The UK's leading manufacturer of performance kayaks

Superior 16


The highlights...

  • Two sealed bulkhead/storage compartments
  • Durable vinyl gunwales and centre carrying thwart
  • Hull coloured end caps and bulkheads
  • Available in special light-weight constructions only
  • Efficient hull form with Amazing carrying capacity. Can comfortably seat 1-3 paddlers

The ultimate canoe touring experience. Aptly named after the great Canadian lake, the Superior’s pedigree lies in the original Prospector 16. We’ve taken our knowledge of racing and fine-tuned the Superior to make it even more efficient and enjoyable to paddle. Like it’s fore-bearer, it’s an excellent load carrier with natural tumblehome and symmetrical hull form. The key enhancements are at the bow and the stern, where the lines have been made finer and sharper, allowing the Superior to cut through the water with ease.

The construction

A real stand-out feature is it’s exceptionally light-weight and highly technical hull. Using our latest vacuum track technology at our factory in the Heart of Devon, we are able to increase fibre density while minimising resin consumption, bringing the weight down without compromising strength and performance. A blend E-glass fibres, Diolen, Aramids and dent-resistant core materials are placed for the perfect balance of weight, stiffness and durability. Infusion grade epoxy and vinyl-ester resins give extra protection against impact and abrasion damage, and knit the structure into one incredibly robust structure.

Fitted as standard with two seats for tandem paddling, the Superior can also be paddled solo from the bow seat, facing the reverse direction. In either configuration it can manoeuvred with ease. Water-tight storage tanks are located at both ends of the hull, which also double-up as built in buoyancy and structural reinforcement. It also comes with vinyl gunwales, wooden seats, lifting handles, sealed bow tow point and hull-coloured deck plates.

+ Two sealed bulkhead/storage compartments. Aperture circa 130mm

+ Durable vinyl gunwales

+ Centre carrying thwart.

+ Optional rope fixing point on bow.

+ Option of wicker or webbing seats

+ Hull coloured end caps and bulkheads

+ Weight from 28kg

+ For 1-3 paddlers

Vacuum Track technology

A highly controllable and precise vacuum bagging process, that produces stronger, lighter and even more beautiful boats. Layers of fibre reinforcement and stiffening core materials are compacted under vacuum with a force or around 1000kg per square meter. Air and moisture is evacuated from the mould, and a precise quantity of vinyl-ester or epoxy resin is drawn through the fibres. This produces a hull with an exceptional fibre ratio and superior adhesion. The weight is kept to a minimum while stiffness and durability are markedly improved.



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Total carrying capacity. 
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The widest point.
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Sizes available



10 out of 10


Cockpit (inside)


Options & upgrades


Standard fittings

Storage hatch

Standard colours

Custom upgrades

Custom colours


Check out our website to get a feel for the models that are of most interest to you. A good starting point is to look at the stability factor. Newcomers should aim for a 10.


Give us a call or send an email if you have any questions. After all, that's what we're here for! We won't sell you anything you don't need. We just want you to be in the right boat.


We'll need a minimum 10% deposit to secure your build slot. Do this as soon as possible to prevent delays to your order. The deposit may be paid by bank transfer or card.


We can only start your build once we have your final specification, so don’t delay too long. The choices can be overwhelming so please ask if you are unsure about anything.


We will give you a call or send an email when your boat is ready for collection. Full payment should be made before the boat leaves the factory, but you can look the boat over first.


Shipping kayaks is pricey so you'll probably want to collect the boat from our Devon factory. We can often deliver to the canoeing events we attending too.