A fast, fun, playful boat that behaves beautifully in the wind.
The Echo is Nigel Dennis Kayak’s new expedition and play kayak for smaller paddlers, designed to handle well in surf and rough water. The Echo was designed in response to the growing number of paddlers who wanted a lower-volume Pilgrim Expedition.
At Maine Island Kayak Co, all new full price boat sales include custom foam fitting: a personalized process that brings our world class boats into a league of their own.
We have the Echo available for you to demo. Call Tom at (207) 232-6733 to arrange an appointment.
NEW FOR 2019
The recently introduced Echo has made waves among smaller paddlers for it's superior fit and ease of maneuverability. A joy to paddle.
- LOA: 16'7"; Width 19.5"
- Layup: Standard Expedition
- Colors: White/White/Black
- Front Bulkhead: Custom 33”
- Footrests: Not yet installed
- Keel Strip: No
- Skeg: Kari Slider with new composite box
- Extras: Black foredeck dragon; Custom front bulkhead; Carbon Kevlar seat
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.
"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