14'3" OVERALL LENGTH
32.5" MAXIMUM WIDTH
WEIGHTS FROM 56 lb
HOURS OF DEVELOPMENT
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
When we set out to design the Firefly we had a very clear brief in mind - for a truly versatile canoe which was:
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.
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:
White Internal Colour
Wood Web Seat
Length: 4360 mm | Width: 820 mm | Weight: 29.5kg
Make it your own
Choose you Construction
Choose your Colour
Choose your Trim
Choose your Seating
Choose your Lacing
Choose your 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
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
I am a huge fan of this new canoe, and I can’t think of anything that I would change to try and improve it. It paddles superbly on so many types of water and is a comfortable and responsive solo canoe with high capacity and excellent stability.
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.
Lightweight, Resilient, Beautiful plus 1.5 kg weight saving
UV Resistant, Durable, Low Maintenance
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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
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Build Your Own Firefly 14 Solo
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