Firefly 14 Solo

Indulge yourself in a boat designed for you. Just you, and with no compromise. Whether on local sheltered waters, big and windy lakes or wild rivers, the Firefly 14 offers a reassuring ride with a wide variety of loads.  

Configure Your Firefly 14 Solo 
4360 mm
820 mm
25.5 Kgs

Overview | Firefly 14 Solo

When we set out to design the Firefly we had a very clear brief in mind - for a truly versatile canoe which was:

Light enough to carry solo and at home in all traditional canoe environments

We optimised the sidewall profile to combine reassuring primary and secondary stability with the tumblehome (tuck-in) needed for comfortable and efficient control from an optimal solo-seating position.

When trimmed level, the Firefly 14 is an easy-going touring canoe that runs true. Being compact and optimised for solo paddling, it cuts through any breeze, and it’s forgiving of tired strokes at the end of a long day.

Set up as a dedicated solo, the Firefly comes into its own on wilder rivers. It offers a dry ride and responds well to weight shifts as the paddler looks to carve across eddy-lines. In the right hands, it can handle a tripping load on Class 3+ rivers.

Starting point

All good stories have to start somewhere...  

For a Silverbirch canoe this somewhere is our Duracore plus construction with Vinyl gunwales.

Offering a tough, durable, and versatile package our Duracore plus models are great value. They're also the perfect start point for configuring a truly bespoke canoe:


Duracore +

Vinyl Gunwales

White Internal Colour

Wood Web Seat

Standard Thwart


Length: 4360 mm | Width: 820 mm | Weight: 29.5kg

From £1349

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Make it your own

Step 1

Choose you Construction

Step 2

Choose your Colour

Step 3

Choose your Trim

Step 4

Choose your Seating

Step 5

Choose your Lacing

Step 6

Choose your Options

Construction Options

Every “traditional” model in the Silverbirch Canoes range benefits from class-leading technical moulding which optimises material distribution in ways which give each hull “engineered strength” based around our tapered-foam technology.

Our Firefly 14 Solo is available in two constructions. One prioritises durability over weight and is ideal for professional use. The other is optimised for recreational users in ways which puts Silverbirch Canoes in close competition with more expensive composite or Royalex craft.

Duracore + is made to last, combining a tough, high-density outer skin, a closed cell foam core, and a medium density inside skin to help dissipate the energy from impacts.

DuraLITE offers a noticeable weight saving over Duracore +, with a slight drop in abrasion-resistance but without any reduction in hull-stiffness.


Duralite Colour Options

Colour Options

How would you like your canoe to stand out?

Our Duralite Firefly 14 canoes benefit from custom colour options internally and externally and gives you weight reductions of 2.5 kgs

* Not available as internal ** White is internal colour only

Forest Green *

Vivid Yellow

Firebrick Red

Electric Blue

Lime Green

Candy Pink

Burnt Orange

Purple *

Jet Black *

White (Internal Only) **


Gunwales and Trim

Every Canoe is finished to your specifications by our team of paddle-sport enthusiasts at our dedicated production facility in the East of England.

Every vinyl gunwale we fit is matched with our custom-shaped polyethlene end plates and ash handles to give a durable, low maintenance outfitting option.

Every ash gunwale is hand finished then matched with ash end plates and ash handles. Every piece is oiled by hand to give a beautiful, natural finish which is also several kilos lighter than the vinyl alternative.

Ash Gunwales

Lightweight, Resilient, Beautiful plus 1.5 kg weight saving

Vinyl Gunwales

UV Resistant, Durable, Low Maintenance

Seating Options

 As standard, the Firefly solo comes outfitted with a wood/web seat. This can be changed to a curved wood/web seat, a curved cane seat, or simply outfitted with a kneeling thwart.

Wood Web

Comes flat or curved

Curved Cane

Looks great with Ash gunwales

Lacing Options

Our factory-fitted lacing is stitched directly through the hull, immediately under the gunwale, and is threaded through polyethylene tubing internally for abrasion resistance.


Full Lacing

Full length lacing on Silverbirch Canoes extends the concept of laced and stitched and provides internal attachment points under the gunwales all along the inside of the canoe. This style of lacing may be used for attachment points in white water safety and rescue scenarios.

End Lacing

Silverbirch Canoes with laced and stitched ends are set up for additional flotation in the bow and stern. The lacing is exclusively 3mm, 8 plaid Marlow Rope, and can be any of a range of colours. On the inside of the canoe, the lacing runs through clear hose.

Custom Outfitting

We outfit every boat to suit your requirements with pride in our Norfolk production facility

There is no such thing as a 'standard-use' for a canoe. Each and every paddler has unique set of needs, and each and every boat should be as unique as the paddler using it.

We can help!

We work with an incredible team of paddlers and engineering professionals around the world to design and build the best canoes possible.

Offering you the ability to customise a boat to your exact needs is a natural extension of this passion and allows us to craft something completely unique for you and your needs

 Steve Childs - Silverbirch Canoes Director

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