Racing C-1

Racing C-1

C-1 / Asymmetrical
Marathon Racing / USCA Competition Cruiser

Overview

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The Diller designs are time tested and raced by the best, and keep finishing ahead of the rest. They have been evolving for the past 35 years into the fastest, best handling C-1 marathon racing canoes available today, dominating most C-1 races. With twelve hull options, we have a canoe to fit every paddler's weight and paddling style. They are the same basic design concepts with a a little changes and different volumes to displace the correct amount of weight for the size of the paddler. Not only are Savage River C-1s among the fastest designs they also are more stable and are better handling then other C-1s.

The D 4 series is the latest modification in the Diller C-1s. They are very similar to the D3s only with a little more volume in the bow which helps the bow come up easier and the paddler can sit just a little farther forward away from the wing. They do well in shallows as well as junk and deep water. As far as speed goes they have good glide for the long haul and top end on a sprint.

D 4 series:

    D4 18    18’            Up to 165 lb.

    D4         18’-6”       155 – 175 lb.

    D4X       18’-6”       165 – 210 lb.

D3 series:

    D3          18’ 6”       150  - 170 lb.  

    D3 X       18’ 6”       160 – 200 lb.

    D3 XX     18’ 6”       over 200

New 18       18’            up to 155 lb.  

Old designs still available:
Diller 18-6 / Diller X / D2 /D2 X

Technical Specs:

Length:
18' & 18'6
Weight:
20-26 lb
Max. Width:
32"
Max. Gunwale Width:
17"
Height:
16" / 12" / 12"
4" Waterline: 31" - 32"
How to Order

How to order your custom built Savage River canoe.

  1.  Choose the model you want
  2. Choose a layup, that works best for for you, from “Layup Options”. You can click on “Layup Description” to compare layups as well as looking at the “Layup Comparison "chart. Our standard layup is the first one listed.
  3. Check the “Extra Reinforcing Options”, if you want to increase the stiffness and strength of the boat. These will be needed for rocky rivers and whitewater.
  4. Choose an inside layer. Details can be found under “Layup Description”.
  5. Pick your desired seat style.
  6. Pick any seat options as well as other options from the lists that you would like to add.
  7. If you have questions or are ready to order feel free to call us at 301-334-2335 or e-mail at sales@savageriver.com
  8. Payment:
    We require a $2000 deposit on orders over $4500 and $1500 for orders under $4500.
    You can send a check to:
    Savage River
    581Clifton Drive
    Oakland MD 21550

    We also take credit cards but charge a 3%processing fee.
    Balance is due before shipping or at time of pick up.
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Layup Options

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A plain weave carbon fabric is the standard for the outside layer. Backed up with Kevlar. It is tough and stiff. Good basic layup for C-2s and durable C-1s
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A plain weave carbon fabric is the standard for the outside layer. Backed up with light Kevlar. Lighter weight then Carbon layup but not as strong and stiff. Good layup for C-1 racing canoes and light touring solos.
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A lighter weight version of the regular carbon. Not as stiff or strong but lighter weight. Backed up with Kevlar. Good option to lighten up a C-2 with out sacrificing a lot of durability. A good intermediate layup for C-1s to balance weight and durability.
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A lighter weight version of the regular carbon. Not as stiff or strong but lighter weight. Backed up with light Kevlar. This is one of the lightest layups we build. Only recommended for ultra light C-1s for paddlers under 160. It will may have a little flex to it and may make a crinkling sound when stressed.
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Flat woven carbon that has a beautiful checkerboard appearance. The same weight as regular carbon with greater stiffness and durability. Slides over rocks and stumps easier with less damage. Backed up with Kevlar. The checkerboard appearance increase in durability is the big draw for TeXtreme, but comes with a higher price.
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Flat woven carbon that has a beautiful checkerboard appearance. The same weight as regular carbon with greater stiffness and durability. Slides over rocks and stumps easier with less damage. Backed up with light Kevlar. The checkerboard appearance increase in durability is the big draw for TeXtreme, but comes with a higher price. With the light Kevlar this layup is a good choice for racing C-1s as well as light touring solos.
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Same appearance as regular TeXtreme with less weight. Similar durability but less stiffness as light carbon with a little less weight. Lightest outer skin we use. Backed up with Kevlar. Good for a light weight C-2 where light weight is more desired then durability and stiffness. Good option for lighter C-1s for balance between durability and weight.
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Same appearance as regular TeXtreme with less weight. Similar durability but less stiffness than light carbon with a little less weight. Lightest outer skin we use. Backed up with light Kevlar. This is one of the lightest layups we build. Only recommended for ultra light C-1s for paddlers under 160. It may have a little flex to it and may make a crinkling sound when stressed.
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A non woven carbon fabric where fibers are oriented 45 deg from center line of canoe. This gives greater torsional stiffness and strength while saving weight. Backed up with Kevlar. Good layup for c-2s where you want to save some weight without sacrificing stiffness especially in racing canoes. Good tough stiff durable layup for c-1s.
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A non woven carbon fabric where fibers are oriented 45 deg from center line of canoe. This gives greater torsional stiffness and strength while saving weight. Backed up with light Kevlar. Lighter weight then Carbon layup but not as strong and stiff. Good layup for C-1 racing canoes and light touring solos.
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A little heavier and not as stiff as carbon but a lot tougher. White and black weave which gives a gray appearance. Backed up with Kevlar. Good for C-2s where durability is more desired then light weight. May fuzz up a little when scratched and harder to patch. A glass skin reinforcing is recomended.
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A little heavier and not as stiff as carbon but a lot tougher. White and black weave which gives a gray appearance. Lighter weight then Carbon/Inegra layup but not as strong and stiff. Good layup for light touring solos. May fuzz up a little when scratched and harder to patch. A glass skin reinforcing is recomended.
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Same appearance as TeXtreme with a silvery/gray color. Same stiffness but slightly heavier then light TeXtreme but stronger because of the Inegra blend. Backed up with Kevlar. Good option for lighter C-2s and Mid weight C-1s. The beautiful silver checkerboard appearance is stunning but is our priciest outer skin. May fuzz up a little when scratched and harder to patch. A glass skin reinforcing is recomended.
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Same appearance as TeXtreme with a silvery/gray color. Same stiffness but slightly heavier then light TeXtreme but stronger because of the Inegra blend. Backed up with light Kevlar. Only recommended for ultra light C-1s for paddlers under 160. It will have a little flex to it and may make a crinkling sound when stressed. The beautiful silver checkerboard appearance is stunning but is our priciest outer skin. May fuzz up a little when scratched and harder to patch. A glass skin reinforcing is recomended.
Layup
Weight
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Carbon
Carbon Lite
Light Carbon
Light Carbon Ultralite
TeXtreme
TeXtreme Lite
Light TeXtreme
Light TeXtreme Ultralite
s4-Uni Biaxial Carbon
Uni-Biaxial Lite
Carbon/Inegra
Carbon/Inegra Lite
Textreme Inegra
TeXtreme/Inegra Lite
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Layup Comparison

Strength & Stiffness

Carbon
Carbon Lite
Light Carbon
Light Carbon Ultralite
TeXtreme
TeXtreme Lite
Light TeXtreme
Light TeXtreme Ultralite
s4-Uni Biaxial Carbon
Uni-Biaxial Lite
Carbon/Inegra
Carbon/Inegra Lite
Textreme Inegra
TeXtreme/Inegra Lite
Extra Reinforcing Info
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Glass Skin
A clear layer of s-gass on the outside to make a tougher skin and protect the laminate. Adds strength but also adds weight
Rock Guard
An extra layer of Kevlar under the foam core on the bottom. This will greatly increase the durability of the bottom when scraping over rocks, gravel bars and logs.
Expedition
One full extra layer of Kevlar. Adds a lot of stiffness and durability to the canoe. Great for extended wilderness expeditions as well as mild whitewater. This layup has been tested in rental canoes in the Boundary Waters with great success.
Whitewater
Extra layers of Kevlar are added to build a very durable canoe capable of using on class 2 and 3 whitewater.

Reinforcing

Rock Guard
Price:
$100
Weight:
3 lb
Expedition
Price:
$200
Weight:
5 lb
Whitewater
Price:
$300
Weight:
8 lb

Inside Layer

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Standard in C-1 racing canoes. Lighter but not as stiff as Unibiaxial Carbon. Color: Black with yellow between ribs
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Basic inside layer for racing C-2s. Uni-Biaxial is lighter and stiffer then Kevlar or regular carbon. Used over the foam on the floor and over ribs. Color: Black with yellow between ribs

Seat Style Options

Seat Options

Other Options

Carbon Outfitting

All aluminum is replaced with carbon were posable. Thwarts, tubes and angles. Adjustable footbrace can not be changed.
Price $250
Small Carbon Deck
Description
Small flat carbon deck for mounting flash light or other accessories to. Bow up to 16" / Stern up to 11"
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Small Carbon Deck
Price
$30
Large Carbon Deck
Description
Larger flat carbon deck for mounting flash light or other accessories to. Bow up to 32" / Stern up to 28"
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Large Carbon Deck
Price
$60
Parallel Sliding Footbrace **
Description
Footbrace slides with the seat when changing trim. Slides easier than telescoping footbrace.
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Parallel Sliding Footbrace **
Price
$175
Telescoping Sliding Footbrace**
Description
Footbrace slides with the seat when changing trim. Expands and contract with the width of the canoe for widest foot spread.
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Telescoping Sliding Footbrace**
Price
$250

Outfitting

Testimonials

"My friend Kristen broke out in tears when she saw the boat. She just kept saying "I can't believe i have a Diller" Thank you so much for your patience and understanding while working with me on this. To see your work up close is just amazing."
- Gail
"Picked up the new boat from Jeff on Saturday and the universe must have wanted me to paddle yesterday as it was a beautiful 55 degree day, so I took it out and took turns with my old J193, and I have to say, the new boat paddled like a dream, even though I haven't been in a C1 for a couple of months, it felt easy to go fast and it had a great balance of being able to turn on a dime, but still go straight when I wanted to. When I switched off to the 193 it felt like I was paddling a bath tub. Very excited to spend some time in it!"
- Holly
"The DIII C1 is great! Very comfortable paddle position, stable in chop, great speed (well, if you take me out of the equation.) I really appreciate your business approach – dependable, on time, high quality, real craftsman. You really do a great job."
- Liam
"After 20 years of racing my D2xx the seat bracket rivet pulled through the front right mounting support. As I was making a repair I noticed foam laminated between 2 pieces of cedar wood. For years i thought it was a solid piece of 1/4" cedar. To my amazement i found it to be a composite hybrid. You clearly place lot of thought in to construction and fabrication of you canoes. Thanks for your vision and craftsmanship in your canoe designs. Much more engineering goes into your boats than people realize. keep up the great work."
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"I've raced in Savage River boats for over 12 years. I find the workmanship at Savage River to be excellent. There have been no flaws in the hulls of my boats and I've had no problems with the outfitting. The canoes are always delivered when promised. I also like the fact that Savage River is constantly trying to improve the design of it's boats using input from the top paddlers."
- Paul Dyka
"Your CI is excellent – light, fast and tough enough to slide over rocks and brush, only time I’ve ever felt limited in one is on open lake with a cross wind – then it would be nice to have a few more inches seat travel rearward to be able to hold the stern against the wind."
- LPrill