From humble beginnings 40 years ago, Nelo Kayaks has steadily risen to the top of the kayak world. Over the past 3 Olympic Games this has resulted in 20 medals in Beijing (2008), 25 in London (2012) and 27 in Rio de Janeiro (2016).
Their constant push to innovate and challenge boat design, coupled with cutting edge technology in their manufacturing process, and incredible athlete event support has them unmatched.
We are excited to see Nelo bring their technology and quality boat building techniques to rowing.
The Nelo Rowing factory is based in Vila Do Conde, in the north of Portugal.
The team is headed up by two of Portugal’s best rowing athletes – Nuno Mendes and Pedro Fraga. As a double they achieved outstanding international results for Portugal. Pedro became European Champion in 2014, and Nuno is a 2 time Olympian with an 8th in Beijing and a 5th in London in 2012.
DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY & CONSTRUCTION
Nelo’s patented Cinco Inverted bow technology has proven a winner in the kayak world, resulting in a faster hull shape.
With over 40 years of boat construction experience, Nelo Rowing shells are expertly constructed with a PVC layer sandwiched between two carbon fiber layers, producing a seamless, rigid hull, that meets FISA minimum weight standards.
All Nelo Rowing boats come with carbon wing riggers. Designed by Nelo, these lightweight rogers provide better rigidity, while being lightweight.
Project B stands for innovation, athletes, quality, experience and most importantly, passion. It is a winning philosophy as much as a brand. Brought to you by the collaborative expertise of BAT Logic (a 10 year innovator in rowing) and Bont Rowing (the new division of the renowned Bont Cycling), Project B was started because it is the strong belief of our 2 companies that rowers deserve more from their equipment. Bont Rowing’s team of technical experts, athletes and coaches are focused on bringing you the best equipment, based on 30 + Olympic medals, a staff collective of 4 decades of rowing experience and the most advanced technology available.
All Nelo Rowing shells come with Project B Shoes.