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    Symmetrical Hull
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    Made in Canada

Nova Craft Prospector 16' SP3 Canoe

  • Product Number: 4916

Nova Crafts SP3 canoe models have the same performance characteristics as our famous Prospector models, but are made from a tough 3 layer polyethylene plastic called SP3 that withstands hard knocks and extensive use. Because the material is nearly indestructible, it makes them attractive to owners who plan to subject them to hard use with little maintenance. While SP3 canoes are our heaviest boats, they are also the most affordable canoes we produce. These canoes are ideal for canoe liveries and rental shops since they will give many years of faithful service at an attractive price. For a family looking for a canoe they can leave knocking around at the cottage, they’ll have a canoe that should last a lifetime.

Our Prospector 16’ SP3 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. What’s more, it provides a very dry ride in big waves and whitewater. It is simply the best all round wilderness tripping canoe available.


  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Moderate Rocker
  • Made in Canada


  • Material: SP3 (tough 3 layer polyethylene plastic)
  • Weight: 85lb / 38.6kg (Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary)
  • Trim: Vinyl
  • Length: 15′ 4” / 476cm
  • Width: 36″ / 91.4cm
  • Center Depth: 14.5″ / 35.6cm
  • End Depth: 23″ / 58.4cm
  • Rocker: 3″ / 7.6cm
  • Capacity: 900lb / 408kg