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Prospector 15 TuffStuff

popular Canadian Canoe

Lightweight Canadian Canoe with a classic shape.

TuffStuff: £1999.00

TuffStuff Expedition: £2199.00

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff

Nova Craft Prospector 15 Tuffstuf

Nova Craft Prospector 15 Tuffstuff In Green

Nova Craft Prospector 15 Tuffstuff

Nova Craft Prospector 15 Tuffstuff Expedition in Ox Blood

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  • Features
  • Size/ Weight
  • Colours
  • Materials
  • Accessories
  • Delivery

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff

 

The 15 footer is the shortest model in the Prospector Range that keeps true to the hugely popular Prospector shape, just scaled down slightly. This shorter version is perfect for lighter/smaller paddlers, solo paddling or folks looking for a lighter, responsive and nimble canoe for added manoeuvrability. For those looking for a similar canoe but with more carrying capacity and stability then please look at our Prospector 16 Pages.

 

The Nova Craft Prospector 15's lightweight TuffStuff construction is a great choice for paddlers looking for a very light canoe for extended flat water trips. It's light weight also makes it possible to be picked up Singlehandedly. For those looking for a more robust canoe but still want to retain a lightweight built then the TuffStuff Expedition is an excellent choice for an expedition grade canoe during extended wilderness trips and some occasional lower-grade white water use.

 

For the strongest construction, Nova Craft Prospector 15 is available in SP3 plastic, providing all-round paddlers with the perfect choice for moving water and general recreational use. The tough SP3 canoes are very popular for centres and rental operators due to their durability and superb construction.

 

Made in the home of open boating- Canada, Nova Craft have been manufacturing canoes for over 40 years and are world renowned for their quality designs and workmanship.

 

The Prospector hull shape is so successful due to its versatility on a variety of different water types. With forgiving lines and slight rocker, the Prospector is at home cruising down slow moving rivers as it is tackling small rapids or day trips on local canals or lakes.

Key Features

 

Prospector 15 TuffStuff and TuffStuff Expedition:

  • Constructed from Nova Craft's lightweight TuffStuff composite materials.
  • 2 x Wooden boot-laced seats.
  • Wooden centre yoke.
  • Wooden bow & stern carry handles.
  • Symmetrical, shallow arched hull.
  • Moderate Rocker for manoeuvrability.

All Nova Craft Canoes can be ordered with the following factory fitted options:

  • Wooden white ash gunnels with an oiled finish.
  • Kneeling thwart.
  • Colour matched skid plates.
  • Special Order colours availible upon request.
  • Nova Crafts custom composite constructions such as Blue Steel, Aramid Lite or Fibreglass.
  • Webbed, Bootlace or robust ABS Plastic seats.

 

Please contact us to discuss any of these options in further detail, including prices and estimated lead times.

Dimensions

Prospector 15 TuffStuff:

  • Length: 15" / 457cm
  • Width: 36" / 91.4cm
  • Weight: 50lb / 24.5kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 850 lbs / 386kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff for your weight

Prospector 15 TuffStuff Expedition:

  • Length: 15" / 457cm
  • Width: 36" / 91.4cm
  • Weight: 56lb / 26.3kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 850 lbs / 386kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff for your weight

Colours

 

Prospector 15 TuffStuff/Expedition (Standard Colours):

 

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff canoe in Green

Green

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff canoe in Ox blood

Ox Blood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prospector 15 TuffStuff/Expedition (Special Order Colours):

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff canoe in yellow

Yellow

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff canoe in olive

Olive

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff canoe in red

Red

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff canoe in sand

Sand

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff canoe in Desert White

Desert White

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials Explained- Read what Nova Craft say about their most popular material choices-

  • SP3 (triple layer) canoe hulls are made by roto-moulding three layers of super linear polyethylene powder. The two outer layers are solid and the middle layer is foam. These canoes are extremely strong and are an excellent choice for river, white water or general recreational use. These are the most affordable canoes made by Nova Craft. The tough SP3 canoes are hugely popular with Outdoor centres, Hire Companies and Canoe Clubs due to their legendary strength, durability and build quality.
  • TuffStuff is a cutting edge, lightweight, composite made of basalt and Innegra fibres. 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 a high impact vinylester resin system, the result is simply amazing. TuffStuff canoes are a great choice for paddlers looking for a very light canoe for extended flat water trips with more than enough strength to handle lots of abuse through normal use.
  • TuffStuff Expedition is a more robust heavier duty version of the standard TuffStuff construction. These canoes are an excellent choice for an expedition grade canoe during extended wilderness trips and some occasional lower-grade white water use. Stiff for great performance, incredible impact resistance and lightweight all in one canoe. You can see some of the abuse and testing these canoes can take on these YouTube Videos:

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  • 2x lengths of elasticised cord.

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Delivery

We do not offer a courier delivery service for the Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff (or any other TuffStuff Canoe)

But we do offer a dedicated delivery service by the Manchester Canoes team tailored to individual address and requirements please contact us for details.

Collection - Click & Collect

You can buy a Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff online from our website and pick it up from ourselves or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - Near Newquay
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Hampshire

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

For further help and information about the Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff, please call us on 01925 818437