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Nova Craft PAL 16

The Nova Craft PAL 16 is one of the best general-purpose traditional canoes ever made. A great choice for paddlers who want a canoe that does it all well.

Nova Craft PAL 16 Lightweight TuffStuff Open Canoe
PAL 16 By Nova Craft - Great All Round Canoe
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Nova Craft PAL 16 - TuffStuff


The Nova Craft PAL 16 is a beautifully finished recreational canoe that performs well on whatever waters your adventures might take you - a truly versatile multipurpose canoe. The slightly lower freeboard means it excels across the wind whilst the slight tumblehome ensures that you are kept dry. The symmetrical shape lends itself to both solo and two up paddling for complete flexibility and the shallow arch bottom with slightly rockered ends ensures that it manoeuvres easily on flat or moving water. Plenty of room for gear carrying means overnight trips or extra seats for the family can easily be accommodated making the Nova Craft PAL a true friend in all situations.


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: 16' / 488cm
  • Width: 34" / 86.4cm
  • Weight: 52lb / 23.6kg
  • Capacity: 800lb / 364kg

TuffStuff Colour Options

Nova Craft PAL 16 - TuffStuff Green Nova Craft PAL 16 - TuffStuff Ox Blood Nova Craft PAL 16 - TuffStuff Sand
Green Ox Blood Sand

Recommended Accessories:

Alloy Canoe Paddles

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 PAL 16 - 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 PAL 16 - TuffStuff please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop