NDK Explorer Low Volume Expedition Sea Kayak top and side view

Explorer LV

Designed for rough water & covering distances, this expedition kayak is maneuvrable, direction stable & carry higher loads. Made to fit the small paddler by designing a smaller cockpit & less volume than the standard Explorer, but the same hull. This kayak is more stable than the Pilgrim Expedition & will support a heavier paddler.

The kayak is fitted with a foam seat, unless otherwise requested. If a paddler should instead want a high performance glass seat, this can be fitted for no extra cost, but it has to be specifically ordered. The small paddler may even want to consider the small size high performance glass seat, also for no additional costs. 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 behind the seat allows the kayak to be emptied by lifting only the bow, no x-rescue is necessary.

An expedition kayak for the small paddler.


Length: 532.5 cm (17’5”)

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.

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