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Pelican 146 DLX Budget Open Canadian Family Canoe With Comfortable Backrests

Pelican Explorer 146 DLX

Pelican 146 DLX Cheap Stable Family Open Canoe Including Backrests

Pelican Explorer 146 DLX Canoe

A Recreational Budget Family Canoe With Backrests

The Pelican Explorer 146 DLX is a stable family open canoe that is easy to paddle & comes as standard with backrests, ideal for beginners. Constructed from Pelican's lightweight Ram X material it is tough yet affordable and easy to handle off the water.

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Pelican Explorer 146 DLX Canoe

There are a lot of open canoes on the market and many of them are very good however here at the Canoe Shops group we often get asked two questions when customers are looking for their first canoe: What is your most stable canoe? and do you have one with built in back support?

Well the answer to both those questions is the Pelican Explorer 146.

With a wide beam of almost a metre and a flat bottom carrying minimal rocker, the 146 DLX is stable, predictable and sure footed. First time paddlers or those looking for a more relaxed ride on flat water will find paddling the DLX brings no surprises and leaves the paddler free to concentrate on the view. The three tough plastic bench seats are comfortable and well thought out with the main two positions coming with folding back support and the middle seat having a storage compartment with hinged lid.

Because the Explorer 146 is stable, secure and comfortable it is ideal not just for recreational use but for longer expeditions as well. A carrying capacity of 363kg means loading the DLX up with camping gear to tackle a multi-day paddle is well within its brief and as the hull is made from tough durable RAM-X there are no worries about bumpy portages or rocky banks. Built in carry handles ease the process of moving it around locks etc and there are even drink and rod holders for those long lazy days on the lake.

To be honest, we could all do with a Pelican Explorer 146 DLX!


  • Seating: 3
  • Hull Material: RAM-X
  • Aluminium gunnels with protective sleeve
  • Bow and stern carrying handles
  • Folding Front & Rear Backrests
  • Vertical rod holders
  • Drinks Holders
  • Centre Seat Storage Cooler


  • Length: 4.55m
  • Width: 0.97m
  • Weight: 40.8kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 363kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Pelican Explorer 146 DLX Canoe for your weight

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Delivery Information

Delivery of Canoes:

We offer a delivery service for Open Canoes covering many areas of mainland UK using our own fleet of vehicles. Due to shipping restrictions from our couriers, we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for this product range. Please contact us with your address and we can advise price and availability for delivery to your area.

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

If you need any further help or advice about the Pelican Explorer 146 DLX Canoe please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop