Sixteen feet is all you need for a week or a day, the B16 canoe 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.
Material options: Starlite, Blacklite, IXP (see below)
Trim options: Aluminum, Wood (see below)
Length/Width Ratio: 6.0
Width: 35.5 gw / 35.5 mx / 32 wl
Sheer: 21.5 bow / 14 midship / 19.5 stern
Rocker: 2.5 bow / 2.5 stern
Weight (lbs.): 39 SL / 41 BL / 60 IXP
Optimal Load: 300-600 lbs
2” WL : 190 lbs
3” WL : 340 lbs
4” WL : 460 lbs
5” WL : 620 lbs
StarLite (Northstar proprietary Aramid weave):
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.
BlackLite (black carbon weave):
Carbon outer with Aramid reinforcements. Combines the stiffness of carbon fiber with the excellent tensile strength of Aramid. Our full wet vacuum bag and foam core allows us to artfully balance strength and weight. For those that want significantly greater durability than StarLite, yet value a lightweight canoe. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings.
IXP (Innegra weave):
Substantial Innegra with an inner blanket of Aramid. Innegra has excellent impact absorption, great flex and good abrasion resistance. A full wet vacuum bag makes a durable, reasonably light canoe. Multiple layers of Innegra with no foam core or ribs means a canoe capable of extended river tripping and expedition whitewater. An extremely durable lamination with far better performance than Royalex. Exterior resin coated because gel coat chips and cracks when subjected to substantial impacts.
Bronze anodized gunwales, thwarts and grab handles; thermoformed deck plates; ash portage yoke; laminated, contoured web seats hung on ash trusses.
Oiled white ash gunwales; sculpted and laminated black walnut and ash end decks; walnut and ash laminated contoured web seats hung on walnut trusses; walnut and ash laminated thwarts and yoke; stem mounted tie down loops. Laminated black walnut and ash creates a distinctive and refined canoe that is stronger and lighter. Wood trim adds 2-3 lbs per canoe.
Actual colors may vary from photos shown.
In stock quantities and colors are constantly changing.
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