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Nova Craft prospector 15 SP3

Tough, versatile and great fun tandem Open canoe

The Nova Craft Prospector 15 is one of the toughest plastic canoes you can buy. Ready for anything and everything you can throw at it, and easy for all skill levels beginner to expert to get on with.

Wood and Webbed Seats
£849.15 (RRP £999.00 - Saving £149.85)

Plastic Seats
£849.15 (RRP £999.00 - Saving £149.85)

Nova Craft Prospector 15 open canoe in SP3 Green with Wooden seats - also available with Plastic seats

Nova Craft Propsector 15 SP3 open canoe with wood seats

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Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3


The Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 open canoe foot is the shortest model in the outfitter Nova Craft range that keeps true to the hugely popular prospector shape, just scaled down slightly. This shorter version of the Prospector is perfect for lighter or smaller paddlers, solo paddling or folks looking for a lighter, more responsive and nimble canoe for added manoeuvrability. For those looking for a similar canoe but with more carrying capacity and stability then please look at our Nova Craft Prospector 16 SP3 Page.


Made in the home of open boating - Canada, Nova Craft have been manufacturing canoes for over 40 years and are world renowned for their quality designs and workmanship.


The Prospector canoe hull shape is so successful due to its versatility on a variety of different water types. With forgiving lines and slight rocker, the Nova Craft Prospector is just as much at home cruising down slow moving rivers as it is tackling small rapids or day trips on local canals or lakes.


Available in Nova Craft's SP3 triple-layer plastic, manufactured by oven roto-molding three layers of superlinear polyethylene. The outer and inner layers are solid plastic and the middle layer is a foam core that gives theese canoe some inherent buoyancy should you turn them over. These canoes are extremely strong, amongst the strongest anywhere so provide a reliable canoe thith many years of lifespan. This provides all-round paddlers with a canoe that is the perfect versatily choice whether your adventure takes you onto moving water or just some pleasant general recreational use. The tough SP3 canoes are very popular for centres, hire fleets and rental operators due to their durability and superb construction.


The Prospector 15 SP3 canoe is also available in Nova Craft's superb Tuff Stuff and Tuff Stuff Expedition for those looking for a lightweight canoe.


For solo use, we suggest fitting a Nova Craft Kneeling Thwart.



The Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 open cnaoe comes with wood and web seats as standard, it is also available with moulded plastic seats as an option.


  • Triple Layer Superlinear Polyethylene
  • 2 x Ash-Web Seats as standard
  • Plastic Seats option available
  • Ash Carrying Yoke
  • Bow and Stern Ash Carry Handles
  • Vinyl Gunnels
  • Manufactured in Canada 
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Moderate Rocker


  • Length – 15ft / 457cm
  • Width – 36in / 91.4cm
  • Bow Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Centre Depth – 14.5in / 36cm
  • Stern Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Rocker – 2in / 5cm
  • Weight – 75lbs / 34kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 850 LBS / 386 KGS Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 for your weight



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Recommended Accessories

Open Canoe Paddles for use with the Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 plastic canoe

Canoe Paddles

Whatever style of open canoe paddles you're looking for, from budget Alloy shaft to a variety of comfortable wooden paddles, we've got you covered.

Open Canoe Buoyancy Aids and Lifejackets for the Nova Craft Prospector 15 Sp3 triple layer plastic canoe

Buoyancy Aids

We stock a variety of comfortable Buoyancy Aids with a great fit for everyone from kids to adults in a range of colours and styles. Whether for whitewater or touring,we have a PFD for you.

Painter lines are ideal for mooring up in your Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 open canoe.

Painter Kit

2 x 5m lengths of floating rope and bungees to secure your open canoe for a variety of uses such as towing, mooring up and for use as a swim line.

Price £17.99

Canoe trolley

Canoe Trolley

With puncture proof wheel, adgustable cradle, unbeatable reliability and the ability to break down and stow in seconds, the C-Tug really is the perfect open canoe trolley.

Other trolleys are available

Price £114.95

Feelfree 15ltr Dry Bags are great for Nova Craft Prospector 15 Sp3 Plastic Open Canoe trips

Feelfree 15ltr Dry Bag

Great for keep your kit or sandwiches dry while canoeing out on the water. A tough, durable waterproof dry bag.

Other sizes are available.

Price £17.95

5m Car Roofrack Straps for open canoes - sold in a pair

5m Roofrack Straps for Canoes

Really tough, simple to use pair of 5m Straps with a neoprene back to protect your canoe for tying down your Nova Craft Prospector 15 Sp3 to a car roofrack.

Price £14.95


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Standard Delivery

The Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 is available for delivery thoughout England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland.
Canoes and kayaks are normally supplied within 3-5 working days. Clothing and equipment are normally delivered within 1-3 days.


Collection - Click & Collect

The Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 is available for instore collection from Norfolk Canoes or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road Nr Newquay
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Southampton Canoes - Totton

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.


Give us a call on 01603 747139 if you have any questions about the Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3


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