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Swift Canoes Available in the UK

We are excited to announce that Canadian made Swift Canoes are now available in the UK, with Manchester Canoes (WA1 4RX) and Norfolk Canoes (NR5 0JU) having been selected as specialist Swift Canoe dealers.

**Orders can be made available to collect throughout other Canoe shops Group stores upon request.**

Swift Canoes have spent decades designing and building extremely Lightweight Canoes and Pack Boats, using the highest quality materials and components across their comprehensive range. Providing paddlers with exquisite designs, manufactured from the best materials to create some of the strongest, lightest and best-looking canoes on the planet.

We import the best-selling Swift Canoes, based on UK paddlers requirements and these are displayed on our website. However, Swift do offer a huge array of material options, outfitting choices and custom builds. If you would like to design you own ‘super canoe’ from Swifts many options, and have a custom-built boat, then we would highly recommend taking a look at the Swift Website. Here you will find a custom boat building tool, and some fantastic videos which clearly explain the many features, outfitting choices and materials available:


If you have any questions relating to Swift Canoes or Swift Pack Boats, or would like to discuss a custom boat build and how to pre-order one into the UK, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with of the team here at Manchester Canoes who would be happy to help.

Email: sales@manchester-canoes.co.uk

Telephone: 01925 818437

Swift Canoes Pack 12.6

Swift Pack 12.6

The lightest (non-inflatable) boat we sell, easy to paddle, stable and ultralightweight (10.9kg). Ideal for flatwater cruising and inland touring.


Swift Canoes Prospector

Swift Prospector 13

The smallest, lightest Prospector we have encountered (11.8kg) and fitted out with one webbed seat for solo use.


Swift Canoes Flashfire

Swift Flashfire (13)

The Flashfire is essentially the little sister of the Wildfire model. It's perfect for solo paddlers who are smaller and lighter, and who want a solo canoe that is both high-performing and lightweight.

Swift Canoes Pack 13.8

Swift Pack 13.8

A great size pack-boat designed for all users, carrying extra kit, a furry friend or even a small child out onto the water.


Swift Canoes Prospector 14

Swift Prospector 14

Stable and lovely to paddle, the Pro 14 is Swifts most popular solo canoe in North America. A much sought after dedicated solo Prospector.


Swift Canoes Wildfire

Swift Wildfire (14)

A classic 1980’s solo canoe design, re-engineered to incorporate Swift’s resin infusion process. A fast cruising boat for experienced paddlers.


Swift Canoes Dragonly

Swift Dragonfly (14.6)

A high performance, lightweight solo canoe designed for more advanced paddlers who enjoy livelier boats that are extremely manoeuvrable and nimble.

Swift Canoes Pack 14.8

Swift Cruiser 14.8 Pack

A lightweight and fast canoe that’s paddled from a comfortable seated position, with a single or double bladed paddle.


Swift Canoes Prospector 15

Swift Prospector 15

A general-purpose canoe the Prospector 15 is the lightest tandem canoe we sell in its standard spec (16.8kg). More manoeuvrable than longer models, the 15ft can easily be paddles solo or with two paddlers.


Swift Canoes Prospector 15

Swift Prospector 15 Combi

Equipped with a third contoured/webbed seat, this model offers space for an additional paddler/passenger and comes with a detachable cherry yoke. It is designed to accommodate one, two, or three paddlers.


Swift Canoes Prospector 16

Swift Prospector 16

The popular 16ft Prospector is the true ‘workhorse’ of the canoe world. Designed around the classic Chestnut Prospector, the Swift Pro 16 glides well and has slightly less rocker than other Prospector 16’s.


Swift Canoes Prospector 16

Swift Prospector 16 Combi

The classic Prospector 16 fitted with a 3rd contoured/webbed seat, provides room for a third paddler/passenger and also a well-balanced Pro 16 for solo paddling.


Swift Keewaydin 16

A super lightweight (17.3kg) inland touring canoe at 16ft in length provides a great canoe for tandem paddlers on lakes, lochs and slow-moving rivers.


Swift Keewaydin 16 Combi

Our most versatile lightweight canoe model, with factory fitted 3rd contoured seat. Allowing the popular Keewaydin model to be paddled by two, three or one persons.


Swift Cruiser 16.8

Available as either a performance Solo or Pack boat. Designed to be extremely efficient over distance whether day cruising, casual racing, or fitness training.

Swift Keewaydin 17

The longest of our standard Keewaydin models, allowing for a higher carrying capacity, and a more efficient journey. Perfect for overnight trips and eating up the miles.