Nova Craft Bob Special

Lightweight TuffStuff Canoe

The Nova Craft Bob special is a canoe designed for solo and tandem paddling. It is very stable, yet remarkably fast for its width.


Nova Craft Bob Special Canadian Canoe

Nova Craft Bob Special

Lake paddling in the Nova Craft Bob Special Canoe
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The Bob special is a brilliant 15 foot touring canoe which is excellent for solo and tandem paddling.The extra length on the Bob special compared to other solo canoes like the Trapper 12, really allows the paddler to gain more speed and distance whilst remaining slick and smooth through the water.


Due to the brilliant light weight Tuffstuff construction the 15ft canoe weighs in at an incredibly light 22.5kg, this makes the Bob special light on and off the water. Alongside the weight of the boat, the length and the waterline, the boats hull makes for a faster and more stable paddle, ideal for longer journeys.


Due to the low gunnels, wider beam and shallow arch hull the Bob special is great when paddling on an edge. The shape of the boat not only ensures stability and speed, but allows for a big load capacity for those longer camping trips, whether you are paddling solo or tandem.


Similar to the Trapper 12 and other canoes in the Nova craft range, the Bob special includes Cane seats, Ash carry handles and a well-designed yoke made for a perfect shoulder fit for comfortable portages.


  • 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, 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 / 53.3cm
  • Centre Depth – 14in / 35.6cm
  • Stern Depth – 21in / 53.3cm
  • Rocker – minimal
  • Weight – 49lbs / 22.5kg
  • 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 for your weight
  • Made in Canada


Ox Blood Nova Craft Bob Special

Ox Blood

Green Nova Craft Bob Special


Sand Nova Craft Bob Special


Images show different colours available, model may differ from the one shown.


Canoe Shops staff demonstrating how light the Bob Special Tuffstuff is

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5m Roof Rack Straps

5m Roof Rack Straps

Roof Rack Straps with ss cam buckle with a neoprene protection pad.


Nova Craft Bob Special Delivery
To prevent damage, we do not send TuffStuff canoes by courier. 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


COVID-19 Update - Click & Collect Temporarily Suspended

For the continued safety of our customers and colleagues our Click & Collect Service is temporarily suspended. Orders can still be placed through our website for "Contactless Collection", however collection of orders will not be possible until normal contactless collection services resume.

Please call us a call on 02380 861341 if you have any questions about the Nova Craft Bob Special