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Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3

17 Foot Open Canoe, Ideal for Long Expeditions or Big Families!

The Nova Craft Prospector 17, at 17 feet long is one of the largest canoes on the market and offers a huge amount of space, either for long expeditions or to accommodate your whole family.

Wood / Webbed Seats:
£879.20 (RRP £1,099.00 - Saving £219.80)

Plastic Seats:
£903.20 (RRP £1,129.00 - Saving £225.80)

Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 Canadian Canoe

Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3

Plastic Nova Craft Seat
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Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3


If you want a canoe that will handle a month’s worth of supplies to head out into the wilderness, this is the canoe for you. 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 canoe is a bigger version of the classic 15 and 16 model, this model is the ideal canoe for larger family’s adventures and for those that are looking at doing multiday expeditions. This has also been a very popular model with hire centres and clubs.


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.


  • Reinforced vinyl gunwales with roto-moulded end deck plates as standard trim.
  • Ash framed seats with webbing o r plastic seats.
  • Ash carry handles at bow and stern.
  • Deluxe sculpted ash centre yoke, shaped to spread the weight across your shoulders evenly and it has even got a small notch for the small bone in your neck
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Moderate Rocker
  • Large Carrying Capacity
  • Can be fitted with up to 2 additional seats (4 total)


  • Length: 17′ / 518cm
  • Width: 36″ / 91.4cm
  • Center Depth: 15″ / 38cm
  • End Depth: 23″ / 58.5cm
  • Rocker: 2.5″ / 6.4cm
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1200lb / 545kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 for your weight
  • Weight: 99lbs / 45kg


Standard Colours

Green Nova Craft Prospector 17


Red Nova Craft Prospector 16



Recommended Accessories

Carlisle Beavertail Wooden Canoe Paddle

Carlisle Beavertail Wooden Canoe Paddle

This lightweight, laminated, basswood paddle features a urethane tip guard at one end and a hand-contoured grip at the other. An ergonomically designed shaft and 8" beaver tail blade shape combine for easy paddling.

Price £50.99 (RRP £59.99 - Saving £9.00)

Delivery or Nationwide Collection

We offer a delivery service and nationwide click & collect for the Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3.

Delivery of canoes and kayaks is normally within 3-4 working days.

.Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3 available for delivery or collection nationwide

Please call us a call on 02380 861341 if you have any questions about the Nova Craft Prospector 17 SP3

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