£1,747.44 (inc Vat)
Covert 9'3" "Duralite"
£1,472.70 (inc Vat)
Covert 9'3" "Duratough"
The Silverbirch Covert 9.3 is a whitewater OC1. Designed and built in the UK, this whitewater open canoe features a single layer polyethylene shell. It is then finished with ash gunwales, it also features tough...
£1,183.31 (inc Vat)
Broadland 16 "Duralite"
The Silverbirch Broadland 16 Duralite is a lightweight Canadian canoe. Based on the traditional Prospector design, this is a highly versatile canoe. It is manufactured using a lightweight 3 layer plastic techno...
£1,155.83 (inc Vat)
Broadland 15 "Duralite"
£1,063.28 (inc Vat)
Prospector 165 Cruiser "Corelite X"
£1,025.30 (inc Vat)
Hunter 17 "Corelite X"
A load carrying expert, , the 17 foot Hunter from Venture Canoes is great for people who want to take everything with them. Whether loaded up with people or equipment, the Hunter is designed for long distance t...
£977.81 (inc Vat)
Ranger 162 Cruiser "Corelite X"
£930.31 (inc Vat)
Ranger 149 Cruiser "Corelite X"
£925.20 (inc Vat)
Journey 167 TT
Built with stability and versatility in mind, the Journey 167 is a great boat for families, clubs and groups looking for a tough, forgiving craft for use in a wide range of conditions. The journey is quite happ...
£925.20 (inc Vat)
Journey 156 TT
Built with stability and versatility in mind, the Journey 156 is a great boat for families, clubs and groups looking for a tough, forgiving craft for use in a wide range of conditions. The Journey is quite happ...
£878.94 (inc Vat)
Explorer 16 TT
The Mad River Explorer 16 TT is an open canoe that has a carrying capacity of 499Kg. The shell is made from a tough durable triple tough polyethylene. There are then number of seating arrangements that come in ...
£862.78 (inc Vat)
Broadland 16 "Duracore"
The Broadland 16 Duracore is the entry level 16ft open boat in the Silverbirch Canoes range. It has been designed and manufactured in the UK and has been based on the traditional prospector type canoe. The Dura...
ADVICE ON BOAT SELECTION
What makes an Open Canoe Great?
Open or Canadian canoes are suitable for carrying large loads and some
models will take three people or more. They are very stable, great fun
for families, and look lovely on the water.
The ones housed on
this page will do a bit of everything. You can use them for river trips
on flat water or
water, take the kids exploring the
local lakes, or go fishing. More adventurous paddlers might go canoe camping,
where you pack your tent, food, sleeping bags and very
best friends into your boat and head off down river- far more exciting
than driving up to a campsite. They can be paddled from a comfy seat or a
for more power.
If it's just flat water you're interested in, or
you want an entry level open canoe, see our Touring Canoes page,
and we have a section just for Whitewater
Canoes as well.
There are two main materials that are used
for the construction of Canadian Canoes, Royalex and Polyethylene.
Both are tough plastics (usually laminated), but Royalex is lighter and
more expensive. All-round canoes come in lengths from 13 to 17ft,
depending on the carrying capacity and desired characteristics. Wider
boats are more stable, but longer, narrower boats are faster. The range
of boats is huge, so we'd like to recommend some of our favourites.
users- and an open canoe trip is a perfect way to relax and unwind on
your own- should look at a boat like the Old Town Pack. The low weight
Royalex construction means it's easier to for one person to handle when
off the water.
Canoes Prospector 15 is a firm favourite with staff members here.
When in our demo fleet, it is among the first to go out on the river,
looking good and gliding elegantly whilst out. Its weight and price also
help its popularity, with wooden or plastic seats allowing for
Many two paddler boats can be paddled
solo too. The Venture
Canoes Ranger 14, for instance, comes either with seats for two or a
thwart for one. This is a tough, versatile polyethylene boat for all
uses. The Mad
River Explorer 14TT comes as standard with two seats and a yoke.
you are looking for a boat that will offer you greater carrying
capacity for gear we suggest you consider the Old
Town Charles River 15 or Old
Town Charles River 16 in polyethylene and Royalex respectively.
Canoes Ranger 16 and Mad River Explorer 16TT are
both ideal family boats. Basic fittings include two seats, a central
thwart and yoke.
is a good choice- a wide, stable boat that is ideal for family use. If
necessary this can also be supplied with a 3rd seat a child.
boats are intended for river and lake trips on fairly flat water.
They are perfect for a day on the water with the kids or a weekend
camping trip travelling down a long stretch of river. Because they will
be designed for efficient forward movement, so are often quite long, and
most have a high carrying capacity so you can fit lots of gear (or
people!) in without overloading.
white water have their own page here, and
those that will do a bit of everything can be found in the All Round section.
our favourite touring boats, have a look at the Mad River Reflection
series. These are very light and strong for their size and carrying
Those looking for an entry level touring canoe might
want to look at the options from Venture Canoes, which represent
excellent rugged value for money. They also have some great budget open
canoes in the All Round section here.
If you already have a canoe,
you might want to have a look at and Airbags
. We have all
manner of useful things for repairing
your boat too.