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.
Length: 15 ft
Weight: 49 lbs
Maximum Width: 35 in
Center Depth: 14 in
End Depth: 21 in
Capacity: 800 lbs.
- Symmetrical hull
- Shallow arch bottom
- Slight rocker with raised ends
TuffStuffis a cutting edge proprietary composite made of basalt and Innegra fibers. Basalt fibre is made of melted basalt rock and Innegra is a fibre consisting mostly of polypropylene. When they are woven together into a cloth and infused with Nova Craft's high impact vinylester resin system, the result is simply amazing! TuffStuff canoes are a great choice for paddlers looking for a light canoe for extended flatwater tripping with more than enough strength to handle lots of abuse in the back country.
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.