“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!
The Covert Tandem 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 - 3200 mm / 10'6"
Width - 775 mm / 30.5"
Depth - 420mm / 16.5"
Ash gunwales - 29.75kg