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Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3

Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3

The Prospector 17 can take on the heaviest load or the whole family or both! The Prospector 17 will take the knocks & look after its occupants on longer expeditions or lazy river afternoons.

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

Prospector 17 Canoe - Large but still easy to transport
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Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3


The Nova Craft Prospector 17 retains the renowned performance characteristics of the Prospector design but in a high capacity offering.  The Prospector 17 is capable of carrying large loads of longer trips, overnight camps and expeditions. It is also a popular choice for those looking for a canoe to carry 4 people or for families with multiple children and needing extra room.  As standard the Prospector 17 comes with 2 wooden webbed seats but can easily accommodate up to 2 additional seats – 4 in total.  Despite is size and thanks to its roots in the old Chestnut Canoes design it is still fun to paddle with its manoeuvrable slightly rockered hull providing reassurance and stability.


The Prospectors symmetrical hull design with a soft tumblehome provides a great all round performance. Offering a perfect blend of stability whilst still retaining its ability to edge for manoeuvrability and tracking. This make the Prospector a truly general purpose canoe that is equally at home of flat placid canals & lakes as it is on fast moving rivers & estuaries.


Constructed from Nova Crafts SP3 triple layer polyethylene the Prospector is extremely durable & robust with greater inherent buoyancy that other materials. Ideal for heavy users or just for those who like the peace of mind that they have a quality & well made canoe.



The Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 is also available with moulded plastic seats. Please call us on 01273 513200 for pricing and availability.


Colour Options

Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 Red Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 Green
Red Green


  • Contructed from SP3 triple layer polyethylene
  • Super Tough & Robust
  • 2 x Wooden Webbed Seats
  • Wooden Centre Yoke
  • Bow & Stern Carry Handle
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Moderate Rocker
  • Large Carrying Capacity
  • Can be fitted with up to 2 additional seats (4)


  • Length: 17' / 518cm
  • Width: 36" / 91.5cm
  • Weight: 99lb / 45kg
  • Capacity: 1200 lbs / 544kg

Recommended Accessories:

Alloy Canoe Paddles

Standard Alloy Canoe Paddles

Alloy shaft canoe paddles with plastic T grip handle and strong plastic blades

Enigma Note Canoe Paddles

Enigma Note Canoe Paddle

The Enigma Note canoe paddle is a classic canoe paddle design constructed from quality pine and mahogany with a clear lacquer for a clean finish and to increase durability

Enigma Key Canoe Paddles

Enigma Key Canoe Paddle

The Enigma Key canoe paddle is a traditional beavertail design constructed from quality pine, mahogany and ash with a clear lacquer for a clean finish and to increase durability.

Open Canoe Trolley

Open Canoe Trolley

Stable trolley for transporting open canoes. Constructed from lightweight alloy and designed to fold down to reduce size when carrying in canoe. Canoe is secured to trolley using a roof rack strap - not included.

Canoe Bouyancy Blocks - Pair

Canoe Bouyancy Blocks - Pair

Tough heavy duty foam blocks cut into wedges to fit into bow and stern of open canoes. Hard buoyant foam core covered in hard wearing black vinyl material. Provide additional buoyancy for open or fast moving water.

Buoyancy Lashing Kit

Buoyancy Lashing Kit

For securing Buoyancy Wedges into an open canoe. The kit consists of eyelets, rivets & shock cord. The eyelets are riveted to the underside of the gunwale. The cord is laced through to hold the buoyancy in place.



We can offer a delivery service for TuffStuff Canoes throughout the UK using our own fleet of delivery vans. Please contact us with your delivery address so that we can discuss delivery options and provide a delivery cost quotation.

Alternatively we offer nationwide collection from any of our stores listed below.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 online from our website and collect from our store in Newhaven, East Sussex or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this.

Our other stores are:

  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, BN9 0DH
  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole, BH16 5BW
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road, TR9 6PZ
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth, PL21 9RL
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington, WA1 4RX
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich, NR5 0JU
  • Southampton Canoes - Totton, SO40 3SA

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

If you need any further help or advice about the Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop


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