10/04/20 - TYNE folding kayaks / canoes - Spare parts including frame pieces and hardware are currently being updated here
29/03/20 - More used folding kayaks added - Includes classic Kleppers on this page and a chance to get a military grade Wayland F550 on this page!
08/12/19 - More used folding kayaks added Includes Wayland Amazon II 520 & 550, Kleppers, a Pouch RZ85, and a rare LFB Stern WZ60 complete with original sail rig
04/05/19 - More vintage paddles added. Original two piece wooden vintage paddles in various conditions 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
02/03/17 - Product Videos page added. Videos of some of the listed folding kayaks ... see here
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.
Gram Paddles - wood and carbon Greenland paddles
NERIS - foldable alu framed kayaks
WaveDesign - carbon paddles including Greenlands
We also specialise in Klepper spares and rebuilds as well as other brands
on an non-exclusive basis with various manufacturers
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
to Folding Concepts
dealer in collapsible kayaks, canoes, dinghies and catarafts
Foldable kayaks, canoes, dinghies, packrafts and catarafts plus a wide
range of related accessories all designed for compact storage
and ease of commuting to and from water .....
on-line store dedicated
to the versatile world of small foldable watercrafts.
An exciting range of folding touring expedition boats
the world around you from the water, without the worries
of storage space and transportation issues usually associated
with rigid plastic or fibre glass / carbon / Kevlar boats,
or heavy rafts.
Here you will find on this online store, a selected and tested
range of folding kayaks / canoes from a few big name
brands - (new or used) Klepper, Neris, Wayland, plus
a few more! Also there is a growing range of
from many reputable brands and small specialist manufacturers to help complement
foldable boats. All these brands have over 12 years of manufacturing experience,
Klepper being well known worldwide having started way back in the 1920's!
Also you will find quality checked used folding kayaks, spares
for that vintage collectible kayak that you may have, and
organise a replacement
skin for your valued
old kayak. If you are after a particular kayak model that you once had
many years ago as a kid, we'll try help you to get one - yes we do rebuilds
Composite split Euro paddles suitable for long
distance touring. Also
wooden kayak, canoe and carbon Greenland paddles
Accessories - dry bags, sail rigs, marine compasses, kayak
carts, comfort seats -
all items designed or specifically selected for folding kayaks and canoes.
Books and maps - get the best out of your investment by exploring places
that you have not been to - waterways, lakes and the coast!
This site is still very much in 'work in progress', with many
more categories and detailed pages to be added. Do feel
free to contact
us now for any details that you require or need something that's not currently
To order or to enquire about anything besides books and maps, email us
with your boating requirements and we will discuss the various options
available (and show you if possible) that best suits
needs. Once your wish list has been finalised, we will send
you an invoice with payment details (Pay via PayPal or direct bank
deposit), alternatively we will set up a quick payment page for you.
Background - Neris Valkure-2 double seater folding kayak
Hybrid wood and ALU frame
Assembles in 25-30 min
Foreground - Neris SMART PRO double seater hybrid folding kayak
ALU frame and oversized sponsons
Assembles in 10-15 min
Background - Neris SMART PRO S single seater hybrid folding kayak
Set up as a short double with an optional extra seat
ALU frame and oversized sponsons
Assembles in 10-15min
Foreground - Neris SMART-2 double seater hybrid folding kayak
ALU frame and oversized sponsons
Assembles in 10 min
canoeing in a
folding kayak !
NB - Inflatable kayaks are NOT classified as a folding kayak type, those boats are simply "foldable". Folding kayaks have a skeletal frame which includes a keel and cross ribs
Folding kayaks - the most versatile craft ever - from backpack to water in
10 -25 minutes
packed kayak bag in a cupboard at home, or in the boot of the car, motorhome
or caravan. Easily travel to your starting location by train or coach, paddle
downstream and return home via a different train / coach.
assemble by the waterside and then off you paddle!
TYNE Folding Boats Ltd
Looking to restore your old TYNE canoe?
Original Tyne spare parts list (frames and hardware) for British TYNE folding kayaks / canoes currently being updated. The bulk of the spares are all new - ex clearance stock from the original factory in Twickenham, 1975. See here
GRAM Greenland split paddles
Two and three piece carbon and wood/carbon hybrid Greenland paddles
Details and photos of GRAM Greenland sticks listed here
Valkure-2 hybrid framed folding kayak
From this ...
in 15-25 minutes
Thinking of racing in the non-stop Devizes to Westminster Folding Boat Class in 2021?
The Neris Valkure-2 (lightweight race version) is the boat for you
Several NERIS Valkure-2's took part for the first time in the 2017 DW race and the general consensus was that the boats were really faster and lighter compared to the other commonly used folding kayaks. DW 2018 unfortunately was cancelled during the event due to high water levels.
In DW 2019, Valkure-2's came 1st and 3rd.
Or if you would like a kayak custom built to your specifications, do contact us!
Details and history of the Devizes to Westminster race here
Various replacement skin manufacturers
|For good condition used spares for all Klepper models |
|For new and good condition used spares for most TYNE canoe models |
For new alu framed folding kayaks
For folding kayak replacement skins