Nova Craft PAL 16

Lightweight canoe suitable for most types of paddling

The Pal 16 by Nova Craft is based on a classic canvas on frame design and is a very popular multipurpose canoe that can do anything you want it to.

PAL 16 - £2099.00

Nova Craft Canoes PAL 16

Nova Craft PAL 16 - Tuffstuff - Ox Blood

Pal 16 by Novacraft
Pal 16 by Novacraft
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Nova Craft PAL 16


The Novacraft Pal 16 is one of the best multi purpose canoes on the market, beautifully finished and constructed as standard in Nova Crafts Tuffstuff material it is lightweight, balanced and a pleasure to paddle.


The Pal 16 has something to offer all levels of paddler, from beginner to advanced, and is ideally suited to day tripping on flat water but can also take on simple sections of moving water. The Pal's symmetrical hull allows it to be paddled efficiently either tandem or solo and in either direction, and its long waterline helps to maintain direction and hull speed with ease. The slight rocker and raised ends aid turning and manouvering and thanks to its slightly lower freeboard, the Pal excels across the wind whilst the slight tumblehome helps to keep you dry.


The Pal has plenty of space on board for either an extra seat, kneeling thwart to help with paddling solo or any kit you may want to carry for overnight trips.

The Pal 16 has all the traditional features you would expect to see on a canoe of this quality, including cane seats, ash carry handles, thwart and an expertly designed yoke that has been shaped to fit your shoulders perfectly allowing for maximum comfort for long portages.

The Pal 16 is currently available in Novacraft’s Tuffstuff construction.

Nova Craft PAL 16 features

Nova Craft Canoes Outfitting

  • 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, 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: 15' / 457cm
  • Width: 35" / 88.9cm
  • Weight: 45lb / 20.5kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 800lbs/364kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Nova Craft PAL 16 for your weight

Standard Options


Nova Craft Canoes have introduced a new super lightweight material to the market place in the wake of the discontinuation of Royalex. Nova Craft Tuffstuff canoes are made from a blend of basalt and Innegra fibres.  Basalt fibres are made of melted volcanic basalt rock and Innegra is a fibre consisting mostly of polypropylene. These are then woven together into a cloth and mixed with high impact vinylester resin, the result is that Nova Craft TuffStuff canoes are amongst the strongest and most versatile on the mark today. Nova Craft TuffStuff canoes are a great choice for paddlers looking for a light weight canoe for use on extended flatwater trips and slow moving deep rivers

Tuffstuff Expedition

Nova Craft Tuffstuff Expedition canoes are a heavier duty version of the standard Nova Craft TuffStuff construction. Nova Craft Tuffstuff Expedition canoes are more robust and stiffer offering greater performance and incredible impact resistance. Nova Craft Tuffstuff expedition canoes are an excellent choice for paddlers looking for a light weight boat for extended wilderness trips, flat water sections and deep lower grade moving water.


Available to order - Please call or email for availability and pricing

Fibreglass – Fibreglass canoes are made using woven layers for fibreglass cloth laid out over a mould that sets into place. Fibreglass canoes are very light weight and durable and are a great choice for long distance touring or racing paddlers. 

Aramid Lite

Aramid canoes are the lightest boats in the Novercraft range. They are built by infusing Aramid cloth with a high impact resistant vinylester resin. Aramid canoes have great strength to weight ratio. Aramid canoes are intended for flat water touring, racing and expedition use.


Blue Steel

Blue Steel canoes are made of an aramid and carbon fibre hybrid material. These canoes are light weight like the canoes made of Aramid Lite but are significantly stronger. The carbon fibers add stiffness to the hull resulting in an increase in paddling efficiency. Blue Steel has an inner layer of Innegra creating a high impact resistant vinylester resin makes for a very rugged canoe. Blue Steel canoes are most at home on flatwater and the look of the carbon fiber is stunning.

Standard Colours - Tuffstuff

Nova Craft Pal 16 Green


Nova Craft Pal 16 in Sand


Nova Craft PAL 16 in Oxblood



Available to order (Please call or email for lead times)

Nova Craft PAL 16 in Red


Nova Craft Pal 16 in Yellow


Nova Craft Pal 16 in Olive


Nova Craft Pal 16 in Desert White

Desert White

Nova Craft Pal 16 in Blue Steel

Blue Steel




For delivery of Tuffstuff Canoes please contact us with your delivery address and we will endeavour to provide a delivery price & service using our own fleet of vehicles where possible.


Alternatively we offer nationwide click and clollect service from any of our stores as listed below


Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Nova Craft PAL 16 online from our website and collect from our shop in Hamworthy, Poole or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection.

Our other stores are:

  • Southampton Canoes - Totton
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb road nr Newquay
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich

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

Give us a call on 01202 625256 if you have any questions about the Nova Craft PAL 16


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01202 625 256

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