Venture Prospector 165 Explorer Trilite Canoe

From £1,665.00


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.

Standard Whitewater Spec Features

Bow & Stern Lacing

Secures airbags to the hull of the canoe, and offers high strength attachment points for gear rescues.

Deep Dish Yoke

Provides added rigidity to the structure of the canoe as a whole, as well as a solid rescue attachment and gear lashing point. The deep dish is design also allows for increased comfort when shoulder carrying, and is fitted balanced.

Factory Fitted Airbags

Airbags offer maximum flotation at minimum weight and are essential to reduce the momentum of a canoe when attempting a whitewater rescue, preventing damage or loss of your canoes.

Heavy Duty Alloy Seat Hangers

Strong enough to cope with the excited wriggles of generations of new canoeists, and the demands of all shapes and sizes of paddlers. Can be reversed for an angled kneeling seat.

High Strength Rope End Grabs

Rope end grabs are the ideal solution for whitewater rescues, fitted above the waterline through the main body of the canoe, ensuring sufficient strength to deal with the forces involved.

Kneeling Thwart

Promotes an efficient and comfortable paddling style. Factory fitted to your specified location.

Oiled Wood Web Seats

Not just an optional upgrade, these durable and attractive seats come as standard on all Venture Canoes.

Premium Wooden Carry Handles

Low profile moulded PE end decks and wooden carry handles perfectly compliment the wooden seats of the whitewater spec and create something that looks as good off the water as on it.

Tough Vinyl Gunwales

Scratch resistant and highly resilient to the forces exerted on gunwales.


Length 508cm
Width 90cm
Depth 38cm
Rocker Moderate
Weight (CoreLite) 40kg
Weight (TriLite) 37kg
Max Load Capacity 400kg