You are here >> Types of Canoes & Kayaks >> Canoes >> Lightweight Open Canoes

Lightweight Open Canoes

Canadian Open Canoes can be awkward size & shape to lift, carry & portage. Car topping to transport to the water can be especially difficult if you have a high vehicle or van. Reducing the weight of the canoe can make this much easier, particularly if you are solo paddling or don't have anyone to assist when loading.


Our range of lightweight open canoes are typically constructed from the composite materials called TuffStuff. These canoes are normally significantly lighter than the equivilent size polyethylene plastic construction. Royalex was the previous widely used light weight material no longer available to manufacturers TuffStuff is an excellent alternative. The weight of the canoe can make the different in being able to lift, load and transport the canoe so can be enabler to making canoeing a practical option.

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

The Prospector 16 TuffStuff excels on longer river trips but is equally at home carrying the family for an afternoon picnic or even some moderate whitewater action. A lightweight true do it all machine.

£2,099.00
£1,999.00
Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 17 TuffStuff

The Prospector 17 TuffStuff is a lightweight canoe capable of carrying larger loads for longer trips, overnight camps and expeditions.

£2,199.00
£1,979.10
Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3

Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff & TuffStuff EXP

The Nova Craft Prospector 15 is a compact canoe that offers great all round performace. Available in different contrsuctions to suit all weight and budget requirements. Ideal as a solo / tandem canoe.

From
£1,999.00
£1,899.00
Nova Craft PAL 16 TuffStuff

Nova Craft PAL 16 TuffStuff

The Nova Craft PAL 16 is one of the best general-purpose traditional canoes ever made. A great choice for paddlers who want a canoe that does it all well.

£2,099.00
£1,999.00
Nova Craft Bob Special 15' TuffStuff

Nova Craft Bob Special 15' TuffStuff

The Nova Craft Bob Special is a compact 15' canoe that has added width for stability but is still highly manoeuvrable thanks to its hull design. Popular for solo and casual tandem use.

£1,999.00
£1,899.00
Nova Craft Fox 14 Solo TuffStuff

Nova Craft Fox 14 Solo TuffStuff

The Fox 14 is a beautifully made 14ft solo touring canoe. Ideal for flatwater and made from Tuffstuff the Fox is incredibly easy to manouver both on and off the water.

£1,799.00
£1,699.00
Nova Craft trapper 12 Solo TuffStuff

Nova Craft Trapper 12 Solo TuffStuff

The Trapper 12 is a solo single person canoe constructed from Nova Crafts lightweight TuffStuff material. A stable yet manoeuvrable open canoe with plenty of room for gear.

£1,599.00
£1,499.00

Open Canadian Canoes - Search by Brand


Enigma Canoes
Nova Craft Canoes
Mad River Canoes
Old Town Canoes
Pelican Open Canoes
Gumotex Inflatables
Contact Brighton Canoes for Assistance

Need Assistance?

For help or advice, call us on
01273 513 200

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide - Nationwide Delivery Available

Click & Collect

Buy online and collect instore from our nationwide stores

Canoe Shops Group Nationwide Store Finder

Store Locator

Find your nearest Canoe Shops Group store

Canoe Shops Group Product Reviews

CSG Reviews

Read reviews of our most popular products including videos