Nelo Vanquish Surfski

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11 months 4 weeks ago #40472 by MMaister
Hi,

it seems like there is a new design from Nelo called Vanquish. Has anyone tried one?

www.nelo.eu/product/ocean-vanquish/?size=ml

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11 months 4 weeks ago #40473 by ccchappell
Replied by ccchappell on topic Nelo Vanquish Surfski
Hi
Yes, I have one - an XXL Air version that have been paddling for a couple of weeks. (I'm 93kg) Great boat for me. Really a slightly detuned 560, not a faster 550. But the little extra stability it offers fits my intermediate skills nicely. Still need to paddle more in some ocean conditions to compare to 550 and 560 better, but my 550 will still be my go to boat for moderate to large conditions... Also I am very surprised with the Air construction. My boat weights 8.3kg, my wifes 9.1 and they are much more substantial then I anticipated. Yes the gelcoat is slightly less perfect but can only tell when sitting next to an SCS...hard to even see in the pics. I'll post some more information/review once I've been able to get some more bucket time. So far my wife agrees on my assessment...her primary boat is a 550L.

In the pics, you can see the extra volume in the tail, slight chine and the extended concave.

Full disclosure I am a Nelo dealer here in US.

Thanks,
Chris
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11 months 3 weeks ago #40485 by Morto
Replied by Morto on topic Nelo Vanquish Surfski
Hi,

As Chris mentioned a little more stable than the 560 and in the Air construction feels fabulous. I don't know what else to say - we brought 1 in to try and now have orders for another 7 of them...
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11 months 3 weeks ago #40488 by MMaister
Replied by MMaister on topic Nelo Vanquish Surfski
Great info, thank you. I currently paddle a 550ML gen2 which I am very satisfied with and I can handle any conditions (at least the ones I can possibly meet in my area) in its bucket.
I am very curious about the differences between the 550 and the Vanquish because I would consider an upgrade if the jump is not too big.

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2 weeks 6 days ago - 2 weeks 5 days ago #40919 by Inumariq
Replied by Inumariq on topic Nelo Vanquish Surfski
Nelo es siempre confort para disfrutar paleando. MI primer Nelo fué el 550 ML . Me sentía tan seguro que creí necesitar un barco más exigente para mejorar. Cambié por 560 ML al cual me adapté con motivación y dedicación. Mucho más inestable pero más rápido (0,3km/h de media en los 18km de entreno habitual).
Un barco excelente por su agilidad, comodidad y velocidad. Le falta volumen en la popa le hace perder empuje en el DW. Por esta razón aparece el Vanquish, mi actual barco.
La estabilidad del Vanquish es más parecida a la del 560 que a la del 550. Y su velocidad si es algo superior a la del 550.
Vanquish es un barco más capaz que los otros 2. Más volumen, se hunde menos y se deja empujar más por la ola permitiendo aprovecharlas mejor.
Hecho de menos la despreocupación que me daba la seguridad del 550. Te lo permite todo!
Deseando que os sirva.
saludos!
Nelo is always comfort to enjoy paddling. MY first Nelo was the 550 ML. I felt so confident that I thought I needed a more demanding boat to improve. I changed for 560 ML to which I adapted with motivation and dedication. Much more unstable but faster (0.3km/h on average in the 18km of usual training).
An excellent boat for its agility, comfort and speed. It lacks volume in the stern, causing it to lose thrust in the DW. For this reason, I got the Vanquish, my current boat.
The stability of the Vanquish is more similar to that of the 560 than that of the 550. And its speed is somewhat higher than that of the 550.
Vanquish is a more capable boat than the other 2. More volume, she sinks less and allows herself to be pushed more by the wave, allowing her to take better advantage of them.
I miss the carefree security that the 550 gave me. It allows you everything!
Hope this helps...
greetings!
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2 weeks 5 days ago #40923 by MMaister
Replied by MMaister on topic Nelo Vanquish Surfski
Hi inumariq,

fantastic insight, thank you. I am feeling very comfortable in my ML550 as well which gives me confidence. But I am itching for an elite boat.

I had a NK Nitro 60 (nearly identical with the 600) for a few days. It was marginally faster and a better surfer but significantly more unstable than my Nelo. I didn`t fall out and I am sure that I could adopt to the boat, but I am not sure if it`s worth it.
Just like you 99% of the time I paddle alone and it is nice to have that extra stability, especially in the winter.

An option would be to have two boats and to keep the Nelo for those cold and nasty days.

Would love the test the Vanquish but my local supplier doesn`t have it.
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2 weeks 5 days ago #40926 by Inumariq
Replied by Inumariq on topic Nelo Vanquish Surfski
Si pudiera retroceder en el tiempo haria lo que tu dices. No renunciaría a mejorar en un barco más exigente, pero sin deshacerme de mi 550 ML 2020 que me da placer y seguridad en condiciones "excitantes" en un mar frio y solitario.
Saludos!!



If I could go back in time I would do what you say. I would not give up improving on a more demanding boat, but without getting rid of my 550 ML 2020 that gives me pleasure and security in "exciting" conditions in a cold and lonely sea.
Greetings!!

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