Open Canoe products at Up and Under. Photo R. Southwell
Open Canoeing Products
£78.38 (inc Vat)
£65.32 (ex Vat)
2 Piece Fibre Glass Pole
A two piece glass canoe pole. Lightweight and compact so stores easily when not in use.
£101.44 (inc Vat)
£84.53 (ex Vat)
3 Piece Fibre Glass Pole
This three piece design is ideal for the space savvy open boater who is looking for a lightweight design that packs small when not in use.
£2.39 (inc Vat)
£1.99 (ex Vat)
6" Bolt & Gunnel Washer
Ideal for mounting seats in your canoe. Made from stainless steel so rust free, Comes with washer.
£35.24 (inc Vat)
£29.37 (ex Vat)
Add A Seat
The Endless River Add a seat is the easy way to create extra space in your open boat. It easily clips on to the gunnels of your boat, once clipped on it will then suspend your extra seat in the middle of the bo...
£109.88 (inc Vat)
£91.57 (ex Vat)
f your boat has anything that can be clipped to - including deck lines, cleats, bungees, pad eyes, fairleads, thwarts, handholds on the gunwale or bench seat - you can probably attach your WindPaddle to it!
£752.76 (inc Vat)
£627.30 (ex Vat)
A perfect entry level boat! Great for 2 paddlers who are looking at flat water touring. Suitable for carrying up to 397kg. This features 3 bench seats, the front and rear seat of which have fold down back rests...
£846.85 (inc Vat)
£705.71 (ex Vat)
Capable of carrying up to 454kg, excellent for summer touring. Features front and rear seats with large comfy backrests and a centre seat. The hull is shaped for good stability and satisfying performance.
£13.66 (inc Vat)
£11.38 (ex Vat)
Alloy Hanger & Fittings
Alloy hanger and fitting for mounting seats in Venture Canoes.
£134.52 (inc Vat)
£112.10 (ex Vat)
The Werner Bandit is a spooned canoe paddle that is ideal for slalom canoests and also open canoeists who are into technical river running.
£161.42 (inc Vat)
£134.52 (ex Vat)
A powerful, stiff canoe paddle for slalom and technical white water paddling.
£21.76 (inc Vat)
£18.13 (ex Vat)
Sea To Summit Solution Gear
Bilge Water Pump
A compact sea kayak water pump. It is ideal for carrying in the back of your boat or under your deck lines while coastal paddling. It features a double pump system that will extract 400ml of water per pump. The...
£43.02 (inc Vat)
£35.85 (ex Vat)
The Ainsworth C100 is a tough hardwearing canoe paddle that features a light buoyant blade on a shaft that comes uncut but supplied with a loose t handle. This is ideal as it enables you to cut it and then secu...
Canoes, Open Boats and Canoe Equipment
Welcome to our section on open boats. Here you can find advice on getting the correct boat for your needs, whether it be solo camping, family canal tours or moving water. You will also find accessories for decking out your boat, canoe paddles or poles, engines, airbags and many other bits and pieces that will make each trip out on the water more comfortable, safer, quicker or just plain more enjoyable.
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 easy white 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 kneeling thwart 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.
Solo 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.
The Venture 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 budgetary requirements.
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.
If you are looking for a boat that will offer you greater carrying capacity for gear we suggest you consider the Old Town Charles River 158 or Old Town Charles River 163 in polyethylene and Royalex respectively. The Venture Canoes Ranger 16 and Mad River Explorer 16 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.
Touring 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.
Canoes for white water have their own page here, and those that will do a bit of everything can be found in the All Round section.
For our favourite touring boats, have a look at the Mad River Reflection series. These are very light and strong for their size and carrying capacity.
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.
Here you'll find open boats designed specifically to tackle white water. If you only want to play on easy rapids and little waves on your trips down the river, have a look at the options on our All Round Canoes page. In this section, we have both solo and tandem white water options. Remember- half the paddle, twice the paddler!
If you already have a canoe (or just want to kit yours out and make it even nicer), you might want to have a look at Accessories, Canoe Airbags, or seating options to increase capacity or comfort. We have all manner of useful things for repairing your boat too.If you're feeling lazy, engines are available, or sails and mast adaptions can help you harness the wind.
If you need help choosing the right boat or would like to discuss colour options and delivery prices, feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org