Nova Craft Prospector 17 in green

Nova Craft Prospector 17 in Green with Wood/Web Seats

Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3

17ft Canadian Canoe for Families and Expeditions

The Nova Craft Prospector 17, the ultimate wilderness adventure expedition canoe. Large capacity makes this a great canoe for bigger families or for big adventures.

2 x Wood / Webbed Seats:£1399.00

2 x Plastic Seats:£1459.00

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Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3

Whether you are looking for a canoe for all the family, or a large centre style boat then look no further than the Nova Craft Prospector 17. This canoe has enough space for a month's worth of supplies and the family. Or it's great as a centre canoe for the fun paddling experience see how many kids can fit in the boat, (give you a hint - more than 6!). The tough roto-moulded construction means it will cope with the usual abuse of slip ways etc. The Prospector 17 is a legend in areas like the Canadian arctic and Yukon, paddle it and you will know why. With good flat water speed and high sides like the entire Prospector range will give you a drier ride on coastal waters and white water rapids alike. Get two strong paddlers at the helm and this canoe paddles quickly and is great for covering distance on big inland waters. If you feel the Prospector 17 might be too long, then have a look at the shorter models in the range, the Prospector 15 or Prospector 16.

Triple-Layer SP3

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


Also available in a lightweight version made from TuffStuff - Click Here for more details.


  • SP3 Roto-moulded triple layer polyethylene plastic construction. 
  • Reinforced vinyl gunwales with rotomoulded end deck plates as standard trim.
  • Ash framed seats with webbing or plastic seats.
  • Ash carry handles at bow and stern.
  • Deluxe sculpted ash centre yoke (In our opinion the best standard fit canoe yoke on the market), shaped to spread the weight across your shoulders evenly and it has 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 - 17ft / 518cm
  • Width - 36in / 91.4cm
  • Bow Depth - 23in / 58.5cm
  • Centre Depth - 14.5in / 38cm
  • Stern Depth - 23in / 58.5cm
  • Rocker - 2in / 5cm
  • Weight - 99lbs / 45kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1200lbs / 545kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 for your weight


Nova Craft Prospector SP3 in green


Nova Craft Prospector 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 £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

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


We offer a delivery service for the Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 covering many areas of mainland UK using our own fleet of vehicles. (Due to their size we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for the Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3.)

Please contact us with your address and we can advise price and availability for delivery to your area.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

We offer a collect from store service for the Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3. 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 17 SP3 please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop