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Bob Special 15′


Canoes are usually made to order.  They are marked as being in stock to facilitate the transaction, which starts the order process.  The current build time is 4 weeks. That said, occasionally there are in-stock canoes available.  Click HERE to view current inventory.



The Chestnut Canoe Company responded to the need for a lightweight canoe well suited to solo tripping and casual tandem paddling by introducing the versatile Bob Special. While the canoe was very stable due to its larger than normal width, the hull shape was optimized for performance resulting in a canoe that was remarkably fast. Our version is based on the Chestnut original with some improvements to increase speed and sea worthiness.

The Bob Special is ideally suited as a tandem day-tripper yet large enough for a weekend canoe trip. It really shines when paddled solo by a competent paddler. The Bob has a unique blend of characteristics that produce a canoe novice paddlers can enjoy yet experts can savour.

Available Materials

Material Weight Price
Fiberglass 56lb / 25.4kg $2,429.00
TuffStuff 50lb / 22.7kg $3,999.00
Aramid Lite 39lb / 17.7kg $4,469.00
TuffStuff Expedition 54lb / 24.5kg $4,469.00
BlueSteel 43lb /19.5kg $5,139.00

Tax and shipping not included.
Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.
Please note: New canoe orders can take up to 6 weeks to build and deliver.


Length 15ft / 457cm
Width 35in / 88.9cm
Center Depth 14in / 35.6cm
End Depth 21in / 53.3cm
Capacity 800lb / 363kg



Symmetrical Hull
Shallow Arch Bottom
Slight Rocker with Raised Ends
Available With or Without a Shoe Keel

Additional information


Red, Sunray, Sand, Desert White, Ox Blood, Olive, Green, Blue, Moonlight Blue, Blue Steel, Natural, TuffStuff Clear, Orange, Light Grey, Dark Grey


Standard, Ash Gunnels

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