Venture Canoes Ranger 16 Corelite / Corelite X

Manufacturer: Venture Canoes

A firm favourite with families, centres, clubs and hirers; the Venture Ranger 162 is stable, highly versatile and supremely hard wearing.

Whatever your skill level, the Ranger 162 won’t disappoint; its relatively flat hull is remarkably stable and allows beginners to progress with confidence or intermediates to push their limits and reach the next level, and thanks to the low profile design you won’t have to fight to stay on course if the wind picks up.

The Venture Ranger 162 really will do it all, and reliably too! You can enjoy a tandem trip down a gentle river, take on some whitewater, pootle around a calm lake with the kids or even lash two Ranger 162s together, load them up and construct a sailing A-frame to blast off on an epic adventure with your closest friends.

Available in two construction options:


CL Construction

CL is a three layer construction that gives an exceptional Weight-to-Rigidity ratio, taking advantage of the fact that only the outer layers of the material are required to bear compressive and tensile forces by using a lighter, rigid foam inner layer; this foam core has the added benefit of giving the whole canoe enough inherent buoyancy to keep it at the waterline in the event of swamping. The HDPE used for the outer layers is both highly durable and readily repairable.

CoreLite X Construction

In CoreLite X, the Prospector 155 comes alive; you get all the same benefits as standard CoreLite, as well as an impressively stiff hull that gives supremely crisp performance, a weight reduction of approximately 3kg which means you can easily throw the boat around on and off the water, and increased durability meaning that if you take the last sentence too literally it won’t end in tears.


Ideal For

Centres, clubs, hirers and families.

Optional Third Seat

Can be paddled by up to three people.

Confidence Inspiring

Stable hull that’s great for bird watching, fishing or photography.

Low Profile Design

Performs well in windy conditions.

Carrying Capacity

Plenty of carrying capacity for tandem expeditions.


Length Width Depth Centre Rocker Weight Carrying Capacity
490cm 90cm 34cm Moderate 38kgs 450kgs