A mid-sized traditional Canadian canoe in the ever popular Prospector shape, the Nova Craft Prospector 16 represents a fantastic all-round canoe and opens the door to limitless adventures. The symmetrical hull design allows for a versatile range of paddling and the boat is excellent to use either solo or tandem, with friends and family.
The Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff is incredibly lightweight, enough to enable easy portaging and offering the opportunity to lift solo onto the roof of a car. This, considering the length of this canoe, is no small feat. For use as a tandem canoe it offers amble storage for paddlers and equipment, with well considered seated positions for maximum stability and space to avoid soaking one another. With forgiving lines and a slight rocker, the Prospector is at home paddling down slow moving rivers and tackling rapids. With comfort range as high as these; day trips on calmer waters also feature well within its capabilities.
Constructed of Nova Crafts proprietary TuffStuff material the Prospector 16 is incredibly lightweight and surprisingly hardwearing canoe, suited best for leisure use but rugged enough to use in the wilderness. If you believe that you will spend more time off the beaten path then Nova Craft also make this lightweight canoe in TuffStuff Expedition which is stiffer for greater performance, more robust and more durable for use in lower grade white water. Both of these constructions are made of a blended cloth of Basalt and Innegra fibres finished in a glossy gel coat which looks remarkable, a really unique canoe bound to turn heads. If you are looking for the strongest most durable version, the Prospector 16 also comes in SP3 a roto-moulded polyethylene plastic.
Outfitted with two ash wood bootlace seats, deluxe ergonomic carrying yoke, thwart, carry handles and integrated buoyancy tanks at bow and stern as standard. The Prospector 16 TuffStuff and TuffStuff Expedition are supremely comfortable.
For a longer lightweight canoe better suited for even more days out on the water and bigger expedition style paddles, you could also consider the Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff. Similarly if you want something more nimble and agile, while still weighing as little as possible the Prospector 15 TS could also be a great option.
Prospector 16 TuffStuff:
- Constructed from Nova Craft's lightweight TuffStuff material
- 2 x Wooden Boot Laced Seats
- Wooden Centre Yoke
- Bow & Stern Carry Handle
- Symmetrical Hull
- Shallow Arch Bottom
- Moderate Rocker
- Great All Round Canoe
Prospector 16 TuffStuff/ TuffStuff Expedition:
- Length: 16" / 488cm
- Width: 36" / 91.4cm
- TuffStuff Weight: 54lb / 25.4kg
- TuffStuff Expedition Weight: 59lb / 28.1kg
- Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1000lb / 455kg
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