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Quick link to videos on each of the NERIS model kayaks here

05/12/18 - Neris SMART PRO S single seater coming soon - News page

18/10/18 - Neris Valkure-1 now discontinued. Contact us ASAP if you wish to purchase one of the last remaining stock on hand

30/09/18 - Neris SMART-2 PRO review by owner Mike Loftus. Reviews page

29/03/18 - Neris SMART-2 PRO available to order now. See SMART's page

29/03/18 - Clearance of ex-demo stock - 1 x Neris Valkure-1, 1 x Neris Valkure-2. 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


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 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 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



NERIS Smart-2 Pro
Double seater folding / inflatable hybrid kayak / canoe
Detailed Specifications

Kayak / Canoe
A faster version of the Smart-2. A very innovative foldable boat that can be used as a kayak or as a canoe! Also the boat can be used as a double seater or as a single seater kayak. This hybrid paddles faster than typical inflatable kayaks/canoes, and is more stable than folding kayaks.

The "NERIS Smart-2 Pro" has a aluminum longitudinal keel and cross rib frame pieces with brackets made of stainless steel, which significantly improves the kayak's reliability, strength and endurance. The boat skin is one piece as with all folding kayaks - the hull being the same as in typical folding kayaks. Only the side walls are inflatable as in inflatable kayaks. This boat can be used as a stable single seater kayak, with the seat centrally positioned.

Two different types of seats can be used - the standard inflatable floor seats (same as supplied with the Neris folding kayaks), or canoe type wood bench seats.

For rough off-shore conditions, the upper frame "washboards" can be assembled to provide more rigidity.

There are optionally available thigh straps which assists with kayaking. Cross ribs also act as foot braces.

There are fittings available to hold the Neris Genaker downward sail rig. The A framed mast folds flat onto the top of the deck and can be easily raised into the upright position by pulling on the rear stay.

The hybrid comes standard with one 100 x 55 x 25cm backpack but should you plan to travel on planes, then you can request to have two compact backpacks weighing approx 8 and 12kgs respectively.


The "NERIS Smart-2" has a hybrid design, being part folding kayak and part inflatable kayak. The boat is very easy to assemble, with the frame members essentially reinforcing the 'inflatable kayak'. The frame is made of high quality D16T grade anodized aluminum tubing. 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.

The kayak / canoe will still remain afloat should one or both inflation chambers deflate as the side walls are held up by the cross ribs, allowing for time to return to shore. Should the spray-deck be attached at the time, there will be little water ingress if at all.

Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid foldable kayak

Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid folding kayak
Prototype tests - Jan 2018 - set up as double seater kayak

Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid foldable kayak
Prototype tests - Jan 2018 - set up as double seater kayak

Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid foldable canoe
Prototype tests - Jan 2018 - set up as double seater canoe

Number of seats - two adults, or optionally solo paddler. The standard spray cover has 2 cockpit holes, and comes complete with 2 skirts and 2 cockpit covers. There is a solo paddler variant spray cover available - the cockpit hole is positioned centrally.


Longitudinal frame pieces and cross ribs - anodized aluminum tube 16h1mm D16T
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
Seats (kayak) - PVC with a density of 600 g / m2 with inflation tubes and twist valves
Seats (canoe) - Marine birch plywood coated with special marine varnish
Carry bag - Cordura. Backpack (100 x 55 x 25cm)
Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid folding canoe
Prototype tests - Jan 2018 - set up as double seater canoe

Length of 5.35 m

Width - 0.88 m

Weight - 29 kg (packed - inlc pump & acc)

Number of seats - two adults, or fit for one adult in solo paddler role

Load capacity - ? kg

Assembly time - about 7-10 minutes.


Hull - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE90 (850 g / m2)

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

Carry bags - Cordura 1000

Cross ribs - anodized pipe D16T (DIN 6063)

Keel bar / Keelsons - profiled aluminum oval tube
s DIN 6063

Bow / stern pieces, bench seats (canoe) - Finnish marine grade plywood

Other information:-

Product Videos:-

UK based client reviews / feedback:-
Coming soon

Product photos (Accessories - optional extra):-

Neris SMART Series hybrid foldable kayaks
Prototype tests - March 2018 - Seychelles
Smart-2 Pro - white / blue
Smart-2 - orange / white

Neris SMART Series hybrid foldable kayaks
Prototype tests - March 2018 - Seychelles
Smart-2 Pro - white / blue
Smart-2 - orange / white
Neris SMART Series hybrid foldable kayaks
Prototype tests - March 2018 - Seychelles
Smart-2 Pro - white / blue
Smart-2 - orange / white


On an ongoing basis, NERIS innovates and improves all products. IE product descriptions (text / photos) on this site is subject to change without prior notice.

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