Nova Craft Prospector 16 in Ox Blood

Nova Craft Prospector 16 Fibreglass

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Nova Craft Prospector 16 Packed for a Camp trip

Nova Craft Prospector 16 Fibreglass

Lightweight 16ft Canadian Canoe

The Nova Craft Prospector 16 has a long standing Heritage Canoe design making it a true workhorse of the Canadian North. Load up and head out for an adventure or enjoy a family day trip. Lightweight Fibreglass construction.

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Nova Craft Prospector 16 Fibreglass

Just like the Prospector 16 TuffStuff or SP3 builds this is an ideal canoe for family day trips or weekend camping trips. The Nova Craft Prospector 16 in FibreGlass is at home loaded with kit no matter where it is, on white water, flat rivers, lakes or calm water coastal. The self righting aspects of the shallow hull mean this boat is great to learn single blade paddling skills and to gain experience and build confidence and it has the performance that seasoned experts will cherish. 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 people and a fair bit of kit.

The Prospector 16 Fibreglass model sits between the TuffStuff and SP3 builds as far as unloaded weight goes. Like the TuffStuff build it benefits from the sleek outer coating provided by a gel coat outer layer. This provides noticably more glide on calmer waters than the SP3 roto-moulded triple layer polyethylene plastic version. If multi-day camping trips with portage sections, like the Caledonial Canal Challenge, appeal to you then this is a great choice to go for. It is very much at home fully loaded paddling open waters however the high sides and great stability do make it a great river runner too!


  • Lightweight Fibreglass Construction
  • Symmetrical Hull for solo or tandem paddling
  • Moderate Rocker for great tracking and manoeuvrability
  • Shallow arch shaped hull gives great stability
  • 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


  • Length: 16' / 488cm
  • Width: 36in / 91.4cm
  • Weight: 66lb / 29.9kg
  • Center Depth: 15in / 38.1cm
  • End Depth: 23in / 58.4cm
  • Rocker: 2.5in / 6.4cm
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1000lb / 454kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Fibreglass for your weight


Nova Craft Tuffstuff - Green


Nova Craft Tuffstuff - Oxblood


Nova Craft Moonlight Blue

Moonlight Blue

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 16 Fibreglass. 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 16 Fibreglass please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop