Silverbirch Agent 8.8 Duratough Canoe

SKU
SB-A88DT
From £1,690.00

               

The Agent aims to build on the success of the ever popular Covert and offers paddlers the opportunity to push their limits.  A softer edge and bags of rocker ensure you'll ride dry, staying on top of the water and in absolute control.

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 Silverbirch 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.

CONSTRUCTION



Given the Agent wants you to take it to the most extreme available water at every opportunity it was only right that it features a construction to match.  Meet Duratough!

Duratough is a thickness optimised single layer hull which is made of the toughest and most durable polymer Silverbirch can find.

It is maximised for impact resistance and stiffness which is continually tested, both in the lab and by their highly abusive brand ambassadors around the world.  The feedback is then fed back to the polymer producer, who work with SilverBirch continually to improve resilience to impact.

To make the most of the base material the Covert is produced in a UK based factory using computer-controlled ovens, and then undergoes extensive testing to ensure it is up to the rigours of modern OC1 paddling.

OUTFITTING

All Silverbirches whitewater canoes come outfitted with a custom Silverbirch bulkhead saddle made from 30kgm3 density minicell foam.

The saddle is fitted as standard with Yakima footrests. At the request of their 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.  At Robin Hood Watersports we offer a custom float test and outfitting service so why not make use of this to ensure you get the maximum connection and perfect response from your new boat.

 

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.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions

 Length - 2710 mm / 8.8'

 Width - 765 mm / 30.5"

 Depth - 470 mm / 18.5"

Weight - 22.75 Kg / 50 lb