The Nelo brand was established in 1978.


Throughout the years we have acquired the knowledge, technology and know-how to be able to produce different types of boats and other composite parts with the same craftsmanship, with our newest venture being Nelo Rowing which started in 2016.




John Truswell : 07908 246525

Sean Kerns     : 07964 526475

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Bringing 40 years of success to rowing.


Since the start in 1978 Nelo has produced more than 30.000 boats, with a vast variety of  models, constructions and technology but always using finest weave highest quality carbon fibre where needed .

It is this experience and methodology that has enabled Nelo to become the leading brand in the Kayak world and we are excited to have brought this approach  and continued development in hull shape to the world of rowing.


Nelo is based in Vila do Conde, a small city just north of Porto, in the north of Portugal.


Besides the main factory and office, we have resellers all over the world. Our Nelo Rowing British representatives are based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, half way between the London 2012 rowing & kayaking venue and Henley on Thames, the home of rowing.

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Photo credits: Frank Leloire