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Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3

Versatile Open Canoe Suitable For Lakes, Rivers and Estuaries

The Nova Craft Prospector 15 is a compact open canoe that offers great versatility and is ideal as a solo or tandem canoe for flat water and moderate white water use.

Nova Craft Prospector 15 Canadian Canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3

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Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3


The Prospector 15 SP3 is a classic yet versatile canoe that has all the same performance characteristics as the famous Prospector models. These are made from a tough 3 layer polyethylene plastic that withstands hard knocks and extensive use, because of the material it’s nearly indestructible and makes them attractive to owners who plan to subject them to hard use with little maintenance.   


This all round affordable canoe is the ideal canoe for a paddler of any ability level who is looking for a classically shaped boat. There’s plenty of space for two people, ideal for overnight paddling trips and ideal for families touring up and down your Local River or canal.  The shallow arch hull also makes the Prospector very stable, and this combined with a moderate rocker make it easy to manoeuvre and responsive which makes white water and solo paddling easer.


This has the traditional features you would expect to see on a canoe of this quality, including wood/ web seats, ash carry handles and an expertly designed yoke that has been shaped to fit your shoulders perfectly allowing for maximum comfort for long portages.


The Nova Craft Prospector 15 is currently available in SP3 plastic construction, other materials are available to order.



  • Reinforced vinyl gunwales with rotomoulded end deck plates as standard trim.
  • Ash framed seats with webbing or plastic seats.
  • Ash carry handles at bow and stern.
  • Deluxe sculpted ash centre yoke, shaped to spread the weight across your shoulders evenly.
  • Shallow arch shaped hull gives initial stability whilst a moderate rocker allows good manoeuvrability.
Nova Craft Prospector 15 with wood webbed seats

Wood / Webbed Seats

Novacraft Prospector 15 with plastic seats

Plastic Seats

Nova Craft Prospector 15 with plastic seats and backrests

Plastic Seats & Backrests


  • Length: 15′ / 457cm
  • Width: 36″ / 91.4cm
  • Center Depth: 15″ / 38cm
  • End Depth: 23″ / 58.5cm
  • Rocker: 2.5″ / 6.4cm
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 850lb / 386kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 for your weight


  • SP3: 75lbs / 34kg


Standard Colours

Green Nova Craft Prospector 15


Red Nova Craft Prospector 15



Recommended Accessories

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Pelican Beavertail Canoe Paddle

General purpose alloy canoe paddle great for a begginer, general use or as a spare paddle.


ruk buoyancy blocks for canoe

Buoyancy Blocks (Pair)

Tough and hard wearing.

Will fit most open canoes.


Trolley for transporting canoes

Canoe Trolley

Trolley for transporting Canadian canoes, featuring PU puncture proof tubeless tyres and a folding design.


5m Roof Rack Straps

5m Roof Rack Straps

Roof Rack Straps with ss cam buckle with a neoprene protection pad.



Nationwide delivery available for the Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3. The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Please call us a call on 02380 861341 if you have any questions about the Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3