Nova Craft Prospector 17 in green

Nova Craft Prospector 17.


Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3

17ft Tandem or tripping Canadian Canoe

The Nova Craft Prospector 17, the ultimate wilderness adventure or extended tripping canoe.

2 x Wood / Webbed Seats:
£934.15 (RRP £1,099.00 - Saving £164.85)

2 x Plastic Seats:
£934.15 (RRP £1,099.00 - Saving £164.85)

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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 its 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. 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.  


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.


  • 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.


Prospector 17.

  • 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 17 SP3 in green


Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 in red


Accessories that you may need


Yak Canoe Air Bag for Bow or Stern

Yak Canoe Air Bag for Bow or Stern - 32 Inches (Individual)

Air Bag for the Bow or Stern of your canoe to provide extra buoyancy when/if your canoe capsizes. Made from tough PVC Coated Nylon.

Price £80.71 (RRP £94.95 - Saving £14.24)

Canadian Canoe Painter Kit

Canadian Canoe Painter Kit

A painter kit can be used to secure your canoe to the bank, securing the bow/stern when loaded on a vehicle, lining the canoe through rapids and to pull you to the riverbank/shoreline.

  • 2x 6m lengths of floating rope.
  • 2x lengths of elasticised cord.

Price £15.29 (RRP £17.99 - Saving £2.70)

Canoe Trolley

Canoe Trolley

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

Price £56.91 (RRP £66.95 - Saving £10.04)

Grey Owl Voyageur Canoe Paddle

Grey Owl Voyageur Paddle

Popular canoe paddle used for all round paddling. made from laminated ash and bass.

Price £63.71 (RRP £74.95 - Saving £11.24)

carlise Beavertail Paddle

carlise Beavertail Paddle

Lightweight, laminated, basswood paddle with a urethane tip guard and a hand-contoured grip.

Price £46.74 (RRP £54.99 - Saving £8.25)

60 Litre Barrel

60 Litre Barrel

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

Price £31.41 (RRP £36.95 - Saving £5.54)

Canoe D-Ring

2 inch Canoe D-Ring Anchor Point

Secure air bags, buoyancy blocks and other accessories to open canoes with these D-rings. They are double stitched to a vinyl patch which gives a good large surface for gluing to the bottom of your canoe.

Price £6.76 (RRP £7.95 - Saving £1.19)


We offer a delivery service for the Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

Canoes and kayaks are normally delivered within 3-5 working days.
Clothing and equipment orders are normally sent with on a next working day delivery service.

The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 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 17 SP3 please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop


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