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
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
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
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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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)
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.
Double seater folding kayak
"NERIS Valkure-2" - a double seater kayak based on the classic German
design. This craft has been proven on several low grade white water expeditions
as well as being fast in marathon races. Suitable to explore the open waterways
(lowland rivers, lakes, reservoirs and seas). It is perfect for a paddle for
the day, and up to long journeys.
The kayak has a standard sized cockpit, and comes with comfortable one
piece inflatable seats with tall backrests. The "NERIS
Valkure-2" 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. This kayak can be used
as a stable single seater, with the seat centrally positioned.
The "NERIS Valkure-2" has a hybrid frame of a simple and reliable
design. The boat is easy to assemble, and now incorporates rubber
pole holders 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.
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
as optional extra - cockpit hole is positioned centrally.
Optional extra large Loading Hatches now available for Valkure-2
Have fitted for both front and rear decks, or just for the rear deck
- see photos at bottom of this page
For DW marathon racing, extra large cockpits can be fitted into the spray deck - for ease of entry and exits at portages. Reduces the amount of water getting into the boat when not wearing waist skirts. (Photos below show standard sized cockpits)
Specially requested on ordering the boat
Seats are now made of tougher black TPU
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
Removable fasteners - stainless steel nuts/bolts
Seats - Black TPU with inflation tubes and twist valves
Packaging - Cordura. Backpack (50 x 90 x 23cm), carry bag (150 x 24 x 24cm)
of 5.50 m
Width - 0.88 m
Weight - 31 kg (Std) 26kg (LIGHT)
Number of seats - two adults, or one adult in solo paddler role
Load capacity - 300 kg
Assembly time - about 25 minutes.
Materials (Standard version)
Hull - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE90 (750 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 tubes
Cross ribs - marine grade moisture proofed birch plywood with 3 coats of varnish made by Tikkurila (Sweden)
based client reviews / feedback
See Product Reviews page
All black Neris Valkure-2 LIGHT with black powder coated frame (TPU decks
instead of standard PVC)
Rear round Loading Hatch fitted as standard on Valkure-2 fitted with sponsons (Valkure-2 PLUS - standard UK version)
Front & rear large Loading Hatch - optional extra
- special request
Top flap - secured with wide velcro, bottom flap - secured with zipper
in action around the world
Valkure-2 set up as as a single seater
On the way to winning the Ukraine Open Championship 2007
Royal Marines Canoe Club - WWII recreation of various commando raids - 'Norway 75' off the north western coast of Norway.
Somewhere on a 204km paddle holiday along the Douro River from the eastern border
to Porto, Portugal - R Horsford, UK
Cockleshell-22 group - recreation of WWII Op Frankton in France, 2022
1st place finish in the Folding Boat class, DW 2019 in 25:23:45hrs -Chris and Joe Maynard. Non-stop 125 mile Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race. Photo by Sasha Balla Photography
Powering to a 1st place finish in the Folding Boat class, DW 2022 in 20:40:57hrs (race shortened with finish at Teddington) - Tom Rendall and Rob Barker. Non-stop Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race
Royal Marines - 75th Anniversary Spean Bridge Commando Paddle, 2022
1st place finish in the Folding Boats class, DW 2023 - Tom Rendell and Joe Maynard. Course record smashed by 32 minutes in 21:53:50 - a record that has stood since 1994. Non-stop 125 mile Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race