25/03/18 - Special Spring 2018 offer on GRAM split Greenland paddles Free shipping to mainland UK addresses! Offer ends 3rd April 2018. See details of offer on Home page
02/12/17 - 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
/ explanation of some of the kayak parts used on this site
Cross ribs / braces / cross members - cross pieces fixed at right
angles to the central keel, forming the hull shape / profile.
Boomerang - rear washboard piece. This can also refer to the removable
cross piece on some rudder assemblies (steering lines are attached
Gunwales / side ladders - longitudinal bow to stern frame
members, along the upper edge of the hull.
Keel / Keel board - the central bottom frame member forming the main
of the kayak frame.
Keel strips - protective strips on the underside of the hull, from
bow to stern. Positioned along the bottom longitudinal frame members
- the edges of the central keel board and lowest stringers. Made
of the same
on TPU, CSM / Hypalon hulls. Used on the Wayland folding kayaks /
Keelsons - protective strips on the underside of the hull, from
bow to stern. Positioned along where the bottom longitudinal frame
members and lowest stringers are. Made of profiled rubber. Used on
the NERIS PVC folding
kayaks / replacement skins.
Rudder hanger bracket - the fitting on the rear of the kayak that
the rudder assembly attaches to.
Sponsons - bow to stern inflatable tubes positioned along the gunwales.
Is integrated as part of the kayak skin on the inside. Sponsons are
inflated as the last step in the kayak assembly process, tightening
the kayak skin over the entire frame. Sponsons also provide buoyancy.
Stringers / poles / longerons - longitudinal bow to stern frame
members, between the central floor keel board / ladder and the upper
gunwales / side ladders.
Washboard / coaming - raised frame member that forms the kayak's