Nova Craft Pal 16 - TuffStuff

Lightweight General Purpose Canoe

The Pal 16 by Nova Craft is based on a classic canvas frame design and is a very popular multipurpose canoe that can do anything you want it to.


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Nova Craft Pal 16 Tuffstuff


The Nova Craft Pal 16 is one of the best multipurpose canoes on the market to date, beautifully finished and constructed as standard in Nova Crafts Tuffstuff material it is lightweight, balanced and a pleasure to paddle.


The Pal 16  is the do it all canoe, it has something to offer all levels of paddlers, from beginners  touring up and down the Hamble river to the advanced paddler looking at tackling a bit of  whitewater. It’s ideally suited to day tripping on flat water, fishing or just perfecting those traditional canoeing strokes.


The Pal's symmetrical hull allows it to be paddled efficiently either tandem or solo and in either direction, and its long waterline helps to maintain direction and hull speed with ease. The slight rocker and raised ends aid turning and manoeuvring and thanks to its slightly lower freeboard, the Pal excels across the wind whilst the slight tumblehome helps to keep you dry.


 The Pal has plenty of space on board for either an extra seat, kneeling thwart to help with paddling solo or any kit you may want to carry for overnight trips.


The Pal 16 has all the traditional features you would expect to see on a canoe of this quality, including cane seats, ash carry handles, thwart and an expertly designed yoke that has been shaped to fit your shoulders perfectly allowing for maximum comfort for long portages.


The Pal 16 is currently available in Novacraft’s Tuffstuff 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: 16’ / 488cm
  • Width: 34″ / 86.4cm
  • Center Depth: 13” / 33cm
  • End Depth: 20″ / 50.8cm
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 800lb / 364kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Pal 16 Tuffstuff for your weight
  • Weight: 49lb / 22.3kg


Ox Blood Nova Craft Pal

Ox Blood

Green Nova Craft Pal


Sand Nova Craft Pal


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

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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 Pal 16 Tuffstuff 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 Pal 16 Tuffstuff