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Mad River Canoe Explorer KX

Suggested Retail:
$2,705.00 USD
// $2845 CAD
Innovative materials enhance the timeless design of the Explorer, creating a sleeker, faster, more responsive and efficient hull that provides more stimulating performance for just about any paddler. A sophisticated hybrid layup of aramid, fiberglass, carbon, and core is formed into the moderately rockered shallow vee hull, providing the balance of efficiency and seaworthiness that has become the hallmark of the Explorer. This canoe is expedition-proven and expedition-worthy but fully accommodating for the family, the fisherman, or any aspiring paddler new to the sport. The Explorer KX is one of those rare canoes that can satisfy the most discerning paddler but also welcomes the developing canoeist.
Length Imperial
Weight (Pounds)
Capacity (Pounds)
Best Used For Lakewater/Touring
Material Propitiatory Composite Blend
Length Feet 4
Length Inches 4.98
Weight Kilograms 23.58
Length Meters 16
Manufacturer SKU AKEX__5411
Capacity Kilograms 498.85
Price (CAD) 2845
Standard Gunwale Package Aluminum
Width at Waterline Centimetres 84.455
Width at Gunwales Centimetres 88.9
Width at Gunwales Inches 35
Depth at Bow Centimetres 57.785
Depth at Bow Inches 22.75
Depth at Centre Centimetres 36.83
Depth at Centre Inches 14.5
Depth at Stern Centimetres 53.34
Depth at Stern Inches 21
Number of Paddlers 2
Ash Gunwales Yes
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  · 4 months ago.
My cousin and I paddled the Explorer in Kevlar in the BWCA and Quetico. It handled magnificantly even in a storm on the lake. We fought to see who would carry it on portages. This is the canoe I would trust on a trip onto the Canadian bush.
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