Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffSTuff canoe in OxBlood

Nova Craft Prospector 17 Tuff Stuff.

Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffSTuff

17ft Tandem or tripping Canadian Canoe

The Nova Craft Prospector 17, the ultimate wilderness adventure or extended tripping canoe made from the lightweight but strong TuffStuff.

£1,979.10 (RRP £2,199.00 - Saving £219.90)

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Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff


The Nova Craft Prospector 17 is ideal for taking family trips, be it for a week or a weekend it has loads of volume to be at home loaded up with camping kit or picnic, easy to paddle on flat rivers and estuaries, white water or coastal and lakes.


With a shallow arch hull the canoe is nice and stable and easy to learn from, and gain experience and technical ability as you build your confidence levels. With the canoe having a symmetrical design it does mean the boat can be paddled solo for those longer expeditions where you take everything with you. There is enough room for up to 3 adults maybe 4 but certainly 2 adults and 2 smaller children. If you don’t need quite so much room then have a look at the smaller versions Nova Craft Prospector 15 or Nova Craft 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. Click Here for more details.


  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Moderate Rocker



  • Length: 17′ / 518cm
  • Width: 36″ / 91.4cm
  • Center Depth: 15″ / 38.1cm
  • End Depth: 23″ / 58.4cm
  • Rocker: 2.5″ / 6.4cm
  • 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 TuffStuff for your weight




Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff in green


Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff in OxBlood


Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff in sand


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 £54.95 (RRP £59.95 - Saving £5.00)

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 £34.95 (RRP £39.95 - Saving £5.00)

Economy Canoe Paddle

Economy Canoe Paddle

Lightweight durable canoe paddle with an alloy shaft and polypropylene blade.

Price £23.95

60 Litre Barrel

60 Litre Barrel

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

Price £36.95


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

Clothing and equipment orders are normally sent with on a next working day delivery service to UK Mainland addresses. Canoes & Kayaks are normally delivered to UK Mainland addresses within 2-3 working days from despatch. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Offshore will take longer.

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Collection - Click & Collect

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


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