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Nova Craft Bob Special Tuff Stuff

Amazing Lightweight tandem composite open canoe

The Nova Craft Bob Special Tuff Stuff composite open canoe is ideal for solo or tandem touring and days out. Short, lightweight and easy to handle both on and off the water.


The Nova Craft Bob Special Canoe In Tuff Stuff Is Perfect For Tandem And Solo Paddling

Nova Craft Bob Special Tuff Stuff Open Canoe

Paddling The Nova Craft Bob Special Canoe Tuff Stuff Solo
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Nova Craft Bob Special

The Nova Craft Bob Special is a very popular open canoe used for both solo and tandem paddling making it perfect for those wanting a versatile canoe for a variety of situations. It combines a variety of features to produce a very well-mannered, easy to paddle day touring canoe and at only a little over 20kgs in standard Tuff Stuff, the Bob Special is very a easy canoe to portage and car top.

Perfect for the variety of rivers around the Norfolk Broads, the Nova Craft Bob Special will be just as at home crossing open water on the larger broads as it will be weaving its way down one of our narrower meandering rivers. As standard the Bob Special comes fully fitted with 2 comfortable wooden seats with bootlace finish, deluxe carrying yoke, ash carrying handles and front and rear buoyancy tanks already installed so this canoe really cannot sink.

The Bob Special is a great canoe for both beginners and advanced paddlers alike. Those just starting out will appriciate how easy the Bob Special is to handle, with bags of stability and no sudden surprises. Alternatively in the hands of an experienced canoeist, the Nova Craft Bob Special can really dance.


The Nova Craft Tuff Stuff canoes are also available with factory fitted wooden gunwales, skid plates and kneeling thwart. This means that your special order canoe will be filly outfitted with your specified options before it is shipped to the UK. Please call us on 01603 747139 for price and timescale.


  • Basalt and Innegra composite material
  • 2x Ash-Lace Seats
  • Contoured Ash Carrying Yoke
  • Bow and Stern Ash Carry Handles
  • Black Anodised Aluminium Gunwales
  • Reinforced ABS end deck plates
  • Manufactured in Canada 
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Slight Rocker with Raised Ends


  • Length: 15' / 457cm
  • Tuff Stuff weight: 50lbs / 22.7kgs
  • Width: 35″ / 88.9cm
  • Center Depth: 14” / 35.5cm
  • End Depth: 21″ / 53.5cm
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 800 LBS / 364 KGS Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Bob Special for your weight

Recommended Accessories

Pelican Beavertail Lightweight Alloy Shaft Canoe Paddle For Use With The Nova Craft Bob Special

Pelican Beavertail Canoe Paddle

A great cheap lightweight open canoe paddle with aluminium shaft and Polypropylene plastic blade. Lightweight, tough and an ideal spare paddle or for rocky areas when you don't want to be using your nice wooden paddle.

Length 57"



Grey Owl Voyageur is a great paddle for use with the Nova Craft Bob Special

Grey Owl Voyaguer Paddle

Light, powerful and a superb all-rounder, the Voyageur is a popular choice of canoe paddle. Laminated Black Cherry, Basswood, Ash and Walnut with Epoxy tip and Polyurethane exterior coating.

Grey Owl Guide ottertail canoe paddle

Grey Owl Guide

A beautiful paddle for touring and deeper water. Ottertail design that cuts through the water effortlessly. Laminated Black Cherry with Epoxy tip and exterior Polyurethane outer coating.

Canoe Barrels are great for use with the Nova Craft Bob Special

Canoe Barrels - 30 or 60ltr

Tough canoe barrels are ideal for storing kit when open canoeing. Lashed to the canoe they also provide some additional buoyancy. Available in 30 or 60ltr sizes.

Folding Canoe Trolley for use with the Nova Craft Bob Special

Riot Folding Canoe Trolley

A great budget canoe trolley. Folds for easy storage when not in use, solid puncture proof wheels and a kick stand for easy loading.



Railblaza C-Tug Portage Trolley the Nova Craft Bob Special

Railblaza C-Tug Trolley

Still the best Portage Trolley on the market, the C-Tug is strong, breaks down into small parts for easy storage and is fully adjustable for a range of canoe hull shapes.




Nova Craft Bob Special Canoes Green


Nova Craft Bob Special Canoes Ox Blood

Ox Blood

Nova Craft Bob Special Canoes Sand


Nova Craft Bob Special Canoes Red

Red - To order only

Nova Craft Bob Special Canoes Olive

Olive - To order only

Nova Craft Bob Special Canoes White

Desert White - To order only

Standard Delivery

If you would like the Nova Craft Bob Special delivered, please contact us with your address details and we can discuss the options for delivery using our fleet of Canoe Shops vehicles.

Collection - Click & Collect

The Nova Craft Bob Special is available for instore collection from Norfolk Canoes or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road Nr Newquay
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Southampton Canoes - Totton

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

Give us a call on 01603 747139 if you have any questions about the Nova Craft Bob Special