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Explorer Afon

All the solid, traditional essentials to allow you to truly master the flow with grace and aplomb.

Available in: Afon

Standard Explorer Afon Spec Features

Adjustable Hangers

Quick, solid height and angle adjustment on seats and kneeling thwarts to suit different paddlers and situations.

Bow & Stern Lacing

Secures airbags to the hull of the canoe, and offers high strength attachment points for gear rescues.

Deep Dish Yoke

Provides added rigidity to the structure of the canoe as a whole, as well as a solid rescue attachment and gear lashing point. The deep dish is design also allows for increased comfort when shoulder carrying, and is fitted balanced.

Factory Fitted Airbags

Airbags offer maximum flotation at minimum weight and are essential to reduce the momentum of a canoe when attempting a whitewater rescue, preventing damage or loss of your canoes.

High Strength Rope End Grabs

Rope end grabs are the ideal solution for whitewater rescues, fitted above the waterline through the main body of the canoe, ensuring sufficient strength to deal with the forces involved.

Kneeling Thwart

Promotes an efficient and comfortable paddling style. Factory fitted to your specified location.

Moulded-In Gunwales and End Decks

Integrated gunwales for higher durability and lower weight.

Premium Wooden Carry Handles

Perfectly compliment the wooden seats and create something that looks as good off the water as on it.

Varnished Wood Web Seats

Not just an optional upgrade, these durable and attractive seats come as standard on all Venture Canoes.



Plastic Alloy

Alloy reinforced for heavy duty use such as groups and centres.

Plastic Tank

Contoured seat pan with fishing rod, cup holder and accessory tray. (Available on Rangers)

Wide Centre

3rd centre seat available on all models.

Custom Position

We'll fit the seat in your specified location.

Sailing Seat

Wood web seat incorporating a support for a sail mast, for use in combination with a mast foot (not included).

Yoke & Thwarts

Custom Position

We'll fit the yoke or thwart in your specified location.


Laced-In Buoyancy Wedges

Additional buoyancy is essential for open water and whitewater use; foam wedges provide an excellent, high-durability solution.


Lengths of rope at the bow and stern used for a variety of purposes, such as tying up the boat or guiding it down rapids when empty.


Full Length Lacing

Lacing along the full length of both sides to increase rescue attachment point versatility and strength.

Full Length with Gear Loops

Threaded PVC tubing along the inside of the lacing allows easier attachment of gear and equipment.

Custom Lacing

We'll work with you to produce a bespoke lacing solution perfectly matched to your requirements.