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. It 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.
Lovingly made in London, Ontario.
Fiberglass: 58lb / 26.3kg
TuffStuff: 50lb / 22.7kg
TuffStuff Expedition: 56lb / 25.4kg
Aramid Lite: 40lb / 18.1kg
Blue Steel: 45lb / 20.4kg
Learn more about our materials here.
Length: 15′ / 457cm
Width: 35″ / 88.9cm
Center Depth: 14” / 35.6cm
End Depth: 21″ / 53.3cm
Capacity: 800lb / 363kg
Weights are based on year-long production averages and may vary.
· Symmetrical hull
· Shallow arch bottom
· Slight rocker with raised ends
· Available with or without a shoe keel in some materials. Weights listed above are for no-keel versions.