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04/05/19 - More used folding kayaks added
Includes 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

20/03/19 - Incredible find! A rare UNUSED 1960's Klepper Aerius II for sale !
Found during a recent house clearance sale - in mint condition. See here - SOLD


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



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.

Gram Paddles - wood and carbon Greenland paddles

NERIS - foldable alu framed kayaks

WaveDesign - carbon paddles including Greenlands

Wayland Folding Kayaks - traditional foldable wood framed kayaks

ZelGear - inflatable kayaks and catarafts (catamaran rafts)


We also specialise in Klepper spares and rebuilds as well as other brands

 




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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Folding Kayaks (Used)- Pre 1970 models / rebuilt kayaks
(Post 1970's models / 100% original kayaks are listed here)

We have a limited selection of used folding kayaks in varying conditions. More detailed photos available on request. Spare parts and accessories for most of the recent kayaks are still easily obtainable. Accessories for older model kayaks can be custom made on request and spares can be sourced.

Unless stated, the kayaks listed here are 'vintage' model kayaks with their original skins or replacement skins. Where there is just the frame available, then a replacement skin is made on request, according to your specifications. Most frames are in reasonably good condition, with spares for common models still obtainable.

We do have stock on hand of spares and frame pieces for the British Tyne SD17 (Sports Double 17ft 2in). Spares for Kleppers are sourced on request if not stocked on hand. See 'Spare Parts' section on this site

We do offer a referral service where we will advertise your kayak here on a commission basis. We check and take detailed photos of your boat and store them in a secure facility. We promote your boat on various media and space permitting, at some outdoor shows. On request from interested buyers, we demo the kayak or provide more detailed photos. Contact us for details.

Some kayaks are listed on eBay and may not be shown here.

NB - Klepper Master dinghies have been moved to the Used Dinghies page




Kayaks shortly to be listed - awaiting detailed photos and valuation
Below are kayaks that we have on hand, some of which are being sold on behalf of sellers

Tyne Short Double 15 double seater
- Ref 001SB
Complete with frame and skin
Details & photos on request

Hammer double seater - Ref 002SB
Exact model to be determined - possibly SeaWolf?
Complete with frame and skin
Details & photos on request

Klepper T67 slalom single seater- Ref 003SB
Frame with no skin. Replacement skin will be made to order
Details & photos on request

Klepper Aerius I 450 single seater- Ref 005SW
Frame with no skin. Replacement skin will be made to order
Details & photos on request

Granta AirLine double seater- Ref 007SW
Complete with frame and skin. Skin is in good condition, some frame parts needs work
Details & photos on request

Nautiraid double seater- Ref 011AS
Complete with frame and skin. Skin may needs repairing
Details & photos on request

Granta Sprite single seater- Ref 016SB
Complete with frame and skin.
Details & photos on request

Tyne Sports Double 17
Few frames available

Klepper Aerius II 520
Few frames available. Replacement skins can be custom made to your specifications



Used kayaks for sale - pre 1970 models
(Post 1970's models are listed here)

LFB Stern WZ 60 double seater with sail rig - Ref 023IM
Klepper Aerius II 520 double seater - Ref 020CL
Klepper Aerius II 520 double seater - Ref 019DH - SOLD
Klepper Aerius II 520 double seater - Ref 006SW
Klepper T7 double seater - Ref 010AS
Klepper T9/59 single seater - Ref 004CG
Klepper Aerius II 520 'Custom' double seater - Ref 017SB - SOLD





LFB Stern WZ 60 double seater with sail rig - Ref 023IM
Kayak with spray deck, steering system, and upwind sail rig with Lee Boards. A very rare combination for a kayak in very good condition and of a brand and model not often seen in this country. All items made by LFB Stern, Leipzig. Also includes original sales documentation that came with the kayak

Sail rig is complete with a Gaff, Jib and Lee boards with bridge - masts, sheets, etc - all ready to go sailing. Included is a rudder with rudder pedals.


Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - Very good condition
Notes on skin - Hull - Very good, no scrape marks. Is tainted with discolouration on hull bottom. Deck - there is a 20p sized round hole and some very small "pin prick" holes in the canvas on the rear deck, as if some corrosive substance had splashed onto the boat. The round hole can be "temporarily" repaired with an adhesive patch (or sewn on) and the pin pricks safely be left alone. Alternatively the whole rear deck canvas can be replaced. All sewing type of repairs will be at extra cost and is not included in the sale price.
Steering system - Complete with rudder and rudder pedals
Spray deck cover - Good, unused
Kayak carry bags - Came with two bags, the "fat" rucksack for the skin and cross ribs has a large hole. The long bag is ok. New bags can be supplied on request
Other - Sail rig - in very good condition, no marks on the cotton sails

Price - £900.00

LFB Stern WZ 60 double seater folding kayak
LFB Stern WZ 60 double seater folding kayak with sail rig
LFB Stern WZ 60 rear frame section LFB Stern WZ 60 front frame section
LFB Stern WZ 60 spray deck
LFB Stern WZ 60 double seater folding kayak - view inside cockpit LFB Stern WZ 60 rear deck




Klepper Aerius II 520 double seater - NEW - Ref 020CL
Complete with frame and skin. Includes spray deck and steering system. Overall, this kayak is in very good condition and comes with well made "Four Seasons" kayak bags that were replaced the original bags a few years ago. As often happens with certain manufactured pole rubber seats with age, some have perished and so all seats will be replaced with new ones. The End Post had snapped in half and was loosely "repaired" by the previous owner with steel plates - this frame part, we will replace with a good condition used spare. The previous owner had made some padding and covers for the back rests and had glued some High Density CC foam onto the wooden backrest. This padding is difficult to remove, so this will be left as is, as home made new or used covers is the best and easiest solution. One of the home made back rest covers has a tear - unusable. The previous owner also made a repair to the stern central keel board panelling with an extra pieces of plywood on both sides - this appears to be be good.

Spray deck is of the single piece type, with integrated waistskirts. The spray deck is attached to the cockpit coaming with clips.

Includes full steering system - rudder and pedals. As expected with age, we will replace the steering cables with new wire.


Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - Very good condition. A broken End Post will be replaced. All pole rubbers to be replaced
Notes on skin - Very good condition, has surface scrape marks on the keel strips
Steering system - Complete, steering cables to be replaced with new sections
Spray deck cover - Very good condition, some sealing tape needs re-gluing. Missing 1-2 clips - to be replaced
Kayak carry bags - Good condition bags from "Four Seasons" - 3 bags
Other -

Price - £1700.00




Klepper Aerius II 520 double seater - NEW - Ref 019DH - SOLD
Complete with frame and skin. This is a very rare Klepper - completely un-used. Brought by a wealthy banker in 1968 direct from a kayak shop in the UK, but for some unknown reason, the kayak was never used. This person deceased recently and the kayak was found in storage during house clearance. We have the original receipts.

Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - NEW
Notes on skin - NEW
Steering system - complete with rudder and pedals
Spray deck cover - None included, can be supplied
Kayak carry bags - NEW
Other - Original Klepper paddles that came with the kayak is included

Price - £1500.00



Klepper Aerius II 520 double seater- Ref 006SW
Complete with frame and skin. The kayak has a personal name "Susi" printed on the bow, this can be removed.

Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - Broken alu tongue - #3 position on keel board. Plywood panel broken off on side ladder right side # 6 rib position. All rubber pole seats needs replacing. Front back rest needs repairing - back board broken off the cross bar
Notes on skin - Upper deck canvas in good condition. Hull very powdered. Keel strips needs re gluing.
Steering system - complete with rudder and pedals.
Spray deck cover - None included, can be supplied
Kayak carry bags - None. New bags needs to be ordered

Price - £1500.00 (with all required repairs to skin and frame), or £1300.00 as is







Klepper T7 double seater- Ref 010AS
Very similar to the successor model Klepper T8, being marginally shorter. Complete with frame and skin. Skin could be resealed otherwise best to get new replacement skin.

Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - Good condition. Needs all rubber pole seats to be replaced
Notes on skin - Original skin may be re-sealed - not guaranteed. Advisable to have a new replacement skin made to order
Steering system - None included, can be supplied
Spray deck cover - None included, can be supplied
Kayak carry bags - None. New bags needs to be made

Price - dependent on requested replacement skin. BASIC (plain deck and no keel strips) = £13000.00

Notes. Photo below is of the successor model T8 with a new BASIC replacement skin
 
   


Klepper T9/59 single seater- Ref 004CG
Frame with no skin. Replacement skin will be made to order. This model preceded the Klepper Aerius I 450 and is very similar to that kayak except the Aerius has sponsons. It is possible to have the replacement skin made in the same way as the Aerius I so that the rebuilt boat becomes a slimmer and stable "Aerius I". (Aerius beam is 0.72m. the T9 is 0.68m, with both being of the same length at 4.5m)

Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - Good condition. Missing 3 cross ribs - easily can be replaced
Notes on skin - No original skin. Replacement skin made to order / on request
Steering system - None included, can be supplied
Spray deck cover - None included, can be supplied
Kayak carry bags - None. New bags needs to be made

Price - dependent on requested replacement skin. BASIC (plain deck with no keel strips) = £1100.00

Photo of this red Klepper T9 replacement skin is to show what a T9 model looks like - replacement skin will be made to order in the deck colour and with any deck features that you require - EG add Bow-to-stern deck lines and hull keel strips








Klepper Aerius II 520 'Custom' double seater- Ref 017SB - SOLD
NOTE - this kayak skin was custom made - if you like this boat, we can get an identical one made for you.

Very good condition frame with a custom specification replacement skin with extra deck features. Ideally set up for camping expeditions providing easy access to under deck storage spaces.

Olive Green deck and black Hypalon hull. The skin is a recent specially custom made replacement skin which includes several features including large front and rear loading hatches (hidden under the spider cargo nets). The loading hatches each have two flaps using both wide strips of Velcro and zippers providing a waterproof and secure set-up. Rudder system is included.

Current condition (Any issues can be repaired / rectified by ourselves if required):-
Notes on frame - good condition, no issues
Notes on skin - fairly new, only been used a few times on the Thames. No hull marks
Steering system - complete with new steering cable (steel cable)
Spray deck cover - None included - choose which spray deck to purchase
Kayak carry bags - Plain black Cordura bags made by Wayland. Proper robust canvas 'Klepper' bags can be purchased
Other - Paddles not included

Price - £1250.00
Klepper Aerius II 520 with olive green replacement skin

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