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
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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)
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.
Smart Pro Series - NERIS
Double seater hybrid folding kayak
Kayak / Canoe
A faster version of the Smart-2. A very innovative foldable boat that can be used as a kayak or as a canoe! Also the boat can be used as a double seater or as a single seater kayak. This hybrid paddles faster than typical inflatable kayaks/canoes, and is more stable than folding kayaks.
Smart Pro" has a aluminum longitudinal keel and cross rib frame
pieces with brackets made of stainless steel, which significantly improves
the kayak's reliability, strength and endurance. The boat skin is one piece as with all folding kayaks - the hull being the same as in typical folding kayaks. Only the side walls are inflatable as in inflatable kayaks. This boat can be used
as a stable single seater kayak, with the seat centrally positioned.
Two different types of seats can be used - the standard inflatable floor seats (same as supplied with the Neris folding kayaks), or canoe type wood bench seats.
For rough off-shore conditions, the upper frame "washboards" can be assembled to provide more rigidity.
There are optionally available thigh straps which assists with kayaking. Cross ribs also act as foot braces.
There are fittings available to hold the Neris Genaker downward sail rig. The A framed mast folds flat onto the top of the deck
and can be easily raised into the upright position by pulling on the rear stay.
The hybrid comes standard with one 100 x 55 x 25cm backpack but should you plan to travel on planes, then you can request to have two compact backpacks weighing approx 8 and 12kgs respectively.
The "NERIS Smart-2" has a hybrid design, being part folding kayak and part inflatable kayak. The boat is very easy to assemble, with the frame members essentially reinforcing the 'inflatable kayak'. The frame is made of high quality D16T grade
anodized aluminum tubing. The skin is made entirely of durable PVC which does
not absorb water, so after a paddle, simply wipe with a dry cloth and
the kayak is ready to be packed. The
cross ribs in the cockpit area are of the open design, which means you
can sit anywhere within the cockpit.
The kayak / canoe will still remain afloat should one or both inflation chambers deflate as the side walls are held up by the cross ribs, allowing for time to return to shore.
Should the spray-deck be attached at the time, there will be little water ingress if at all.
Number of seats - two adults, or optionally solo paddler. The standard
spray cover has 2 cockpit holes, and comes complete with 2 skirts and
2 cockpit covers. There is a solo paddler variant spray cover available
- the cockpit hole is positioned centrally.
Longitudinal frame pieces and cross ribs - anodized aluminum tube 16h1mm D16T
Brackets - Stainless steel 0.8 mm
Kayak skin - PVC with material density of 1050 g / m2 (hull) and 620 g / m2 (deck)
Hull - profiled rubber protector strips glued along chines formed by keel bars
Seats (kayak) - PVC with a density of 600 g / m2 with inflation tubes and twist valves
Seats (canoe) - Marine birch plywood coated with special marine varnish
Carry bag - Cordura. Backpack (100 x 55 x 25cm)
Dry bags accessories available for the SMART PRO
70l conical dry bags for bow and stern
70l Central duffle bag
60l Upper deck dry bag
Available in tough PVC or lightweight TPU in various colours
of 5.35 m
Width - 0.86 m
Weight - 26 kg (packed - inlc pump & acc)
Number of seats - two adult (extra seat, optional)
Load capacity - 250 kg
Assembly time - about 15 minutes for full assembly (with washboards) or 10 min (without washboards)
Hull - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE90 (9000 g / m2)
Deck / Side sponsons - Mehler PLASTEL 5-ply PVC TE62 (850 g / m2)
Carry bags - Polyester 300D
Cross ribs - Anodized Duralumin tube D16T (DIN 2024)
Keel bar / Keelson - profiled oval tube, anodized alloy 20x35mm (DIN 6063)s DIN 6063
Bow / stern end posts - Finnish marine grade plywood
based client reviews / feedback:-
See Gavin Lodge's review here
Product photos (Accessories - optional extra):-
Canoe bench seats
Prototype tests - March 2018 - Seychelles
Smart Pro - white / blue
Smart-2 - orange / white