Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff in green

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff.


Staff Member Ian Paddling the Prospector in Plymouth Sound
Ian paddling th eProspector 15 Tuff Stuff at Mount Batten

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff & TuffStuff Exp.

Lightweight Canadian Canoes

The Nova Craft Prospector 15 is built to the same traditional design as other prospectors. Although it’s a slightly scaled down version of the Prospector 16, it is faithful to the original lines in every way.

Prospector 15 TuffStuff
£1,899.00 (RRP £1,999.00 - Saving £100.00)

Prospector 15 TuffStuff Exp
£2,099.00 (RRP £2,199.00 - Saving £100.00)

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Nova Craft Prospector 15 - Tuff Stuff

A flat water touring boat without the extra volume, with its shallow curved hull the Nova Craft Prospector 15 gives great initial stability for both the new and experienced paddler. The slight rocker gives the boat great agility meaning it’s a great all rounder, great for taking you, a friend and your picnic lunch or your pet out for the day around the coast or on flat water rivers, but it’s also at home running through white water rapids. With nice high sides from front to back will deflect water giving a drier ride than other canoes even on bigger waves and rapids. With a symmetrical design front to back this boat is easy to paddle as both solo or as a tandem crew. This boat has plenty of room for 2 paddlers and some kit for an overnight camp etc, although if you wanted a boat so you can go on longer trips we would recommend the Nova Craft Prospector 16 or Nova craft Prospector 17.

The Nova Craft Prospector 15 is availabe in three different materials/construction.

TuffStuff Exp.

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.


TuffStuff is a new 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.


SP3 is a very strong and durable roto-moulded triple layer polyethylene plastic construction. SP3 is perfect for everyone from occaisonal paddlers to busy hire centres and clubs. Click here to see more details of the Nova Carft Prospector 15 in SP3


  • TuffStuff Exp or TuffStuff Contruction.
  • Reinforced vinyl gunwales with rotomoulded end deck plates as standard trim.
  • Ash framed seats with webbing.
  • Ash carry handles at bow and stern.
  • 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.

Prospector 15.

Construction SP3 TuffStuff TuffStuff EXP
Length 15' / 457cm 15' / 457cm 15' / 457cm
Width 36" / 91.4cm 36" / 91.4cm 36" / 91.4cm
Weight 75lb / 34kg 50lb / 22.7kg 56lb / 25.5kg
Manufacturers Weight CapacityOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 15 - Tuff Stuff for your weight
850 lbs / 386kg 850 lbs / 386kg 850 lbs / 386kg




Nova Craft Prospector SP3 in green


Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 in red


Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 in red


Accessories that you may need


Canoe Trolley

Canoe Trolley

Canoe trolley designed for transporting canadian canoes and wide touring kayaks to and from the waters edge.

Price £54.95 (RRP £59.95 - Saving £5.00)

Enigma Note Wooden Canoe Paddle

Enigma Note Wooden Canoe Paddle

Classic wooden canoe paddle design, quality pine and mahogany covered with clear lacquer providing resistance to the water environment.

Price £34.95 (RRP £39.95 - Saving £5.00)

Economy Canoe Paddle

Economy Canoe Paddle

Lightweight durable canoe paddle with an alloy shaft and polypropylene blade.

Price £23.95

60 Litre Barrel

60 Litre Barrel

Multi-use watertight barrels keep your kit dry and can act as a table or seat.

Price £36.95


Please contact us with your delivery address and we will endeavour to provide a delivery service using our own fleet of vehicles.

Alternatively we offer nationwide collection from any of our stores listed below


Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Nova Craft Prospector 15 - Tuff Stuff online from our website and collect from our shop at Lee Mill, Plymouth, Devon or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this*.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road Nr Newquay
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Southampton

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

If you need any further help or advice about the Nova Craft Prospector 15 - Tuff Stuff please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop


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