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About Hegarts

Hegarts – Canoe and Outdoor Life was founded in 2011 by Josef Hegart. By making unique, handmade, high quality products from natural materials, Hegarts wants to spread the joy of canoe paddeling in close harmony with nature.

The goal with the craftsmanship from the start has been to deliver products that will make Josef Hegart himself jealous of the customer who gets to paddle with them.


Hegarts builds traditional wood and canvas canoes out of natural materials: spruce and ash from Sweden and a cotton canvas. The canvas is then painted with traditional canoe filler or tar, to make it stronger  and waterproof, and then the last coat of paint is added – the colour chosen by the customer.

Prospector 16


Hegarts offers the traditional Prospector 16, the perfect allround canoe. It’s very balanced: it’s stabile but can also be turned easily on the water, it’s a tandem canoe but also easy to paddle solo, it can be loaded for longer canoe trips but it’s also fun for some relaxed paddeling at the beach.

Length: 488 cm
Width: 87 cm
Depth at midships: 37 cm
Height at ends: 63 cm
Weight: 35 kg

Hegarts offers canoe building courses. Read more (in Swedish) here.


The key to making great canoe paddles is making beautiful canoe paddles. This is built on genuine craftsmanship and a deep understanding of how the material and shape of the paddle make it flow effortlessly through the water. All paddles are custom made of Swedish hardwood. Choose blade, grip, length, wood and finish.