Nova Craft Bob Special in Ox Blood

Nova Craft Bob Special

Nova craft Bob Special Canoe in Moonlight Blue
Nova craft Bob Special River Paddling

Nova Craft Bob Special

Lightweight Fibreglass Tandem Canoe

The Nova Craft Bob Special 15 is a stable and predictable light-weight canoe for both solo and tandem paddling.

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Nova Craft Bob Special Fibreglass

The Nova Craft Bob Special is an improved version of the Chestnut Canoe Company original. This is a well established long standing favourite in the open canoe world. The reassuringly predictable stability makes this a canoe well suited to solo tripping and casual tandem paddling for beginners, experts and everyone in-between too! Great as a tandem day tripper, with enough space for a weekend canoe trip the hull is noted for its quietness on the water making it great for wildlife watching and fishing. The Bob Special has a unique blend of characteristics which make it a joy to paddle.

Comfortable ash-laced seats compliment the traditional look of this canoe and allow for the paddler to be seated or kneeling down for a traditional paddling technique. With an overall capacity of 364Kg there is plenty of room to pack enough kit for multi-day camping trips. Built-in buoyancy tanks at the bow and stern ensure this canoe will stay afloat should you manage to tip it over - a task which requires some effort!

The shape along the length of the hull is critical to how any canoe paddles - the Bob Special has barely perceptible rocker in the centre section with a gentle uplift towards the ends. This is symettrical enabling the canoe to be paddled tandem or solo. Using the main photo above as a reference - to paddle it tandem the paddlers would be facing to the right of the screen and to paddle it solo the paddler would sit in the right hand end facing towards the left of the screen.


  • Fibreglass Composite construction.
  • 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.


  • 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 - 58lbs / 26.3kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 800lbs / 364kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Bob Special Fibreglass for your weight


Nova Craft Fibreglass - Green


Nova Craft bob special Fibreglass - Oxblood


Nova Craft Bob Special - Moonlight Blue

Moonlight Blue

Delivery Of TuffStuff Canoes

We offer a delivery service for TuffStuff/Composite Canoes covering many areas of mainland UK using our own vans. (Due to their size and increased risk of damage during transit, we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for this product range)

If you require delivery, please contact us with your address and we can advise whether a delivery service is available in your area.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

We offer a collect from store service for the Nova Craft Bob Special Fibreglass. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

If you need any further help or advice about the Nova Craft Bob Special Fibreglass please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop