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Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3

All-round Touring Canoe

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.

Wood / Webbed Seats:£1199.00

Plastic Seats: £1259.00

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Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 in action

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Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3


The Prospector 15 is a great flat water touring boat that traces its heritage back to the original Prospector design that has become so iconic in the Canadian Canoe world. You get all the great handling features that make the Prospector a paddling legend but in a smaller and more responsive package! Constructed from durable SP3 triple layer rotomoulded polyethylene, this canoe will stand up to the abuse of many years of paddling.


With its shallow curved hull the Nova Craft Prospector 15 gives great initial stability for both the new and experienced paddler. The slight rocker gives the boat great agility so it is a great all rounder. This is a brilliant canoe for those wanting to take a friend off for a leisurely paddle up the river with a picnic lunch, for those wanting to do some gentle coastal touring with a pet or for multi-day solo trips. Whilst performing well on flatwater the Prospector 15 is also at home running through white water rapids.


The high sides from front to back will deflect water giving a drier ride than other canoes even on bigger waves and rapids. With a symmetrical design front to back this boat paddles well solo or with company. There is plenty of room for two paddlers with space to load up for an overnight camp. If you want a tandem boat for multi-day expeditions we would recommend the Nova Craft Prospector 16 or 17 both of which have more carrying capacity and space than the 15.


Also available in a lighter weight TuffStuff version.


Features

  • SP3 Roto-moulded triple layer polyethylene plastic construction.  
  • Reinforced vinyl gunwales with rotomoulded end deck plates as standard trim.
  •  Ash framed seats with webbing.
  •  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.

Dimensions

  • Length - 15ft / 457cm
  • Width - 36in / 91.4cm
  • Bow Depth - 23in / 58.5cm
  • Centre Depth - 14.5in / 36cm
  • Stern Depth - 23in / 58.5cm
  • Rocker - 2in / 5cm
  • Weight - 75lbs / 34kg
  • 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 SP3 for your weight

Seat Options

Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 With Wood / Webbed Seats

Wood / Webbed Seats

Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 With Plastic Seats

Plastic Seats

Colours


Nova Craft Prospector 15 in green

Green

Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 in red

Red

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Collection Only

Courier delivery is not available for some products such as Open Canoes, Hobie Kayaks and Composite Sea Kayaks. Please contact us with your address details and we will provide delivery options using our own vehicles (if available). We can offer collection of these products from any of our nationwide store - see below for more info.


Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3. 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 SP3