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Pal 16′


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.



During its long history of building canoes, the Chestnut Canoe Company produced a range of models they called Pleasure canoes. One model proved to have such universal appeal that it became the definition of a general-purpose craft. This model began life as the Ajax but it grew to be so popular that it was renamed Pal to reflect the affection owners felt while using it. Nova Craft has painstakingly reproduced the lines of the original Pal to provide today’s paddlers with the opportunity to own one of the best general-purpose traditional canoes ever made. It’s a great choice for paddlers who want a canoe that does it all well. Nicely suited for flatwater trips or short outings for sightseeing or fishing, the Pal handles rough water well and feels comfortable in windy conditions. Indeed, it’s a pleasure to paddle either tandem or solo. Once you paddle one you’ll know why owners call it “My Pal”.

Made in Canada.

Available Materials

Material Weight Price
TuffStuff 52lb / 23.6kg $4,209.00
Aramid Lite 42lb / 19.0kg $4,679.00
TuffStuff Expedition 58lb / 26.3kg $4,679.00
BlueSteel 44lb / 20.0kg $5,359.00

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 16ft / 488cm
Width 34in / 86.4cm
Center Depth 13in / 33cm
End Depth 20in / 50.8cm
Capacity 800lb / 363kg



Symmetrical Hull
Shallow Arch Bottom
Slight Rocker with Raised Ends

Additional information


TuffStuff, Aramid Lite, TuffStuff Expedition, Blue Steel


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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