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of the NERIS model kayaks here
18/10/18 - Neris Valkure-1 now discontinued. Contact us ASAP if you wish to purchase one of the last remaining stock on hand
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
29/03/18 - Clearance of ex-demo stock - 1 x Neris Valkure-1, 1 x Neris Valkure-2. See Sales 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
23/10/17 - 2018 DW race.
Considering entering in the 2018 Devizes to Westminster non-stop canoe race in the Folding Boat Class? Speak to us about the very competitive Neris Valkure-2 folding kayak ASAP
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Of The Paddle'
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SMART Series - multi-role hybrid folding kayaks / canoes
The NERIS SMART range
(The NERIS folding kayak range is listed here)
priced high quality hybrid kayaks. Made by the
specialist builders with years of experience in developing and producing white water catarafts, inflatable and folding kayaks, using the same tough
grade PVC and high quality valves - the hybrid kayak / canoes are robustly built
|A cross between a folding kayak with some elements of inflatable kayaks, the NERIS SMART hybrid boat 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. 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 (main tubes) replaces the usual 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. There are two different seating options available - choose the standard inflatable floor seats to use the boat as a kayak when using double bladed paddles, or choose the optional raised bench seats to use the boat as a canoe when using single bladed paddles. In the SMART-2 and the SMART-2 PRO, there are two different seating positions - use the boat as a double (tandem) or as a single (solo) seater kayak. The SMART-3 does have the middle seat centrally positioned so that model boat could be used as a single seater for those extended expeditions requiring an extra load of kit.
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.
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 5-10 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 deflate due to a puncture 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 paddle back to shore without water ingress, unlike most inflatable kayaks which normally get swamped.
SMART-2 / 3's produced from October / November 2017 onwards have fittings available to attach a NERIS sail rig. The sail rig is the Genaker A-framed downwind sail rig - the same rig made for the NERIS folding kayaks.
This 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.
Colour options. There are 3 main areas on the SMART skin - the hull, the main side inflation chambers ("balloons" or tubes) and the bow / stern triangular decks. Each of the three main areas can be of any colour as you wish. Available colours are:-
Side tubes -
blue, red, grey and orange
Hull and front / rear deck triangles - blue, red, grey, orange and black (see swatch photo on right, and of different coloured kayaks below).
There are two variants of spray deck covers available for the SMART-2 - for double and single seater roles. For the SMART-1 and 3, there is one variant spray deck cover. All spray decks come with separate waist skirt/s and cockpit cover/s. Cockpit covers are used to close off the cockpits when 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
Top to bottom - Khaki
Yellow, Orange, Khaki Green,
Navy Blue, Red, Light Blue
Available SMART colour combinations are:-
Side tubes - Navy blue, red, grey, NATO Green, and orange
Hull and decks - Navy blue, red, grey, orange, NATO Green and black
See photos of various different coloured SMART's below
The NERIS SMART range
|405 x 93cm
Optionally 1 adult & 1 small child
Double / single seater
or 1 adult/s
Double / single seater
or 1 adult/s
|The NERIS SMART PRO
|NEW - just out now (28/03/18)
This 2 seater PRO is a faster version of the existing standard SMART-2. The hull from bow to stern is asymmetric, meaning a more pointed and narrow front half with a more rounded rear half, which makes this PRO even more suitable for off-shore and fast river running, and extended journeys usage. The PRO Series also sport longer bow and stern deck covers, smaller diameter side tubes, and a narrower beam.
The PRO has a upper deck reinforcing aluminum tubing "washboard"
designed to stiffen the frame which is only required to be fitted for rough sea usage - for flat water and gentle waves, this assembly can be safely left out.
The existing SMART-1 will be refined to have smaller diameter side tubes plus some minor "PRO" enhancements - this model will be available in Summer 2018.
Neris SMART-2 - £1100.00
Neris SMART PRO - £1270.00
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 material, hence different range of available colours.
Side tubes - Navy blue, red, grey and orange
Hull and decks - Navy blue, red, grey, orange and black
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.
Includes carry bag/s, kayak inflatable seat/s and basic repair kit.
Prices as of 24/01/18 - Is subject to change (is linked to the Euro base price)
Accessory Package Deals available - See Package