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Carbon fiber meets copper and teak in luxury canoe

Carbon fiber meets copper and ...
Borromeo & De Silva's Monocoque Paddle Canoe
Borromeo & De Silva's Monocoque Paddle Canoe
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Borromeo & De Silva's Monocoque Paddle Canoe
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Borromeo & De Silva's Monocoque Paddle Canoe
Copper wire is woven into the carbon fiber
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Copper wire is woven into the carbon fiber
The canoe features a built-in tie-down eyelet
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The canoe features a built-in tie-down eyelet
The paddles tuck into the sides for transit
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The paddles tuck into the sides for transit
A view of the hand-laid teak wood deck
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A view of the hand-laid teak wood deck
The canoe has built in cleats for tying it off
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The canoe has built in cleats for tying it off
The canoe has a storage compartment in the deck
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The canoe has a storage compartment in the deck
There's no word on the weight of the canoe
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There's no word on the weight of the canoe
The canoe mounted on a Range Rover
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The canoe mounted on a Range Rover
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For many people, canoes are something that should be rustic and understated. If you aren't among those people, however, then you might like the exquisite Monocoque Paddle Canoe from Milan-based design firm Borromeo & De Silva.

The hull of the canoe is made from carbon fiber with fine copper wire woven into it. According to the designers, the addition of the copper "gives depth to the texture and shimmers under the sunlight making the surfaces come alive, mimicking the shimmering sun reflecting on the water."

The deck of the boat, on the other hand, is made from hand-laid teak wood. Additionally, the manner in which the paddles tuck into the sides for transport is intended as a subtle homage to the rear fins of classic Cadillacs.

A small electric motor is now being integrated into what is currently a one-off creation, although commercial production is reportedly a possibility. If you just can't wait to spend a lot of money on a fancy human-powered watercraft, though, you could always check out the Bootlegger mahogany stand-up paddle board.

Source: Borromeo & De Silva

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2 comments
f8lee
Lovely conveyance! My question is - is there enough room that my man Jeeves will be able to paddle me along the riverways?
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This is a boat. A lovely personal boat that one can paddle. This however is not a canoe.