Nova Craft Prospector 18 Royalex/Aluminum Canoe


Nova Craft Prospector 18 Royalex/Aluminum Canoe

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A classic Prospector is probably the best all-around wilderness tripping canoe ever. This extra-long version can carry substantial amounts of gear and grub, while keeping you and your stuff dry in non-technical white-water. Its extra length lets it track better on flat water than shorter versions (though at the cost of some manoeuvrability in white-water.) 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, rock-repelling Royalex Lite. The bonier the river, and the further from assistance you are, the more you’ll appreciate Royalex as a hull material. It bounces off rocks that could fracture composites.
  • 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 5.5m (18ft.)
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.

5.1cm (2in.)
Load 635kg (1400lb.)
Made in Canada