable when running your favorite river. The Explorer 16 is a great family canoe for day use or tripping. Less experienced paddlers may add a keel (not included in the kit) to the exterior of the hull to assist the tracking in standing water (lake).