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Announcements

01/10/23 - BORIKA FASTen range updated with more accessories - see here

23/02/23 - Lightweight variant kayak models
Lighter versions of the existing models now available to order on special request. Uses lighter materials all round. Ideal where weight is more important than "excess" toughness. Good for overland backpacking and air travel. Speak to us for details
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08/02/23 - Dry bag Package Deals
Discounted sets of dry bag pieces for your kayak available. See here


13/04/20 - Key differences between the kayak Series
Summary explaining the main differences between all four Neris Series here


22/03/20 - Borika FASTen range
We supplyi Borika's FASTen range of mounts and accessory holders for small crafts - see article on the Home page in the right hand column. Temporary list here





Kayak Series names

To avoid any possible confusion about kayak models when looking at photos etc - all Neris hybrid folding kayaks (EG Smart / Smart PRO) have a Series logo on the front side deck and all Neris folding kayaks (Alu / Valkure) have a Series logo on the rear deck.
EG - you will only see "NERIS SMART PRO" on all three Smart PRO models

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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. If there is already a NERIS dealer in your country, we will re-direct your query to them

Ordering
When you would like to order, contact 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 old Russian made kayaks?
Speak to us about a replacement skin for your German made Pouch RZ85-3 or old 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 us.


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

3-5 year warranty on all NERIS products (domestic usage)


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 / rivers are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. Membership of a canoe union / club is very beneficial.



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Smart Pro Series - NERIS Smart Pro
Double seater hybrid folding kayak
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.


Features
The "NERIS Smart 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.


Design

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 PRO




Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid foldable kayak




Neris SMART PRO hybrid foldable kayak




Neris SMART PRO hybrid foldable kayak





Crew
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.


Construction

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)
Smart PRO with drybags
Dry bags accessories available for the SMART PRO
70l conical dry bags for bow and stern
70l Central duffle bag
60l Upper deck dry bag
Available in tough PVC or lightweight TPU in various colours
Specifications 

Length of 5.35 m

Width - 0.86 m

Weight - 26 kg (packed - inlc pump & acc)

Number of seats - two adult (extra seat, optional)

Load capacity - 250 kg

Assembly time - about 15 minutes for full assembly (with washboards) or 10 min (without washboards)

Materials

Hull - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE90 (9000 g / m2)

Deck / Side sponsons - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE62 (850 g / m2)

Carry bags - Polyester 300D

Cross ribs - Anodized Duralumin tube D16T (DIN 2024)

Keel bar / Keelson - profiled oval tube, anodized alloy 20x35mm (DIN 6063)
s DIN 6063

Bow / stern end posts - Finnish marine grade plywood


Other information:-

Product Videos:-


UK based client reviews / feedback:-
See Gavin Lodge's review here

Product photos (Accessories - optional extra):-
Canoe bench seats


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

Neris SMART Series hybrid foldable kayaks
Prototype tests - March 2018 - Seychelles
Smart Pro - white / blue
Smart-2 - orange / white
Neris SMART Series hybrid foldable kayaks
Prototype tests - March 2018 - Seychelles
Smart Pro - white / blue
Smart-2 - orange / white
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
Neris SMART-2 PRO hybrid folding canoe
Prototype tests - Jan 2018 - set up as double seater canoe
   

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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