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Nova Craft Pal 16 TuffStuff

Do-it-all Canoe

The do-it-all model of the Nova Craft canoe range. The Pal 16 is an excellent all rounder for all experience levels of paddler. From calm flatwater paddling to windier and wilder conditions, the Pal 16 is the perfect canoe for any occassion.


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Nova Craft Pal 16 TuffStuff

The Nova Craft Pal 16 is another Chestnut Canoe classic, constructed from the lightweight and durable TuffStuff composite material. The original design was so popular it was renamed to 'Pal' to reflect the affection owners felt towards the canoe whilst and after using it!

Nova Craft have painstakingly reproduced the original lines to bring you one of the best general purpose traditional canoes ever made. The Pal feels stable on the water, handles rough water well and is comfortable in windy conditions too. It is well suited for flat water trips and short outings for sightseeing or fishing. The Pal is a lovely canoe to paddle both solo or tandem, once you paddle one you will know why owners call it “My Pal”. The Pal 16 really is a superb all-round canoe that will have you falling in love at first sight and paddle stroke!


  • TuffStuff Composite construction.  
  • Aircraft grade Black anodized aluminium gunwales and aluminium reinforced ABS end deck plates.
  • Ash framed seats with nylon lacing.
  • Ash carry handles at bow and stern.
  • Deluxe sculpted ash centre yoke (In our opinion the best standard fit canoe Yoke on the market), shaped to spread the weight across your shoulders evenly and even got a small notch for the small bone in your neck.
  • Shallow arch shaped hull gives great stability whilst the slight rocker allows good manoeuvrability.
  • Raised ends and symmetrical design allowing for solo or tandem paddling.

Pal 16 Dimensions  

  • Length – 16ft / 488cm
  • Width – 34in / 86.4cm
  • Bow Depth – 20in / 50.8cm
  • Centre Depth – 13in / 33cm
  • Stern Depth – 20in / 50.8cm
  • Rocker – minimal
  • Weight – 49lbs / 22.3kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 364kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft Pal 16 TuffStuff for your weight

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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 shop in St Columb Road near Fraddon in Cornwall or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection*.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Hampshire

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


Give us a call on 01726 862798 if you have any questions about the Nova Craft Pal 16 TuffStuff