By combining the best features of a folding framed and inflatable kayak Neris has designed and produced the SMART Pro line of high performance ‘hybrid’ folding kayaks.
The hull/skin is made of marine grade PVC fabric with material density 900 g/m2 for the hull and 620 g/m2 for the deck. Only the highest quality fabrics, by Mehler Germany, are used in production.
The frame is manufactured from anodized Duralumin tube of D16T grade (DIN 2024) This alloy grade is used in the aerospace industry and has high durability, lightness and elastic resilience.
The kayaks are equipped with inflatable seats. The seats attached with straps to the frame of the kayak with the possibility to adjust the position and the angle of the backrest.
An easy to attach and remove Spray Deck with cockpit openings and spray skirts is available – the Expedition models are supplied with the Spray Deck. The Deck on the 2 person SMART Pro also has an access hatch with a cover. Custom fitted Dry Bags are available.
Yes – However the load capacity must be taken into account and an additional seat will need to be purchased.
All the SMART kayaks are supplied with a Rudder System.
Paddle selection can be a personal choice. We can supply a variety of top quality paddles from two brands – Bending Branches and Aquabound. For the SMART line we recommend and stock the ABX11 Sting Ray 240 cm, this 4- piece fiberglass paddle allows for easy packing and transport.
Profiled rubber protector keel strips are adhered to the bow and stern areas that could be susceptible to additional wear and damage.
Yes – During February 2019 SMART Pro kayaks made a trip along the Andaman coast of Thailand. Totally about 400 km in 21 paddle days, tropical sun, 98 F, high salinity, wind, waves and currents.
Neris have been manufacturing similar products since 1999 and specifically kayaks since 2004.
The hull/skin can be ‘cleaned’ with 303 Aerospace Protectant: https://www.goldeagle.com/product/303-aerospace-protectant/ – follow directions on the bottle.
The surfaces of the Duralumin tubes that slide into each other should be coated periodically with Boeshield: https://boeshield.com/why-boeshield/
Always dry your SMART Pro prior storage and store in a cool dry area off any floor.