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Nova Craft Prospector 16 SP3

All-round wilderness expedition canoe

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 great all-round canoe. Made from durable SP3 material with various seat options.

2 x Wood / Webbed Seats:
£891.65 (RRP £1,049.00 - Saving £157.35)

2 x Plastic Seats (UK Spec):
£934.15 (RRP £1,099.00 - Saving £164.85)

3 x Plastic Seats (UK Spec):
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Nova Craft plastic canoe seats

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Nova Craft Prospector 16 SP3

The Nova Craft Prospector 16 is based on the original Chestnut Prospector, a true workhorse of the Canadian North. Constructed from durable SP3 triple layer rotomoulded polyetylene, this canoe will stand up to the abuse of many years of paddling.


This canoe feels most at home loaded with gear paddling a remote wilderness lake or river. Whilst it’s a great recreational boat it’s versatile enough to be a good all round canoe. The shallow hull gives a great stability to the boat and with experience your confidence levels will increase. There is plenty enough space for two people and a few days camping kit. It has to be one of the best all round touring canoes on the market. High sides give you a dry ride through waves and rapids alike by cutting through and deflecting the water.  With a symmetrical design front to back this boat is easy to paddle solo or with company, with loads more space for kit!

 

Available with various seating options. The Wood Web seating option is standard spec and suitable for general recreational use. We have designed the Plastic Seat specifications alongside Nova Craft to meet the demands of UK hire outlets and outdoor education centres who require a more durable outfitting with lower maintenance. The 3 plastic seat option does not have a thwart or yoke to provide additional deck space, whilst maintaining a solid hull form.

 

If you think this is too big try its little brother The Nova Craft Prospector 15. If you’re looking for a boat to take you and the family for an expedition trip then take a look at the Nova Craft Prospector 17.


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 (standard spec).
  •  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 16 SP3 Dimensions  

  • Length – 15ft 6in / 472cm
  • Width – 35in / 90cm
  • Bow Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Centre Depth – 14.5in / 36cm
  • Stern Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Rocker – 2in / 5cm
  • Weight – 83lbs / 38kg
  • Capacity – 900lbs / 409kg

Seat Options

Nova Craft Prospector 16 SP3 With Wood / Webbed Seats

2 x Wood / Webbed Seats

Nova Craft Prospector 16 SP3 With Plastic Seats

3 x Plastic Seats

Colours

 

Nova Craft Prospector 16 in green

Green

Nova Craft Prospector 16 SP3 in red

Red

 

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Delivery

We offer a delivery service for the Nova Craft Prospector 16 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 16 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 16 SP3

 

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