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15/10/17 - new range of Greenland paddles coming soon - Gran Kajak paddles.
In 2-3 piece in both wood and carbon versions. Appearing on the 'New Paddles' page here

29/05/17 - two used very good condition kayaks available -
Wayland 550XL Formoza COMBAT double seater and Feathercraft Khatsalano S single seater sea kayak
Listed 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



 

Exclusive UK dealer for the following brands:-

We 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 and dinghy

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 England, 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 Websites page.

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NERIS Valkure-2
Single seater folding kayak
Detailed Specifications


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Kayak
"NERIS Valkure-2" - a double seater kayak based on the classic German design. This craft has been proven on several low grade white water expeditions as well as being fast in marathon races. Suitable 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.

Features
The kayak has a standard sized cockpit, and comes with comfortable one piece inflatable seats with tall backrests. The "NERIS Valkure-2" has wood cross ribs and aluminium longitudinal frame pieces with brackets made of stainless steel, which significantly improves the kayak's reliability, strength and endurance. This kayak can be used as a stable single seater, with the seat centrally positioned.

Design

The "NERIS Valkure-2" has a hybrid frame of 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 aluminium tubing. The cross ribs are made of high quality marine birch plywood, and is covered with a special coating produced by the Finnish company Tikkurila, which protects the wood against UV radiation, mildew and fungi. 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.

Crew
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 as optional extra - cockpit hole is positioned centrally.



Construction
Longitudinal frame pieces - anodized aluminium tube 16h1mm D16T
Cross ribs - Marine birch plywood coated with special marine varnish
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 and stringers
Removable fasteners - stainless steel nuts/bolts
Seats - PVC with a density of 600 g / m2 with inflation tubes and twist valves
Packaging - Cordura. Backpack (50 x 90 x 23cm), carry bag (150 x 24 x 24cm)




Specifications 

Length of 5.50 m

Width - 0.88 m

Weight - 31 kg

Number of seats - two adults, or one adult in solo paddler role

Load capacity - 300 kg

Assembly time - about 25 minutes.

Materials

Hull - 5-ply PVC TE90 (900 g / m2)

Deck - 5-ply PVC TE62 (620 g / m2)

Packaging - Cordura 100

Stringers - anodized pipe brand D16T (DIN 2024)

Keel bar / Keelson - profiled aluminium oval tube
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Cross ribs - Finnish marine grade plywood

Video of kayak in action here

 








NERIS in action around the world



Neris Valkure-2 - Lake Lagoda, Northwest Russia





Neris Valkure-2 as a single seater












River Medway, Kent, England



White Nile, Uganda





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