Canoe and Kayak Store is an independently owned, specialist paddle-sport store based in Gloucestershire. We also have a store in South Wales inside the Cardiff International White Water Centre, where you can Demo our boats and paddles on the course.

Our roots trace back to the year 2000 when Richard (having paddled since he was a child) was offered the chance to buy a canoe business. Loving the industry but not liking the company he decided to set up his own – opening a shop in Gloucestershire and leading to where we are today!

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    Silverbirch Covert 9.3 Green Canoe

    Silverbirch have thrown away the rule book with the new Covert 9'3 in Blue. It is fast, maneuverable and predictable- ready for anything the river has to throw at it.
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    In development of the Covert 9.3, the brief was to create the fastest, most maneuverable, and most predictable open canoe as possible. This all came down to the stepped rocker profile. The step in the tail ensures a clean release of water from the stern. This in turn reduces drag and helps minimize the tendency for the tail to bog down on boily eddy lines or when getting bounced around by large lateral waves. To boost secondary stability, the sidewall profile is continually curved and is carefully angled to keep the waterline width to a minimum.
    Silverbirch canoes are proudly designed and made in the UK. Each canoe is made by craftsmen in a purpose built production facility in Norfolk. Every aspect of a canoe’s production and testing process is recorded by the industry leading quality control system. This ensures full traceability of materials and the quality is consistent throughout.
    Before production begins, all new designs undergo a meticulous testing and set up process. To make sure boats are as durable and light as possible, the plastic distribution is perfected. The cook is also tuned to ensure the polymer is perfectly cured every time. Each and every canoe is then tested thoroughly at Quality Control. This ensures the high standards that Silverbirch are known for.
    The Covert 9.3 come outfitted with our custom Silverbirch bulkhead saddle made from 30kgm3 density minicell foam. The saddle is fitted as standard with Yakima footrests. A fitting kit including foam sidewalls, foam shims, glue, sandpaper, and a surf-form is supplied to allow you to customize your boat to your needs the second it arrives.
    The Covert 9.3 comes in Duratough and Duralite laminates. Duratough is a thickness optimized material which is ideal for all the abuse of modern day creeking. Duralite is an innovative three layer material, which is great for use on bigger volume rivers where stiffness and weight are the primary concerns. 
    Please see below for the weight differences:
    Ash gunwales - 21.5 Kg / 47 lbs
    Ash gunwales - 23.5 Kg / 51.5 lbs
    Ash gunwales as standard
    Custom Silverbirch bulkhead saddle
    Yakima footrests
    Fitting kit (including foam sidewalls, foam shims, glue, sandpaper, and a surf-form is supplied to allow for customization)
    Grab handles
    Airbags (optional extra)
    Stepped rocker profile
    This Product is made in the UK

    Sizing Information

    Covert 9.3
    LENGTH: 282cm / 9.3 ft
    WIDTH: 73.5cm / 29.25”
    DEPTH: 38.1cm / 15”
    DURATOUGH: 23.5kg / 51.5lbs
    DURALITE: 21.5kg / 47lbs
    WEIGHT RANGE: 70kg (145lbs) – 110kg (240lbs)
    Covert 10.5 solo
    LENGTH: 3200mm / 10.5 ft
    WIDTH: 77.5cm / 30.5”
    DEPTH: 12cm / 16.5”
    DURATOUGH: 26.75kg
    WEIGHT RANGE: 90kg (195lbs) – 210kg (465lbs)
    Covert 10.5 tandem
    LENGTH: 3200mm / 10.5 ft
    WIDTH: 77.5cm / 30.5”
    DEPTH: 12cm / 16.5”
    DURATOUGH: 31.5kg
    WEIGHT RANGE: 90kg (195lbs) – 210kg (465lbs)

    Technical Information

    Our Covert canoes are available in two specially developed constructions:
    Duratough is a thickness optimized single layer hull whihis made of the toughest and most durable polymer we can find. It is maximized for impact resistance and stiffness which is continually tested, both in the lab and by our highly abusive brand embassadors around the world ensuring it is the best it can be. 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.
    Duralite is made with an incredibly stiff 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. The material distribution between the layers has been optimized 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.
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    Delivery is free for all orders to mainland UK totaling over £50 (some exclusions apply).

    Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Highlands and Islands are not included as mainland UK for delivery purposes. We will check with our carriers prior to delivery and may contact you by email or telephone if further carriage charges are necessary. You will have the opportunity to accept or cancel the order.

    Some items, such as Royalex and composite canoes, cannot be sent with a carrier as they may get damaged in transit. In such cases, we will inform you by email or telephone immediately on receipt of your order to make alternative arrangements. This may involve carriage charges which will be agreed prior to delivery. If you collect the goods, any delivery charges will be refunded.

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    We reserve the right to change this delivery charge policy at any time and without notice.

    Our aim is that orders received by noon Monday – Friday will be shipped that day.

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    In the event that you select a business address for delivery, we shall be deemed to have delivered the order to its intended recipient by delivering it to the reception area of the business address.

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    • the goods remain unused and component parts are unopened;
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    Please be aware that you will be responsible for any postage/carrier costs incurred in sending the goods back to us. We recommend that items being returned be sent via insured, trackable delivery for your protection.

    On receipt of the goods, Canoe and Kayak Store will give you a full refund of the amount paid (less the delivery charge) or a credit as required. Refunds can only be credited back to the original card that the goods were bought with.

    Canoe and Kayak Store can arrange for delivery of replacement products to you if required. This constitutes a separate contract between you and Canoe and Kayak Store. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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    In the event that your purchase is not suitable, you have the right to return it to us. The item must be unused, undamaged and with original labels and packaging. You must notify us within 14 days by post, email or telephone of your intention to do this. Please note that you are responsible for any return postage.

    Where you are requiring an exchange we may make a £4 charge to cover the costs of sending the replacement. Large items such as kayaks and paddles may incur a higher charge that will be agreed with you. Payment for this must be provided before we send out the replacement item. This charge does not apply if you collect the replacement goods from Canoe and kayak Store.

    For international orders the charge will vary depending on the current cost of delivery to that country. For an accurate price please contact us before returning the item.

    In the case of warranty returns this charge will be waived as long as the returned goods are clean and free from dirt to comply with current Health and Safety Regulations.

    DVDs and books are not returnable unless defective.

    All of the above does not affect your statutory rights.

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