NELO V1 Sprint Waka Ama

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

Now the undeniable K1 performance, stability and comfort are available as a Waka Ama.

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Want the fastest Waka Ama V1 on the market? 

Nelo kayaks have won more world championship and Olympic gold medals than any other kayak brand. They've drawn on all their expertise for this brilliant new Waka Ama design. For a really good insight into how the Nelo V1 Sprint Waka Ama kayak performs on the water, check out this in-depth review from Jörn Scherzer.

Nelo Kayaks are the choice of Olympic and World kayak and canoe champions, including the NZ Olympic Team and Gold Medal winner Lisa Carrington. Despite being new to the market, the Nelo V1 Sprint has already made a big impact on the NZ Waka Ama scene. can help you customise your NELO V1 Waka Ama. Just talk to Terry on +64 21 074 8485.

High-Tech materials make a seriously strong, light boat

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. This makes for a very strong and ridged Waka.

Quick and easy to adapt for different paddlers 

Uniquely, the NELO V1 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.

History of quality craftsmanship

Made in Portugal, Nelo is the largest canoe and kayak manufacturer in the world. Central to the Nelo design philosophy are three factors: performance, stability and comfort. The Waka Ama carries on this legacy of meticulously designed boats, moulded from hi-tech materials by serious artisans (who are racers themselves).

To download our flyer for the Nelo V1 Waka Ama click here


Athletes Kg Range: Takes a wide range, incl large athletes
Boat Length: 7.3m 
Boat Weight: 10kg boat / max 16kg fully rigged*
Ideal For: Racing and Touring
Stability: Level 3 (stable)
Beam:  42cm
Cockpit size: 105 cm x 42cm


2 year limited manufacturer warranty
Price $5,600 (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.


  • Optimised Shape and Balance
  • Solid Construction with minimised Deformation
  • Ergonomic and Low Energy Loss Fittings
  • Top End Performance


  • Deformation Analysis
  • Fiber Mapping
  • Resin Cure Monitoring
  • "One Piece Construction" 


  • Fully adjustable platform seat


  • There is an option to fit a rudder which uses the Nelo T bar system. This means the you can remove the rudder and T bar very quickly and have your V1 ready for s sprint race in minutes. 
  •  The larger Marathon K2 Rudder is used which is made of plastic (100% nylon) for impact resistance 


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



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)


FITTING Fitting a rudder and pedal footplate $200
FOOT PUMP Hubby Foot Pump plus installation on foot plate $104

 Price depends on complexity for the design. Simple designs may cost no extra

See the Nelo Custom Design page for more details


    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: 31 October 2017
    NEXT DELIVERY DATE: Late December 2017
    Dates are a guide only and may be subject to change.
    Group 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.
    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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