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Nova Craft Bob Special Canoe.


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Nova Craft Bob Special Canoe

Lightweight Canoe

The Nova Craft Bob Special 15 is a brilliant lightweight canoe for both solo and tandem paddling. (No the name doesn’t refer to our Managing Director although he is “special” in his own way!)

£1,699.15 (RRP £1,999.00 - Saving £299.85)

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Nova Craft Bob Special Canoe

The Nova Craft Bob Special is an improved version Chestnut Canoe Company original, a lightweight canoe well suited to solo tripping and casual tandem paddling. Its width and optimized hull shape make a quick but stable boat which is great for recreational touring and quiet stalking. Great as a tandem day tripper, with enough space for a weekend canoe trip. When a competent paddler gives it a go the boat truly shines. The Bob Special has a unique blend of characteristics which make it an enjoyable boat for new and experienced paddlers alike. 


  • TuffStuff Composite construction.  
  • Aircraft grade Black anodized aluminium gunwales and aluminium reinforced ABS end deck plates.
  •  Ash framed seats with nylon lacing.
  •  Ash carry handles at bow and stern.
  • Deluxe sculpted ash centre yoke (In our opinion the best standard fit  canoe Yoke on the market), shaped to spread the weight across your shoulders evenly and even got a small notch for the small bone in your neck.
  • Shallow arch shaped hull gives great stability whilst the slight rocker allows good manoeuvrability.
  • Raised ends and symmetrical design allowing for solo or tandem paddling.


Bob Special.

  • Length – 15ft / 457cm
  • Width – 35in / 88.9cm
  • Bow Depth – 21in / 53.4cm
  • Centre Depth – 14in / 35.5cm
  • Stern Depth – 21in / 53.4cm
  • Rocker – minimal
  • Weight – 45lbs / 20.5kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 800lbs / 364kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Bob Special Canoe for your weight




Canoe Shops staff demonstrating how light the Bob Special Tuffstuff is

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Classic wooden canoe paddle design, quality pine and mahogany covered with clear lacquer providing resistance to the water environment.

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Price £20.36 (RRP £23.95 - Saving £3.59)

60 Litre Barrel

60 Litre Barrel

Multi-use watertight barrels keep your kit dry and can act as a table or seat.

Price £31.41 (RRP £36.95 - Saving £5.54)


Please contact us with your delivery address and we will endeavour to provide a delivery service using our own fleet of vehicles.

Alternatively we offer nationwide collection from any of our stores listed below


Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Nova Craft Bob Special Canoe online from our website and collect from our shop at Lee Mill, Plymouth, Devon or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this*.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road Nr Newquay
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Southampton

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

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