02/12/02 - Urgent sale - Klepper Aerius I 490 replacement skin (new). Details here
19/11/17 - new 'kid on the block' - Neris SMART Series of kayaks. Unique hybrids that can either be paddled as a canoe with bench seats or as a kayak with inflatable floor seats. A cross between a folding kayak and an inflatable kayak. Starting with SMART-2 here
17/11/17 - new range of Greenland paddles added - Gram Kajak paddles. In 2-3 piece in both wood and carbon versions. Appearing on the 'New Paddles' page here
16/05/17 - Next show day - Beale Park Boat Show 2nd - 4th June 2017. On display will be boats from Neris, Wayland and ZelGear, plus other brands, replacement skins and accessories. Details
02/03/17 - Product Videos page added. Videos of some of the listed folding kayaks ... see here
05/02/17 - Wayland Mk II Formoza
550 SOF military kayak, and the single seater version Mk I Achilli 500XL now included to the range
04/02/17 - 2 seater ZelGear added These nimble crafts do provide better excitement than whitewater
rafts and pack rafts! See Catarafts
UK dealer for the following brands:-
are a specialist team that previously was an exclusive folding
kayak brand dealer in the UK with several years experience.
We now have added a multi-brand on line store to better serve
a growing UK market with a wider range of foldable small craft
- from "Klepper" type of kayaks, to lightweight canoes
plus related accessories.
NERIS - foldable alu framed kayaks
ZelGear - inflatable kayaks and catarafts (catamaran rafts)
MyCanoe - origami concept open foldable canoe
WaveDesign - carbon paddles including Greenlands
Wayland Folding Kayaks - traditional foldable wood framed kayaks
Can we paddle anywhere?
In the UK, you need a license to paddle in most of
the waterways, rivers, lakes, etc.
BCU membership (Canoe
Wales, Scotland Canoe Association and the Canoe Association
of Northern Ireland) includes a license to paddle
on 5000km of Britain's waterways and canals.
Not all inland water is open to canoeists, some are
privately owned or is bounded by land which is private,
so do check beforehand. See Useful
Triple seater folding kayak
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"NERIS Alu-3" - Classic double seater kayak designed to explore the
open waterways (lowland rivers, lakes, reservoirs and seas). It is perfect for
a paddle for the day, and up to long journeys.
The kayak has a cargo area space in the front of the rear paddler as
well as the usual storage spaces in the under deck bow and stern sections,
and comes with comfortable one piece inflatable seats with tall backrests.
The "NERIS Alu-3" has duralumin frame pieces
with brackets made of stainless steel, which significantly improves the
kayak's reliability, strength and endurance.
The "NERIS Alu-3" has a simple and reliable design. The boat
is easy to assemble, has no short-lived plastic/rubber fasteners in the
framework. The frame is made of high quality D16T grade anodized duralumin
tubing. The large cockpit means shorter front and rear decks and hence
smaller internal storage spaces within the ends of the kayak. The benefit
of this is that the bow and stern spaces is more easily accessible plus
the rest of the storage space is actually in the centre of the cockpit
with no access restrictions at all. 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. All the cross ribs are
of the closed design (closed loop) - EG the front two seats uses the
cross rib for the back rest support.
Number of seats - three adults, or optionally two adults and 1-2 children.
are 2 different spray covers available - to cater for the
different seating arrangements plus optional extra child
This kayak can be used as a double seater for extended expeditions using
the front and rear seats and utilising all the central space for cargo.
Vacant cockpit holes in the spray deck can be closed off with optional
Stringers - anodized duralumin tube 16h1mm D16T
Frames - anodized duralumin tube 18h1mm D16T
Brackets - Stainless steel 0.8 mm
Kayak skin - PVC with material density of 900 g / m2 (hull) and 620 g / m2 (deck)
Hull - profiled rubber protector strips glued along chines formed by keel bars
Removable fasteners - stainless steel nuts/bolts
Seats - PVC with a density of 600 g / m2 with inflation tubes and twist valves
Packaging - Cordura, back sack 110 x 25 x 45
Length of 5.7 m
Width - 0.88 m
Weight - 27 kg
Number of seats - two adults, two adults and one child
Load capacity - 375 kg
Assembly time - about 25 minutes.
Hull - 5-ply PVC TE90 (900 g / m2)
Deck - 5-ply PVC TE62 (620 g / m2)
Packaging - Cordura 100
Ribs - anodized tube D16T brand 18h1 mm. Stainless steel brackets
Stringers - anodized pipe brand D16T (DIN 2024)
Keel bar / Keelson - profiled aluminum oval tubes