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Nova Craft Trapper 12

Lightweight solo and stable open canoe

The Nova Craft Trapper 12 is amazingly lightweight and a beautiful canoe to paddle. A stable solo canoe with enough room for some kit or a four legged friend to accompany you on your adventure.

£1,359.15 (RRP £1,599.00 - Saving £239.85)

The Nova Craft Trapper 12 Open Canoe in Tuff Stuff material

Nova Craft Trapper 12 solo canoe in Tuff Stuff

The light and stable Nova Craft Trapper 12 solo open canoe
Nova Craft Trapper 12 canoe in Tuff Stuff
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Nova Craft Trapper 12

The Nova Craft Trapper 12 open canoe is without doubt one of the best, small, lightweight solo canoes on the market today. Made from Nova Craft's superb Tuff Stuff material, the Trapper 12 is unbelievably light and as such incredibly easy to get on and off a car, to and from the water and around portages.

Tuff Stuff composite material is a blend of Basalt weave cloth and Innegra, a Polypropylene-based material. This gives the Nova Craft Trapper 12 canoe a superb resistance to impact, stiffness on the water leading to great responsiveness and tracking, and a beautiful finish with the gel coating. The Trapper 12 not only looks great, but is a rewarding solo canoe to paddle.

Even though the Nova Craft Trapper 12 canoe is only 12 feet long, there's still a good amount of space for kit or even a small 4-legged canoeing companion. Its' short length doesn't make it slow or difficult to handle either. The Trapper 12 is an ideal blend of speed, stability and manoeuvrability and just makes it a real joy to take out every time.

The Nova Craft Trapper 12 canoe comes with a single ash wood and bootlace seat fitted as standard, 2 thwarts, ash carrying handles and built-in buoyancy tanks front and rear.

If you are looking for a colour not listed, or options such as wooden gunwales, please email or call us on 01603 747139 and we will be happy to help.


The Nova Craft Trapper 12 Tuff Stuff canoe is also available with factory fitted wooden gunwales and skid plates. 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.


  • Basalt and Innegra composite material
  • 1x Ash-Lace Seats
  • Bow and Stern Ash Carry Handles
  • Black Anodised Aluminium Gunwales
  • Reinforced ABS end deck plates
  • Built in Bow and Stern Buoyancy tanks
  • Manufactured in Canada 
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Slight Rocker


  • Length: 12' / 366cm
  • Tuff Stuff Weight: 34lbs / 15.5kgs
  • Width: 34″ / 86.4cm
  • Center Depth: 13” / 33cm
  • End Depth: 18″ / 45.7cm
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 490 LBS / 223 KGS Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Trapper 12 for your weight


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Recommended Accessories

Open Canoe Paddles for use with the Nova Craft Trapper 12

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 Trapper 12 solo 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 Trapper 12 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 £15.29 (RRP £17.99 - Saving £2.70)

Canoe trolley

Canoe Trolley

With puncture proof wheel, adjustable 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 £97.71 (RRP £114.95 - Saving £17.24)

Feelfree 15ltr Dry Bags are great for Nova Craft Trapper 12 solo 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 £14.36 (RRP £17.95 - Saving £3.59)

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 Trapper 12 to a car roofrack.

Price £12.71 (RRP £14.95 - Saving £2.24)


Green colour Nova Craft Trapper 12 solo canoe


Ox Blood colour Nova Craft Trapper 12 solo canoe

Ox Blood

Sand colour Nova Craft Trapper 12 solo canoe


Red colour Nova Craft Trapper 12 solo canoe

Red - To order only

Olive colour Nova Craft Trapper 12 solo canoe

Olive - To order only

Yellow colour Nova Craft Trapper 12 solo canoe

Yellow - To order only


Standard Delivery

If you would like the Nova Craft Trapper 12 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 Trapper 12 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 Trapper 12

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