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13/08/17 - demo Neris SMART-2
available for tryouts

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 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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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 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 kayaks 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 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.

The NERIS SMART hybrid folding boats 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 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.

Variants of spraydeck covers are available - for double or single seater roles in the SMART-2

A sailing version SMART-2 / 3 will be available from October / November onwards. An A-frame downwind sail rig is used - 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.

NERIS around the World

Paddling in icy Kiev Lake, Ukraine
Winter 2016/17

NERIS SMART-2 with Genaker sail rig

Hybrid kayaks / canoes
SMART Series

Neris SMART-1 single seater

NERIS SMART-1 hybrid kayak
Seats: 1 adults
Length: 405 cm
Width: 92 cm
Weight: 17 kg
Price - TBA* (available from Sept/Oct 2017)
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
Set up as a 2 seater
(Canoe bench seat fittings not shown)
NERIS SMART-2 1 seater
Set up as a single seater

(Canoe bench seat fittings not shown)

NERIS SMART-2 hybrid kayak
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 hybrid kayak
Seats: 3 adults
Length: 570 cm
Width: 97 cm
Weight: 22kg
Price - TBA* (available from Sept/Oct 2017)
Includes backpack bag, 3 inflatable seats, high pressure / low volume hand pump, repair kit
Detailed stats

* Prices as of 15/08/17. Is subject to change (is linked to the Euro base price)
Neris SMARTs around the world
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

Neris Smart-2
Test paddle in icy Kiev Lake, Kiev Ukraine
Winter 2016/17
Sailing version Neris Smart-2 with Genaker A frame downwind sail rig
Preparing for a sailing holiday / sea trials in Norway
August 2017

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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