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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.


NERIS SMART Collection - a range of hybrid folding kayaks

The Neris SMART Series
(The Neris folding kayak range is listed here)
(Key differences between all the Series explained here)

The Neris SMART Series
The Neris SMART PRO Series
The Neris SMART ST Range
The NERIS SMART's - colour combinations

Competitively priced high quality hybrid folding kayaks. Made by the specialist builders with years of experience in developing and producing white water catarafts, inflatable and folding kayaks, using the tough grade PVC and high quality valves - the hybrid kayak / canoes are robustly built to last.

A cross between a folding kayak together with some elements as used in inflatable kayaks, the NERIS SMART Series hybrid boats 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 (main tubes / sponsons). 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 (sponsons) replaces the usual longitudinal 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 material.

The NERIS SMART range of hybrid folding kayaks / canoes are also designed to be multi-use and multi-role.

In multi-role -
The SMART family optionally has two different seating setups available - choose the standard inflatable floor seats to use the boat as a kayak when using double bladed paddles, or choose to add optional raised bench seats and fittings to use the boat as a canoe when using single bladed paddles (optional extra cost). 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 or having a picnic on the water!

In multi-use - the double seater SMART-2 and the SMART PRO, has two different seating position set-ups - use the boat as a double (tandem) or occasionally as a single (solo) seater kayak. The single seater SMART PRO S can optionally have a 2nd seat to use as a short double kayak.

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 5-15 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 (sponsons) on a SMART kayak deflate due to punctures or leak whilst out paddling, the boat's side walls which are held in place by the cross ribs will still keep the PVC fabric upright. This presents the ability to be able to safely paddle back to shore without any water ingress at all, unlike most inflatable kayaks which normally will get swamped (you will need to get out to save any packed kit) and with some brands / models, the boat will completely collapse.

Sailing - optional. The NERIS Genaker A-framed downwind sail rig - the same rig made for the NERIS folding kayaks, can be used with the SMART PRO and SMART double / triple seater kayaks. This sail 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. If you are keen to try sailing, request that the optional mast fittings be added to the kayak when ordering the boat.

Colour options. There are 3 main areas on the SMART skin - the hull, the main side inflation chambers (sponsons) and the bow / stern triangular decks, each of which can be of a specific colour. See 'Colour Combinations' below

Some kayak models have 2 different variant spray decks available - EG to use the kayak as a single or as a double. All spray decks come with separate waist skirt/s and cockpit cover/s. Cockpit covers are used to close off the cockpits when storing or camping overnight etc.


Multi-role hybrid folding kayaks
Neris SMART-2

NERIS Smart-2 double seater foldable kayak
NERIS Smart-2 two seater inflatable hybrid foldable canoe
Neris SMART-2 tandem
Hybrid folding kayak / canoe - same boat showing kayak seats (top) and canoe seats (bottom)

Slimmer and faster version of the SMART-2.

The Neris SMART Series

SMART is the series of multi-role hybrid folding kayaks. Exceptional stability, simple and quick assembly, roominess and rapidity make Smart comfortable to use in any conditions, from one-day trips to autonomous expeditions in coastal waters in seas and oceans.

NERIS Smart line of hybrid folding kayaks with some elements of inflatable kayaks combines cutting-edge solutions, quality workmanship and multitasking performance. Its design combines inflatable elements (gunwale sponsons) and the frame (keel bar and cross ribs). Besides, Smart has plenty of helpful features that make any trip really comfortable.

In this SMART series, the family comprises of an agile single seater, classical double seaters (can also be used as a single), roomy triple seaters for family journeys or for long-distance autonomous expeditions for two.

SMART Series product details
Kayak Price List

The Neris SMART PRO Series

The SMART PRO Series is a leaner and faster version of the standard SMART Series. The hull from bow to stern is asymmetric, meaning a more pointed and narrow front half with a more rounded rear half, which makes the PRO's more suitable for off-shore and fast river running, and extended journey usage. The PRO Series also sport longer bow and stern deck covers, smaller diameter side tubes, and a narrower beam. The internal volumetric storage space is still the same as in the equivalent standard SMART Series kayak.

The PRO Series kayaks has an upper deck reinforcing aluminum tubing "washboard / gunnel's" which is designed to stiffen the kayak's structure further for rough sea usage. For flat water and gentle waves, this upper frame assembly can be safely left out.

There are three models in the PRO Series - a single seater PRO XS, a long single seater PRO S and a tandem PRO. The PRO S is a convertible - the kayak can optionally be used as a tandem with the purchase of an extra seat. The PRO is also a convertible - just use one seat seat to use the boat as a large single.

When trying to choose between the PRO and the PRO S, as you may use want to use the boat in either role - as a single or as a tandem, the recommendation is to consider in what role the kayak will be mostly used as. EG if you will use the boat as a tandem for a very large proportion of the time (at least 90% or more), then the PRO would be 1st choice, with the PRO S (purchased as tandem) being the primary choice where weight is more important and not requiring much internal storage space. If intending to use the boat mostly as a single with occasional usage as a tandem, then we highly recommend the PRO S.

PRO LIGHT (TPU) - a lighter variant of the PRO models using lighter materials in most aspects of the kayak's construction - frame, skin, carry bags and spray deck. Ideally for those doing "backpacking" kayaking where weight and packed size is important when traveling overland. The hull is not as "heavy duty" compared to the standard (PVC) models so the kayak is best not used in shallow waters.
EG - Packed weight of the PRO = 27.45kg, PRO LIGHT = 20.25kg

LIGHT variants are specially made on request. Price is approx 30% more

SMART PRO Series product details
Kayak Price List
Neris Smart PRO Series hybrid folding kayaks

The Neris SMART ST Range

The "ST" kayaks are specially custom produced upgraded variants of the standard SMART PRO / SMART-3.

SMART PRO ST - this is an upgraded toughened variant of the Neris SMART PRO intended for military / security / rescue related roles. Specific frame members have been strengthened as well as the hull having extra keel strips. The frame parts and rudder is baked painted Matt black. The boats come complete with extra D-ring fittings intended for different purposes - strengthened towing rings to tow other kayaks and to be towed, and securing of stowage platforms on the front, centre and rear decks, including an accessory bridge (for compass, GPS etc). Bow to stern anti-slip floorboards (not shown). Spray deck is securely attached to the decks with zippers and Velcro. Safety air pressure release valves fitted. Footrest for front paddler. Seats have HD closed cell foam pads for the bottom, with inflatable backrests.
A range of custom accessories are available, ranging from platforms with D-rings designed to hold heavy kit, to waterproof conical shaped all black dry bags (fits in internal bow and stern sections, and dufflelbags that fits inside the cockpit behind the front paddler. PVC coated Danforth anchors with PVC storage bags that strap anywhere along the floor.
High speed dual actual pumps.
Any specific custom requests to meet certain operational needs can be accommodated. EG scuba divers

SMART-3 ST - this is an upgraded toughened variant of the Neris SMART-3 intended for rapid response emergency rescue teams - EG environmental disasters. Seating or floor space can accommodate up to 6 (mix of adults / children) or the large central cockpit section can be utilized to carry emergency supplies / equipment. Any custom modifications / fittings / accessories etc can be accommodated to meet operational needs.
In conjunction with BORIKA, the boat can be fitted with universal mounts to provide further functionality.

This hybrid folding kayak offers more robustness, convenience,and speed compared to conventional inflatable and folding kayaks The packed kayak bags can be stored in rapid response vehicles and be deployed within 5-10 minutes.

SMART ST Range product details
Kayak Price List

The NERIS SMART's - colour combinations
There are two main areas on the SMARTS - hull and the decks / main sponson tubes. The hull has a harder wearing grade of PVC compared to the fabric used for the sponsons and decks. The standard variant of Smarts have PVC for the sponsons and decks, whilst the LIGHT variants have TPU for the the decks and sponsons.
It is possible to request a different deck colour to that of the sponsons. The original Smarts were made this way, mostly the decks matched the hull colour!

Currently the factory keeps in ready stock, SMART's with black hulls, and red, orange, and blue sponsons / decks. The LIGHT variants are made to order and have slightly different tone of colour with black hulls - subject to fabric availability.

Other colour options available with standard variants are:-

Hull - Black or light grey / cream
Sponsons and decks - Blue, red, grey, orange, khaki green, light grey and black.
NERIS Smart Series hybrid inflatable folding kayaks NERIS Smart Series hybrid inflatable folding kayaks
Studio photo shoot - March 2018 - Trio of the SMART Series - SMART-1, SMART-2, SMART-3
Black hull / red decks and tubes, grey hull / orange decks and tubes, grey hull / navy blue decks and tubes

NERIS Smarts inflatable hybrid folding kayaks
Turkey expedition - March 2018 - SMART 2 & 3
Grey hull / Navy blue tubes and decks, Grey hull / Red tubes and decks, Black hull / Navy blue tubes and decks

NERIS Smart-2 inflatable folding kayak
Factory - SMART-2
Black hull / orange tubes and decks

Factory - SMART-2's - Dec 2018
Light grey tubes and decks with black hull, and all black

NERIS Smart-2 inflatable hybrid folding kayak
Lofoten, Norway expedition - SMART-2
Black hull / Navy blue tubes and decks

Neris Smart PRO Black hull with Khaki Green tubes and decksSmart PRO
Black hull and Khaki Green tubes and decks
Neris Smart PRO all light grey
Ardnamurchan, Scotland - Smart PRO
All light grey

Standard kayaks:-
accessories such as spray deck cover, waist skirts, cockpit covers, rudder / steering systems, canoe bench seats, and paddles. These items are available separately or as part of a Package Deal
Includes carry bag/s, kayak inflatable seat/s, foot pump, and basic repair kit.
Prices as of 01/01/19 - Is subject to change (is linked to the Euro base price)

Accessory Package Deals available - See Package Deals

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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