This image shows the Sanborn Prospector Canoe mounted on top of red Land Crusier FJ60. The Sanborn Canoe is yelloe with red and white and black accents.

Sanborn Prospector Canoe Review  

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Sanborn Prospector Canoe reviews find extremely positive feedback. It scores high points for looks, and even higher for build quality and materials. Sanborn canoes might look classic but are made from a mix of both classic and cutting edge materials like carbon fiber and Kevlar combined with cherry hardwood and fiberglass. The price is high but justified by design and durability.

The Highest Gear Forager Score which is a lit match

100% Gear Forager Score

Sanborn Prospector Canoe reviews find extremely positive feedback. It scores high points for looks, and even higher for build quality and materials. Sanborn canoes might look classic but are made from a mix of both classic and cutting edge materials like carbon fiber and Kevlar combined with cherry hardwood and fiberglass. The price is high but justified by design and durability.

Sanborn Prospector Canoe Expert Reviews

The Manual says:

“Made with luscious cherry decks and handles, plus cherry ribs and ash & cane seats (caned not strung), this piece makes us want to simultaneously hang it up on the wall and slap it on the water this summer. It’s the perfect blend of art meeting function, and a highly unique item to own (making it a nice little status symbol as well).

Another perk: for the quality of its make, it weighs only 52 pounds and holds about 900 lbs.

The good news is that the experts at SanBorn Canoe have anticipated our lack of expertise and dedicated about half of their website to helping us take the next step which is finding the right paddle. A huge chunk of their website is devoted to finding your right paddle length, which paddle class you’ll need, how to restore or take preventative care for our paddles, and why they oil the grips.”

HiConsumption says:

“Quite literally born out of a hobby to build a legitimate cedar-strip canoe to explore the lake and river abundant lands of Northern Minnesota, the Sanborn Canoe Company knows a thing or two about quality outdoor gear. Now, they’re finally positioned to begin offering production versions of the Propsector Canoe – utilizing that same ethos and attention to detail that got them started on the right foot years ago.

Each canoe is built using both contemporary and traditional materials to ensure a multigenerational heirloom piece. Materials such as carbon fiber, kevlar, fiberglass, cherry ribs, canned seats and cherry hardwood all makeup the construction of each canoe. The Prospector measures in at 16 feet in length, and is crafted with care right here in the United States – built to handle the abuse surrounding extended backcountry canoe camping adventures. And did we mention that gorgeous paint job?”

This image shows the Sanborn Prospector Canoe inside which highlights the construction and materials on the interior of the canoe.

Uncrate says:

“Based on the classic Merrimack model of the same name, the Sanborn Prospector Canoe mixes modern materials with vintage style. A combination of carbon fiber, kevlar, and fiberglass is used for the boat’s layup, then enhanced with wooden ribs, gunnels, handles, and hand-woven seats. At 16 feet long, the boat is highly versatile and finished with a distinctive painted hull and gel-coat finish.”

Huckberry says:

“Handmade with soul in the heart of the American Midwest. In their Winona, Minnesota wood shop the crew at Sanborn Canoe Company craft paddles, canoes and other gear that’s built by hand for the canoe life. The Prospector Canoe is built in the tradition of other Prospectors with a generous capacity and versatile, all-around design that’s great for week-long canoe trips or just getting out on the water for the day.”

This image shows the Sanborn Prospector Canoe in calm lake or river water with two paddlers sitting in it holding Sanborn Paddles.

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