Close Hauled 

Nelo Kayaks
Rua das Alminhas
Vila do Conde
Canidelo VCD
Portugal, 4485-060
Phone: 351.22.9272608
Fax: 351.22.9272709
Email: Contact


Since the start in 1978 Nelo Kayaks has produced more than 30.000 boats, with a vast variety in models, constructions and technology.

The first self-designed boats date back to the end of the 80’s.  These models were improvements made from original designs, the first fully original design appeared on the middle 90’s.

Now all our models are designed and conceived by us, with the help of professional personnel and techniques. The help of our naval engineer and of our R&D engineer as well as a big investment in prototyping machinery has proved effective, making the self-design and conception very rewarding.

The challenge of constant improvement is leading us through a development process. This process started with one concept that lies underneath all our designs. During the years it suffered some readjustments, still this concept is used both in touring and sprint boats.