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Mad River Explorer 16 Kevlar Canoe

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The Explorer 16 Kevlar canoe celebrates the 40th anniversary of Mad River with exquisite craftsmanship and a classic, 2-tone look.

  • Limited edition canoe is unusually light and responsive: layers of Kevlar® fabric encapsulate a core which extends up the hull in multiple ribs
  • Kevlar is combined with fiberglass and graphite to maximize durability
  • Resin impregnates all layers except the foam core, reducing overall weight
  • Double layers of fabric along the keel enhance 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
  • Elegantly stained, slotted gunwales enhance a classic look
  • Features stained and contoured cane seats and a sculpted portage yoke
  • The Mad River Explorer 16 Kevlar canoe features carry handles that are shaped to fit comfortably in your hands

Made in USA.

Item 826169


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

Mad River Explorer 16 Kevlar Canoe

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