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The Explorer is the larger expedition version of the Romany with more hull speed and cargo room. It’s a super fit for middle sized paddlers, and has become one of the standards of paddling here in the Northeast. It carves and spins. Its secondary stability is remarkable. Its fuller ends hold more gear and keep the bow from pearling. It’s the bumpy and lumpy water where the Explorers excel with user friendly hulls, high secondary stability, thigh contact, and expedition features. In 2000 we used Explorer’s on a one-month expedition to Antarctica carrying all supplies with no support. This is our primary guide boat, most used on trips. Its durability is exceptional. We regularly land on rock beaches fully loaded. Its designed for it. The Explorer family is rounded out by the Explorer LV (for the smaller paddler) and the Explorer HV (for the larger paddler). Read the 2008 and 2011 Sea Kayaker Magazine’s Reader’s Choice reviews here(PDF): 2008 Review | 2011 Review

NDK Explorer Standard – Black/Yellow/Black w Oval Rear Hatch

The EXPLORER is certainly one of the standards for the modern expedition sea kayak, used by more professional paddlers than perhaps any other model kayak. With its added length it offers longer glide while journeying, greater capacity for multi-days, faster acceleration when in the large tide races. It has Nigel’s extremely reassuring secondary stability. Its volume has carried many of us for month long expeditions even in the Antarctic. Nigel’s super comfortable keyhole cockpit maximizes contact with the paddler’s thighs which increases control, enhances stroke power and generates high confidence in the larger jobbly rough waters. This boat has the new adjustable performance seat and MIKCo’s choice of skeg. It has again received a Readers Choice award from Sea Kayaker Magazine. Come on up and demo for an hour or a weekend and see what you think!

This particular boat is laid up in Nigel’s expedtion tough hull, deck and bulkheads, so is an honest 20 year boat under normal use. All black looks great! Its custom front bulkhead increases storage space, reduces water in an emergency and provides completely positive foot contact with a custom foam bulkhead.

Price: $4,100.00

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NDK Used Explorer Standard Demo – Mango/White/custom grey

This Boat Is Nearly Brand New! W deck logo and custom colors.

The EXPLORER is one of the standards for the modern expedition sea kayak, used by more professional paddlers than perhaps any other model kayak. With its added length it offers longer glide while journeying and faster acceleration when in the large tide races. It has Nigel’s extremely reassuring secondary stability. Its volume has carried many of us for month long expeditions even in the Antarctic. Nigel’s super comfortable keyhole cockpit maximizes contact with the paddler’s thighs which increases control, enhances stroke power and generates high confidence in the larger jobbly rough waters. This boat has the new adjustable performance seat and MIKCo’s choice of skeg. It has again received a Readers Choice award from Sea Kayaker Magazine. Come on up and demo for an hour or a weekend and see what you think!

This particular boat is laid up in Nigel’s expedtion tough hull, deck and bulkheads, so is an honest 20 year boat under normal use. Its very high vis in fog with the high contrast to white fog. This particular custom made boat has the new dragon logo etched into the forededk, and was very gently cared for all summer as the paddler awaited his new custom ordered boat.

Old Price: $3,900.00

Price: $2,950.00

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NDK Explorer Standard – Quill/White/Black

The EXPLORER is one of the standards for the modern expedition sea kayak, used by more professional paddlers than perhaps any other model kayak. With its added length it offers longer glide while journeying and faster acceleration when in the large tide races. It has Nigel”s extremely reassuring secondary stability. Its volume has carried many of us for month long expeditions even in the Antarctic. Nigel”s super comfortable keyhole cockpit maximizes contact with the paddler”s thighs which increases control, enhances stroke power and generates high confidence in the larger jobbly rough waters. This boat has the new adjustable performance seat and MIKCo”s choice of skeg. It has again received a Readers Choice award from Sea Kayaker Magazine. Come on up and demo for an hour or a weekend and see what you think!

This particular boat is laid up in Nigel”s expedtion tough hull, deck and bulkheads, so is an honest 20 year boat under normal use. And white does not show scratches!

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Length: 17.50 feet, width: 21.26 inches, depth: 13.58 inches, overall volume: 82.82 gallons, front hatch volume: 19.28 gallons, cockpit volume: 38.83 gallons, day hatch volume: 9.91 gallons, rear hatch volume: 14.79 gallons.

Old Price: $3,595.00

Price: $3,100.00

You save: $495.00

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Used NDK Explorer Elite – British Racing Green/White/ Yellow

MIKCo originally sold this boat and owner later traded in on another. Lighter elite layup, custom front bulkhead of 33″, IR custom backband, slider skeg. Condition is excellent. Lightly used (days a year), never been broken, no cuts or gouges. Ready for you to paddle now!

Price: $1,950.00

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NDK Explorer HV Standard – White/Black/Yellow

The EXPLORER hull is certainly one of the standards for the modern expedition sea kayak, used by more professional paddlers than perhaps any other model kayak. With its added length it offers longer glide while journeying, greater capacity for multi-days, faster acceleration when in the large tide races. It has Nigel’s extremely reassuring secondary stability. Its volume has carried many of us for month long expeditions even in the Antarctic. The EXPLORER HV fits a taller deck with Nigel’s unique knee bumps onto a Explorer hull for more room for the fuller framed paddler, and more storage capacity in the three hatches. Designed for rough water and covering distances, this expedition kayak is maneuvrable, directionally stable and carries greater loads. The volume in the cockpit has been increased by adding 1.5″ (3,8 cm) of extra height between the top of the seat and underside of the deck. Also, the raised knee bumps on either side of the cockpit adds more knee height or room for thicker thighs. The hull has not been altered. Nigel’s super comfortable keyhole cockpit maximizes contact with the paddler which increases control, enhances stroke power and generates high confidence in the larger jobbly rough waters. This boat has the new third gen adjustable performance seat and MIKCo’s choice of a Kari slider skeg with a composite box. The sloping bulkhead behind the seat allows the kayak to be emptied by lifting only the bow, no x-rescue is necessary. Remember that the EXPLORER again received a Readers Choice award from Sea Kayaker Magazine, and its the same hull as the EXPLORER HV.

This particular boat is laid up in Nigel’s expedtion tough hull, deck and bulkheads, so is an honest 20 year boat under normal use. It is bright and lively and looks great! Come on up and  paddle our demo for an hour or a weekend and see what you think!

Price: $3,995.00

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NDK Explorer HV Standard – Mango/White/Red

The EXPLORER hull is certainly one of the standards for the modern expedition sea kayak, used by more professional paddlers than perhaps any other model kayak. With its added length it offers longer glide while journeying, greater capacity for multi-days, faster acceleration when in the large tide races. It has Nigel’s extremely reassuring secondary stability. Its volume has carried many of us for month long expeditions even in the Antarctic. The EXPLORER HV fits a taller deck with Nigel’s unique knee bumps onto a Explorer hull for more room for the fuller framed paddler, and more storage capacity in the three hatches. Designed for rough water and covering distances, this expedition kayak is maneuvrable, directionally stable and carries greater loads. The volume in the cockpit has been increased by adding 1.5″ (3,8 cm) of extra height between the top of the seat and underside of the deck. Also, the raised knee bumps on either side of the cockpit adds more knee height or room for thicker thighs. The hull has not been altered. Nigel’s super comfortable keyhole cockpit maximizes contact with the paddler which increases control, enhances stroke power and generates high confidence in the larger jobbly rough waters. This boat has the new third gen adjustable performance seat and MIKCo’s choice of a Kari slider skeg with a composite box. The sloping bulkhead behind the seat allows the kayak to be emptied by lifting only the bow, no x-rescue is necessary. Remember that the EXPLORER again received a Readers Choice award from Sea Kayaker Magazine, and its the same hull as the EXPLORER HV.

This particular boat is laid up in Nigel’s expedtion tough hull, deck and bulkheads, so is an honest 20 year boat under normal use. It is bright and lively and looks great! Come on up and  paddle our demo for an hour or a weekend and see what you think!

Price: $3,995.00

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NDK Explorer HV Standard – Yellow/White/Black

Designed for rough water and covering distances, this expedition kayak is maneuvrable, direction stable and carry higher loads. Designed to fit the large paddler. The volume in the cockpit has been increased by adding 1.5″ (3,8 cm) of extra height between top of the seat and underside of the deck. Also, a raised areaeither side of the cockpit has been added to facilitate more leg room. The hull has not been altered.

The Explorer HV is fitted with the High performance glass seat, unless otherwise requested. The kayak has a low rear deck for easy rolling, a keyhole cockpit that gives excellent grip, control and allows quick exit if need be. The sloping bulkhead behind the seat allows the kayak to be emptied by lifting only the bow, no x-rescue is necessary.

Price: $3,900.00

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