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Prices

Hybrids - Overview page
Standard - Overview page
Package Deals - PD page

Accessory prices are listed on respective pages

Announcements

22/11/17 -BLACK FRIDAY promo now on till 27th November. Contact us ASAP for details and advise

12/11/17 - demo canoe version SMART-2 available to try out (South England). Photos here

23/10/17 - 2018 DW race
Considering entering in the 2018 Devizes to Westminster non-stop canoe race in the Folding Boat Class? Speak to us about the very competitive Neris Valkure-2 folding kayak ASAP

01/010/17 - Neris SMART-2 & 3 now have sail rig fittings attached as standard. Compatible with the Neris GENAKER A-frame sail rig

13/08/17 - demo Neris SMART-2
available for try-outs (South of England)

08/08/17 Introduction of the Neris SMART range of hybrid canoe/kayaks - web pages added

16/04/17 Congratulations to the crews who completed in the gruelling Devizes to Westminster 125 mile non-stop canoe race held over the Easter weekend. Of 13 folding kayaks that entered in the Folding Boat Class, Neris Valkure-2 kayaks came 4th, 5th & 10th with one retirement.

28/02/17 - Product Videos page added. See videos on each of the NERIS folding kayak models in action here

09/02/16 - New hybrid 1-2 seater kayak / canoe coming soon - Neris SMART-2. A cross between a folding kayak and a fast inflatable kayak. From bag to water in 10 minutes!

22/01/17 - new colour now available to the folding kayak deck colour range - Black! Yes, uber sexy black, looking just like a military kayak! A few all black Neris Alu-2 folding kayaks have already been supplied to Canadian armed forces





Enquiries

No matter which country you are based in, do contact us with your queries. Prices are linked to the Euro - we will provide quotes in your preferred currency if not based in the UK.

Ordering
When you would like to order, write to us and we will provide up to date quotes. We will also send you an invoice with relevant payment details etc.

Or if you need advice etc, we are more than happy to help with your queries.



Looking to replacing the skin for your Pouch RZ85 or Russian made kayaks? Speak to us about a replacement skin for your German made Pouch RZ85-3 or Russian Saliut / Taimjen kayaks.

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NERIS
NERIS products are all made in Europe, using European / USA made materials and high grade German PVC welding machines.

5 year warranty on all NERIS products


Important Notice
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid license / permission from the relevant authorities to use water craft on UK's waterways, rivers, lakes, etc. Not all inland water is open to paddlers, some access points are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. Membership of a canoe union / club is very beneficial.

UK's 'Song Of The Paddle' forum is a very friendly and useful site to obtain up to date information of all kinds regarding canoeing inland waters, both in the UK and Europe




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NERIS Valkure-1
Single seater folding kayak
Detailed Specifications



Kayak
"NERIS Valkure-1" - a modern hybrid framed single seater kayak with a very large cockpit - larger than most single seater folding kayaks. The Valkure Series also include bow-to-stern pair of integrated sponsons. The large cockpit has the advantage of being like a open Canadian canoe, allowing for very easy access to packed kit and also offers ease of entry to large paddlers or those with knee problems. This kayak is ideal for solo enthusiasts who prefer a reliable work horse for flat water expeditions on rivers and lakes, whilst still being perfect for short day trips.

Features
The kayak has an extra large sized cockpit with shorter front and rear decks, and comes with comfortable one piece inflatable seat with a tall backrest. The "NERIS Valkure-1" has wood cross ribs and duralumin longitudinal frame pieces with brackets made of stainless steel, which significantly improves the kayak's reliability, strength and endurance. With the larger cockpit, access to packed kit stowed in the front and rear portions of the open cockpit is easy - fit the spray cover on, then all the kit is under cover. You still have the usual under deck storage spaces, with the extra advantage of the decks being shorter - much easier to reach into the very ends of the kayak.

Design

The "NERIS Valkure-1" has a hybrid frame of a simple and reliable design. The boat is easy to assemble, has no short-lived plastic/rubber fasteners in the framework. The frame is made of high quality D16T grade anodized duralumin tubing. The cross ribs are made of high quality marine birch plywood, and is covered with a special coating produced by the Finnish company Tikkurila, which protects the wood against UV radiation, mildew and fungi. The skin is made entirely of durable PVC which does not absorb water, so after a paddle, simply wipe with a dry cloth and the kayak is ready to be packed.
The cross ribs in the cockpit area are of the open design, which means you can sit anywhere within the cockpit. There are also integrated bow to stern air sponsons which helps to tension the skin over the kayak frame plus provide built in buoyancy.

Crew
Number of seats - one paddler. The standard spray cover has 1 keyhole shaped cockpit hole, and comes complete with 1 skirt and 1 cockpit cover.







Construction
- Longitudinal frame pieces - anodized duralumin tube 16h1mm D16T
- Cross ribs - Marine birch plywood coated with special marine varnish
- Brackets - Stainless steel 0.8 mm
- Kayak skin - PVC with material density of 1050 g / m2 (hull) and 620 g / m2 (deck)
- Hull - profiled rubber protector strips glued along chines formed by keel bars and stringers
- Removable fasteners - stainless steel nuts/bolts
- Seats - PVC with a density of 600 g / m2 with inflation tubes and twist valves
- Packaging - Cordura. Backpack (120 x 25 x 50 mm ) (NOTE - If you prefer to reduce weight of the single bag, request a 2 bag set)

- Longitudinal internal sponsons - PVC tube
Longitudinal alu frame pieces, wooden cross ribs, and folded kayak skin
Specifications 

Length of 4.00 m

Width - 0.70 m

Weight - 21 kg

Number of seats - one

Load capacity - 120 kg

Assembly time - about 20 minutes


Product Videos:-
Video 1

Materials

Hull - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE90 (900 g / m2)

Deck - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE62 (620 g / m2)

Packaging - Cordura 100

Stringers - anodized pipe brand D16T (DIN 2024)

Keel bar / Keelson - profiled aluminum oval tube
s

Cross ribs - Finnish marine grade plywood

Sponsons - clear PVC tubes



 


NERIS Valkure-1 single seater kayak



Overview showing the huge open storage space behind the seat and a smaller one at the front. The under deck storage spaces are easily accessible, unlike most other kayaks with long deep decks.


Paddler's feet will be short of the wooden cross rib on the left - front stowed kit can be filled up to this cross rib.



Without spraydeck cover ...


Spray deck cover fitted. The keyhole cockpit is still large for easy access. The spray deck cover covers kit stowed within the cockpit - you can lift the front or rear part of the cover to access that section of the cockpit without needing to take the whole spray deck cover off.


Waist skirt fitted ....

Cockpit cover fitted. Use to close off kayak when camping overnight, or car topping.




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