Nigel Dennis'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 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. 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 won a Sea Kayaker Magazine Readers Choice Award for Best Expedition Kayak three times.
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50/50 carbon kevlar and fiberglass layup
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