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Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff

All-round Lightweight canoe

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.


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Nova Craft Prospector 15 Tuffstuff

A scaled down version of the larger Prospector models, the Prospector 15 has all of the heritage features of the Prospector lineage and remains faithful to the tried and tested hull design yet comes in a smaller and more responsive package. The Prospector hull design is well established as a superb flatwater touring hull, perfect for inland waterways, open flat water and calm sheltered estuaries. The Prospector 15 is great for tandem day tripping without having all the extra volume of an all-out expedition canoe, but there is still enough space for an overnight camp if required.

The hull has plenty of initial stability and is very easy to get on with, making this excellent for beginners and the more experienced paddler. Slight rocker provides a good amount of agility for ease of handling too. The higher sides of the Prospector hull helps to provide a drier ride should you experience some choppier waters or light rapids. Head out with a friend for a picnic trip on the river or lake, explore a local estuary and find hidden beaches or take your pet out for a day on the water. Whilst being great for two, the Prospector 15 is also a good size for solo paddling.

Constructed from lightweight but durable Tuff Stuff composite, this canoe weighs only 23.6kg, is a dream to handle off the water and is more than manageable by one person for portaging between waters and car topping. 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 superb canoe.

There are two larger models also available in the Prospector Tuff Stuff range, take a look at the Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff and Prospector 17 Tuff Stuff. Also available in a cheaper triple layer rotomoulded polyethylene SP3 model.


  • Lightweight TuffStuff Construction
  • Aircraft grade Black anodized aluminium gunwales and aluminium reinforced ABS end deck plates.
  • Laced ash framed seats.
  • Ash carry handles at bow and stern.
  • Deluxe sculpted ash centre yoke (In our opinion the best Canoe Yoke on the market), shaped to spread the weight across your shoulders evenly and 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.
  • In-built buoyancy tanks at the bow and stern

Prospector 15 TuffStuff Dimensions  

  • Length – 15ft / 457cm
  • Width – 36in / 91.4cm
  • Bow Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Centre Depth – 15in / 38cm
  • Stern Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Rocker – 2.5in / 6.4cm
  • Weight – 52lb / 23.6kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 386kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 15 Tuffstuff for your weight

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Delivery Of TuffStuff Canoes

We offer a delivery service for TuffStuff/Composite Canoes 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 15 Tuffstuff. 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 15 Tuffstuff