Lightweight Canoes - TuffStuff Canoes
TuffStuff Canoes from the Leading Canoe Manufacturer of open boats
The Trapper 12 is a solo single person canoe constructed from Nova Crafts lightweight TuffStuff material. A stable yet manoeuvrable open canoe with plenty of room for gear.
Weighs less than 16kg
A high performing, lightweight solo open boat. The hull shape and length providing a nice combination of forward paddling speed and ease of handling, both on and off the water.
Hugely popular with beginner and intermediate canoeists due to its stability and ease of handling. Suitable for use on slow-moving rivers and inland lakes, canals and sheltered estuaries.
Weighs less than 21kg
The hugely popular Prospector hull, scaled down to a 15 feet length for tandem paddlers with less kit or solo paddling, creating an easy to handle lightweight all-round canoe. The Prospector shape is considered one of the best general purpose canoe designs ever made.
One of the lightest Prospector options available. Shorter and more manoeuvrable than the 16, making it easier for carrying, paddling solo and also on waterways where tight turns are necessary, and a more agile canoe is desired.
A lightweight version of the original Prospector 16 shape constructed from Nova Crafts lightweight TuffStuff material. The stable hull combined with moderate rocker lead to a classic all-round canoe for most water types. This 16 foot version has a large carrying capacity for extra paddlers or overnight camping equipment
The Expedition version of the 15 foot lightweight prospector. Coming in lightly heavier than standard TuffStuff, due to the extra material and reinforcement which provides an overall stiffer boat to offer higher performance and durability. The Prospector shape gives a fantastic all round open boat, combined with high-end material and construction techniques.
For paddlers looking for the perfect all-round expedition open boat, capable of carrying tandem paddlers and all the kit for multiday adventures. This boat is a great combination of weight for long portages and strength for lower grade white water and wilderness tripping.
The Prospector 17 is popular for extended touring thanks to the additional carrying capacity and is now available in Nova Craft's lightweight TuffSTuff material.
TuffStuff is a cutting edge composite made of basalt and Innegra fibers. Basalt fibre is made of melted basalt rock and Innegra is a fibre consisting mostly of polypropylene. When they are woven together into a cloth and infused with our high impact vinylester resin system, the result is simply amazing! TuffStuff canoes are a great choice for paddlers looking for a light canoe for extended flatwater tripping with more than enough strength to handle lots of abuse in the back country.
TuffStuff Expedition is as the name suggests the perfect option for an expedition canoe Nova Craft's Incredible Tuff Stuff material made even stronger. A great option for wilderness trips and occasional white water use, stiffer for even better on the water performance in all areas. Only a few kg heavier than TuffStuff but still weighing in well under SP3.
This is how light TuffStuff is: