Sport & Sportive RM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A go-to boat for Guides - maneuverable, durable, and perfect for rough water play.

RM boats are a favorite for rock gardening and all-around fun because of their durability. The Sport and its smaller "sister" version, the Sportive, are NDKs only rotomolded (RM) plastic sea kayaks. These boats exhibit legendary NDK performance and features at an attractive price point.

Photo: Nick takes a shower in the NDK Sportive. Photo by Peter Frank Edwards, Maine Magazine.

Nick Delprete in the NDK Sportive RM

NDK Sport RM

Price $2,550

Modeled after the Romany Surf, the super-tough RM Sport is ultimate rock gardening NDK.

  • LOA: 16"; Width: 21 1/4"
  • Layup: Roto molded with three double bulkheads; composite cockpit rim; new seat
  • Colors in stock: Orange with Yellow trim; Yellow with Red trim; Red with Black trim
  • Front Bulkhead: Standard
  • Footrests: Yes, installed
  • Keel Strip: None
  • Skeg: Kari slider and skeg
About NDK Romany Sport

This compact, second generation polyethylene kayak is designed for the medium to large paddler who seeks full British safety features in a Greenland style Nigel Dennis Kayak. At 16’ it's great for play, day or long weekend trips. Its hull cross section is based on the Romany Surf for liveliness, but with a bit more primary stability and a longer stern for more speed and glide. This boat is designed for the smaller kayaker using it for day paddling, play and shorter trips.

As with all the Romany series this responsive plastic kayak is all-day-comfortable while offering great play and surf for the better paddler. Its reasonably boxy rails offer good primary stability. A flattish hull promotes its surfing characteristics which also helps in a following sea. The kayak has been designed to fit a range of kayakers with plenty of room for large feet. Unique to RM plastic boats, this boat has a fiberglass cockpit rim.

This RM kayak has the new adjustable high performance glass seat, unless otherwise requested, and offers extra leg room due to the raised area, the knee bumps, either side of the cockpit. The seat can be set higher for a smaller paddler. The kayak has a low rear deck for easy rolling, a keyhole cockpit that gives excellent contact, control, and quick exits as needed.

Recommended paddler weight 150-220 lbs.

NDK Sportive RM

Price $2,550

The Sportive is a scaled-down version of the Sport, designed for medium to smaller paddlers.

  • LOA: 15'8"; Width: 21"
  • Layup: Rotomolded with three double bulkheads; composite cockpit rim; new seat
  • Colors in stock: Orange with Yellow trim; Yellow with Red trim; Red with Black trim; Blue with White trim
  • Front Bulkhead: Standard
  • Footrests: Yes, installed
  • Keel Strip: None
  • Skeg: Kari slider and skeg
About NDK Romany Sportive

This compact, second generation polyethylene kayak is designed for the medium-sized paddler who seeks full British safety features in a Greenland style Nigel Dennis Kayak. At 15 1/2’ it's great for play, day or long weekend trips. Its hull cross section is based on the Romany Surf for liveliness, but with a bit more primary stability and a longer stern for more speed and glide. This boat is designed for the smaller kayaker using it for day paddling, play and shorter trips.

As with all the Romany series this responsive plastic kayak is all-day-comfortable while offering great play and surf for the better paddler. Its reasonably boxy rails offer good primary stability. A flattish hull promotes its surfing characteristics which also helps in a following sea. The kayak has been designed to fit a range of kayakers with plenty of room for large feet. Unique to RM plastic boats, this boat has a fiberglass cockpit rim.

This RM kayak has the new adjustable high performance glass seat, unless otherwise requested, and offers extra leg room due to the raised area, the knee bumps, either side of the cockpit. The seat can be set higher for a smaller paddler. The kayak has a low rear deck for easy rolling, a keyhole cockpit that gives excellent contact, control, and quick exits as needed.

Recommended paddler weight 130-210 lbs.

Nigel Dennis Kayaks Sport
NDK Sports at the Factory
NDK Sport RM
NDK Romany Sport RM

"I was instantly impressed with how the Sportive kept the characteristics that we love about classic sea kayaks but was able to stay loose on a wave and navigate rocks with ease." Nick D.

Read Nick Delprete's review of the Sportive.

Kayaking along the backshore of Cushing

MIKCo has a Sport and Sportive 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.