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01/010/17 - Neris SMART-2 & 3 now have sail rig fittings attached as standard. Compatible with the Neris GENAKER A-frame sail rig

13/08/17 - demo Neris SMART-2
available for tryouts (South of England)

08/08/17 Introduction of the Neris SMART range of hybrid canoe/kayaks - web pages added

16/04/17 Congratulations to the crews who completed in the gruelling Devizes to Westminster 125 mile non-stop canoe race held over the Easter weekend. Of 13 folding kayaks that entered in the Folding Boat Class, Neris Valkure-2 kayaks came 4th, 5th & 10th with one retirement.

28/02/17 - Product Videos page added. See videos on each of the NERIS folding kayak models in action here

09/02/16 - New hybrid 1-2 seater kayak / canoe coming soon - Neris SMART-2. A cross between a folding kayak and a fast inflatable kayak. From bag to water in 10 minutes!

22/01/17 - new colour now available to the folding kayak deck colour range - Black! Yes, uber sexy black, looking just like a military kayak! A few all black Neris Alu-2 folding kayaks have already been supplied to Canadian armed forces


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.

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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 SMART Series - hybrid folding kayaks / canoes

Competitively priced high quality hybrid kayaks. Made by the specialist builders of white water catarafts, inflatable and folding kayaks, using the same tough grade PVC and high quality valves - the hybrid kayak / canoe are robustly built to last.

A cross between a folding kayak and a inflatable kayak, the NERIS SMART hybrid boats have just a frame comprising of a keel and cross ribs, fitting into a one piece skin that has inflatable side walls. The hull is the same as in a folding kayak - no inflatable elements in the floor as is common in inflatable kayaks. The side inflatable elements replaces the usual side frame pieces as well as the cockpit coaming used in folding kayaks. This hybrid paddles faster than typical inflatable kayaks, and is more stable than folding kayaks. Also this boat is lighter than both inflatable and folding kayaks of the same length.

The NERIS SMART hybrid folding kayaks / canoes are designed to be multi-use and multi-role. There are two different seating options fitted - choose inflatable floor seats to use the boat as a kayak using double bladed paddles, or choose optional raised bench seats to use the boat as a canoe using single bladed paddles. In the SMART-2, there are two different seating positions - use the boat as a double (tandem) or as a single (solo) seater. The SMART-3 does have the middle seat centrally positioned so that model boat could also be used as a single seater for those extended expeditions with loads of kit.

The reduction in the number of frame pieces brings the average assembly time of 20 minutes that is typical of most folding kayaks down to just 7 minutes in the hybrid folding kayak / canoe. As there is no floor to inflate, the set-up time is even quicker than inflatable kayaks of the same length.

There are two variants of spraydeck covers available for the SMART-2 - for double or single seater roles. For the SMART-1 and 3, there is one variant spraydeck cover. All spray decks come waist skirt/s and cockpit cover/s.

SMART-2 / 3's produced from October / November onwards includes fittings needed for a sail rig. The fittings is for the NERIS Genaker A-frame downwind sail rig - the same rig as the Genaker sail rig made for the NERIS folding kayaks. This rig simply folds flat on the front deck when there is no wind and can be easily hoisted up as needed whilst remaining seated. (photos below)

Colour options. There are 3 main areas on the SMART skin - the hull, the main side inflation chambers ("balloons" or tubes) and the front / rear triangular decks. Each of the three areas can be of any colour combination as you wish. Available colours are:-
Side balloons - blue, red, grey and orange
Hull and deck triangles - blue, red, grey, orange and black

Hybrid folding kayak / canoe
Blue decks and hull with grey tubes

NERIS around the World

Hybrid folding kayak / canoe
Lofoten, Norway
August 2017
With "A" Frame sail mast folded flat on front deck
Blue decks and tubes with black hull

Hybrid folding kayak / canoe
River Thames, Reading
August 2017
Red decks and tubes with black hull

Hybrid folding kayak / canoe
Kiev Lake, Ukraine
August 2017

Hybrid folding kayaks / canoes
SMART Series

Neris SMART-1 single seater
Neris SMART-1 Hybrid folding kayak / canoe

Hybrid folding kayak / canoe
Seats: 1 adults
Length: 405 cm
Width: 92 cm
Weight: 17 kg
Price - £900.00*
Includes backpack bag, inflatable seat, high pressure / low volume hand pump, repair kit

Detailed stats

Neris SMART-2 double seater
NERIS SMART-2 2 seater hybrid folding kayak / canoe
Set up as a 2 seater
(Canoe bench seat fittings not shown)
NERIS SMART-2 1 seater hybrid folding kayak / canoe
Set up as a single seater

(Canoe bench seat fittings not shown)

Hybrid folding kayak / canoe
Seats: 2 adults
Length: 485 cm
Width: 95 cm
Weight: 19kg
Includes backpack bag, 2 inflatable seats, high pressure / low volume hand pump, repair kit
Detailed stats

Neris SMART-3 triple seater
Neris SMART-3 three seater hybrid folding kayak / canoe
NERIS SMART-3 Hybrid folding kayak / canoe
Seats: 3 adults
Length: 570 cm
Width: 97 cm
Weight: 22kg
Price - £1220.00*
Includes backpack bag, 3 inflatable seats, high pressure / low volume hand pump, repair kit
Detailed stats

* Prices as of 13/10/17. Is subject to change (is linked to the Euro base price - do contact us for current prices)

Neris SMARTs around the world
Neris Smart-2 with Genaker A frame downwind sail rig
Preparing for a sailing and fishing holiday / sea trials in Norway
August 2017
NERIS Smart-2
Holiday, Cyprus
June 2017

NERIS Smart-2
Used both as a single and double seater kayak during the same river trip
Teterev river, near Kiev Ukraine
June 2017


NERIS Smart-2
Three week fishing holiday - Indonesia
May 2017
Fitted with optional extra 2 paddler variant spraydeck cover

Neris Smart-2
Test paddle in icy Kiev Lake, Kiev Ukraine
Winter 2016/17

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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