Boat Floatation Device – BFD 1 Lightweight version


Lightweight version. Minimal weight and complexity. Ideal if your boat is already laced. Used in a vast majority of personal boats and centres where skills courses require lighter boats for solo paddling.

A hot wire technology, shaped block provides extensive floatation (500N) and in the Lightweight version is encased in a 420D nylon shell. The EPS block will absorb a nominal amount of water (0.02%) over a prolonged period under water – & does not break down inside the casing. If securely fastened will be the last piece of kit to come out of your boat if it is stuck! By no means rocket science – the BFD has in many instances replaced the need for airbags giving a much more reliable form of floatation.

  • Solid EPS – Expanded Polystyrene Foam shaped block.
  • 420D PU coated nylon shell.
  • 6 `D` ring attachment points with bungee storage system.
  • Brass eyelets in base for drainage
  • Specification Size: 73cm x 46cm x 30cm Weight:  Kg Buoyancy: 500N

BFD Type 1 are suitable for the vast majority of open canoes in use in the UK including the following:
OLD TOWN – Discovery 119, Discovery 158, Discovery 169, Discovery 174, Camper 16.
MAD RIVER – Intrigue, Explorer, Teton, St. Croix.
VENTURE RANGER – 16 and 14.
NOVACRAFT- Bob Special, Pal.


This is not a definitive list and may fit other boats. Please call for advice.




Additional Information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions N/A

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