17' 6"
Width (in)

Explorer HV Description

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.

Explorer HV Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Attributes

  • Front Bulkhead: 37"
  • Footrests: Yakima installed
  • Keel Strip: Yellow
  • Skeg: Kari slider with new composite box
  • Extras: Custom front bulkhead; Yellow keel strip

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