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A fast, fun, playful boat that behaves beautifully in the wind.

The Echo is Nigel Dennis Kayak’s expedition and play kayak for smaller paddlers, which handles well in surf and rough water and rolls like a dream. The Echo was designed in response to the growing number of paddlers who wanted a lower-volume Pilgrim Expedition.

NDK Echo 50/50 Layup

 Price $5,885

We love the bright yellow trim on this lovely, light Echo. White deck lines and bungees. The perfect sea kayak for the smaller, slim paddler.

  • LOA: 16'7"; Width 19.5"
  • Layup: Hybrid 50/50 with carbon kevlar deck, seat, and bulkheads
  • Colors: Light Blue 5024 / White 9016 / Sulphur Yellow 1016 with White decklines
  • Front Bulkhead: Custom 33"
  • Footrests: Included; not yet installed
  • Keel Strip: None
  • Skeg: Kari slider
  • Extras: Custom front bulkhead; Clear NDK dragon on foredeck shows distinctive Carbon Kevlar cloth underneath; Narrow seat
About the NDK Echo

The Echo offers a lower deck and tighter fit than the Pilgrim or Pilgrim Expedition, and features NDK's smaller cockpit for those paddlers 90 - 150 lbs. Intended to replace the custom cut-down (LV) versions of the two Pilgrims, it eliminates the excess rocker resulting from post mold, deck height reduction. The Echo, like the Romany, approaches that "all use" performance design; and it shines in Greenland rolling.

Features of the Pilgrim series are inherent in the Echo. Knee bumps just forward of the cockpit provide extra room for long legs or for adjusting your seating position further forward. The cockpit size remains the same as the Pilgrim range. The Echo’s volume has been reduced, resulting in a very low-profile sea kayak.

Recommended paddler weight: 90- 150 lbs.

NDK Echo 50/50 Layup

 Price $5,885

Pretty in pastel, this light, lively Echo is perfect for smaller paddlers.

  • LOA: 16'7"; Width 19.5"
  • Layup: Hybrid 50/50 with carbon kevlar deck, seat, and bulkheads
  • Colors: Pastel Turquoise 6034 / Quill 9002 / White 1016 with White deck lines
  • Front Bulkhead: Custom 33"
  • Footrests: Included; not yet installed
  • Keel Strip: None
  • Skeg: Kari slider
  • Extras: Custom front bulkhead; White NDK dragon on foredeck; Narrow seat; Turquoise hull flashes.
About the NDK Echo

The Echo offers a lower deck and tighter fit than the Pilgrim or Pilgrim Expedition, and features NDK's smaller cockpit for those paddlers 90 - 150 lbs. Intended to replace the custom cut-down (LV) versions of the two Pilgrims, it eliminates the excess rocker resulting from post mold, deck height reduction. The Echo, like the Romany, approaches that "all use" performance design; and it shines in Greenland rolling.

Features of the Pilgrim series are inherent in the Echo. Knee bumps just forward of the cockpit provide extra room for long legs or for adjusting your seating position further forward. The cockpit size remains the same as the Pilgrim range. The Echo’s volume has been reduced, resulting in a very low-profile sea kayak.

Recommended paddler weight: 90- 150 lbs.

Echo Review

"Great sea kayak and play boat for smaller people. Excellent body contact made even better by customized fitting out by Tom Bergh of MIKCo, resulting in easy control of boat. Handles like a dream. Puts fun into kayaking. Fast. Never tippy. Turns and edges smoothly. Carbon Kevlar makes it light. Handles waves and swells nicely."

-Pat C., Google Review

MIKCo has an Echo for you to test paddle.

We suggest reading Tom's article, Thoughts on Fitting, Demoing and Choosing a Sea Kayak, to give you an understanding of our emphasis on boat fit and function.

At Maine Island Kayak Co, all new full-price composite boat sales include custom foam fitting at a substantially reduced cost. This personalized process brings our world class boats into a league of their own.