Nova Craft Staff Picks

Working for a canoe manufacturer has its perks – including unlimited access to a demo fleet of models to try at staff paddling events or to borrow for your weekend paddling adventures. This kind of access comes in handy when the time comes to buy a canoe of your own and you’ve tested a few out. But when you’re spoiled for choice, what do you choose??  Find out what the staff at Nova Craft Canoe are paddling when they’re out of office below.

Chris, Owner – Bob Special in Blue Steel with Ash trim upgrade
“Perfectly sized boat for a few days solo in Killarney, my favourite park. The ash trim upgrade adds a traditional feel to this classic Chestnut design.”

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Ruth Roy Lake, Killarney Provincial Park

Jeff, Production Lead – Prospector 16 in TuffStuff
“I’ve had this canoe for three years now. It is the best all around boat for me and my family and has outperformed my expectations. I have been building TuffStuff boats since their introduction, and I still tell EVERYONE about it and what it has done for me!”

Fishing from his Prospector 16 with his stepson on the local river

Jenn, London’s Paddle Shop – Prospector 15 in Fiberglass
“This canoe has been great for paddling a mixture of rivers, lakes, canoe camping – even some canoe races! I chose the P15 since the Prospector is the most versatile all around model and I decided on fiberglass because of the affordability of it. I have nothing but good things to say about it – it is very durable.”

Jenn’s Prospector on Mayflower Lake, May 2023

Sara, Marketing – Pal in Aramid Lite
“I was looking for a boat that I could confidently paddle/portage/load onto my vehicle solo, but could also use for tandem backcountry trips. My Pal is 42 lbs and fits the bill perfectly.”

Sara’s Pal on a solo jaunt in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

Dan, Repair Technician –  Prospector 17 in Blue Steel
“Remarkably maneuverable for a 17′ canoe – it has just enough rocker. The load capacity is impressive, which means you can load everything you want to bring and more.  And, in Blue Steel it’s light enough for me to haul around and load up on my truck by myself.”

From Dan’s family canoe trip in the Rockies, Summer 2022