NDK Explorer High Volume Sea kayak top and side views


Designed for rough water & covering distances, this expedition kayak is manoeuvrable, maintains good directional stability & carries higher loads. Designed to fit the large paddler. The HV (high volume) in the cockpit has been increased by adding 1 1/2" (3.8 cm) of extra height between top of the seat & underside of the deck. Also, a raised area either side of the cockpit has been added to facilitate more leg room. This enables the knees to be raised upwards for added comfort & outwards for greater edging & leaning control. 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 & allows quick exit if need be. The sloping bulkhead (whitewater bulkhead) behind the seat allows the kayak to be emptied by lifting only the bow, no x-rescue is necessary.

For the larger paddler.


Length: 533.5 cm (17’6”)

Width: 56 cm

Depth: 35 cm

Overall volume: 319 litres

Front hatch volume: 73 litres

Cockpit volume: 152 litres

Day hatch volume: 38 litres

Rear hatch volume: 56 litres.

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NDK Explorer HV Expedition Sea Kayak on a beach
NDK Explorer HV Expedition Sea Kayak and NDK RM Sport on the water
Nigel Dennis design NDK Explorer HV composite sea kayak on a beach