Shown in Kevlar Fusion with Carbon Kevlar Trim, Sapphire over Champagne with High Back Seat and optional Carbon Thwarts & Handles

Pack Boat

Prospector 14 Pack

The Prospector 14 is one of our best selling solos because it is the quintessential multi-purpose solo boat. The Prospector 14 offers a high-volume hull with moderate width but ample tumblehome and features a high weight capacity for long distance trippers while still offering the performance and feel of a sleek high-efficiency design. Quick to turn and easy to control, you can take your Prospector 14 out for an afternoon of fishing or photography, or you can load it for days or weeks in the backcountry.

Ideal For; Larger Paddlers, Day Tripping, Multi Day Trips, Fishing, Easy Portaging, Dog Paddling (paddling with your dog!)

Standard Options: Carbon Kevlar Trim, Carbon Seat Base, Cherry Handles & Thwarts and Carbon Decks, Adjustable Kayak Footbraces, High Back Seat with Lumbar Support

Shown in Kevlar Fusion with Carbon Kevlar Trim, Sapphire over Champagne with High Back Seat and optional Carbon Thwarts & Handles

  • Optimum Load Range: 150 - 400 lbs
  • Industry Capacity: 650 lbs
Specifications Options Reviews


  • Length: 14'
  • Gunwale Width: 28"
  • Maximum Width: 32"
  • Waterline Width: 28"
  • Centre Depth: 12.5"
  • Bow Height: 19.5
  • Stern Height: 19.5
  • Bow Rocker: 1"
  • Stern Rocker: 1"

Laminates & Weights

Carbon Kevlar Trim
  • Expedition Kevlar35 lbs
  • Kevlar Fusion31 lbs
  • Carbon Kevlar29 lbs
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Rated 5 out of 5
October 16, 2022

I just completed a Solo Big Trout Lake Loop. This boat gave me the performance and stability i needed. Great fishing platform. Very glad I picked this boat.

Scott Rhoads

Absolutely love it

Rated 5 out of 5
September 9, 2022

I bought my prospector 14 a year ago and absolutely love it for flatwater and fishing. Do not recommend if you are dealing with any rapids at all but it’s everything I wanted for my Algonquin backcountry portage rig.

Shane H

As good as I hoped

Rated 5 out of 5
May 14, 2022

The only boat similar that I have paddled is the Old Town Next. By comparison the Swift has far greater Primary stability, is able to handle wind and waves far better. Swift says the design pushes the waves under so not to disturb the boat, I now know understand what they mean, waves just seem to dissapear. It is about 20% faster and tracks much better in glide and during a stroke but is still easy to turn when needed. In short it is living up to all that Bill Swift promised. At almost half the weight of the Old Town, just getting it to the shore and on the roof of the car is a joy not a pain. When I pick it up in one hand with ease to walk it back the car the look of other peoples face is pricless. The seat and foot braces are comfortable and sturdy. Final bonous it looks amazing. cannot think of a single reason to regret my purchase.


Smiles per miles, best boat on the market

Rated 5 out of 5
February 5, 2022

Have more than a few trips with this boat and can’t say enough good things about it. I weigh 310 lbs and it has more than enough capacity for me and a few days worth of gear. A worth while investment for a years of trips and exploring.


Amazing boat

Rated 5 out of 5
February 3, 2022

My 2nd Swift. Love my (now discontinued?) Temagami but I’ve always wanted a solo boat and decided to take the plunge last year. Prospector pack boat is beautiful, solid (expedition kevlar), light and can carry whatever gear you need for a solo adventure. Not the cheapest boat on the market but you get what you pay for. I will also say that Swift’s customer service and after sales support are some of the best I’ve experienced.


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