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21/04/19 - SMART Series - Pages updated with new kayak models

21/04/19 - 2020 DW race
Considering entering in the 2020 Devizes to Westminster non-stop canoe race in the Folding Boat Class? Speak to us about the very competitive Neris Valkure-2 folding kayak

05/12/18 - Amazing Neris SMART PRO S single seater now availabler. Details

08/01/19 - Neris SMART PRO Comprehensive review by new owner - G Lodge - see Reviews page

18/10/18 - Neris Valkure-1 now discontinued

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

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


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.

Looking for something?
If you are looking for something that is not listed on our website please give us a call or email us.

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



Technical specifications

Details of materials currently used in the manufacture of NERIS kayaks

Longitudinal frame members - Alu & Valkure Series kayaks
The stringer set is made of an anodized duralumin tube D16T (DIN 2024), manufactured by “ALCOA” – a leader in aluminum alloys. This robust type of alloy grade is typically used in aircraft.
Keel bar - all kayaks
The keel bar is made of a profiled oval tube, 20 x 35mm. This tube ensures enhanced stiffness against vertical bending.
Additionally, due to the high profile of the tube (35mm), this ensures that there is sufficient gap between the kayak skin and the cross ribs and other key frame members - to avoid potential damage to the skin when hitting underwater objects.
Washboard - Alu & Valkure Series kayaks
The washboard coaming is specially manufactured with a unique profile designed by NERIS. This design is based on sailing mast tracks and is used to grip the PVC deck securely to the washboard. The washboard is easy to install, and also provides structural strength and rigidity to the kayak frame.

Cross ribs - all kayaks
NERIS uses two different types of cross ribs:-

- Alu Series kayak cross ribs are made of duralumin tube D16T, diameter 18mm, with stainless steel stringer supports.

- Smart Series cross ribs are made of duralumin tube D16T, diameter 18mm

- Valkure Series kayak cross ribs are made of 11 layer laminated moisture proof birch plywood typically used in the yacht-building industry. The cross ribs are treated with a special impregnation 1st coat, and then is coated with three layers of marine varnish made by Tikkurila (Sweden). The aesthetic look and natural warmth of wood are the key features of NERIS kayaks.

Since the spring of 2008, all NERIS kayaks are fitted with inflatable seats "Airseat".

These seats have been highly regarded by our clients. The seats feature straps on the underside for reliable and secure attachment to the keel bar of the kayak, and also has side straps with provision for back rest tilt adjustments. Additionally, the inflatable seats double up as buoyancy 'tanks' ensuring unsinkability of the kayak.

The seats are made of abrasive resistant PVC fabric and the twist valves on the ends of the inflation tubes are made by Halkey- Roberts (USA).

Alu & Valkure Series - inflatable back and bottom
Smart Series - inflatable bottom with padded back

The kayak skin is made of two different grades of PVC fabric - a density of 1050gsm for the hull, and 620gsm for the deck. These high-quality marine grade PVC fabrics are made by Mehler (Germany).

The hull has profiled rubber protector strips fitted along all of the chines that are formed by the stringers and keel bars. This serves to protect the PVC skin itself when bumping or scraping against underwater objects

The deck and hulls are available in various colors, with the hull being available in black or cream, and the deck in red, orange, yellow, blue, light blue, olive green and grey as standard. Other deck and hull colours are available on special request.

The fabrics, threads and protectors used in the manufacture of the kayak skins are all resistant to moisture, fungi and other aggressive factors.


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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