Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff/Aluminum Canoe 5041-409

Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff/Aluminum Canoe

5041-409
MEC

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Description

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A classic Prospector is one of the best all-around wilderness tripping canoes ever built. This extended length version is often seen on expeditions in the Yukon and Canadian Arctic, where seamless transitions from lake to river paddling are essential. On flat water, it tracks well and delivers good hull speed. The rockered keel is agile, while the high volume ends keep waves on the outside. A high capacity hull makes it exceptionally seaworthy and holds several weeks of supplies. The hull is a basalt and polypropylene composite. This hydrophobic material is lighter and stiffer than plastic, so it's responsive, efficient, and glides better. It’s also incredibly tough. Bounce it off rocks, and it retains its original shape without breaking.

  • Hull is Tuff Stuff, a composite of melted basalt rock and Innegra polypropylene fibre.
  • Interior is painted sand colour.
  • Gunwales are black anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum, with aluminum-reinforced ABS end decks for minimal maintenance.
  • Seats are ash with nylon lacing.
  • Ash carry handle, thwart, and balanced yoke.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Canoe tripping
  • Cottage and recreational canoeing
Hull material TuffStuff
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.)
Rocker

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

6.4cm (2½in.)
Load 0-544kg (0-1200lb.)
Made in Canada