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Pelican Explorer 146DLX

Open Canoe With Seats And Backrests

A great first open canoe, the Pelican Explorer 146 DLX is extremely versatile and ideal for family trips, camping, fishing or just getting out and about on the water for a fun day out.

Price: £799.00

Open Canoe With Plastic Seats And Backrest

Pelican Explorer 146 DLX Canoe

2 Seats With Backrests And Third Centre Bench Seat On The Pelican Explorer 146 DLX Canoe
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Pelican Explorer 146 DLX

A Pelican Explorer 146 DLX canoe could be one of the best purchases you make if you are looking for a single canoe that can do a multitude of things for not a lot of money. For may people staring out paddling their main criterior are for the canoe to be stable, hard wearing, spacious without being too big and comfortable. Well, you certainly get a good mixture of all those things with a Pelican Explorer 146 DLX.

First off, the Pelican Explorer 146 DLX is a nice and stable open canoe, so straight away it gives you the confidence to just be on the water and focus on enjoying your day out. The low maintenance seats are plastic as are the folding backrests and the paddling position is great for relaxed, efficient paddle strokes. The middle bench seat is great for taking a friend and inside there is even a handy little cooler section to keep your refreshments cool and easy to access. There is enough space on board to take a dog with you on your trip or even some lightweight camping gear if you fancy a longer journey.

The hull of the Pelican Explorer 146 DLX is made from the wonderful Ram-X material. This is a High Molecular Weight plastic that gives amazing durability at a weight and cost that is extremely reasonable. The plastic bow and stern end plates have comfortable carry handles built in and the whole canoe has an overall feel of quality.

Features / Spec

  • Seating: 3 bednch seats
  • Hull material: RAM-X™
  • Aluminum gunnels with protective sleeve
  • Bow and stern carrying handles
  • Centre seat with built in cooler
  • Vertical rod holders
  • Drinks holders
  • Folding backrest on bow / stern seats


  • Length: 14’11’’ - 455 CM
  • Beam: 38’’ - 97 CM
  • Weight: 90 LB - 40.8 KG
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 363kg / 800Lbs Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Pelican Explorer 146 DLX for your weight

Recommended Accessories

Feelfree General Purpose Buoyancy Aid

Feelfree Buoyancy Aid

An ideal buoyancy aid / pfd for paddlers who are taking their first steps into kayaking and canoeing.

Yak Kallista Multi Purpose Buoyancy Aid

Yak Kallista Buoyancy Aid

Comfortable and adjustable PFD that is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, inflatables and sit on tops.

Pelican Beavertail Lightweight Alloy Shaft Canoe Paddle For Use With The Pelican Explorer 146 DLX

Pelican Beavertail Canoe Paddle

A great cheap lightweight open canoe paddle with aluminium shaft and Polypropylene plastic blade. Lightweight, tough and an ideal spare paddle or for rocky areas when you don't want to be using your nice wooden paddle.

Length 57"



Grey Owl Voyageur is a great paddle for use with the Pelican Explorer 146 DLX

Grey Owl Voyaguer Paddle

Light, powerful and a superb all-rounder, the Voyageur is a popular choice of canoe paddle. Laminated Black Cherry, Basswood, Ash and Walnut with Epoxy tip and Polyurethane exterior coating.

Grey Owl Guide ottertail canoe paddle

Grey Owl Guide

A beautiful paddle for touring and deeper water. Ottertail design that cuts through the water effortlessly. Laminated Black Cherry with Epoxy tip and exterior Polyurethane outer coating.

Folding Canoe Trolley for use with the Pelican Explorer 146 DLX

Riot Folding Canoe Trolley

A great budget canoe trolley. Folds for easy storage when not in use, solid puncture proof wheels and a kick stand for easy loading.



Railblaza C-Tug Portage Trolley the Pelican Explorer 146 DLX

Railblaza C-Tug Trolley

Still the best Portage Trolley on the market, the C-Tug is strong, breaks down into small parts for easy storage and is fully adjustable for a range of canoe hull shapes.



Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide:

We also offer a collect from store service. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores.

For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Give us a call on 01603 747139 if you have any questions about the Pelican Explorer 146 DLX