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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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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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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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NERIS Valkure-2
Double seater folding kayak
Detailed Specifications



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.

Features
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.

Design

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.

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 as optional extra - cockpit hole is positioned centrally.

Newsflash!
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


Neris Valkure-2 Cockleshell Endeavour
Cockleshell Endeavour
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 - Black TPU with inflation tubes and twist valves
Packaging - Cordura. Backpack (50 x 90 x 23cm), carry bag (150 x 24 x 24cm)

Neris Valkure-2 Cockleshell-22
Cockleshell-22
Specifications 

Length 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 tube
s

Cross ribs - marine grade moisture proofed birch plywood with 3 coats of varnish made by Tikkurila (Sweden)

Product Videos:-
Video 1

UK based client reviews / feedback
See Product Reviews page

NERIS Valkure-2 LIGHT Edition
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



 






NERIS in action around the world





Neris Valkure-2 set up as as a single seater











Neris Valkure-2 on river race in Ukraine
On the way to winning the Ukraine Open Championship 2007


Neris Valkure-2 - Royal Marines Canoe Club, WWII recreation 'Norway 75'
Royal Marines Canoe Club - WWII recreation of various commando raids - 'Norway 75' off the north western coast of Norway.


Neris Valkure-2 in Portugal
Somewhere on a 204km paddle holiday along the Douro River from the eastern border to Porto, Portugal - R Horsford, UK


Neris Valkure-2 - Cockkleshell-22 group
Cockleshell-22 group - recreation of WWII Op Frankton in France, 2022


Neris Valkure-2 winning the DW 2019 Folding Boat Class
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


Neris Valkure-2 winning the DW 2022 Folding Boat Class
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


Neris Valkure-2 at the Royal Marines 75th Spean Bridge
Royal Marines - 75th Anniversary Spean Bridge Commando Paddle, 2022


Neris Valkure-2 winning the DW 2023 Folding Boat Class in record time
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




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