NELO Surfski and Sprint Boats

Nelo Boats,  the Choice of Champions

There is a reason why the best in the world choose to paddle Nelo… it’s apparent from their success stories. Nelo has been in business for almost 40 years and they know a thing or two about paddlers. Whether you are looking to paddle locally with a social group or train for the next Olympic cycle, Nelo has a vessel for you.

Nelo boats are built in Vila do Conde, Portugal and are sold in over 100 countries.  Nelo boats are designed for racing, touring, fitness, sea racing, para canoe, and slalom. The brand has consistently shown that they are leaders and innovators when it comes to the science behind building a better vessel.

Just take one look at this visual and you will see that every Olympic cycle, Nelo continues to launch itself further to the top of the ranks.  Nelo’s first Olympic medal was in Atlanta, in 1996, followed by 5 in Sydney, 14 in Athens – where Nelo became the official supplier to the Olympic games, 20 in Beijing, 25 in London, and 27 in Rio.

It’s not just about being the best, but staying the best….

 

 

560 Surfski

The NELO 560 Surfski

Ideal for Racing
Stability Level
= 2
Length: 5.6 Meters = 18.3 Feet
Athlete Weight Range: 75kg to 120kg = 165 to 264.5 lbs


  • The 560 is a shorter surfski that is surprisingly responsive and designed for the taller paddler
  • Higher seating position; comfortable
  • Secure foot strap system, choose carbon pull bar or neoprene foot strap
  • Good stability for an Elite ski
  • Amazing downwind control
  • Fastest bailing ski on the market, use your feet to open and close
  • Custom colors. Choose from a huge variety of colors available online
560M Surfski

The NELO 560M Surfski

Ideal for Racing
Stability Level
= 2
Length: 5.6 Meters = 18.3 Feet
Athlete Weight Range: 40kg to 75kg = 88 to 165 lbs


  • The 560M (medium) is a shorter surfski that is surprisingly responsive and designed for the smaller paddler
  • Its “needle nose look” and tight paddle “catch” area make it a very agile surfski and easy to turn in downwind runs
  • Higher seating position; comfortable
  • Seating area. Works for shorter paddlers and has room for tall paddlers
  • Secure foot strap system. Choose carbon pull bar or neoprene foot strap
  • Fastest bailing ski on the market, use your feet to open or close
  • Custom colors. Choose from a huge variety of colors available online
520 Surfski

The NELO 520 Surfski

Ideal for Touring
Stability Level
= 4
Length: 5.2 Meters = 17 Feet
Athlete Weight Range: 40kg to 125kg = 88 to 275.5 lbs


  • The 520 is even shorter than the 560 surfski and is designed for beginners with good mix of speed and stability
  • NELO has developed the 520 like the 560 so its easier to do downwind runs but also easy to paddle quickly
  • The boat has front and back handles and new and improved side handles, which makes carrying very simple
  • Very secure foot strap system, choose carbon pull bar or neoprene foot strap
  • Comfort and speed in all conditions, for any level paddler
  • Fastest bailer on any surfski, use your feet to open or close
  • Custom colors. Choose from a huge variety of colors available online
510 Surfski

The NELO 510 Surfski

Ideal for Touring
Stability Level
= 3
Length: 5.1 Meters = 16.8 Feet
Athlete Weight Range: N/A


  • An affordable price tag and perfect for those entering the sport
  • Made in polyethylene and weighing only 20.5 – 22 Kg (45-48 pounds)
  • Front and rear carry handles, tie downs, bungees
  • A fast and stable boat that glides well on the flats
  • DeBrito foot-actuated drain, large oval rear hatch and heavy duty cover
  • Foot-bar has GoPro mount  and quick release waterproof case
  • Through hull surf rudder
  • Custom colors. Choose from a huge variety of colors available online
600 K2 Surfski

The NELO 600 K2 Surfski

Ideal for Touring
Stability Level
= 5
Length: 6 Meters = 19.8 Feet
Athlete Weight Range: N/A


  • The 600 K2  is very stable designed for touring and is available in a variety of construction classes
  • The boat has front and back handles and new and improved side handles, which makes carrying very simple
  • Very secure foot strap system, choose carbon pull bar or neoprene foot strap
  • Steering in the front and back which makes teaching and learning easier
  • The boat is 6 meters (19.8 ft) and fits into a 20 foot shipping container
  • Super light and easy to turn on downwind runs – perfect for any level paddler
  • Fastest bailer on any surfski, use your feet to open or close
  • Custom colors. Choose from a huge variety of colors available online
Canoe

Nelo C1 Six Canoe

Stability Level = 1
Length: 5.2 Meters = 17 Feet
Athlete Weight Range: 70kg to 95+ kg = 154 to 210+ lbs


Ideal for Sprint / Marathon
The C1 Six models the Cinco and was designed for performance, stability and comfort. Send us your request and we can custom design your canoe down to the type, construction, size and colors.

Kayak

K1 Cinco Kayak

Stability Level = 1
Length: 5.2 Meters = 17 Feet
Athlete Weight Range: 70kg to 95+ kg = 154 to 210+ lbs


Ideal for Sprint / Marathon
The Cinco concentrates the athlete’s energy on moving forward – fast with limited side-to-side movement. Contact us to custom design your kayak down to the type, construction, size and colors.

Para Canoe

Para Canoe

Stability Level = 3
Length: 5.2 Meters = 17 Feet
Athlete Weight Range: 70kg to 95+ kg = 154 to 210+ lbs


Ideal for Racing
Beginnng in 2016, Paracanoe is an Olympic Sport. Nelo designed the boat with input from the paddlers and the coaches to ensure comfort and speed.  Contact us to design your para canoe down to the type, construction, size and colors

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(Boat demo’s available only in Florida)