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Mad River Explorer 16 KX Ultralite Canoe

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The Mad River Explorer 16 KX Ultralite canoe connects every paddle stroke to the waters around it with exquisite craftsmanship and unparalleled good looks.

  • This special canoe is unusually light and responsive: layers of Kevlar® fabric encapsulate a foam core which extends up the hull in multiple ribs
  • Resin impregnates all layers except the foam core, reducing overall weight
  • Double layers of fabric along the keel enhances durability
  • Symmetrical, shallow-V hull offers excellent tracking and superior performance in rough water
  • Moderately rockered hull offers a great balance between maneuverability and speed
  • Lightweight aluminum gunwales attach to hull via rivets and add responsive stiffness to the hull
  • Features stained and contoured cane seats and a sculpted portage yoke
  • The Mad River Explorer 16 KX Ultralite canoe features walnut carry handles that are shaped to fit comfortably in your hands

Made in USA.

Item 816916

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Mad River Explorer 16 KX Ultralite Canoe Specs
Best use
Kevlar with foam core
16 ft. 3 in.
33.25 inches
14.5 inches
46 pounds
1,100 pounds
Hull construction
Gunwales material
Seat type
Number of paddlers
Weight capacity (lbs)

Mad River Explorer 16 KX Ultralite Canoe

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