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Nova Craft prospector 17 SP3

A great expedition or family adventure canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 17 in SP3 triple layer plastic. The ideal open canoe for family adventures, expeditions and camping trips bith bags of space for additional seats of kit.

Wood and Webb Seats
£934.15 (RRP £1,099.00 - Saving £164.85)

Plastic Seats
£934.15 (RRP £1,099.00 - Saving £164.85)

The superb Nova Craft Prospector 17 in SP3 Green is a great family expedition canoe

Nova Craft Propsector 17 SP3

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Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3


The Nova Craft Prospector 17 is an extremely versatile and hard-wearing canoe and a very popular choice for those who need a spacious open canoe but don't want to sacrifice performance and features. Made from Nova Craft's superb SP3 plastic, the Prospector 17 Sp3 will provide many years of care-free canoeing however you treat it. The Prospector 17 Sp3 is an ideal canoe for families looking to carry 2 or more paddlers at it can be easily outfitted with additional temporary Nova Craft Sling Seats or more permanent seating. Alternatively if you're looking for a canoe to take on an expedition or canoe camping, the Nova Craft Prospector 17 Sp3 has bags of room and a very high carrying capacity.


The hull of the Novacraft Prospector 17 Sp3 gives a dry ride thanks to high sides and a bow profile that helps deflect water if you decide to take it down rapids. The rocker allows you to pivot the Prospector 17 Sp3 expertly on the spot and the forgiving and predictable nature of the hull allows you to edge the boat when paddling solo.


If youre looking for a versatily canoe but want something a little smaller, then take a look at the Nova Craft Prospector 16 Sp3 or even Prospector 15 Sp3.


The Prospector 17 Sp3 is also available in Nova Craft's amazing Tuff Stuff and Tuff Stuff Expedition for those looking for a lightweight canoe.



The Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 is comes as standard with wood and web seats. 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 also available
  • Deluxe Sculpted Ash Carrying Yoke
  • Bow and Stern Ash Carry Handles
  • Vinyl reinforced Gunwales
  • Manufactured in Canada 
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Moderate Rocker


  • Length – 17ft / 518cm
  • Width – 36in / 91.5cm
  • Bow Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Centre Depth – 14.5in / 36cm
  • Stern Depth – 23in / 58.5cm
  • Rocker – 2in / 5cm
  • Weight – 99lbs / 45kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1200 LBS / 544 KGS Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 for your weight

Recommended Accessories

Open Canoe Paddles for use with the Nova Craft Prospector 17 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 17 SP3 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 SP3 solo 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 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 17 SP3 plastic open canoe to a car roofrack.

Price £14.95


Nova Craft Prospector 17 Sp3 Canoes Green


Nova Craft Canoes Prospector 17 Sp3 in Red



Standard Delivery

The Nova Craft Prospector 17 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 17 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 17 SP3


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