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Nova Craft Bob Special - Tuff Stuff

Lightweight Canadian Canoes - Bob Special Tuff Stuff

The Nova Craft Bob Special is a compact 15' canoe that has added width for stability but is still highly manoeuvrable thanks to its hull design. Popular for solo and casual tandem use.

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Nova Craft Bob Special 15 - TuffStuff


The Bob Special 15' is Nova Crafts response to the need for a lightweight canoe well suited to solo tripping and casual tandem paddling The Bob Special is very stable due to its larger width but thanks to its the hull design still well optimized for performance resulting in a canoe that was remarkably fast for its stability.

The Bob Special is ideally suited for tandem use on shorter day trips but with enough room to squeeze in the gear for the odd overnighter. It really shines when paddled solo by a competent paddler, so perfect for those wanting a canoe they can solo but still take out another person from time to time. The Bob Special is easy to paddle and thanks to its great stability it is as popular with novices as it is seasoned pros.


Constructed from Nova Crafts new TuffStuff material - A cutting edge composite made of basalt and Innegra fibres. 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 high impact vinylester resin, the result is simply amazing! TuffStuff canoes are a great choice for paddlers looking for a lightweight canoe with more than enough strength to handle plenty of thorough use.



  • TuffStuff Consutruction
  • 2 x Wooden Boot Laced Seats
  • Wooden Centre Yoke
  • Bow & Stern Carry Handle
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Slight Rocker with Raised Ends
  • Great All Round Canoe


  • Length: 15' / 457cm
  • Width: 35" / 88.9cm
  • Weight: 45lb / 22.2kg
  • Capacity: 800lb / 364kg

TuffStuff Colour Options

Nova Craft Bob Special 15 - TuffStuff Green Nova Craft Bob Special 15 - TuffStuff Ox Blood Nova Craft Bob Special 15 - TuffStuff Sand
Green Ox Blood Sand

Recommended Accessories:

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Standard Alloy Canoe Paddles

Alloy shaft canoe paddles with plastic T grip handle and strong plastic blades

Enigma Note Canoe Paddles

Enigma Note Canoe Paddle

The Enigma Note canoe paddle is a classic canoe paddle design constructed from quality pine and mahogany with a clear lacquer for a clean finish and to increase durability

Enigma Key Canoe Paddles

Enigma Key Canoe Paddle

The Enigma Key canoe paddle is a traditional beavertail design constructed from quality pine, mahogany and ash with a clear lacquer for a clean finish and to increase durability.


We can offer a delivery service for TuffStuff Canoes throughout the UK using our own fleet of delivery vans. Please contact us with your delivery address so that we can discuss delivery options and provide a delivery cost quotation.

Alternatively we offer nationwide collection from any of our stores listed below.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Nova Craft Bob Special 15 - TuffStuff online from our website and collect from our store in Newhaven, East Sussex or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this.

Our other stores are:

  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, BN9 0DH
  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole, BH16 5BW
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road, TR9 6PZ
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth, PL21 9RL
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington, WA1 4RX
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich, NR5 0JU
  • Southampton Canoes - Totton, SO40 3SA

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

If you need any further help or advice about the Nova Craft Bob Special 15 - TuffStuff please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop