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Genaker Fleximast Sail Rig on a Smart PRO S

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Accessory prices are listed on respective Accessory pages


17/12/23 - Neris GENAKER fleximast downwind sail rig. Intro video on this useful accessory - see here

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

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

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. If there is already a NERIS dealer in your country, we will re-direct your query to them

When you would like to order, contact 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 old Russian made kayaks?
Speak to us about a replacement skin for your German made Pouch RZ85-3 or old 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 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.


Sail rigs

"Sail when you can - paddle when you must"

Two different types sail rigs are available for the NERIS folding kayaks - an upwind 'Profi' sail rig and a downwind fleximast 'Genaker' sail rig

"With a downwind sail rig, you are setting the kayak up to paddle (sail whenever the wind is behind you by raising the mast), with an upwind sail rig, you are setting up the kayak to sail (mast is 'permanently' up, lower the sails when there's no wind)"

3.0 Genaker - 3sqm downwind flexi-mast. Uses a crossover Genoa / Spinnaker sail with an 'A' frame mast that is hinged at the bases and attached to both sides of the kayak's cockpit. The A frame mast is normally stowed flat on the front deck, ready to go, but is designed so that the mast can be easily and quickly raised into the upright position when the wind is favourable whilst out paddling. Easily attain speeds exceeding 8-10km/h (5 knots) comfortably.

On the tandems and triple seaters, the rear paddler can continue to paddle should the wind speed be low.

The shape of the A frame mast is designed to fit flat on the front deck when in the lowered position, so the mast does not get in the way of the front paddler at any time. Includes a Whisker boom to extend the reach when needed. Whit the sail rig properly set up, it only takes around 15 seconds to go from paddling mode to sailing mode, and about the same time to revert back to paddling mode. Control lines feed back to a centralised cleat bar positioned on the side of the cockpit. As it is a downwind sail rig, there is no need to have outriggers, deep keels or leaboards as seen with upwind sail rigs which are the type of rigs that require you to ziz-zag.

In keeping with the folding kayak concept, the A frame mast comes in pieces and packs into a slim carry bag - 100 x 10 x 10cm.

For NERIS Alu-1, 2, 3 and NERIS Valkure-2 & 3 and NERIS Smart-2 & 3, Neris Smart PRO and PRO S kayaks only. There are two variant Genaker 3.0 sail rigs due to different base mounts needed for the ALU / Valkure and the SMART / Smart PRO series kayaks. . If you already have a NERIS kayak, please let us know which model you have.

Intro video on this very useful accessory - see here

5.0 Profi - 5sqm upwind fixed mast sail rig. Has a jib, main sail, bridge and outriggers. Convert the kayak into a fast sailboat and sail for the day! For NERIS Alu-2, 3 and NERIS Valkure-2 & 3. Two variants available - standard with single arm and short swivelling pontoons, and the "S" version with double arms and long pontoons plus suspended platform nets similar to catamarans

Sail colours (one colour only or in any two colour combination):-
Blue, navy blue, white and silver (gray), black, yellow & green - enquire as to avilability

Sail rigs Price*

NERIS 3.0 Genaker downwind sail rig - 3 sqm flexi mast
Sail, "A" frame mast, rigging, carry bag (100 x 10 x 10cm)
Total weight - approx 2.5 kg


NERIS 5.0 Profi upwind sail rig - 5 sqm fixed mast
Jib, main sail, mast, bridge, rigging, outriggers, 2 x carry bags (180 x 25 x 25cm, 5kg + 120 x 25 x 10cm, 12kg). Single outrigger arms with swivelling short pontoons


NERIS 5.0 Profi "S" upwind sail rig - 5 sqm fixed mast
Jib, main sail, mast, bridge, rigging, outriggers, 2 x carry bags (180 x 25 x 25cm, 5kg + 120 x 25 x 10cm, 12kg). Double outrigger arms with long pontoons, and trampoline platforms


Genaker sail rig
3.0 Genaker downwind sail rig folded down - Smart PRO S
Genaker sail rig
3.0 Genaker downwind sail rig - Smart PRO S

5.0 Profi upwind sail rig

3.0 Genaker downwind sail rig

5.0 Profi upwind sail rig - single outrigger arms,
with swivelling pontoons

5.0 Profi "S" upwind sail rig - double outrigger arms

Some colour combinations

* Prices as of 01/08/23

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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