Nova Craft PAL in green

Nova Craft PAL 16

Nova Craft PAL Canoe in Ox Blood
Nova Craft PAL Canoe in Sand
Nova Craft PAL Canoe from the top

Nova Craft PAL 16 Canoe

Lightweight Touring Canoes

The Nova Craft Pal, a true general purpose craft built from lightweight yet rugged TuffStuff. A superb tandem day touring kayak that is fast and efficient to paddle.


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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”.

Constructed from lightweight Tuff Stuff - a composite material made of basalt and Innegra fibers. When they are woven together into a cloth and infused with our high impact vinylester resin system, the result is simply amazing! TuffStuff canoes are a great choice for recreational paddlers looking for a light canoe thats tough enough to withstand general touring and recreational paddling use.


  • 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


Nova Craft Tuffstuff - Green


Nova Craft Tuffstuff - Oxblood


Nova Craft Tuffstuff - Sand



Canoe Shops staff demonstrating how light the Tuffstuff Material is

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 £69.95

Enigma Note Wooden Canoe Paddle

Enigma Note Wooden Canoe Paddle

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

Price £39.95

Enigma Key Wooden Canoe Paddle

Enigma Key Wooden Canoe Paddle

A traditional beavertail blade shape which lends itself perfectly to deep water, both solo or tandem paddling. Often favoured by th bow paddler in tandem, this wooden paddle gives you great ‘feel’ in those more intricate strokes. The wide, ergonomic grip makes this beavertail comfortable while increasing control. A true all day paddle which can do it all.

Price £59.95

60 Litre Barrel

60 Litre Barrel

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

Price £38.95

Delivery Information

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes

We offer a delivery service on most canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland – Some of our larger canoes are excluded by our courier due to size restrictions.

Delivery of Kayaks or Canoes that exceed 4.5m (450cm) is temporarily unavailable - Due to length restrictions with our shipping agents.

Most Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

Some conditions may apply to some areas, including the Channel Islands, Scottish Isles & Northern Ireland – Please read our ‘Delivery Information’ page before proceeding.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide:

We also offer a collect from store service. 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 PAL Canoe please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop