Old Town Discovery Sport 15 Square Stern Recreational Canoe

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8.5

Appearance

9.1/10

Durability

9.4/10

Performance

8.5/10

Speed

8.3/10

Weight

7.4/10

Pros

  • Super smooth
  • Very tough and strong
  • Highly durable
  • Suitable for all purposes
  • Increased capacity

Cons

  • Extremely heavy
  • Difficult loading and unloading
  • Not suitable for windy days

If you are looking for ‘the’ canoe for flat-water hunting and fishing, also floating around on the water with no hassle, the Old Town Discovery Sport 15 Square Stern Recreational Canoe is your answer. While there are numerous canoes in the entire Discovery series, this one is just really versatile.

Be it fishing or a relaxing trip around the river, this canoe can be used for all purposes. It is ideal for anyone looking for a stable and a fairly large canoe that can be taken out anytime on the water and do whatever that needs to be done.

The most versatile of all

As the name suggests it, this canoe has quite a square stern which makes it paddle according to the standard paddling style, rowed, or be motored up with a 5 HP motor. The motor that comes along with it helps riders to relax and float through the wind on the water while the motor buzzes away giving the canoe a great speed.

The Discovery Sport Square 15 is an extremely versatile boat which gives incredible stability due to its weight and construction. The triple layer polyethylene used to build it is also very strong which ensures durability of the canoe, protecting it from being damaged.

An all-in-one package

The Old Town Discovery Sport 15 is one of the really rigid and toughest canoes due to the materials used in its making. It has three nylon web seats which provide an adequate amount of comfort and are also well positioned to adapt to any kind of riding. It is perfect for camping for camping trips, fishing and exploratory trips due to the high capacity it holds.

Like other Discovery canoes, this one also has vinyl gunwales which give it an edge and provide stronger sides. It also includes full length stabilizing chines and a great beam which gives a very confident and dry ride. It is a great boat for any outdoor enthusiast.

Specs and Features

  • Length: 4.6m / 15’3″
  • Width: 101.6cm / 40″
  • Weight: 51.3kg / 113lb
  • Capacity: 1700lb – 771kg
  • Bottom: Flat
  • Rocker: Moderate
  • Sides: Flared

Pros

  • Super smooth
  • Very tough and strong
  • Highly durable
  • Suitable for all purposes
  • Increased capacity

Cons

  • Extremely heavy
  • Difficult loading and unloading
  • Not suitable for windy days

Verdict

This canoe has all the qualities a rider would need for a confident and stable boat riding. While the heavy weight of it is quite an issue, the benefits that come with cover up the downsides. It is a great boat and very stable on the water, making it float really well. The Old Town Discovery Sport 15 Square Stern Recreational Canoe is an all-rounder boat which is worth buying.