Shown in Kevlar Fusion – Ruby with Carbon Kevlar Trim with optional Cherry Outers, Cherry Seats and Cherry Yoke


Prospector 15

This classic lightweight canoe was designed with Canadian style in mind. The Prospector 15’s symmetrical design means it can fill the needs of solo trippers and tandem paddlers alike. Quick and maneuverable in a solo position, and smooth and stable as a tandem, it is the ideal cottage canoe. The 15 boasts solid mid-range load capacity coupled with the versatility of a classic Canadian canoe. At just 35 lbs in Carbon Fusion portaging is a breeze!

Ideal For; Recreational Paddling, Multi Day Canoe Tripping, Cottage Paddling, Easy Portaging

Standard Options: Contour Seats, Contour Yoke

Shown in Kevlar Fusion – Ruby with Carbon Kevlar Trim with optional Cherry Outers, Cherry Seats and Cherry Yoke

  • Optimum Load Range: 300 - 550 lbs
  • Industry Capacity: 900 lbs
  • Hull Shape: Symmetrical
Specifications Options Reviews


  • Length: 15'
  • Gunwale Width: 34.5"
  • Maximum Width: 36"
  • Waterline Width: 33"
  • Centre Depth: 13"
  • Bow Height: 21"
  • Stern Height: 21"
  • Bow Rocker: 1"
  • Stern Rocker: 1"

Laminates & Weights

Aluminum Trim
  • Expedition Kevlar47 lbs.
  • Kevlar Fusion40 lbs
Carbon Kevlar Trim
  • Expedition Kevlar44 lbs
  • Kevlar Fusion37 lbs
  • Carbon Fusion35 lbs
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Awesome lightweight and manoeuvrable

Rated 5 out of 5
September 1, 2023

We bought this boat because we wanted something more versatile for single and tandem paddling, and needed a boat that was easier to load and unload on a pickup truck rooftop rack. The carbon fusion Prospector 15 is awesome. It is super responsive and easy to paddle solo using the kneeling thwart, and it handles a moderate load well when paddling tandem. It’s well balanced and easy to portage too. Swift suggested using a foam yoga mat in the bottom of the canoe for the dog (golden retriever), and it’s great for the dog, and to kneel on when paddling solo… The prospector 15 is a beautiful boat, and the build quality of our custom order was great.

Mike Davies

Stunning Prospector 15

Rated 5 out of 5
November 6, 2022

Can’t say enough good things about our Prospector 15, and the Swift Canoe staff! Carbon expedition finish with cherrywood trim -gorgeous and weighs in at just over 40lbs. Handles beautifully as tandem or solo paddle. Looking forward to many years of use!


Perfect Prospector 15

Rated 5 out of 5
September 13, 2022

Without a doubt this is the finest canoe I have ever had and in my view, the best on the market! We have enjoyed taking it on portaging trips as well as day tripping. It’s such a smooth paddle, handles incredibly on rough water and looks amazing to boot! Wish I’d had this canoe 40 years ago!


Prospector 15 - Beautiful boat for beautiful places...

Rated 5 out of 5
September 10, 2022

I have never been happier with a canoe. I am mostly a solo paddler… I’m happy to be on the water with it; I’m happy to be cleaning it when it’s in my shed. It’s easy to maneuver and moves quietly through the water…I’m as happy to let the wind push me down a lake as I am to paddle back across the wind…every minute in this boat is a pleasure. Well done Swift…


Mike Retallick

Father-Son Canoe

Rated 5 out of 5
February 15, 2022

It’s been a joy to work with Swift Canoe from Bill’s early advisement on which boat to choose, through the build, to at-home delivery. We look forward to years of family adventures and excursions on the beautiful 15′ Prospector.

Thank you Swift Canoe & Kyak!

Susy Watts

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