Nova Craft Prospector 16


Length 16 feet (5.2 m)
Max Width 36 inches (91.5 cm)
Weight 48-74 pounds (21-34 kg) depending on hull material
Capacity 1,000 pounds (454 kg)

Manufacturer's Description

The Chestnut Prospector has probably been described more often in text than any other canoe, it's just that popular. Our version of this venerable craft is faithful to the original - we've gone out of our way to continue the tradition so future generations of paddlers can enjoy this icon of Canadian history. The Workhorse of the Canadian north, our Prospector feels most at home loaded with gear on a remote wilderness lake or river. While it is best suited for river tripping, it remains versatile enough to be a good all round canoe.

With experience, the self-righting aspects of the shallow arch hull will become apparent and confidence levels will soar. What’s more, it provides a very dry ride in big waves and whitewater. Simply the best all round wilderness tripping canoe available.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Ideal for recreational paddlers, the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Outfitter Series canoe is made of virtually indestructible polyethylene plastic, designed to hold up to hard use. With a length of 15 ft. 6 in. and weight capacity of 900 lbs., the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Outfitter Series canoe provides plenty of storage for adventures up to a week long. Tough 3-layer polyethylene plastic withstands hard knocks and extensive use. The Prospector 16 Outfitter Series canoe turns easily, handling flatwater and whitewater alike, thanks to a moderately rockered construction. Extremely stable and easy to paddle, the constant-radius, shallow-arch hull resists tipping especially when in motion. Durable plastic webbing seats comfortably accommodate 2 paddlers with ample space between for gear. Includes anodized aluminum gunwales with aluminum-reinforced ABS end decks, ash seats, ash thwart, ash yoke and ash carrying handles.


Nova Craft Prospector 16

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The Nova Craft Prospector 16 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 15, 2012 at REI.

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