Sixteen feet is all you need for a week or a day, the B 16 will handle a wilderness trip or nightly family cruise. We couldn’t follow the lead of every other canoe company and call this model a Prospector, even though it is our most versatile design. It’s a full hull with plenty of capacity in a short and maneuverable package. Like its sibling the B 17 you can expect a dry boat with predictable behavior in moving water thanks to the symmetrical rocker. Or on day trips with a pair of Labradors you’ll love the rock solid secondary stability when they both jump to one side to notify a turtle that it’s out of the water. And the B 16 lends itself to solo paddling since there’s no bow thwart.
Length/Width Ratio: 6.0
Width: 35.5 gw / 35.5 mx / 32 wl
Sheer: 21.5 bw / 14 ms / 19.5 st
Rocker: 2.5 bw / 2.5 st
Weight: 39lbs (for StarLite)
Optimal Load: 300-600 lbs
|Displacement:||2” WL : 190 lbs
3” WL : 340 lbs
4” WL : 460 lbs
5” WL : 620 lbs
All Aramid. Our proprietary yellow and black makes a stunning moiré pattern. Full wet bag minimizes resin and creates the lightest weight canoe available. Foam core, ribs and internal reinforcements make a stiff, efficient hull. The choice of flat-water paddlers everywhere. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.
Color: Northstar proprietary Aramid weave.
Bronze anodized gunwales, thwarts and grab handles; thermoformed deck plates; ash portage yoke; laminated, contoured web seats hung on ash trusses.