This light and compact canoe handles superbly on extended solo trips and holds enough for casual weekends for two. The Special is very stable and surprisingly fast for its short, manoeuvrable length. A shoe keel makes traversing lakes an efficient process, while gentle rocker lets you wend non-technical rivers with joyful assurance.
- Nova's fibreglass hulls are among the lightest and most rugged on the market. They use woven fiberglass cloth, instead of chopped strand mat, to make a truly superior hull.
- Gunwales are aluminum.
- Thwarts, yoke, and seats are ash.
The depth of the boat at the front of the cockpit, measured from the inside bottom of the boat to the inside top.
The bow height is the distance from the bottom of the hull to the top of the gunwale measured at the bow of the boat.
The rocker is the degree of upward curve along the bottom, from one end of the canoe to the other.