Colors & Options

All models of Nigel Dennis Kayaks can be custom ordered in your choice of any RAL color.

Custom built Nigel Dennis Kayaks are our norm here at MIKCo.

NDK remains committed to building highly customized sea kayaks for paddlers. Special layups, colors, and graphics are just a few options from a range of performance features. We place most custom boat orders in September; they are built over the winter for delivery in the spring.

  • custom front bulkhead (highly recommended for many)
  • choice of skeg
  • seat variations
  • special reinforcing
  • recessed deck fittings
  • under deck pump holders
  • in-cockpit additions
  • compasses
  • specialized backbands

See Tom's article, Care and Feeding of my new NDK Explorer with a few of the tweaks and tunes he's found helpful for his use in coaching and guiding.

RAL Colour Standard

RAL is a colour matching system used in Europe. RAL typically refers to the RAL Classic system, mainly used for varnish and powder coating.

NDK Romany and Pilgrim Sea Kayaks
RAL Colour Chart
NDK Echo starboard side
NDK Echo 5050
NDK Romany Classic
Latitude mauve rear dragon

Choose your Colours

Nigel Dennis Kayaks can be ordered in a palette of standard and custom colors. You design the look of your deck, hull, trim, deck lines, and keel strip.

Sea Kayaking UK's (SKUK) Colour Simulator can help you envision how different color combinations will look.

Where should you start, with so many colors to choose from?

See our article: The Impact of Color on Boat Performance.

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