2011 Boat Book – Nova Craft Canoe
$1,579 Royalex 70 lbs; R-Lite 59 lbs.
L: 15′; W: 36″; D: 15″
The Prospector 15 is a scaled-down version of our larger Prospectors. All the great features that make the Prospector a paddling legend are in a package that’s smaller and more responsive. The P15 is the choice for paddlers who want a smaller tripping boat or a fun tandem playboat.
$999 SP3 80 lbs.; $1,249 fiberglass 60 lbs.; $2,049 Kevlar 58 lbs.;. $2,579 Kevlar/Spectra 52 lbs.; $3,149 Blue Steel 48 lbs.; $1,579 Royalex 74 lbs.; R-Lite 64 lbs.
L: 16′; W: 36″; D: 15″
The workhorse of the Canadian north, our Prospector feels most at home loaded with gear in the wilderness. While it is best suited for river tripping, it remains versatile enough to be a good all-round canoe and is the canoe of choice for canoe trip, whitewater or pleasure paddles.
$1,059 SP3 88 lbs.; $1,349 fiberglass 72 lbs.; $2,149 Kevlar 62 lbs.; $2,699 Kevlar/Spectra 58 lbs.; $3,249 Blue Steel 48 lbs.; $1,679 Royalex 80 lbs.; R-Lite 68 lbs.
L: 17′; W: 36″; D: 15″
The Prospector 17 is a paddling legend in places like the Yukon and the Canadian Arctic. With lots of volume to keep you and your gear dry in whitewater, it still tracks well with good hull speed on lakes. The P17 is the ultimate extended wilderness tripping canoe.
$1,799 Royalex 84 lbs; R-Lite 74 lbs.
L: 18′; W: 36″; D: 15″
The cargo capacity of the Prospector 18 is massive. The Prospector lines produce a canoe that feels deceptively light and responsive, with tons of space for any expedition. The P18 is a big boat with straighter tracking; it’s perfect for the wilderness traveler or for large families.
$2,549 Kevlar/Spectra 48 lbs.; $3,049 Blue Steel 44 lbs.; $1,369 Royalex 58 lbs.
L: 14’10″; W: 32″; D: 15″
The Supernova is for paddlers who love solo river trips or who enjoy playing in rapids. While the hull characteristics do what you’d expect from a white water boat – keep you dry and effortlessly surf a wave – the canoe functions well in the flatwater sections between the frothy stuff.