Nova Craft Prospector 16 SP3/Vinyl Canoe 5021-722
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Nova Craft Prospector 16 SP3/Vinyl Canoe


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Show Description

A classic Prospector is probably the best all-around wilderness tripping canoe ever. Where it really shines is when loaded for week-long trips that combine lakes and rivers (mellow or wild). Nova Craft has stayed faithful to the lines of the Chestnut Prospector, the canoe more acclaimed in literature than any other. The triple-layer plastic hull isn't made for portages, but it is excellent for high-abuse, low-maintenance users like camps, schools, outfitters and even cottagers who'd rather watch the sunset with a refreshing beverage in hand than muck around with sandpaper and resins.

  • Hull is rugged triple-layer plastic.
  • Ash webbing seats.

Tech specs

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Weight 38.6kg
Ideal for
  • Cottage and recreational canoeing
  • Canoe tripping
Hull material Three-layer roto-moulded plastic
Trim Vinyl
Length 4.7m (15ft. 4in.)
Beam 91cm (36in.)
Centre depth

The depth of the boat at the front of the cockpit, measured from the inside bottom of the boat to the inside top.

37cm (14½in.)
Bow height

The bow height is the distance from the bottom of the hull to the top of the gunwale measured at the bow of the boat.

58cm (23in.)

The rocker is the degree of upward curve along the bottom, from one end of the canoe to the other.

7.6cm (3in.)
Load 408kg (900lb.)
Made in Canada