PILGRIM

Smaller boats for smaller paddlers, with features that belie their size.

The Pilgrim series is designed for the lighter or thinner paddler seeking an NDK style boat in a narrower straight running hull that is much quicker edge to edge. The new Echo has been designed to replace the low volume (LV) Pilgrim and Pilgrim Expedition. MIKCo still has a Pilgrim LV 50/50 and Pilgrim Expedition LV demo model in stock.

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 available for you to demo: the Pilgrim, Pilgrim LV, Pilgrim Expedition, and Pilgrim Expedition LV. Call Tom at (207) 232-6733 to arrange an appointment.

NDK Pilgrim Hybrid 50/50

Price: $4,985

NEW FOR 2020

A narrow, low volume 16’ with knee bumps for increased power and leg room. Reduced rocker for speed. Paddled by many smaller framed coaches.

Specifications
  • LOA: 15'9"; Width: 19.75"
  • Layup: Hybrid 50/50 standard layup hull with carbon kevlar deck, seat, and bulkheads
  • Colors: Water Blue/White/Ocean Blue with Water Blue hull ends
  • Front Bulkhead: Custom 33"
  • Footrests: Not you mounted
  • Keel Strip: None
  • Skeg: Kari slider with new composite box
  • Extras: Custom front bulkhead; Clear foredeck dragon
About NDK Pilgrims

The Pilgrim is a responsive, fast, and efficient kayak designed for the small or slim paddler. The narrow hull offers quick acceleration to higher speeds while requiring far less effort to place and hold up on edge. It is easily turned and controlled even in strong winds, and rolls like all NDK Greenland style kayaks. The Pilgrim fits the small kayaker due to its lighter paddler design and narrow beam, and is also comfortable for the taller, slim kayaker due to the knee bumps on either side of the cockpit. The higher knee position increases leverage and power.

The Pilgrim is fitted with an adjustable high performance composite seat available in two widths. It has a smaller keyhole cockpit for excellent grip and control, a low rear deck for easy rolling, and a sloping bulkhead behind the seat for quick efficient emptying by simply lifting the bow; no x-rescue is necessary.

Recommended paddler weight: 90-140 lbs.

Pilgrim Review

"I am 57 and started sea kayaking about 4 years ago making the best boat choice I could at the time. As I progressed, I wanted a great boat that would suit my build, provide confidence in changing weather conditions, and allow me to increase my kayaking skills. I've tried quite a few boats and now I've found the one I love.

The Pilgrim fits me to a "T", is fast, turns like a dream, is a reasonable weight, responds crisply when I try a more advanced skill, and I'm thrilled. I found the Romney was too large, the Romney LV too small (I am tall and slender with long legs), and the Pilgrim is just right. Call me Goldilocks."

-paddling.com

NDK Pilgrim Expedition Long

Price: $4,285

Standard expedition layup, custom front bulkhead, and longer keyhole cockpit opening and a mango colored deck.

Specifications
  • LOA: 17'; Width: 19.75"
  • Layup: Standard S glass
  • Colors: Mango/White/Orange
  • Front Bulkhead: Custom 34"
  • Footrests: Yakima, not yet installed
  • Keel Strip: None
  • Skeg: Kari slider with new composite box
  • Extras: Custom front bulkhead; 4" longer keyhole cockpit
About NDK Pilgrim Expeditions

The Pilgrim Expedition is a slim, fast, and efficient kayak with increased carrying capacity for camping expeditions. The narrow hull offers both quick acceleration to higher speeds while requiring minimal effort to place and hold up on edge. It is easily turned and controlled even in strong winds, and rolls effortlessly like all NDK Greenland style kayaks. The Pilgrim Expedition is specifically designed for both smaller paddlers, with its lighter paddler design and narrow beam, and taller, slim kayakers, due to the knee bumps on either side of the cockpit; the higher knee position increases leverage and power.

The Pilgrim Expedition is fitted with the adjustable high performance composite seat available in two widths, a smaller keyhole cockpit for excellent grip and control, low rear deck for easy rolling, and sloping bulkhead behind the seat for quick and efficient emptying by simply lifting the bow; no x-rescue is necessary. Most paddlers will prefer the long cockpit option, which adds 4”.

Recommended paddler weight: 110-170 lbs.

NDK Pilgrim Expedition Long

Price: $4,285

Standard expedition layup and longer keyhole cockpit opening in a high visibility color.

Specifications
  • LOA: 17'; Width: 19.75"
  • Layup: Standard S glass
  • Colors: Orange/White/Black
  • Front Bulkhead: Standard
  • Footrests: Yakima installed
  • Keel Strip: None
  • Skeg: Kari slider with new composite box
  • Extras: 4" longer keyhole cockpit
About NDK Pilgrim Expeditions

The Pilgrim Expedition is a slim, fast, and efficient kayak with increased carrying capacity for camping expeditions. The narrow hull offers both quick acceleration to higher speeds while requiring minimal effort to place and hold up on edge. It is easily turned and controlled even in strong winds, and rolls effortlessly like all NDK Greenland style kayaks. The Pilgrim Expedition is specifically designed for both smaller paddlers, with its lighter paddler design and narrow beam, and taller, slim kayakers, due to the knee bumps on either side of the cockpit; the higher knee position increases leverage and power.

The Pilgrim Expedition is fitted with the adjustable high performance composite seat available in two widths, a smaller keyhole cockpit for excellent grip and control, low rear deck for easy rolling, and sloping bulkhead behind the seat for quick and efficient emptying by simply lifting the bow; no x-rescue is necessary. Most paddlers will prefer the long cockpit option, which adds 4”.

Recommended paddler weight: 110-170 lbs.

Pilgrim Expedition Review

"I am a slight built male, 5’7” weighing 150 lbs, and have been paddling over five years. I was immediately sold on the Pilgrim Expedition with its fit: the thigh grips on the cockpit and knee bumps fit like a glove."

-paddling.com

Adventure Kayak Magazine produced this video review of the NDK Pilgrim Expedition.