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Lightweight Canoes - TuffStuff Canoes

TuffStuff Canoes from the Leading Canoe Manufacturer of open boats


Nova Craft Trapper 12

Nova Craft Trapper 12 tuff stuff

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 18kg

Nova Craft Fox 14 Tuffstuff Canadain Canoe

Novacraft Fox 14

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.

Nova Craft Bob Special Canoe

Nova Craft Bob Special 15' TuffStuff

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 23kg

Nova Craft Pal 16 Canoe

Nova Craft Pal 16 - TuffStuff

Perfectly suited to day trips, a little bit of fishing or an overnight camping trip. It is also just as at home in slightly rougher conditions you may experience out on a large lake and is comfortable in a bit of wind.

Nova Craft Prospector 15 Canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 15 - TuffStuff

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.

Nova Craft Prospector 16 canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 16 - TuffStuff

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

Nova Craft Prospector 15 Tuffstuff Expedition Canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 15 - Tuffstuff Expedition

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.

Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuffstuff Expedition canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 16 - Tuffstuff Expedition

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.

Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 17 - TuffStuff

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.


How Light are TuffStuff Canoes from Nova Craft?

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: