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CONTENTS

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OUR CANOES

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BROADLAND 15 & 16

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BROADLAND 15 & 16 HIGH LINE

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COVERT 9.3

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COVERT 10.5 SOLO

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COVERT 10.5 TANDEM

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REBEL 11

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CUSTOM CANOES

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DOWN RIVER

TOURING & TRIPPING

OUR CANOES...

BROADLAND 15:

BROADLAND 16:

BROADLAND 15: high line

BROADLAND 16: high line

length: 4565mm / 14’11”

length: 4845mm / 15’11”

length: 4565mm / 14’11”

length: 4845mm / 15’11”

width at gunwale: 895mm / 35.25”

width at gunwale: 922mm / 36.25”

width at gunwale: 895mm / 35.25”

width at gunwale: 922mm / 36.25”

max width: 905mm / 35.75”

max width: 934mm / 36.75”

max width: 905mm / 35.75”

max width: 934mm / 36.75”

rocker bow & stern: 62mm / 2.5”

rocker bow & stern: 62mm / 2.5”

rocker bow & stern: 62mm / 2.5”

rocker bow & stern: 62mm / 2.5”

depth bow & stern: 508mm / 20.0”

depth bow & stern: 520mm / 20.5”

depth bow & stern: 540 mm / 21.25”

depth bow & stern: 552 mm / 21.75”

depth middle: 357mm / 14”

depth middle: 370mm / 14.5”

depth middle: 389 mm / 15.25”

depth middle: 402 mm / 15.75”


WHITEWATER

COMING SOON

C OVERT 9.3:

COVERT 10.5 SOLO:

COVERT 10.5 TANDEM:

REBEL 11:

length: 2820mm / 9’4”

length: 3200mm / 10’6”

length: 3200mm / 10’6”

length: 3455mm / 11’4”

width at gunwale: 570mm / 22.5”

width at gunwale: 580mm / 23”

width at gunwale: 580mm / 23”

width at gunwale: 535mm / 21”

max width: 735mm / 29.”

max width: 775mm / 30.5”

max width: 775mm / 30.5”

max width: 686mm / 27”

rocker bow & stern: 240mm / 9.50”

rocker bow & stern: 225mm / 9”

rocker bow & stern: 225mm / 9”

rocker bow & stern: 125mm / 5”

depth bow & stern: 535 mm / 21”

depth bow & stern: 550 mm / 21.5”

depth bow & stern: 550 mm / 21.5”

depth bow & stern: 565mm / 22.5”

depth middle: 381mm / 15”

depth middle: 420 mm / 16.5”

depth middle: 420 mm / 16.5”

depth middle: 428mm / 16.75”


BROADLAND | STANDARD LINE


Drawing on the classic lines and proven design characteristics of a traditional Prospector canoe, the Broadland is a true all rounder and a real workhorse. We have optimised the chine, camber, and sidewall profile from the original Prospector design to increase both primary and secondary stability – making the Broadland a confidence inspiring canoe to paddle. A carefully considered rocker profile, and a symmetrical hull form ensure both the Broadland 15 and 16 paddle well either tandem or solo.

PERFECT FOR SOLO OR TANDEM

BROADLAND 15:

BROADLAND 16:

length: 4565mm / 14’11”

length: 4845mm / 15’11”

width at gunwale: 895mm / 35.25”

width at gunwale: 922mm / 36.25”

max width: 905mm / 35.75”

max width: 934mm / 36.75”

rocker bow & stern: 62mm / 2.5”

rocker bow & stern: 62mm / 2.5”

depth bow & stern: 508mm / 20.0”

depth bow & stern: 520mm / 20.5”

depth middle: 357mm / 14”

depth middle: 370mm / 14.5”

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BROADLAND | HIGH LINE


For those who push their boats hard with tripping loads in exposed open water or in advanced white water, our Highline boats add additional depth to our already versatile Broadland range. Our standard Broadland range offers enthusiasts a fine balance of Prospector versatility, traditional virtues, 21st century handling and workhorse capabilities - all of which are retained in our Highline range If you paddle tandem with expedition gear in big waves or like to drive your canoe through the biggest features, the additional freeboard makes this range a little more forgiving.

PERFECT FOR SOLO OR TANDEM

Our revolutionary duralite material was purpose designed for the demands of tripping with heavy loads or for whitewater use, which is why our highline models are exclusively available in this construction.

BROADLAND 15:

BROADLAND 16:

length: 4565mm / 14’11”

length: 4845mm / 15’11”

width at gunwale: 895mm / 35.25”

width at gunwale: 922mm 36.25”

max width: 905mm / 35.75”

max width: 934mm 36.75”

rocker bow & stern: 62mm / 2.5”

rocker bow & stern: 62mm 2.5”

depth bow & stern: 540 mm / 21.25”

depth bow & stern: 552 mm / 21.75”

depth middle: 389 mm / 15.25”

depth middle: 402 mm / 15.75”

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“Every new boat design starts out as an idea, usually thought out on a riverbank like this one. Product development is the life-blood of our business, and there’s no better way to get inspired than to get out on the water”


TOURING AND DOWN RIVER

OUTFITTING OPTIONS Ever y canoe is finished to your specifications by our team of paddle-sport enthusiasts in Norfolk, Great Brit ain. Th e f o l l ow i n g p a g e s l ay o u t t h e s t a n d a r d o p t i o n s a n d ch o i c e s available to you, but anything is possible. See page 24 for further information on custom orders.


STEP 1 - CHOOSE YOUR CONSTRUCTION

The outer skin is made with an incredibly stiff and tough whitewater grade plastic – the best we can find, the foam has been optimised to have a lower density, giving us a thicker core than that used in Duracore, and the material distribution between the layers has been optimised to make the most of the superior materials.

A B

C

WHITE WATER GRADE HDPE LOW DENSITY FOAM CORE WHITE WATER GRADE HDPE

The result? Stiffer, lighter, and yet just as durable! The noticeable weight saving over our Duracore laminate puts many models made with Duralite into close competition with more expensive canoes produced with composite or Royalex construction methods.

A B

Duracore is a tough and durable three-layer Polyethylene material.

C

Made to last with a tough, high-density outer skin, a closed cell foam core, and a medium density inside skin to help dissipate the energy from impacts.

MEDIUM DENSITY POLYETHYLENE HIGH DENSITY FOAM CORE HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE

Duracore is made with a tough, UV stable, and abrasion resistant outer skin, and is easily repairable at home should you ever have an accident and damage it.

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STEP 2 - CHOOSE YOUR COLOUR

DURALITE COLOUR OPTIONS

YELLOW

ORANGE

RED

BLUE

BLACK

GREEN

PINK

DURACORE COLOUR OPTIONS

FOREST GREEN

CHERRY

*custom internal colours (as shown) are also available see page 24 for more information


STEP 3 - CHOOSE YOUR TRIM VINYL GUNWALES

Our custom vinyl gunwale profile is matched with webbing seats, plastic end plates, ash handles and carrying yoke to give a durable, low maintainance outfitting option.

ASH GUNWALES

Every canoe with ash gunwales is hand finished with pride at our Norfolk production facility. After carefully fitting the ash profiles, the gunwales are planed and oiled by hand, then matched with ash end plates, ash handles, carrying yoke, and webbing bound ash seats. Not only does it give a beautiful, natural finish, but is several kilos lighter than the vinyl alternative.


“At Silverbirch every last detail matters, and our gunwale profile is no exception! Rather than just buying a run-of-themill profile off a stockists shelf we worked hard to develop our own profile. One with a more tactile shape, and one with added corrugation to aid strength. Made exclusively for us these extruded gunwales are made from our own blend of high tensile plastics�


STEP 4 - CHOOSE YOUR SEATING

As standard we outfit our canoes with comfortable wood & webbing seats, however as a no cost option you can swap these for highly durable polyethylene seats. Additionally you can choose to exchange the central carrying yoke for a Silverbirch central seat which is designed to compliment the polyethylene end seats, and makes a fantastically rugged set up for families and professional use. For an additional cost, options such as the curved cane seat shown opposite are also available.

STEP 5 - CHOOSE YOUR OPTIONS KNEELING THWART

3 D S C U P LT E D Y O K E

FITTED DECK LACING

FITTED END GRABS

FITTED AIRBAGS

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WHITEWATER CANOES


COVERT COLOUR OPTIONS


That’s exactly what we did with the Covert! In development nothing was off limits and nothing was pre-set – we simply sat down in our shaping bay with a blank piece of paper and one simple brief – To create the fastest, most manoeuvrable, and most predictable Open Canoe possible. At the core of this philosophy is our stepped rocker profile. The step in the tail ensures a clean release of water from the stern, which not only reduces drag, but also helps to reduce the tendency for the tail to bog down on boily eddy lines or when getting bounced around by large lateral waves. The sidewall profile of the boat is also continually curved. This helps boost secondary stability and is carefully angled to keep the waterline width to a minimum. As the Covert is made just to slide, spin, grind, boof, and surf its way down the river we have searched the globe for the best materials to build it from. Every boat is built in-house by a dedicated team of paddlers, using a custom grade of super tough highdensity polyethylene. specs: length: 282cm / 9.3ft width: 73.5cm / 29.25” depth: 38.1cm / 15” duraTOUGH: 23.5kg / 51.5lbs duraLITE: 21.5kg / 47lbs Rocker: flared bow and stepped stern Outfitting: Factory-installed saddle, deck lines, customization kit supplied. Optimum weight range: 70kg (145lbs) – 110kg (240lbs)

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Possibly the biggest suprise in our range! The Covert 10.5 excels as a solo boat. Whether you need a little extra float, want to take additional gear with you for multi-day trips, or just want a more relaxed feel to your whitewater canoeing - the 10.5 will deliver time and time again! Proven on a huge variety of water types around the world, the Covert 10.5 solo is fast becoming a firm favourite.

COVERT COLOUR OPTIONS

specs: length: 3200mm / 10.5ft width: 775mm / 30.5” depth: 12cm / 16.5” duraTOUGH: 26.75kg Rocker: flared bow and stepped stern Outfitting: Factory-installed solo saddle, deck lines, customization kit supplied. Optimum weight range: 90kg (195lbs) – 210kg (465lbs)


“probably the best boat we have ever designed” Steve Childs - Silverbirch canoes director

Sometimes a boat development comes together way beyond your wildest expectations, this was the case with the Covert tandem! From its progressive rocker profile which makes it almost effortless to boof, to its flaired sidewall profile which gives great secondary stability in the most turbulent of waters - the Covert 10.5 tandem just works! Designed with a footprint and volume suitable for two generously sized adults and yet still manouverable and nimble enough to make the tightest of eddies on the smallest of rivers. Try one and you’ll see what we mean!

COVERT COLOUR OPTIONS

specs: length: 3200mm / 10.5ft width: 775mm / 30.5” depth: 12cm / 16.5” duraTOUGH: 31.5kg Rocker: flared bow and stepped stern Outfitting: Factory-installed tandem saddle, deck lines, fitting kit supplied. Optimum weight range: 90kg (195lbs) – 210kg (465lbs)


COMING SOON...

“Whether you are looking for more speed from your OC1 or a natural transition from your traditional canoe, the Rebel is the boat for you� James Dennis - Silverbirch canoes director


“This is a glorious boat! Silverbirch have really outdone themselves. This boat will be at home on any moving water, and won’t even be too objectionable on the flats” Phillip Prince - Silverbirch ambassador and test pilot

“The Rebel is fast, nimble, dry, and made of high quality PE, so it can make those big water moves and take a beating in the creeks!” Jerrod Jones - Silverbirch ambassador and test pilot

REBEL 11 COLOUR OPTIONS

specs: length: 3455mm / 11’ 4” width: 686mm / 27” depth: 428mm / 16.75” duraTOUGH: T.B.C. duraLITE: T.B.C. Rocker: flared bow and stepped stern Outfitting: Factory-installed saddle, deck lines, customization kit supplied. Optimum weight range: 70kg (145lbs) – 130kg (286lbs)


ATTENTION TO DETAIL, YOUR DETAIL... W e ’ r e a l l d i ff e r e n t , s o w h y s h o u l d n’ t y o u r c a n o e b e t o o ? Fr o m o u t f i t t i n g p o s i t i o n s t o s p e c i a l c o l o u r w a y s , a t S i l ve r b i r ch we l i k e t o h e l p !

INTERNAL COLOURS Changing the internal colour of your canoe is a great way to personalise it. We can customise any Duratough or Duralite canoe with any of the below colours:

C U S T O M PAT T E R N S Custom external patterns and colours are also possible. If you have a unique idea, why not challenge us? With our unique production process and ‘can-do’ attitude our production team are ready for almost any challenge you can throw at them...

BESPOKE OUTFITTING As passionate paddlers we understand that no two person’s needs are the same. We are happy to outfit your canoe to your exact requirements - whether that be to your specific measurements, or to consult with you on your specific needs.


Length

Width at gunwale

Rocker at bow

Touring

34.25kg

Broadland 16 Duralite / wood

4565mm 895mm 905mm 62mm 62mm 508mm 508mm 357mm 14’11” 35.25” 36” 2.5” 2.5” 20” 20” 14” 4565mm 895mm 905mm 62mm 62mm 508mm 508mm 357mm 14’11” 35.25” 36” 2.5” 2.5” 20” 20” 14” 4845mm 922mm 934mm 62mm 62mm 520mm 520mm 370mm 15’11” 36.25” 36.75” 2.5” 2.5” 20.5” 20.5” 14.5” 4845mm 922mm 934mm 62mm 62mm 520mm 520mm 370mm 15’11” 36.25” 36.75” 2.5” 2.5” 20.5” 20.5” 14.5” 4845mm 922mm 934mm 62mm 62mm 520mm 520mm 370mm 15’11” 36.25” 36.75” 2.5” 2.5” 20.5” 20.5” 14.5” 4845mm 922mm 934mm 62mm 62mm 520mm 520mm 370mm 15’11” 36.25” 36.75” 2.5” 2.5” 20.5” 20.5” 14.5”

4565mm 14’11”

895mm 35.25”

905mm 36”

62mm 2.5”

62mm 2.5”

540mm 21.25”

540mm 21.25”

389mm 15.25”

35.5kg

Broadland 15 HL Duralite / vinyl Broadland 15 HL Duralite / wood

4565mm 14’11”

895mm 35.25”

905mm 36”

62mm 2.5”

62mm 2.5”

540mm 21.25”

540mm 21.25”

389mm 15.25”

35.5kg

Broadland 16 Duralite / vinyl Broadland 16 Duracore / wood

508mm 20”

357mm 14”

Outfitted weight

31.5kg

Broadland 16 Duracore / vinyl

508mm 20”

Depth at centreline

4565mm 895mm 905mm 62mm 62mm 508mm 508mm 357mm 14’11” 35.25” 36” 2.5” 2.5” 20” 20” 14”

62mm 2.5”

Depth at stern

Broadland 15 Duralite / vinyl

Broadland 15 Duralite / wood

Depth at bow

4565mm 14’11”

905mm 62mm 36” 2.5”

Rocker at stern

Broadland 15 Duracore / vinyl

Broadland 15 Duracore / wood

895mm 35.25”

Maximum width

36kg

29.5kg 38.5kg 33.5kg 36.5kg 31.5kg

Downriver Whitewater

Broadland 16 HL Duralite / wood

4845mm 922mm 934mm 62mm 62mm 552mm 552mm 402mm 37.5kg 15’11” 36.25” 36.75” 2.5” 2.5” 21.75” 21.75” 15.75” 4845mm 922mm 934mm 62mm 62mm 552mm 552mm 402mm 37.5kg 15’11” 36.25” 36.75” 2.5” 2.5” 21.75” 21.75” 15.75”

Covert 9.3 Duratough

282cm 570mm 73.5cm 200mm 240mm 535mm 545mm 38.1cm 23.5kg 9’4” 22.5” 29.25” 7.78” 9.5” 21” 21.5” 15” 51.5lbs

Covert 9.3 Duralite

282cm 9’4”

Broadland 16 HL Duralite / vinyl

570mm 22.5”

73.5cm 29.25”

200mm 7.78”

240mm 9.5”

535mm 21”

Rebel 11 Duratough (T.B.C.)

3200mm 580mm 775mm 255mm 10’6” 30.5” 10” 3200mm 580mm 775mm 255mm 10’6” 30.5” 10” 3455mm 580mm 686mm 125mm 11’4” 27” 5”

Rebel 11 Duralite (T.B.C.)

3455mm 580mm 686mm 125mm 175mm T.B.C. 11’4” 27” 5” 7”

Covert 10.5 Duratough solo Covert 10.5 Duratough tandem

545mm 21.5”

38.1cm 15”

21.5kg 47lbs

225mm 550mm 520mm 42cm 26.75kg 8.78” 21.58” 20.5” 16.5” 225mm 550mm 520mm 42cm 26.75kg 8.78” 21.58” 20.5” 16.5” 175mm T.B.C. T.B.C. 428mm T.B.C. 7” 16.75” T.B.C. 428mm T.B.C. 16.75”

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Silverbirch 2018 brochure  

An interim release of the 2018 Silverbirch canoes brochure.

Silverbirch 2018 brochure  

An interim release of the 2018 Silverbirch canoes brochure.