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New NELO V1 Sete

Price for WWR Construction and F Construction. For other Constructions please ask Terry for a price.

The latest K1 paddling design now available as a Para boat.

Order Now Exclusively From ipaddle NZ

Introducing the new Nelo V1: a true performance Para kayak for serious athletes. 

The level of performance demanded by Para athletes has increased over the past few years. Curtis McGrath and other top athletes are working extremely hard, both on and off the water, resulting in blistering race times. 

This inspired Nelo to overhaul the traditional Vaa boat style and develop the new V1 Sete. 


Nelo K1 R&D takes the V1 to the next level

The V1 design moves more towards the new Nelo K1 Sete shape. It sits higher in the water, decreasing the wet surface area, reducing drag for a lighter paddling feel - and an impressive lift in performance.

Nelo have developed a very reactive boat that allows a fast start from the blocks. The steering is quicker and more responsive than a tiller bar (T bar), which makes it easier to keep the boat on a straight line, yet nimble when changing direction.


Kevlar and carbon construction

Developed by a Naval Engineer, the ‘F Type‘ is a Kevlar and carbon construction with a PVC core. One-piece construction eliminates the hull and deck join. Plus the V1 has more carbon in the cockpit which adds to the feeling of stability. 


Proven performance on its first outing

Curtis McGrath took the new Nelo V1 for a spin at Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal in August 2018 and produced a record slashing world title win. His personal Nelo V1 was delivered in November and he is extremely happy with its performance and fancy paint job (thanks for the photos Curtis). Check out his Facebook Page to see what he’s up to.

Available to order with paddle skiing system – perfect for marathons. Just talk to Terry on +64 21 074 8485.


Design your own paint style

Paddle Sport Design can help you create the look you’d like for your Nelo V1 Sete. Their expert boat designers can interpret and develop your vision into something that looks amazing and can be achieved at Nelo HQ. Check out their designs on the Paddle Sport Design Facebook page and go to their website to find a designer.


To talk to Terry about options for your Nelo V1 Sete phone +64 21 074 8485.


Athletes Kg Range:

M < 75kg

L > 75kg

Boat Size: 5.9m x 0.40m
Boat Weight: 11kg - 13kg boat / max 16kg fully rigged*
Ideal For: Para Racing, Marathon
Stability: Level 3 (stable)
Beam:  42cm
Cockpit size: 93cm x 38cm


2 year limited manufacturer warranty
Price $6,400 (for F type construction) incl GST and freight to Auckland

*Stats are a guide only. Boats are handmade, so there may be slight variations in actual size and weight.




  • K1 shape combined with balance
  • Solid construction, reinforced cockpit with minimised deformation
  • Ergonomic and low energy loss fittings
  • Top end performance


  • Deformation analysis
  • Fiber papping
  • Resin cure monitoring
  • "One piece construction" 


  • Fully adjustable platform seat


    • Same as Nelo K1
    • More adjustable, less weight and surface options for gripping.
    • Made of carbon sandwich and aluminium rails - with a bit of Portugese cork core! 


    Uniquely, the NELO V1 Sete features a fully adjustable footplate AND platform seat which is quick and easy to move - so suits paddlers of many sizes – ideal for clubs or families.



    F Carbon Foam Epoxy Vacuum Heat Cured This construction has proved it’s potential before and has become one of the most popular. It’s extremely resistant and stiff, so it’s excellent both for sprint training and competition. 
    SCS Solid Composite System

    This system was conceived by MAR Kayaks. It allows us to produce boats as solid as composites can be using the latest technologies. It has an extreme performance level due to its extreme stiffness. 



    Carbon/Kevlar Honeycomb Vacuum Heat Cured

    This construction is specific for marathon racing, and its main characteristics are lightness and stiffness. The balance between weight and stiffness gives this construction an outstanding performance in marathon racing. 




    FITTED WEIGHT RAIL Up to the 16kg min weight  No charge
    1.5kg weight set (to bring up to weight) $150
    SEATS Change the platform seat for one of the 4 other Nelo seats No charge
    (Ultra Low IIIC, Standard IIIC, Rotofix and Nelo IIIC) 
    ADDITIONAL SEATS (so you’ll have the kayak one plus the platform one)



    Paddle Sport Designs can help you with a custom design.

    Go the Paddle Sport Design Website to find out more.


      For more detailed information and tech specs about the Nelo V1 click here to visit the Nelo NZ Site.


      Nelo Order Schedule

      NEXT ORDERS DEADLINE: End of January 2024
      NEXT DELIVERY DATE: Late May 2024
      Dates are a guide only and may be subject to change.
      Shipping: We order minimum of four boats to be shipped together. This keeps shipping costs to a minimum.

      Shipping dates may be moved forward if numbers allow, so get your mates on board too. 
      (Sorry, Nelo K4 boats must be shipped in a container and cannot be shipped separately.)
      Express Shipping: If you would like your boat ASAP we can have it sent from Portugal as a single order by sea freight. Cost is $700 per boat.
      Deposit: 50% deposit is required before orders will be sent to Nelo. The balance will be due upon delivery 

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