H2O Canoe Company - Bob Special 15

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Starting at $2795 - view below for layup choices that include weights and prices .
Given the customization available, please send an email to [email protected] or call 613-376-6220 to place an order or to inquire about in-stock models.
Weight 33 lbs - 53 lbs
Length 15'
Width 36"
Depth 14"
Bow Height 18"
Stern Height 18"
Rocker Bow 1"
Rocker Stern 1"
Optimal Paddler Weight (Low) 200 lbs
Optimal Paddler Weight (High) 450 lbs
Max Capacity 550 lbs
Canoe Shape Symmetrical
Hull Bottom Flat
Hull Sides Straight
Bow Shape Recurved
Keel Full Keel

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H2O Canoe Company Bob Special 15 Canoe Review

The H2O Canoe Company Bob Special 15 is based on the Chestnut Canoe Co.'s classic design, with some slight modifications to increase overall flat-water efficiency.

The Bob Special 15 is the shortest canoe in H2O's heritage series of boats that includes the user-friendly Pathfinder 16 and most popular Canadian 16/6.

A semi-flat hull with slight rocker, the Bob Special 15 provides a secure, no-surprises feeling infrequent or entry-level canoeists prefer. A shallow shoe keel aids tracking and provides a bang plate against grounding, while still retaining a lively nature for more aggressive paddlers.

Faster and lighter than most 15's, the H2O Canoe Company Bob Special is ideally suited for use as a tandem or solo day-tripper, with capacity large enough to handle weekend outings.

"Lightweight, easy to handle – the H2O Canoe Company Bob Special 15 is a Canadian heritage classic!"

Bob Special 15 CANOE LAYUP CHOICES

Great White North

H2O’s Great White North layups are built for the everyday paddler being both rugged and dependable for tripping or recreational paddling. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

  • Innegra Tuff - 53 lbs / 24 kg - $2795.00
  • Expedition Kevlar - 49 lbs / 22.2 kg - $2995.00

Helium Layups

H2O’s Helium layups are aesthetically striking and lightweight making them perfect for tripping, back-country camping, and portaging. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

  • Carbon/Kevlar - 42 lbs / 19.1 kg - $3995.00

Brute Force Epoxy Layups

H2O’s Brute Force Epoxy lamination is built for the unforgiving paddler who demands a robust and resilient canoe. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

  • Innegra/Basalt - 45 lbs / 20.4 kg - $3395.00
  • Kevlar - 42 lbs / 19.1 kg - $3495.00
  • Kevlar/Carbon - 40 lbs / 18.1 kg - $3595.00

Pro-Lite Layups

H2O’s Epoxy Pro Series are the industry’s leading layups for ultralight tripping and easily considered the lightest, toughest canoes on the planet. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

  • Innegra/Basalt - 38 lbs / 17.2 kg - $3795.00
  • Carbon - 35 lbs / 15.9 kg - $3995.00
  • Innegra/Carbon - 33 lbs / 15 kg - $3995.00

Note: H2O Canoe Company continues to advance their layup options to offer paddlers greater choice of reduced weights, improved strength, better abrasion resistance, and higher impact durability! For a full snapshot at all these exciting and innovative layups, Click Here!

Integral Composite Gunwale (ICG)

Black anodized aluminum outer gunwale combined with a Carbon/Kevlar composite inner gunwale that is integrated into the mold during construction. The result is an exceptional system, which is 50% stronger50% more rigid and 50% lighter than traditional aluminum gunwales!

Wood Gunnel Options

  • Ash: $650.00 / Cherry: $700.00

Hand rubbed oil white ash or black cherry gunnels fastened with stainless steel screws replaces black anodized aluminum gunnels, canoes interior remains the same.

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