Note: This model is DISCONTINUED and is no longer available - please
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The Sportsman is built for the demanding use of hunters and fishermen. It provides
an extremely stable platform for all types of outdoor activities.
The Sportsman 15' features a slight shallow arch hull with a wider midsection,
carried toward the ends. This increases the stability and capacity. It is
ideal for canoers who require excellent initial stability.
The rear flotation tank is filled with solid urethane foam. This type of
foam is highly resistant to gasoline or other types of solvents. The foam
expands at a different rate each time it is mixed. Because of this, a fixed
fiberglass yoke may not be balanced correctly.
A third seat and rowing frame are available as options for this boat. A fisherman
can easily hold the canoe in place while rowing on most moderate rivers.
The transom (flat rear portion) of the canoe occurs pretty much above the
waterline. This feature reduces drag and water turbulence as the canoe moves
efficiently through the water.
With a small outboard, the Sportsman really shines. Powered by a 3 h.p. with
two people aboard, it will travel at 7.5 knots. Try this with any other small
craft... they can't match this performance.
It is available in fiberglass, reinforced with cross ribs, or in a Kevlar®
layup, stiffened with a vacuum bagged foam core, as is standard with all Clipper
It can be ordered in any of the colors shown on the inside cover of this
catalog. If you want to “blend in”, you may want to order yours
in sand or custom grey, with black trim to cut down on reflection.
The Sportsman is one of our most stable models, so if you carry active cargo
like kids or dogs, then the Sportsman should be your first choice in a square