Hybrids - Overview page
Standard - Overview page
Package Deals - PD page
Accessory prices are listed on respective pages
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 - Neris SMART PRO S single seater now available to order. Enquire for details
08/01/19 - Neris SMART PRO Comprehensive review by new owner - G Lodge - Reviews page
05/12/18 - Neris SMART PRO S single seater coming soon - News 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
12/11/17 - demo kayak & canoe version SMART-2 available to try out (South England). Photos here
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
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
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
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.
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
specialises in watercraft made with high grade
aluminum and PVC.
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
hire companies, and now an exclusive
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
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
Nile in Uganda to freezing waters in Alaska, Norway and Siberia.
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
A very high
proportion of touring kayaks in use in Germany nowadays are of the folding kayak
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
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
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
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.
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