EXPLORER SERIES

Explorer

NDK’s award winning design for real world rough water and covering distances, the Explorer is NDK’s main expedition kayak for the medium sized paddler. Faster than the Romany family, it is less maneuverable, yet directionally stable with more glide per stroke. The Explorer is clearly one of the baseline expedition sea kayaks with its rugged NDK build quality and larger carrying capacity. It has been used on numerous month long expeditions, including several in the Arctic and Antarctica carrying all supplies with no support.

The Explorer paddles like the Romany series with a longer bow up front but with the same high secondary stability andMichael Hayes in NDK Explorer great down wave surfing. It is fitted with the same high performance glass seat, low rear deck for easy rolling, long keyhole cockpit for excellent fit and quick exits as needed. It has the same sloping bulkhead behind the seat allowing for quick emptying of the kayak’s cockpit by lifting only the bow; no x-rescue is necessary.

The Explorer has three times won a Sea Kayaker Magazine Readers Choice Award for Best Expedition Kayak.

Dimensions: 17’ 6” x 21.5” Cockpit: 32” x 15.5”

A full length expedition kayak for the medium sized paddler, length: 533.5 cm, width: 54 cm, depth: 34.5 cm, overall volume: 313.5 litres, front hatch volume: 73 litres, cockpit volume: 147 litres, day hatch volume: 37.5 litres, rear hatch volume: 56 litres.

Explorer HV

The Explorer HV is built on the same hull as NDK’s award winning Explorer design for real world rough water paddling and covering distances. The Explorer HV is NDK’s main expedition kayak for the larger sized paddler. The higher deck offers more inside room for one’s legs, while the knee bumps allow for greater knee height. Faster than the Romany family, it is less maneuverable, yet directionally stable with more glide per stroke. The Explorer HV combines rugged NDK build quality and large carrying capacity. It has been used on numerous month long expeditions, including several in the Arctic and Antarctica carrying all supplies with no support.

The Explorer HV paddles like the Romany series with a longer bow up front, but with the same high secondary stability and great down wave surfing. It is fitted with the same high performance glass seat, low rear deck for easy rolling, long keyhole cockpit for excellent fit and quick exits as needed. The sloping bulkhead behind the seat allows for quick emptying of the kayak’s cockpit by lifting only the bow; no x-rescue is necessary.

Dimensions: 17’ 6” x 21.5” Cockpit: 32” x 15.5”

Explorer LV

Explorer LV by rocky shoreThe Explorer LV is built on the same hull as NDK’s award winning Explorer design for real world rough water paddling and covering distances. Its shorter and narrower keyhole cockpit is designed for the smaller and shorter paddler. Its volume is less than the Explorer, but greater than the Pilgrim Expedition, and will support a heavier paddler.  Faster than the Romany family, less maneuverable, directionally stable with more glide per stroke. The Explorer hull is clearly one of the baseline expedition sea kayaks with its rugged NDK build quality and larger carrying capacity. It has been used on numerous month long expeditions, including several in the Arctic and Antarctica carrying all supplies with no support.

The Explorer paddles like the Romany series with a longer bow up front but with the same high secondary stability and great down wave surfing. The Explorer LV is usually fitted with an NDK cloth covered foam seat but can be fitted with a high performance glass seat. It also has the same very low rear deck for easy rolling; the keyhole cockpit provides excellent fit and quick exits as needed. It has the same sloping bulkhead behind the seat allowing for quick emptying of the kayak’s cockpit by lifting only the bow, no x-rescue is necessary.

Dimensions: 17’ 6” x 21.5”

An expedition kayak for the small paddler, length: 532.5 cm, width: 54.5 cm, depth: 31 cm, overall volume: 282 litres, front hatch volume: 80 litres, cockpit volume: 110 litres, day hatch volume: 37 litres, rear hatch volume: 55 litres.