Nova Craft Trapper 12

Lightweight Solo Canadian Canoe


Nova Craft Trapper 12 tuffstuff canoe

Nova Craft Trapper 12 Canoe

Fishing on the Nova Craft Trapper 12
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  • Recommended Accessories
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Nova Craft Trapper 12


One of the lightest boats that we stock, at 15.5kg almost any paddler can lift with absolute ease. Weight is often the problem when trying to portage open canoes but this is simply not the case with the Trapper, which can be easily carried and transported by one person.


 It’s stable hull makes an easy to paddle solo canoe without sacrificing speed. With good flat-water efficiency, ease of carrying, plenty of weight capacity it opens the opportunity to paddle lakes, walk trails and to disappear camping for a week.

We often sell these boats to people looking for a lightweight, easy to paddle open canoe with the benefits of a stable fishing platform and the option of carrying an additional small person or often a pet. The TuffStuff construction is very strong, lightweight and shiny making a great looking little Solo Open Canoe.


Manufactured in the home of open boating- Canada, Novacraft have been building canoes for more than 40 years and have a strong reputation for their top quality workmanship and leading designs.

Key Features

  • TuffStuff Composite construction.  
  • Aircraft grade Black anodised aluminium gunwales and aluminium reinforced ABS end deck plates.
  • Ash framed seats with nylon lacing.
  • Ash carry handles at bow and stern.
  • Lightweight Ash Thwart
  • Shallow arch shaped hull gives great stability whilst the slight rocker allows good manoeuvrability.


  • Length: 12' / 366cm
  • Width: 34" / 86.4cm
  • Weight: 34lb / 17.2kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 490lb / 223kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Trapper 12 for your weight

Recommended Accessories

CSG 5 Metre Straps

CSG 5 Metre Straps

For securing canoes to your roof rack. These heavy-duty straps have spring loaded buckles which are less likely to deform items than ratchet straps.

Price £14.95

Canoe Trolley

Riot Large Kayak and Canoe Trolley

Aluminium folding canoe trolley manufactured to a high standard, using the best materials that should provide many years of reliable service.

Price £69.95

30 Litre Canoe Barrel

30 Litre Canoe Barrel

Strong and durable waterproof barrel to keep your kit dry.

Price £32.95

CSG Canoe & Kayak Painter Kit

CSG Canoe & Kayak Painter Kit

A painter kit can be used to secure your canoe or kayak to the bank, to  secure the bow/stern when loaded on a vehicle and to pull you the riverbank/shore.

  • 2x 6m lengths of floating rope.
  • 2x lengths of elasticised cord.

Price £17.99


We do not offer a courier delivery service for the Nova Craft Trapper 12 (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 Trapper 12 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 Trapper 12, please call us on 01925 818437