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Nova Craft Bob Special 15'

Fast and Stable all-round canoe built in Canada

Novacrafts Ultra-Lightweight 15ft canoe designed for a combination of speed and stability.

Tuff Stuff £2499.00

Nova Craft Bob Special 15' canoe

Nova Craft Bob Special in Ox Blood

Nova Craft Bob Special 15'
Nova Craft Bob Special 15 in Action '
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Nova Craft Bob Special 15'


Versatile is the one word that sums up this open boat. Incredibly lightweight yet also robust and durable due to it being constructed from Novacrafts TuffStuff composite material.


The hull shape on the Bob Special has been designed for great stability, but also has minimal rocker with a long waterline length. Meaning it tracks well in a straight line on flat water, and is faster and more efficient over distance than most other 15 foot canoes.


The Bob Special is more than capable of being paddled solo, or tandem on a variety of inland waterways from Welsh canals, to the English lakes or the classic rivers of Scotland.


This 15 foot canoe is more than capable of carrying two people and enough kit for overnight camping trips or day touring. But for those looking at carrying lots of kit for multiday tandem trips a 16 foot canoe would provide extra carrying capacity.


In summary, the Bob Special 15 is very popular with beginner and intermediate canoeists due to its stability and light weight. Suitable for use on slow-moving rivers and inland lakes, canals and sheltered estuaries.

Key Features

  • TuffStuff Construction Video
  • 2x Ash-Bootlace Seats
  • Ash Carrying Yoke
  • Bow and Stern Ash Carry Handles
  • Aircraft Grade Aluminium Gunwales
  • Manufactured in Canada
  • Built in Buoyancy Chambers
  • Deluxe Deep Dish Yoke

Hull Shape

  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Slight Rocker With Raised Ends


  • 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 / 22.7kg
  • 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 15' for your weight
  • Made in Canada


Green Nova Craft Bob Special 15'


Ox Blood Nova Craft Bob Special 15'

Ox Blood

Red Nova Craft Bob Special 15' canoe


Sand Nova Craft Bob Special 15' canoe


Olive Nova Craft Bob Special 15' canoe


Desert White Nova Craft Bob Special 15' canoe

Desert White


Canoe Shops staff demonstrating how light the Bob Special Tuffstuff is

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We do not offer a courier delivery service for the Nova Craft Bob Special 15' (or any other TuffStuff Canoe)

But we do offer a dedicated delivery service by the Manchester Canoes team tailored to individual address and requirements please contact us for details.

Collection - Click & Collect

You can buy a Nova Craft Bob Special 15' online from our website and pick it up from ourselves or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - Near Newquay
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Hampshire

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

For further help and information about the Nova Craft Bob Special 15', please call us on 01925 818437