Nova Craft Prospector 16 in Green

Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuffstuff

Nova craft prospector 16 in Ox Blood
Nova Craft Prospector 16 in Sand
Nova Craft Prospector 16 from the top

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff & TuffStuff Expedition

Lightweight 16ft Canadian Canoe

The Nova Craft Prospector 16 based on the original Chestnut Prospector, a true workhorse of the Canadian North. Load up and head out for an adventure or enjoy a family day trip. Available in lightweight TuffStuff constructions.


TuffStuff Expedition:£2849.00

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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 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 16 in SP3.


  • 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 / 455kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff for your weight


Nova Craft Tuffstuff - Green


Nova Craft Tuffstuff - Oxblood


Nova Craft Tuffstuff - Sand



Canoe Shops staff demonstrating how light the Tuffstuff Material is

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 £69.95

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 £39.95

Enigma Key Wooden Canoe Paddle
Enigma Key Wooden Canoe Paddle

A traditional beavertail blade shape which lends itself perfectly to deep water, both solo or tandem paddling. Often favoured by th bow paddler in tandem, this wooden paddle gives you great ‘feel’ in those more intricate strokes. The wide, ergonomic grip makes this beavertail comfortable while increasing control. A true all day paddle which can do it all.

Price £59.95

60 Litre Barrel
60 Litre Barrel

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

Price £38.95

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