Fox 14′ Solo

Our Fox 14 is an ideal choice for solo paddlers looking for independent adventures on flatwater lakes and lazy rivers.  Its shorter length and minimal rocker give this canoe a good balance of tracking and turning characteristics.  At 14’ the Fox is the perfect size for a relaxing evening paddle around the lake but still large enough to fit enough gear for a week-long trip into the backcountry. The narrow width makes this a faster, efficient design helping you cover distance with ease and its shallower depth catches less wind.  This narrower design also accommodates soloists who prefer cruising around using a kayak paddle.  Slight tumblehome on the sides helps for easier paddle strokes and the shallow arch bottom gives the paddler a stable feel but still allows for leaning the boat over to paddle Canadian-style.  Of course the Fox’s small size and light weight make it easy to get on and off the car by yourself. The Fox 14 will get solo paddlers into the tranquility of nature with a beautiful balance of ease and performance.

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I chose the new Nova Craft Fox 14-foot solo for my Thames River trip. It was a perfect choice. This is one incredible solo canoe, whether I’m heading out on the full length of the Thames River or just paddling through the early morning mist on the lake across from my house.

As the design goes, to me it’s like a shorter version of Nova Craft’s 17-foot Cronje—a slick, asymmetrical, low-profile touring canoe. The Fox has a bountiful 32-inch beam and a notable weight carrying capacity of 250 kilograms (550 pounds). That adds up to a canoe that can deal with wind and waves, as well as haul plenty of gear for extended trips.

The position of the seat allows canoeists to use a double-blade to propel yourself — if you’re looking into this new trend. Personally, I still use a single blade. Of course, that also means you have to take the yoke in and out on every portage. Nova Craft has a quick nut-and-bolt removable system, but you might want to shop around for a quicker version if you’re going to do multiple portages.

The Fox has incredible second stability. Once you get moving across the water, it keeps a good line and moves fast. Take note, newbies may find its initial stability a little tricky and tippy at first.

I chose Nova Craft’s durable composite material Tuff Stuff—weighing in at 19.5 kilograms (43 pounds). Some paddlers may wish to go with the lighter version, Aramid Lite. It’s also available in fibreglass or Blue Steel. The Fox isn’t a whitewater boat, which make the lighter material a good choice. Mind you, the Thames was full of multiple swifts and class I rapids, and it was fine. And to me, 43 pounds is pretty darn light for a boat that can take a beating.

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Fiberglass: 50lb / 22.7kg
TuffStuff: 42lb / 19.1kg
TuffStuff Expedition: 48lb / 21.8kg
Aramid Lite: 34lb / 15.4kg
Blue Steel: 37lb / 16.8kg
Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.

Learn more about our materials here.

Length: 14′ / 427cm
Width: 32″ / 81.3cm
Center Depth: 13″ / 33cm
End Depth: 19″ / 48.3cm
Rocker: Minimal
Capacity: 550lb / 249kg

· Symmetrical Hull
· Shallow Arch Bottom
· Slight Tumblehome

As a kayaker, I found this solo boat freeing. I wasn’t stuck in a cockpit under a spray-skirt but I was still low to the water where I like to paddle. I felt I could travel as fast as in my kayak. The canoe tracked so well that I didn’t even miss a foot-controller rudder. And I could hold more cargo than a kayak and didn’t have to painstakingly cram everything into small hatches.

-Ned Morgan, Mountain Life Magazine

Full review available here