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Nova Craft Canoe

Bob Special 15' Fiberglass

Bob Special 15' Fiberglass
The ultimate canoe for tandem day touring or solo tripping.
Nova Craft Canoe-Bob Special 15' Fiberglass
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Nova Craft's classic design from the Chestnut Canoe Co. was a favorite of Bill Mason. The Bob Special's hull has been slightly modified for a faster hull speed and contemporary materials have decreased the weight significantly. The length and rocker make for an agile boat in whitewater and the shallow arch bottom make for a fairly fast and stable canoe on flat water. With enough load capacity for a tandem weekend trip and several weeks solo, the Bob Special is great for a parent who wants to get the kids out for some short paddling adventures as well as get out for some extended solo trips.

  • Wood gunwales and decks optional


  • Length: 15 ft 
  • Weight: 57 lbs 
  • Maximum Width: 35 in 
  • Center Depth: 14 in 
  • End Depth: 21 in
  • Capacity: 800 lb
  • Material: Fiberglass

  • - Symmetrical hull
  • - Shallow arch bottom
  • - Slight rocker with raised ends

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Fiberglass is an affordable composite material with a proven track record of durability. Nova Craft's fiberglass hulls are among the lightest and most rugged on the market today. They use woven fiberglass cloth to make a truly superior hull. Fiberglass canoes are great for recreational and cottage use and are a good choice for budget-minded individuals.