Nova Craft Prospector 17 Royalex/Aluminium Canoe


Nova Craft Prospector 17 Royalex/Aluminium Canoe

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A classic Prospector is probably the best all-around wilderness tripping canoe ever. This extended length version is often seen on expeditions in the Yukon and Canadian Arctic. It can carry substantial amounts of gear and grub, keep you and your stuff dry in non-technical white-water, and tracks well on lakes. It’s also a great choice for those who want to do shorter trips in high style or with the whole family on board.

  • Made of affordable Royalex Lite. With its amazing resilience, this triple layer ABS plastic is the hull of choice where midstream rocks are unavoidable and portages are few.
  • Seats are ash with nylon lacing.
  • Ash carry handle, thwart, and balanced yolk.

Tech specs

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Hull material Royalex Lite
Trim Aluminum
Length 5.2m (17ft.)
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.

38cm (15in.)
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.

6.4cm (2½in.)
Load 544kg (1200lb.)
Made in Canada