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Nova Craft prospector 16 Tuff Stuff and TuffStuff Expedition

Most Popular Size Prospector Canoe In Lightweight Tuff Stuff

Tuff Stuff and Tuff Stuff Expedition is a supremely lightweight material that is extremely durable and perfect for making canoes out of. Ideal for the Nova Craft Prospector 16 it delivers a perfect balance of weight saving, resiliance and performance.

Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff:

Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff Expedition:

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff Canoe Available Through Norfolk Canoes

Nova Craft Propsector 16 Tuff Stuff canoe

The Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff Expedition Canoe Is Great On Whitewater
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Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff

The Nova Craft Prospector 16 in Tuff Stuff is a popular and widely paddled canoe due to its' size being ideal for both tandem and solo paddling. Now with the arrival of Nova Craft's superb Tuff Stuff and Tuff Stuff Expedition materials, the Prospector 16 is amazingly light and so easy to portage considering its' size. 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 hull shape of the Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff is extremely versatile across so many different types of water, from calm recreational days out on canals and lakes, to dropping down some grade 3 rapids and playing in waves and features. The Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff has a shape that is supremely manuevrable, forgiving and also great fun. This makes it ideal for those wanting to hone their skills and take their canoing to the next level. Tuff Stuff is a great innovation from Nova Craft and is a composite material comprising layers of Basalt weave cloth combined with polypropylene-based Innegra which gives the material great flexibility, impact resistance and memory. Finished with a super-smooth gel coating on the outside and a Tuff Stuff Prospector canoe not only looks the part, but really performs in the most rigurously abusive tests.

If you want a more rigid, high performing, tougher Prospector, then Tuff Stuff Expedition is the canoe matierial for you. With additional layering and impact resistance it can take all the punisment you can throw at it.

The Nova Craft prospector 16 Tuff Stuff comes with 2 ash wood and bootlace seats fitted as standard, deluxe carrying yoke, thwart, carry handles and built-in buoyancy tanks in the bow and stern. Options such as factory fitted skid plates, kneeling thwart and special colours are also available upon request.


The Nova Craft Prospector Tuff Stuff canoe is also available with factory fitted wooden gunwales, skid plates and kneeling thwart. This means that your special order canoe will be filly outfitted with your specified options before it is shipped to the UK. Please call us on 01603 747139 for price and timescale.


  • TuffStuff or Expedition composite
  • 2 x Ash-Web Seats
  • Ash Carrying Yoke
  • Built-in buoyancy tanks bow and stern
  • Bow and Stern Ash Carry Handles
  • Aircraft grade black anodized aluminium gunwales
  • Reinforced ABS end deck plates.
  • Manufactured in Canada 
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Moderate Rocker


  • Length – 16ft / 488cm
  • Width – 36in / 91.4cm
  • Bow Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Centre Depth – 15in / 38cm
  • Stern Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Rocker – 2.5in / 6.4cm
  • TuffStuff Weight – 56lbs / 25.4kg
  • TuffStuff Expedition Weight – 62lbs / 28.1kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1000 LBS / 455 KGS Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff for your weight


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Pelican Beavertail Lightweight Alloy Shaft Canoe Paddle For Use With The Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff

Pelican Beavertail Canoe Paddle

A great cheap lightweight open canoe paddle with aluminium shaft and Polypropylene plastic blade. Lightweight, tough and an ideal spare paddle or for rocky areas when you don't want to be using your nice wooden paddle.

Length 57"



Grey Owl Voyageur is a great paddle for use with the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff

Grey Owl Voyaguer Paddle

Light, powerful and a superb all-rounder, the Voyageur is a popular choice of canoe paddle. Laminated Black Cherry, Basswood, Ash and Walnut with Epoxy tip and Polyurethane exterior coating.

Grey Owl Guide ottertail canoe paddle

Grey Owl Guide

A beautiful paddle for touring and deeper water. Ottertail design that cuts through the water effortlessly. Laminated Black Cherry with Epoxy tip and exterior Polyurethane outer coating.

Canoe Barrels are great for use with the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff

Canoe Barrels - 30 or 60ltr

Tough canoe barrels are ideal for storing kit when open canoeing. Lashed to the canoe they also provide some additional buoyancy. Available in 30 or 60ltr sizes.

Painter Kit for fitting to the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff

Canoe Painter Kit

This easy to install kit includes everything you need for 2 x 6m Painter Lines on your canoe.



Folding Canoe Trolley for use with the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff

Riot Folding Canoe Trolley

A great budget canoe trolley. Folds for easy storage when not in use, solid puncture proof wheels and a kick stand for easy loading.



Railblaza C-Tug Portage Trolley the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff

Railblaza C-Tug Trolley

Still the best Portage Trolley on the market, the C-Tug is strong, breaks down into small parts for easy storage and is fully adjustable for a range of canoe hull shapes.




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Standard Delivery

If you would like the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff delivered, please contact us with your address details and we can discuss the options for delivery using our fleet of Canoe Shops vehicles.


COVID-19 Update - Click & Collect Temporarily Suspended

For the continued safety of our customers and colleagues our Click & Collect Service is temporarily suspended. Orders can still be placed through our website for "Contactless Collection", however collection of orders will not be possible until normal contactless collection services resume.

Give us a call on 01603 747139 if you have any questions about the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Tuff Stuff