Hybrids - Overview page
Standard - Overview page
Package Deals - PD page
Accessory prices are listed on respective pages
Quick link to videos on each
of the NERIS model kayaks here
15/02/18 - Clearance of ex-demo stock - 1 x Neris Alu-1, 1 x Neris Valkure-1. See Sales page
10/02/18 - new range coming soon - SMART PRO Series of hybrid kayaks / canoes. See News
23/01/18 - new video of a trio of SMART-2 hybrid kayaks off the coast of Turkey
12/11/17 - demo kayak & 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
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
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.
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
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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If you are looking for something
that is not listed on our website please give us a call or email
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
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.
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
SMART Series - hybrid folding kayaks / canoes
The NERIS SMART range
(The NERIS folding kayak range is listed here)
priced high quality hybrid kayaks. Made by the
specialist builders with years of experience in developing and producing white water catarafts, inflatable and folding kayaks, using the same tough
grade PVC and high quality valves - the hybrid kayak / canoes are robustly built
|A cross between a folding kayak and an inflatable kayak, the NERIS SMART hybrid boat has a frame comprising of an aluminum ladder like keel and tubular cross ribs, fitting into a one piece PVC skin that has inflatable side walls. The hull design of the skin is the same as in folding kayaks - with no inflatable elements in the floor as is common in inflatable kayaks. The side inflatable elements (main tubes) replaces the usual side frame pieces as well as the cockpit coaming pieces as used in folding kayaks. This hybrid boat paddles faster than typical inflatable kayaks, and is more stable than folding kayaks. Also the boats are lighter than both inflatable and folding kayaks of the same length - there is less framework and less PVC.
The NERIS SMART range of hybrid
folding kayaks / canoes are designed to be multi-use and multi-role. There are two different seating options fitted - choose the standard inflatable floor seats to use the boat as a kayak when using double bladed paddles, or choose the optional raised bench seats to use the boat as a canoe when using single bladed paddles. In the SMART-2, there are two different seating positions - use the boat as a double (tandem) or as a single (solo) seater kayak. The SMART-3 does have the middle seat centrally positioned so that model boat can also be used as a single seater for those extended expeditions with loads of kit.
It is possible to change the seat type whilst in the water. EG paddle out to a fishing site as a kayak, then switch to sitting on bench seats whilst fishing.
The reduction in the number of frame pieces dramatically shortens the average assembly time of 20 minutes that is typical of most folding kayaks made around the world, down to an average of 5-10 minutes
in the SMART kayak / canoe. As there is no floor to inflate, the assembly time is even quicker than inflatable kayaks of the same length. The skins are made in the same way as in the Neris folding kayaks and have the usual thick rubber keel strips matching the positions of the longitudinal keelsons (keel board frame).
The ease of assembly can be seen in this "guide" here
Key safety feature. Should one or both of the main air chambers deflate due to a puncture whilst out paddling, the side walls which are held in place by the cross ribs will still keep the PVC fabric upright. This presents the ability to paddle back to shore without water ingress, unlike most inflatable kayaks which normally get swamped.
SMART-2 / 3's produced from October / November 2017 onwards includes fittings to attach a NERIS sail rig. The sail rig is the Genaker A-framed downwind sail rig - the same rig made for the NERIS folding kayaks.
This rig simply folds flat on the front deck when there is no wind - the base of the rig has a hinge like fitting that attaches to the deck, so all that is needed is to hoist the mast up is to pull one of the mast stays whilst remaining seated.
Colour options. There are 3 main areas on the SMART skin - the hull, the main side inflation chambers ("balloons" or tubes) and the bow / stern triangular decks. Each of the three main areas can be of any colour as you wish. Available colours are:-
Side tubes -
blue, red, grey and orange
Hull and front / rear deck triangles - blue, red, grey, orange and black (see photos on right).
There are two variants of spray deck covers available for the SMART-2 - for double or single seater roles. For the SMART-1 and 3, there is one variant spray deck cover. All spray decks come with separate waist skirt/s and cockpit cover/s. Cockpit covers are used to close off the cockpits when camping overnight etc.
Coming Soon ! SMART PRO Series
Due out well before Summer 2018, this range is a faster version of the existing standard SMART Series. The hull from bow to stern is asymmetric, meaning a more pointed and narrow front half with a more rounded rear half (rear half has the same hull shape as in the Standard Series), which makes this Pro Series suitable for off-shore use. The PRO Series also sport longer bow and stern decks and smaller diameter side tubes.
More details soon or contact us directly.
Hybrid folding kayak / canoe - same boat showing kayak seats (top) and canoe seats (bottom).
Colour scheme - Blue decks and tubes with grey hull
Top to bottom - Khaki
Yellow, Orange, Khaki Green,
Navy Blue, Red, Light Blue
Available SMART colour combinations are:-
Side tubes - Navy blue, red, grey and orange
Hull and decks - Navy blue, red, grey, orange and black
The NERIS SMART kayak range
|405 x 93cm
Optionally 1 adult & 1 small child
Double / single seater
or 1 adult/s
Excludes accessories such as spray
deck cover, waist skirts, cockpit covers, rudder / steering systems,
canoe bench seats, and paddles.
Includes carry bag/s, kayak inflatable seat/s and basic repair kit.
Prices as of 24/01/18 - Is subject to change (is linked to the Euro base price)
Accessory Package Deals available - See Package