Nova Craft Pal 16

Canadian Canoe

Perfect for two adults looking for a super-lightweight, stable canoe for days cruising on the UK's inland waterways.


Nova Craft Pal 16 canoe

Nova Craft Pal 16'

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Nova Craft Pal 16'


Before closing in 1979 the Chestnut Canoe Company of Canada produced a range of models they called “Pleasure Canoes”. One model from this range became so popular it quickly became the iconic general-purpose craft. Originally named the Ajax this boat was quickly and affectionately renamed the “Pal” by its owners reflecting just how fondly they regarded it.


Nova Craft has reproduced the lines of the original Pal allowing paddlers of the 21st Century to appreciate the paddling capabilities of one of the best general purpose canoes ever made. Newly added to the Nova Craft range the Pal 16’ truly is the boat for the paddler that wants a canoe that will “do it all”!


The Pal 16’ is perfectly suited to short pleasure trips, a spot of fishing or a little overnight camping trip. It is also just as at home in the rough stuff and more than comfortable in a bit of wind.


The Pal 16’ will easily take 2 passengers but is comfortably paddled solo as well. If you want a boat that’s part of the family and you can call your Pal look no further!

Key Features

  • 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 
  • Made in Canada


  • 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 / 23.6kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 800lbs / 364kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Pal 16' for your weight


Green Nova Craft Pal 16


Red Nova Craft Pal 16 canoe in red


Recommended Accessories

CSG 5 Metre Straps

CSG 5 Metre Straps

For securing canoes to your roof rack. These heavy-duty straps have spring loaded buckles which are less likely to deform items than ratchet straps.

Price £14.95

Canoe Trolley

Riot Large Kayak and Canoe Trolley

Aluminium folding canoe trolley manufactured to a high standard, using the best materials that should provide many years of reliable service.

Price £69.95

30 Litre Canoe Barrel

30 Litre Canoe Barrel

Strong and durable waterproof barrel to keep your kit dry.

Price £32.95

Thule Loackable Straps

Thule Lockable Roofrack Straps

Keep your new kayak safe with Thule's innovative 4m lockable strap. Each strap contains a highly durable steel core wire. The buckle has a protective cover to avoid scratches on your kayak.

Price £76.00


We do not offer a courier delivery service for the Nova Craft Pal 16' (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 Pal 16' 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 Pal 16', please call us on 01925 818437