The Chestnut Prospector has probably been described more often in text than any other canoe, it’s just that popular. Nova Craft's version of this venerable craft is faithful to the original.
The Workhorse of the Canadian north, the 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.
At a glance features include symmetrical hull, shallow arch bottom, moderate rocker, bow/stern web seats. Aluminum gunnel is standard (ash gunnel option can be ordered)
Weight (hull material dependant):
SP3 Plastic constructionLength: 16′ / 488cm
Width: 36″ / 91.4cm
Center Depth: 15″ / 38cm
End Depth: 23″ / 58.4cm
Rocker: 2.5″ / 6.4cm
Capacity: 1000lb / 455kg