NDK 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 LV Hybrid 50/50

Price: $4,985

A striking Pilgrim in a 50/50 layup: carbon kevlar deck, seat, and bulkheads for less weight with standard expedition layup hull for strength and durability.

Specifications
  • LOA: 15'9"; Width: 19.75"
  • Layup: Hybrid 50/50 standard layup hull with carbon kevlar deck, seat, and bulkheads
  • Colors: Bright Red Orange/White/Yellow
  • Front Bulkhead: Custom 33"
  • Footrests: Yes, Yakima installed
  • Keel Strip: None
  • Skeg: Kari slider with new composite box
  • Extras: Custom front bulkhead; Spray gel; Low volume model
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.

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

NDK Pilgrim Expedition

Price: $4,285

A standard expedition layup Pilgrim Expedition with the original keyhole cockpit opening.

Specifications
  • LOA: 17'; Width: 19.75"
  • Year: 2017
  • 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: Narrow seat; Original keyhole cockpit opening
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.

Recommended paddler weight 110-170 lbs.

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