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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




NERIS specialises in watercraft made with high grade aluminum and PVC. All the boats and high grade materials that the boats are made from, are all produced in Europe, with the PVC welding done on quality German made machines.

NERIS boats has been available for over 13 years mostly in Eastern European countries and Russia through various large retail outlets and as well as being rented out by river tour hire companies, and now an exclusive dealership has opened up here in the UK.

Many of the NERIS products incorporate the 1st in a few designs - NERIS is the 1st with the innovative 'Transformer' Series of folding kayaks, the 1st to produce the fold down 'A' frame sailing masts design for folding kayaks, and recently, the new SMART series of hybrid folding kayaks.

Over the last 16 years, different models and types of NERIS watercrafts have been thoroughly tested and used worldwide. This is testament to the hard wearing quality of the PVC used for the hulls and a lighter grade for the upper decks plus the PVC welds used in between. NERIS folding kayaks have been used down rapids on the River Nile in Uganda to freezing waters in Alaska, Norway and Siberia.

What is a folding kayak?
The concept of Folding Kayaks has been around for a very long time - first sold commercially on a large scale in Germany in the early part of the 1920's and still going strong. A very high proportion of touring kayaks in use in Germany nowadays are of the folding kayak type.

A typical traditional Folding Kayak has two main parts - a skeleton frame and a one piece outer skin. The frame is usually made of wood, aluminum, or carbon fibre. The skin is usually canvas for the deck and CSM / TPU for the hull, or all 100% PVC. All the parts of the kayak packs into backpacks / carry bags and usually takes between 15-25 minutes to fully assemble, depending on the size and type of kayak. The kayak frame is designed in such a way that it is impossible for the kayak to come apart whilst in the water and no tools are required during assembly / disassembly.

The folding kayak is still the only type of kayak that is still widely used by the military special forces around the world.

Some early stats about folding kayaks
1st English Channel crossing - 1909
Used in North / South Pole expeditions - 1926/8
Trans Atlantic crossing - 1956

What is a NERIS hybrid folding kayak (SMART Series)?
NERIS recently developed a new concept based on the traditional folding kayak with an emphasis on reducing the number of frame pieces and hence the kayak's assembly time. This was achieved through replacing the usual side gunwale framework with a large single high pressure air tube ("Sponsons") on each side. The hull itself is still the same as on traditional folding kayaks in that there are no inflatable elements in the floor as commonly seen in inflatable kayaks. Cross ribs supports the kayak's skin inflatable side walls - in the event of punctures, the boat shape is still retained preventing ingress of water.

If interested in purchasing a foldable kayak, contact us via email and we will discuss your needs and take it from there. We want to make sure that you purchase the right boat for your needs before buying!

Neris Valkure-3, Croatia, 2008
Owner - Picassa Christian


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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