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Nova Craft Prospector 16' Canoe

  • Product Number: 388

The Chestnut Prospector has probably been described more often in text than any other canoe, it’s just that popular. Our version of this venerable craft is faithful to the original. Since 1984, we’ve gone out of our way to continue the tradition so future generations of paddlers can enjoy this icon of Canadian history.

The Workhorse of the Canadian north, our Prospector 16’ feels most at home loaded with gear on a remote wilderness lake or river. While it is best suited for river tripping, it remains versatile enough to be a good all round canoe. With experience, the self-righting aspects of the shallow arch hull will become apparent and confidence levels will soar. Whats more, it provides a very dry ride in big waves and whitewater. It is simply the best all round wilderness tripping canoe available.


  • Made In Canada
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Moderate Rocker
  • Available with or without shoe keel in some materials. Weights listed above are for no-keel versions.


Fiberglass: 64 lb / 29 kg
TuffStuff: 54 lb / 24.5 kg
TuffStuff Expedition: 60 lb / 27.2 kg
Aramid Lite: 44 lb / 20 kg
Blue Steel: 47 lb / 21.3 kg

Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.

Length: 16′ / 488 cm
Width: 36″ / 91.4 cm
Center Depth: 15″ / 38 cm
End Depth: 23″ / 58.4 cm
Rocker: 2.5″ / 6.4 cm
Capacity: 1000 lb / 455 kg

Ideal For:

River, Lakes, Rapids, Trips, Expeditions

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