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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 - 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
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SMART Collection - a range of hybrid folding kayaks
The Neris SMART Series
(The Neris folding kayak range is listed here)
The Neris SMART Series
The Neris SMART PRO Series
The Neris SMART ST Range
The NERIS SMART's - colour combinations
priced high quality hybrid folding kayaks. Made by the
specialist builders with years of experience in developing and producing white water catarafts, inflatable and folding kayaks, using the tough
grade PVC and high quality valves - the hybrid kayak / canoes are robustly built
A cross between a folding kayak together with some elements seen in inflatable kayaks, the NERIS SMART Series hybrid boats has a frame comprising of an aluminum ladder like keel and tubular cross ribs, fitting into a one piece PVC skin that has inflatable side walls (main tubes / sponsons). The hull design of the skin is the same as in traditional folding kayaks - with no inflatable elements in the floor as is common in inflatable kayaks. The side inflatable elements (sponsons) replaces the usual longitudinal side frame pieces as well as the cockpit coaming pieces as used in folding kayaks. In simple terms, it is a folding kayak with oversized bow-to-stern sponsons which is 100% integrated and forms part of the main skin. This hybrid boat paddles faster than typical inflatable kayaks, and is more stable than folding kayaks. Also the boats are lighter than both inflatable and folding kayaks of the same length - there is less framework and less PVC.
The NERIS SMART range of hybrid
folding kayaks / canoes are designed to be multi-use and multi-role.
In multi-role -
The SMART Series optionally has two different seating setups available - choose the standard inflatable floor seats to use the boat as a kayak when using double bladed paddles, or choose to add optional raised bench seats and fittings to use the boat as a canoe when using single bladed paddles (optional extra cost). It is possible to change the seat type whilst on the water. EG paddle out to a fishing site as a kayak, then switch to sitting on bench seats whilst fishing or having a picnic!
In multi-use -
the double seater SMART-2 and the SMART PRO, has two different seating position set-ups - use the boat as a double (tandem) or occasionally as a single (solo) seater kayak. The single seater SMART PRO S can optionally have a 2nd seat to use as a short double kayak.
The reduction in the number of frame pieces dramatically shortens the average assembly time of 20 minutes that is typical of most folding kayaks made around the world, down to an average of 5-15 minutes
with the SMART kayak / canoe. As there is no floor to inflate, the assembly time is even quicker than inflatable kayaks of the same length. The skins are made in the same way as in the Neris folding kayaks and have the usual thick rubber keel strips matching the positions of the longitudinal keelsons (keel board frame).
The ease of assembly can be seen in this "guide" here
Key safety feature. Should one or both of the main air chambers (sponsons) on a SMART kayak deflate due to punctures or leak whilst out paddling, the side walls which are held in place by the cross ribs will still keep the PVC fabric upright. This presents the ability to be able to safely paddle back to shore without any water ingress, unlike most inflatable kayaks which normally will get swamped.
Sailing - optional. The NERIS Genaker A-framed downwind sail rig - the same rig made for the NERIS folding kayaks, can be used with the SMART PRO and SMART double / triple seater kayaks.
This sail rig simply folds flat on the front deck when there is no wind - the base of the rig has a hinge like fitting that attaches to the deck, so all that is needed to hoist the mast up, is to pull one of the mast stays whilst still remaining seated. If you are keen to try sailing, request that the optional mast fittings be added to the kayak when ordering.
Colour options. There are 3 main areas on the SMART skin - the hull, the main side inflation chambers (sponsons) and the bow / stern triangular decks, each of which can be of a specific colour. See 'Colour Combinations' below
Some kayak models have 2 different variant spray decks available - EG to use the kayak as a single or as a double. All spray decks come with separate waist skirt/s and cockpit cover/s. Cockpit covers are used to close off the cockpits when storing or camping overnight etc.
Hybrid folding kayak / canoe - same boat showing kayak seats (top) and canoe seats (bottom).
Colour scheme - Blue decks and tubes with grey hull
Neris SMART PRO
NERIS SMART PRO
Slimmer and faster version of the SMART-2.
Colour scheme - Grey decks and tubes with blue hull
|The Neris SMART Series
|SMART is the series of multi-role hybrid folding kayaks. Exceptional stability, simple and quick assembly, roominess and rapidity make Smart comfortable to use in any conditions, from one-day trips to autonomous expeditions in coastal waters in seas and oceans.
NERIS Smart line of hybrid folding kayaks with some elements of inflatable kayaks combines cutting-edge solutions, quality workmanship and multitasking performance. Its design combines inflatable elements (gunwale sponsons) and the frame (keel bar and cross ribs). Besides, Smart has plenty of helpful features that make any trip really comfortable.
In this SMART series, the family comprises of an agile single seater, classical double seaters (can also be used as a single), roomy triple seaters for family journeys or for long-distance autonomous expeditions for two.
|The Neris SMART PRO Series
|The SMART PRO Series is a leaner and faster version of the standard SMART Series. The hull from bow to stern is asymmetric, meaning a more pointed and narrow front half with a more rounded rear half, which makes the PRO's more suitable for off-shore and fast river running, and extended journey usage. The PRO Series also sport longer bow and stern deck covers, smaller diameter side tubes, and a narrower beam. The internal volumetric storage space is still the same as in the equivalent standard SMART Series kayak.
The single seater PRO S and the double seater PRO has an upper deck reinforcing aluminum tubing "washboard / gunnel's"
designed to stiffen the kayak's structure which is only required to be fitted for rough sea usage. For flat water and gentle waves, this upper frame assembly can be safely left out.
With an optional extra seat, The PRO S can be used as an short double seater.
PRO LIGHT - a lighter variant of the PRO using lighter materials in all aspects of the kayak - frame, skin, carry bags and spray deck. Idealy for those doing "backpacking" kayaking where weight is important when hiking. The hull is not as "heavy duty" compared to the PRO so the kayak is best not used in shallow waters.
Packed weight - PRO = 27.45kg, PRO LIGHT = 20.25kg
|The Neris SMART ST
The "ST" kayaks are specially custom produced upgraded variants of the standard SMART PRO / SMART-3.
SMART PRO ST -
this is an upgraded toughened variant of the Neris SMART PRO intended for military / security related roles. Specific frame members have been strengthened as well as the hull having extra keel strips. The frame parts and rudder is baked painted matt black. The boats come complete with extra D-ring fittings intended for different purposes - strengthened towing rings to tow other kayaks and to be towed, and securing of stowage platforms on the front, centre and rear decks, including an accessory bridge (for compass, GPS etc). Bow to stern anti-slip floorboards (not shown). Spray deck is securely attached to the decks with zippers and Velcro. Safety air pressure release valves fitted. Footrest for front paddler. Seats have HD closed cell foam pads for the bottom, with inflatable backrests.
A range of custom accessories are available, ranging from platforms with D-rings designed to hold heavy kit, to waterproof conical shaped all black dry bags (fits in internal bow and stern sections, and dufflelbags that fits inside the cockpit behind the front paddler. PVC coated Danforth anchors with PVC storage bags that strap anywhere along the floor. High speed dual actual pumps.
Any specific custom requests to meet certain operational needs can be accommodated.
EG scuba divers
SMART-3 ST - this is an upgraded toughened variant of the Neris SMART-3 intended for rapid response emergency rescue teams - EG environmental disasters. Seating or floor space can accommodate up to 6 (mix of adults / children) or the large central cockpit section can be utilized to carry emergency supplies / equipment. Any custom modifications / fittings / accessories etc can be accommodated to meet operational needs.
with BORIKA, the boat can be fitted with universal mounts to provide further functionality.
This hybrid folding kayak offers more robustness, convenience,and speed compared to conventional inflatable and folding kayaks
The packed kayak bags can be stored in rapid response vehicles and be deployed within 5-10 minutes.
The NERIS SMART's - colour combinations
There are three main areas on the SMARTS - hull, decks and main side tubes. Each area can be of any colour combination. The hull and deck material is of a tougher grade than the tubes (side sponsons) material, hence a possible range of available colour combinations.
Side tubes - Navy blue, red, grey and orange. Black and olive green (NATO Green) has recently been added
Hull and decks - Navy blue, red, grey, orange and black. Olive green (NATO Green) has recently been added
See colour swatch on top right of this page.
Excludes accessories such as spray
deck cover, waist skirts, cockpit covers, rudder / steering systems,
canoe bench seats, and paddles.
These items are available separately or as part of a Package Deal
Includes carry bag/s, kayak inflatable seat/s, foot pump, and basic repair kit.
Prices as of 01/01/19 - Is subject to change (is linked to the Euro base price)
Accessory Package Deals available - See Package