"a boat many thought to be a creeker for bigger paddlers has quickly showed itself to be an enjoyable boat for all size paddlers! The shorter size makes for quick maneuverability, while the width and overall boat design offers the primary stability many paddlers look for when stepping up their game to steep creeking"
Holly Repport - Boof Sister & Silverbirch brand ambassador
The brief was simple for this boat - quick, nimble, dry, forgiving, fun.
With a huge amount of team input, multiple prototypes, and extensive testing in Corsica, UK winter floods, and on the US east coast we have made this brief a reality!
The Agent has more rocker than any other Silverbirch model, more volume, and more edge. The result is a forgiving and highly manoeuvrable creeker with plenty of tail rocker to kill excessive speed on steeper sections and a nose rocker profile made to boof everything in sight!
A well defined chine with a hard exit compliments the central rocker profile to give the Agent plenty of drive and acceleration when on rail, whilst retaining a chine angle that does not 'trip up' on rocks.
Plenty of sidewall flair ensures there is all the secondary stability you need when things get a little rowdy and has the added benefit of ensuring the Agent fits a wide range of paddler weights.
The Agent 8.8 is available in our highly durable duratough material only:
Duratough is a thickness optimised single layer hull which is made of the toughest and most durable polymer we can find.
It is maximised for impact resistance and stiffness which is continually tested, both in the lab and by our highly abusive brand ambassadors around the world ensuring it is the best it can be.
We then feed this research back to our polymer company, who work with us to continually improve Duratough's resilience.
Every shell is cooked to the perfect temperature by our in-house computer controlled ovens, and then undergoes extensive testing to ensure it is up to the rigours of modern OC1 paddling.
Our whitewater canoes come outfitted with our custom Silverbirch bulkhead saddle made from 30kgm3 density minicell foam.
The saddle is fitted as standard with Yakima footrests. At the request of our customers the footrests are now fixed to the saddle with bonded 40mm polyethylene dowels to ensure maximum durability.
A fitting kit including foam sidewalls, foam shims, glue, sandpaper, and a surf-form is supplied to allow you to customise your boat to your needs the second it arrives.
Length - 2710 mm / 8.8'
Width - 765 mm / 30.5"
Depth - 470 mm / 18.5"
Ash gunwales - 22.75 Kg / 50 lb