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THE NOVA CRAFT CANOE STORY

Nova 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.

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