Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff
An ideal canoe for family day trips or weekend camping trips. The Nova Craft Prospector 16 is at home loaded with kit no matter where it is, on white water, flat rivers, coastal or lakes. The self righting aspects of the shallow hull mean this boat is great to learn, gain experience and build confidence. The symmetrical design front to back makes this boat good as a solo or tandem boat and high sides throughout will help to give a drier ride, deflecting the water when cutting through waves and rapids. At 16 foot long this canoe has enough space for 2 or 3 people and some kit, But if you’re looking for more space try its bigger brother the Nova Craft Prospector 17. Or if you’re looking for a shorter more nimble boat for similar trips try the Nova Craft Prospector 15.
The Nova Craft Prospector 16 is available in three different materials/construction:
TuffStuff is a composite material made of basalt and Innegra fibers. 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 thats tough enough to last – the perfect replacement for Royalex.
TuffStuff Exp is a robust heavier duty version of the standard TuffStuff construction. These canoes are an excellent choice for an expedition grade canoe for extended trips and occasional lower-grade whitewater use. Stiff for great performance, incredible impact resistance and lightweight all in one canoe.
- Lightweight TuffStuff or TuffStuff Expedition Construction.
- Aircraft grade black anodized aluminum gunwales.
- ABS Deck End Plates.
- Built-in Bow and Stern Buoyancy
- Ash Bootlace Seats
- Ash carry handles at bow and stern.
- Ash Thwart
- Deluxe sculpted ash centre yoke (In our opinion the best Canoe Yoke on the market), shaped to spread the weight across your shoulders evenly and even got a small notch for the small bone in your neck.
- Shallow arch shaped hull gives initial stability whilst a moderate rocker allows good manoeuvrability.
- Length: 16′ / 488cm
- Width: 36in / 91.4cm
- TuffStuff Weight: 56lb / 25.4kg
- TuffStuff Expedition Weight: 62lb / 28.1kg
- Center Depth: 15in / 38.1cm
- End Depth: 23in / 58.4cm
- Rocker: 2.5in / 6.4cm
Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1000lb / 455kg
SP3 is a very strong and durable roto-moulded triple layer polyethylene plastic construction. SP3 is perfect for everyone from occasional paddlers to busy hire centres and clubs.