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Nova Craft prospector 17 Tuff Stuff

A Superb lightweight family canoe

Family canoes have historically had to be large and heavy affairs, not so anymore with the Nova Craft Prospector 17 in Tuff Stuff. Amazingly light and easy to handle at a mere 26.4 kg's

Prospector 17 Tuff Stuff £2199.00

Prospector 17 Tuff Stuff Expedition £2399.00

Nova Craft Prospector 17 family open canoe in Tuff Stuff and Expedition

Nova Craft Propsector 17 Tuff Stuff canoe

A Tuff Stuff Expedition Nova Craft Prospector 17 is hardy enough to take almost any punishment on a canoe camping trip
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Nova Craft Prospector 17 Tuff Stuff

The Nova Craft Prospector is a superb all-round canoe, and for a family the Prospector 17 in Tuff Stuff makes living with a large canoe a whole lot easier. At only just over 24kgs the Prospector 17 in standard Tuff Stuff and around 16kg in Tuff Stuff Expedition, it gives you all the room you could need in a family canoe but at the weight of a small single person touring kayak. For anyone who has prevoiusly treid to handle a canoe of this size off the water, having a 17 foot canoe that weights so little is an absolute dream come true.

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

The Nova Craft Prospector 17 Tuff Stuff canoe can be loaded up with kit for canoe camping, expedition paddling, holiday gear or just people as it has bags of room for the kids or kit. There is even plenty of space to be outfitted with 3 seats and still leaves room for gear as well.

The Prospector 17 canoe is also available in Tuff Stuff Expedition material where additional layering and reinforcement make it that bit tougher again - perfect if you're thinking of taking on a little white water while out on an adventure.


The Nova Craft Prospector 17 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.


  • Tuff Stuff or Expedition composite
  • 2 x Ash-Web Seats
  • Ash Carrying Yoke
  • 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 – 17ft / 518cm
  • Width – 36in / 91.4cm
  • Bow Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Centre Depth – 15in / 38cm
  • Stern Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Rocker – 2.5in / 6.4cm
  • Tuff Stuff Weight – 60lbs / 27.2kg
  • Tuff Stuff Expedition Weight – 65lbs / 29.5kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1200 LBS / 545 KGS Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 17 Tuff Stuff for your weight

Recommended Accessories

Open Canoe Paddles for use with the Nova Craft Prospector 17 Tuff Stuff 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 17 Tuff Stuff 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 17 Tuff Stuff 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 17 Tuff Stuff 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 17 Tuff Stuff to a car roofrack.

Price £14.95


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Standard Delivery

If you would like the Nova Craft Prospector 17 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.

Alternatively, our click and collect service gives you the option to pick your order up from any one of our stores.


Collection - Click & Collect

The Nova Craft Prospector 17 Tuff Stuff 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 17 Tuff Stuff

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