For those who push their boats hard with tripping loads in exposed open water or in advanced white water, our Hi Line 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 Hi-Line 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.
*The image above shows the Broadland high-line model with additional options. Please see your retailer for clarification of specification.
Our high-line canoes are only available in our duralite construction which has been extensively tested and developed in-house to deal with the demands and abuse thrown at a modern whitewater canoe:
The outer skin is made with an incredibly stiff and tough whitewater grade plastic – the best we can find, the foam has been optimized 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.
The result? Stiffer, lighter, and yet just more 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.
All our High Line canoes come with a choice of trim options. Vinyl is fitted as standard and comes with webbing seats, ash handles, and an ash carrying yoke. Beautiful, hand crafted ash gunwales are an optional extra, which really accentuate the Broadland's graceful, sweeping curves.
Our custom vinyl gunwale profile is matched with webbing seats, plastic end plates, and ash handles and carrying yoke to give a durable, low maintenance outfitting option.
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, and then matched with ash end plates, ash handles and 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.
Some of the optional extras that can be factory fitted to your canoe:
FITTED END GRABS
3D SCULPTED YOKE
FITTED DECK LACING
Overall length - 4565 mm / 14'11'
Width at gunwale - 904 mm / 35.5"
Max width - 900 mm / 36"
Rocker bow & stern - 62 mm / 2'5"
Depth bow & stern - 540 mm / 21.3"
Depth middle - 389 mm / 15.3"
Ash gunwales - 33 Kg / 73 lb
Vinyl gunwales - 35 Kg / 77 lb