Aquafusion by Nova Craft Canoe - Liberty 13' Deluxe
Base: $729 CDN / $649 USD *
Deluxe: $929 CDN / $829 USD *
With lots of room for larger paddlers and/or gear, the Liberty is a good choice for more adventurous paddlers. The Liberty is a very seaworthy boat with enough rocker to ride over larger swells while still easy to track. Equally at home on a 5 day trip or gliding through the weeds fishing for the next big one. Standard features include a large cockpit for easy entry, ratchet-adjustable ergonomic seating for comfort, tough superlinear plastic for durability, adjustable foot braces, easy carry handles, mesh gear pocket, rear hatch and deck rigging.
Deluxe Model Features: Rear wateright bulkhead, Retractable skeg for tracking, padded seat, back and hips.
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Nova Craft - Prospector 16 canoe
The Chestnut Prospector has probably been described more often in text than any other canoe, it’s just that popular. Our version of this venerable craft is faithful to the original. Since 1984, we’ve gone out of our way to continue the tradition so future generations of paddlers can enjoy this icon of Canadian history.
The Workhorse of the Canadian north, our 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.
Weight Fiberglass: 66lb / 29.9kg TuffStuff: 56lb / 25.4kg TuffStuff Expedition: 62lb / 28.1kg Aramid Lite: 45lb / 20.4kg Blue Steel: 48lb / 21.8kg Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.
The Prospector 15′ is a scaled-down version of our larger Prospectors that’s faithful to the original lines in every way. You get all the great handling features that make the Prospector a paddling legend, in a package that’s a bit smaller and more responsive. The P15 is an ideal choice for paddlers who want a tripping boat but don’t need the extra volume. Its extra responsiveness also makes the P15 a fun tandem play boat.
Weight Fiberglass: 62lb / 28.1kg TuffStuff: 54lb / 24.5kg TuffStuff Expedition: 58lb / 26.3kg Aramid Lite: 42lb / 19.1kg Blue Steel: 45lb / 20.4kg Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.
Our Fox 14 is an ideal choice for solo paddlers looking for independent adventures on flatwater lakes and lazy rivers. Its shorter length and minimal rocker give this canoe a good balance of tracking and turning characteristics. At 14’ the Fox is the perfect size for a relaxing evening paddle around the lake but still large enough to fit enough gear for a week-long trip into the backcountry. The narrow width makes this a faster, efficient design helping you cover distance with ease and its shallower depth catches less wind. This narrower design also accommodates soloists who prefer cruising around using a kayak paddle. Slight tumblehome on the sides helps for easier paddle strokes and the shallow arch bottom gives the paddler a stable feel but still allows for leaning the boat over to paddle Canadian-style. Of course the Fox’s small size and light weight make it easy to get on and off the car by yourself. The Fox 14 will get solo paddlers into the tranquility of nature with a beautiful balance of ease and performance.
Weight Fiberglass: 50lb / 22.7kg TuffStuff: 42lb / 19.1kg TuffStuff Expedition: 48lb / 21.8kg Aramid Lite: 34lb / 15.4kg Blue Steel: 37lb / 16.8kg Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.
This Chestnut Canoe was originally built with the outdoorsman of the early 1900s in mind. Chestnut’s mission was to design a craft that would enable outdoorsmen to paddle small creeks as well as large lakes and be small enough to get through the then nonexistent portage trails at the same time. To meet these unique needs, The Chestnut Canoe Company brought something efficient yet maneuverable into production.
For the modern canoeist, both the primary and secondary stability of the Trapper are reassuring, though its stability does not sacrifice its speed. It has lots of space, for everything from a day of fishing to a week of tripping in the back country. It is a great canoe to use for improving your “J” stroke and can also be used with a double blade paddle. The Trapper combines the enjoyment of a stable fishing platform with the benefits of a small and light craft for portaging into small productive lakes.
During its long history of building canoes, the Chestnut Canoe Company produced a range of models they called Pleasure canoes. One model proved to have such universal appeal that it became the definition of a general-purpose craft. This model began life as the Ajax but it grew to be so popular that it was renamed Pal to reflect the affection owners felt while using it.
Nova Craft has painstakingly reproduced the lines of the original Pal to provide today’s paddlers with the opportunity to own one of the best general-purpose traditional canoes ever made. It’s a great choice for paddlers who want a canoe that does it all well. Nicely suited for flatwater trips or short outings for sightseeing or fishing, the Pal handles rough water well and feels comfortable in windy conditions. Indeed, it’s a pleasure to paddle either tandem or solo. Once you paddle one you’ll know why owners call it “My Pal”.
The Chestnut Canoe Company responded to the need for a lightweight canoe well suited to solo tripping and casual tandem paddling by introducing the versatile Bob Special. While the canoe was very stable due to its larger than normal width, the hull shape was optimized for performance resulting in a canoe that was remarkably fast.
Our version is based on the Chestnut original with some improvements to increase speed and sea worthiness. It is ideally suited as a tandem day-tripper yet large enough for a weekend canoe trip. It really shines when paddled solo by a competent paddler. The Bob has a unique blend of characteristics that produce a canoe novice paddlers can enjoy yet experts can savour.