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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.

Nova Craft Pal 16 Green

Nova Craft Pal 16 Tuffstuff in Green

Nova Craft Pal 16 - Top View
Nova Craft Pal 16 Paddling
Nova Craft Pal 16 Solo Paddling Canoe
Nova Craft Pal 16 canoe paddling on a lake
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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. Cruise and glide with ease on flat water. 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.

Custom Options

All Nova Craft Canoes can be ordered with the following factory fitted options:

  • Wooden white ash gunnels with an oiled finish.
  • Kneeling thwart.
  • Colour matched skid plates.
  • Special Order colours available upon request.
  • Nova Crafts custom composite constructions such as Blue Steel, Aramid Lite or Fibreglass.
  • Choice of Webbed, Bootlace or robust ABS Plastic seats.

Please contact us to discuss any of these options in further detail, including prices and estimated lead times.


  • Length - 16ft / 488cm
  • Width - 34in / 86.4cm
  • Bow Depth - 20in / 50.8cm
  • Centre Depth - 13in / 33cm
  • Stern Depth - 20in / 50.8cm
  • Rocker - Minimal
  • Weight - 52lbs / 23.6kg * based on year-long production averages and may vary
  • 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

Other Construction Types

Available to special order - please Contact Us for pricing and supply times

  • TuffStuff Expedition: 58lb / 26.3kg
  • Aramid Lite: 42lb / 19.05kg
  • Blue Steel: 47lb / 21.3kg


Nova Craft Pal 16 in Green


Nova Craft Pal 16 in Ox Blood

Ox Blood

Nova Craft Pal 16 in Ox Blood


Delivery Of Composite Canoes

We offer a delivery service for Composite Canoes (Fibreglass, Tuffstuff, Aramid, Carbon) covering many areas of mainland UK using our own vans. Due to the increased risk of damage during transit, we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for this product range.

If you require delivery, please contact us with your address and we can advise whether a delivery service is available in your area.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

We offer a collect from store service for the Nova Craft Pal 16 TuffStuff. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

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