A classic Prospector is probably the best all-around wilderness tripping canoe ever. Where it really shines is on 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.
- Made of Blue Steel, Nova Craft's exclusive lay-up of Aramid/carbon material combined with Spectra, and impregnated with a unique infusion process that minimizes excess resin. The result is a tough, rigid hull that is light and easy to handle.
- Seats are ash with nylon lacing.
- Ash gunwales are mounted so that the screw heads are not exposed to the elements.
- Ash carry handle, thwart, and balanced yoke.
The depth of the boat at the front of the cockpit, measured from the inside bottom of the boat to the inside top.
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.
The rocker is the degree of upward curve along the bottom, from one end of the canoe to the other.