Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff in Green

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff

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

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff & TuffStuff Expedition

Lightweight Canadian Canoes

A slightly scaled down version of the Prospector 16 and it is faithful to the original Prospector lines in every way. A superb all-rounder for touring and adventure paddling. Available in lightweight TuffStuff constructions.

TuffStuff:£2,699.00 (RRP £2,999.00 - Saving £300.00)

TuffStuff Expedition:£2,969.00 (RRP £3,299.00 - Saving £330.00)

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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 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 Expedition

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.


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. Click here to see more details of the Nova Craft Prospector 15 in SP3.

TuffStuff Composite Open Canoes are lightweight, making them easy to carry and portage.


  • 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.
  • 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 � 15ft / 457cm
  • Width � 36in / 91.4cm
  • Bow Depth � 23in / 58.5cm
  • Centre Depth � 14.5in / 36cm
  • Stern Depth � 23in / 58.5cm
  • Rocker � 2in / 5cm
  • TuffStuff Construction Weight � 50lbs / 22.7kg
  • TuffStuff Expedition Construction Weight � 56lbs / 25.5kg
  • 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 Tuff Stuff for your weight


Nova Craft Tuffstuff - Green


Nova Craft Tuffstuff - Oxblood


Nova Craft Tuffstuff - Sand


Delivery Of TuffStuff Canoes

We offer a delivery service for TuffStuff/Composite Canoes covering many areas of mainland UK using our own vans. (Due to their size and increased risk of damage during transit, we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for this product range)

If you require delivery, please contact us with your address and we can advise whether a delivery service is available in your area.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

We offer a collect from store service for the Nova Craft Prospector 15 Tuff Stuff. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

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