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Nova Craft PAL Canoe.


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Nova Craft PAL 16 Canoe

Lightweight Touring Canoes

The Nova Craft Pal, a true general purpose craft built from lightweight yet rugged TuffStuff.

£1,784.15 (RRP £2,099.00 - Saving £314.85)

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Nova Craft PAL Canoe

The Nova Craft Pal 16, another Chestnut Canoe classic. The original design was so popular it was renamed to “Pal” to reflect the affection owners felt towards the canoe whilst and after using it. Nova Craft have painstakingly reproduced the original lines to bring you one of the best general purpose traditional canoes ever made. Suited for flat water trips and short outings for sightseeing or fishing, the Nova Craft Pal is stable, handles rough water well and is comfortable in windy conditions too. The Pal is a joy to paddle solo or tandem, once you paddle one you will know why owners call it “My Pal”.


  • 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           



  • Length – 16ft / 488cm
  • Width – 34in / 86.4cm
  • Bow Depth – 20in / 50.8cm
  • Centre Depth – 13in / 33cm
  • Stern Depth – 20in / 50.8cm
  • Rocker – minimal
  • Weight – 49lbs / 22.3kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 800lbs / 364kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft PAL Canoe for your weight


Accessories that you may need


Canoe Trolley

Canoe Trolley

Canoe trolley designed for transporting canadian canoes and wide touring kayaks to and from the waters edge.

Price £56.91 (RRP £66.95 - Saving £10.04)

Grey Owl Voyageur Canoe Paddle

Grey Owl Voyageur Paddle

Popular canoe paddle used for all round paddling. made from laminated ash and bass.

Price £63.71 (RRP £74.95 - Saving £11.24)

Canadian Canoe Painter Kit

Canadian Canoe Painter Kit

A painter kit can be used to secure your canoe to the bank, securing the bow/stern when loaded on a vehicle, lining the canoe through rapids and to pull you to the riverbank/shoreline.

  • 2x 6m lengths of floating rope.
  • 2x lengths of elasticised cord.

Price £15.29 (RRP £17.99 - Saving £2.70)

Feelfree 30 Litre Dry Bag

Feelfree 30 Litre Dry Bag

Tough and durable dry bags with a roll down dry seal. Available in a range of sizes and colours.

Price £33.96 (RRP £39.95 - Saving £5.99)


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 PAL 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.

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


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01752 892672


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