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Nova Craft Canoes available at Cornwall Canoes

Nova Craft Canoes

Nova Craft Canoes available from Cornwall Canoes. Nova Craft make some excellent canoes and have been in manufacture since the 1970's. We hold in stock the majority of popular models and build specifications (listed below) but all Nova Craft Canoes can be ordered with the following custom factory fitted options:

  • Wooden white ash gunnels with an oiled finish.
  • Kneeling thwarts
  • Colour matched skid plates
  • Special Order colours available upon request
  • Nova Crafts custom composite constructions such as Blue Steel, Aramid Lite or Fibreglass.
  • Choice of Webbed, Bootlace or robust ABS Plastic seats.

Please contact us to discuss any of these options in further detail, including prices and estimated lead times.

Triple Layer SP3 Canoes

Nova Craft Prospector 15

Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3

The Prospector 15 is the smaller version of the larger Prospectors but still follows the original design in every way. You get all the great handling features that make the Prospector a paddling legend, in a smaller and more responsive package. This makes it ideal for day tripping or short weekend camping trips where lots of storage space is not a priority. The extra responsiveness also makes the P15 a fun tandem play boat.

Nova Craft Prospector 16

Nova Craft Prospector 16 SP3

The Prospector 16 is the 'workhorse' of the prospector range. Want to load up for an expedition trip?.... the P16 takes it all in its stride. While it is best suited for river tripping, it remains versatile enough to be a good all-round canoe. With experience, the self-righting aspects of the shallow arch hull will become apparent and confidence levels will soar. The P16 also provides a very dry ride in big waves and whitewater. Put simply, the P16 is a superb all-round wilderness expedition canoe! Constructed from durable SP3 triple layer polyethylene.

Nova Craft Prospector 17

Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3

Your planning a big trip..... You need a canoe that will take a months worth of supplies so that you can head out and explore the wilderness.... Well, the Prospector 17 could be the canoe for you! The P17 has all the great characteristics that have made this canoe a paddling legend in places like the Yukon and Canadian Arctic. It has stacks of volume to keep you and your gear dry in whitewater or waves, yet it still tracks well with good hull speed on flatwater. The durable and robust construction and classic Prospector lines make the P17 the ultimate wilderness extended tripping canoe.


Lightweight Tuff Stuff Canoes

The Nova Craft Bob Special

Nova Craft Bob Special 15 TuffStuff

If you are looking for a versatile canoe that excels at tandem day-tripping and the occassional weekend paddling trip away then look no further than the Bob Special. With an optimized hull design that makes the Bob Special suprisingly efficient for a 15 foot hull and an above average width that improves stability, which makes for a brilliant canoe that both novices and more experienced paddles can enjoy.

Nova Craft Prospector 15

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff

The smallest model in the very popular Prospector range from Nova Craft. A superb all-round touring and expedition canoe made from lightweight Tuff Stuff.

Nova Craft Pal 16

Nova Craft Pal 16 TuffStuff

The do-it-all model of the Nova Craft canoe range. The Pal 16 is an excellent all rounder for all experience levels of paddler. Its effective design makes for canoe that will handle a variety of different conditions. From calm flatwater paddling to windier conditions, the Pal 16 is the perfect canoe for any occassion.

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

All the great features of the Prospector 16 but constructed from lightweight and durable TuffStuff composite!

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff

The Prospector 17 TuffStuff has all the great features of the Prospector 17 SP3 but constructed from lightweight and durable TuffStuff composite!

Nova Craft Trapper 12

Nova Craft Trapper 12 TuffStuff

The Trapper 12 has reassuring amounts of primary and secondary stability, often a feature looked for in a canoe by beginners and experienced solo paddlers alike. Despite being stable, the Trapper 12 does not lack in speed. It has lots of space, for everything from a day of fishing to a week of river and lake tripping. It is a great canoe to use for improving your “J” stroke and can also be used with a double blade paddle. The Trapper combines the enjoyment of a stable fishing platform with the benefits of a small and light craft for portaging into small productive and secluded lakes.

Nova Craft Fox 14 TuffStuff

Nova Craft Fox 14 TuffStuff

A lightweight solo touring canoe that is perfect for leisurely day tripping but with the capacity to take equipment for a multiday trip if required. Constructed from lightweight and durable TuffStuff, the Fox 14 will be easy to handle both on and off the water.


Nova Craft's TuffStuff

TuffStuff is a cutting edge composite made of basalt and Innegra fibers. Basalt fibre is made of melted basalt rock and Innegra is a fibre consisting mostly of polypropylene. 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 for extended flatwater tripping with more than enough strength to handle lots of abuse in the back country.