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
- Symmetrical hull
- Shallow arch bottom
- Slight rocker with raised ends
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.
At Rutabaga Paddlesports we have been selling kayaks and canoes online for over a decade. We are also a top SUP dealer. Rutabaga Paddlesports supplies paddlers with clothing and accessories that fit their budget, style, and meet their demands. We strive to offer a broad range of American made and sustainable paddle gear to our customers.