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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:
£849.15 (RRP £999.00 - Saving £149.85)

Plastic Seats:
£891.65 (RRP £1,049.00 - Saving £157.35)

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Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 in action

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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.


  • 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.

Prospector 15 SP3 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

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Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 With Wood / Webbed Seats

Wood / Webbed Seats

Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 With Plastic Seats

Plastic Seats


Nova Craft Prospector 15 in green


Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 in red


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We offer a delivery service for the Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.


Delivery times are estimates based on years of experience; we do not offer a guaranteed timed delivery service. Our overnight service works well for the core more densely populated areas of the UK for Clothing and Equipment orders. However more remote less densely populated areas will not be covered by a next day service.


Delivery of canoes and kayaks is classed as “ugly freight” because mechanical handling and automatic parcel processing cannot be used; therefore a delivery time of 3-5 working days is more realistic. For remote location that delivery time will be dependent on the local courier’s ability to onward ship the goods. Not all areas of the UK are serviced by vehicles that can handle canoes and kayaks. Online orders can be tracked online using the courier’s website – tracking details will be provided. We make every effort to deliver goods within the estimated time scales


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Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 online from our website and collect from our shop in St Columb Road near Fraddon in Cornwall or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection*.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Hampshire

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.


Give us a call on 01726 862798 if you have any questions about the Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3

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