The Nova Craft Canoe Story
ova Craft Canoe began in 1970, when we started producing a limited selection
of fiberglass canoes in a small-scale, garage-based operation near London, Ontario, Canada.
As the years passed and the reputation of our quality designs and workmanship quickly
spread, the company naturally began to grow. As a result, we have steadily
responded to customer requests for more model choices and material options. We are proud
to say that we are now at a place where our model selection has progressed from a handful
of specialized designs to a full catalogue with something to offer every paddler.
Today, we still build canoes with fiberglass but have also adopted more advanced composite
materials including aramid, basalt/Innegra, and carbon fibre. We also offer plastic materials including a three-layer superlinear polyethylene. Alongside the use of these new materials came innovations in new manufacturing techniques including composite infusion, thermoplastic
vacuum forming and rotational molding. With a comprehensive catalogue and ever
increasing brand awareness, demand for our canoes has spread over a wider geographic
area. To accomodate, we now have a dealer network that reaches
throughout Canada, the United States and parts of Europe. The scope may have expanded
since 1970 but our core focus remains simple - build quality canoes that give paddlers
special experiences in the great outdoors. It’s all about making a connection to nature and
wild places, be it solo or with friends and family.
See you on the water!