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Nova Craft Prospector 14

Solo Canoe For Touring & Adventures

The popular Prospector hull design is now availale in a versatile 14ft version. Perfect for the solo paddler looking for a lightweight and easy to manage craft to take on adventerous day trips and weekend camping expeditions.

Nova Craft Prospector 14 Tuffstuff Green

Nova Craft Prospector 14 Tuffstuff in Olive

Nova Craft Prospector 14 Tuffstuff - Top View
Nova Craft Prospector 14 Tuffstuff - Side View
Nova Craft Prospector 14 Tuffstuff Canoe being paddled on a lake
Nova Craft Prospector 14 Tuffstuff Canoe being paddled by one person on a lake
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Nova Craft Prospector 14

The Propsector hull has long been a firm favourite amongst paddlers wanting a versatile canoe for both flat waters and moving waters. The moderate rocker on the Prospector hull makes it relatively easy to turn and edge the canoe as you paddle, for better perfenance when navigating moving waters or tight spots! This popular design is now available in a scaled down 14ft model to suit the solo paddler wanting a versatile craft for multi-water adventures. A great choice for solo weekend getaways on the Lochs of Scotland with the camping gear, or perhaps for a solo day trip on the tree-lined estuary creeks in South Cornwall and Devon. There is enough room and capacity to take your dog along for the ride too!

Constructed from lightweight but durable Tuff Stuff composite, the Prospector 14 weighs only 20.4kg and is more than managable by one person both on and off the water. Equipped with an Ash Bootlace seat to suit those wanting to paddle seated, or in a more traditional kneeling position. Buoyancy tanks also come as standard built into the bow and stern. Ash seats, carry handles and yoke along with lightweight aircraft-grade aluminium gunwales finish off the outfitting of this stunning canoe.

If you are needing some extra room and the ability to take a passenger, then take a look at the next size up int he range - Prospector 15 Tuff Stuff.


  • Lightweight TuffStuff Construction
  • Aircraft grade Black anodized aluminium gunwales and aluminium reinforced ABS end deck plates.
  • Laced ash framed seat.
  • Ash Thwarts
  • Ash carry handles at bow and stern.
  • Shallow arch shaped hull gives initial stability whilst a moderate rocker allows good manoeuvrability.
  • In-built buoyancy tanks at the bow and stern

Custom Options

All Nova Craft Canoes can be ordered with the following factory fitted options:

  • Removable Deluxe Ash Yoke
  • Wooden white ash gunnels with an oiled finish.
  • Kneeling thwart.
  • 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.


  • Length - 14ft / 427cm
  • Width - 32in / 81.3cm
  • Bow Depth - 21.5in / 54.6cm
  • Centre Depth - 13.5in / 34.3cm
  • Stern Depth - 21.5in / 54.6cm
  • Rocker - 2.5in / 6.4cm
  • Weight - 45lb / 20.4kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 550lb / 249kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 14 for your weight

Other Construction Types

Available to special order - please Contact Us for pricing and supply times

  • TuffStuff Expedition: 48lb / 21.8kg
  • Aramid Lite: 35lb / 15.9kg
  • Blue Steel: 38lb / 17.2kg


Nova Craft Prospector 14 in Ox Blood

Ox Blood

Nova Craft Prospector 14 in Green


Nova Craft Moonlight Blue Colour

Moonlight Blue

Delivery Of Composite Canoes

We offer a delivery service for Composite Canoes (Fibreglass, Tuffstuff, Aramid, Carbon) covering many areas of mainland UK using our own vans. Due to the 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 14. 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

Give us a call on 01726 862798 if you have any questions about the Nova Craft Prospector 14