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Nova Craft Prospector 16 Canoe (Kevlar/Spectra – Restored) - $2,750

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boat type: kayak/canoe/SUP
propulsion type: human
condition: excellent
length overall (LOA): 16
make / manufacturer: Nova Craft
model name / number: Prospector 16
year manufactured: 1995

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The Chestnut Canoe Company was established in 1897 in Canada, and ultimately grew to be the largest canoe builder in Canada. While they introduced a wide variety of excellent canoes over the history of the company, it is their Prospector design that became the single most copied canoe in history. Virtually every prominent canoe manufacturer in the world today offers a version of the Prospector, with Nova Craft foremost among them.

This 1995 model features a lamination of Kevlar and Spectra, providing a striking combination of light weight and strength. At just 52 lbs, loading, unloading and the portage trail are all easily manageable. A symmetrical shallow arch hull design provides an excellent boat for either tandem partners or a solo paddler in either lake or river applications, and is an ideal option for wilderness tripping due to its carrying capacity and light weight. This boat also features Nova Craft's shoe keel option, which helps tracking on open water.

The hull is in excellent condition, with only occasional minor discoloration and very little signs of wear. All woodwork has been completely refinished to a level that far exceeds what is standard from the factory. The White Ash seats, decks, gunwales, thwarts, seat hangers and the Nova Craft ergonomic sculpted yoke were all removed, stripped and sanded to bare wood (220 grit) then refinished and reassembled. The gunwales are finished with multiple coats of tung oil to allow easy maintenance, while all other woodwork is built up with a 7 coat Epifanes spar varnish system consisting of 5 coats of Epifanes clear spar varnish before finishing with two coats of Epifanes rubbed effect varnish. The unique Nova Craft "Babiche" style weaved seats feature new synthetic parachute cording, and all of the original stainless steel hardware has been entirely replaced with new brass hardware as well.

Dimensions

Length: 16′
Width: 36″
Center Depth: 15″
End Depth: 23″
Rocker: 2.5″
Weight: 52 lb
Capacity: 1000 lb
Symmetrical Hull
Shallow Arch Bottom
Moderate Rocker
Shoe Keel

Information on the current Nova Craft Prospector can be found at this link:

https://www.novacraft.com/canoes/prospector/prospector-16/

Please call or email to for more information. Phone is landline, so no text capabilities.

post id: 7756574505

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