Used & Demo Boats

The following MIKCo fleet and demo boats have various levels of use, but all are seaworthy, maintained, and most ready to go to sea. Pricing reflects their condition. We know each of our own boats, and will tell you all we know. These are not new retail; all are sold “As Is”. Please respect that we cannot provide our usual full-fledged, multi-hour to multi-day demos, with our usual retail fitting advice, boat design, manufacturing differences, and one-on-one service. You are welcome to, and need to make an appointment to come out to Peaks Island to see these value priced boats – just please understand that we cannot provide our nearly unlimited new retail-level advice, time and education. We are familiar with each boat here and will try to help you figure how each boat’s performance and specs link up to your interests and needs. We want to help you with the right boat for you out on the sea to help you be both wise and safe.

A few of these value-priced boats are available to buy now on Maine Island Kayak Co's Ebay Store.

Nigel Dennis Kayaks

NDK Romany Classic, Standard Expedition layup - $1,000 

White/White/British Racing Green with green keel strip. This Y 2010 is rough and well used, but 100% seaworthy, solid, dry and ready to rock garden and play. Tom has been paddling it the last couple of years. It’s had some repairs over the years, and certainly does look like it’s well-used, which it has been. But know it is a full on NDK Romany with triple bulkheads, three hatches, Silva 70P compass installed. An NDK foam seat has replaced the original composite. This one features a rear rope skeg. Super safe and easy keyhole cockpit makes for easy entry and exit. Custom front bulkhead is 34” with Yakima pegs. The Romany design is an easy, overall do most everything boat. Its radically high secondary stability makes bracing and rolling like a good dream. 

For paddlers 125-190 lbs; Dimensions 16’ x 21.5”

NDK Romany Surf, Standard Expedition layup - $2,900

Red/White/Black. Very lightly used private boat traded in, almost new looking, no known issues with its build or use, just too many Surfs in our demo fleet. Triple composite bulkheads glassed in place. Triple hatches. 3rd generation adjustable seat. Large and wider keyhole cockpit with knee bumps for those with well developed thighs and tighter hamstrings. Yakima aluminum footpegs. Kari slider skeg with NDK composite box. These are a larger cross-section Romany for a more solid paddler. The extra length in the stern keeps the boat from “squashing” under power and increases overnight volume. All day comfortable with large and way solid in bumpy water with its NDK super high secondary stability. 

For paddlers 150-225 lbs; Dimensions: 16’2” x 22”

NDK Explorer

Image shows NDK Explorer. Photo of Excel coming soon.

NDK Romany Excel, Standard Expedition layup - $2,900

Red/White/Yellow with Red keel strip. Private boat trade with no known issues. Triple composite bulkheads glassed in place. Triple hatches. 3rd gen adjustable seat. NDK’s largest and widest keyhole cockpit with the knee bumps for the larger paddlers and those with tighter hamstrings. Yakima aluminum footpegs. Kari slider skeg with NDK composite box. These are the largest cross section Romany, are high-performance full on sea kayaks for the largest paddlers – we’ve had paddlers up to 6’7”, 290 lbs playing hard in these boats. Truly do-anything, full on, fun and playful sea kayak for the biggest paddlers. All day comfort, all waters boat in a maneuverable, safe 16+ foot package. 

For Paddlers 220 - 290 lbs; Dimensions 16’8” x 22.75” x 14.25”

NDK Explorer, Standard Expedition layup - $1,300

White/White/Black. Another Y 2010 that’s been well used by Tom on many overnights, but cloth has never been broken. It’s a dry boat, triple bulkheads, three hatches, Silva 70P compass installed. Has the newer and neutral 3rd generation composite seat. Yakima sliders & footpegs. Karitech skeg slider with composite rear skeg box. Custom front bulkhead. Super safe and easy keyhole cockpit for ease of entry and exit. We feel the Explorer is The Standard for reliable, safe expeditioning where it’s been paddled tens of thousands of big water miles, and remains many pro paddlers first choice. 

For paddlers 160-210 lbs ; Dimensions 17’6” x 21.5”

NDK Latitude, Standard Expedition layup - $2,100

Pastel Turquoise/White/Curry, Standard Expedition layup, Long keyhole cockpit, 3rd generation adjustable seat, custom front bulkhead at 34". Karitech slider with composite skeg box, with knee bumps. This MIKCo demo is in very good condition with unique colors. Foredeck dragon in Curry. Sizing is between Pilgrim Expedition and Explorer, quicker edge to edge, and solid NDK secondary stability.

For paddlers 160-200 lbs ; Dimensions 17’3” x 19.75”

 NDK Romany LV, Standard Expedition layup - $850

White/White/Black. Fleet boat. 3 bulkhead, 3 hatch, slider skeg. MIKCo repaired some stern damage when dropped in cold weather; otherwise very light use. Shorter keyhole cockpit. This LV has a very low foredeck which is why we suggest this is for paddlers under 135. Solid, stable, fun, playful NDK. 

For paddlers under 135 lbs ; Dimensions: 16’ x 21.5”

 NDK Sport RM - $1,200

Red with Yellow cockpit or Cherry with White cockpit. Both were fleet boats and both in good shape. 2nd generation design with well-constructed and dry foam bulkheads. Unique fiberglass cockpit rim with large, wide keyhole. Full deck lines and bungees. 3 bulkheads, 3 hatches. Karitek slider skeg.  Based on the Romany Surf. These are solid and excellent single dump, Rotomolded boats with high integrity, dry bulkheads for a (plastic) sea kayak. These boats are all day comfortable for  average sized paddlers, easy entry and exit, maneuverable, stable with great NDK secondary stability, do-most-everything- above-average suitable for athletic beginner/novices to advanced play paddlers. 

For paddlers 160 - 225 lbs. (smaller paddlers, look at NDK Sportiva); Dimensions: 16’ x 21.25” x 13”

 NDK Explorer LV - $1,500

Green/White/Yellow. Fleet boat. 3 bulkhead, 3 hatch. Smaller keyhole cockpit. Foam seat. Karitech slider skeg and skeg box. NDK Expedition layup. For longer, thin paddlers with its lower deck (1.5” lower deck than Explorer) and shorter and narrower cockpit. As a full length hull, this is a premium boat for trips & expeditions. 

For paddlers up to 165 lbs; Dimensions: 17.5’ x 21.5” x 12” depth

 NDK Pilgrim - $1,200

White/White/Black. Fleet boat. 3 bulkhead, 3 hatch. Slider skeg. Small keyhole cockpit. 3rd generation adjustable seat. NDK Expedition layup. Narrower design for ease of controlling one’s edge, bracing and rolling. Deck has knee bumps to increase smaller paddler power and comfort while leaving lower deck for all other purposes. Sharp, clean line through the water, high efficiency for the smaller paddler. 

For smaller paddlers up to 150 lbs. ; Dimensions:15.75’ x 20” x 12”

Wooden Strip

 Outer Islander - $2,500

Natural wood finish. Very lightly used, excellent nearly new condition. Classic, gorgeous, solid, high quality built wood strip sea kayak with custom carbon-kevlar sea cockpit rim, mahogany trim details contrast with the softwood strips. Triple wooden bulkheads glassed in place.  Three hatches, recessed deck fittings, full deck lines, bungees. Fast with strong tracking characteristics, high secondary stability, with decent internal volume for journeying. Out of Newfound Woodworks of NH. 

For paddlers 135-200 lbs; Dimensions: 17’10” x 21” x 11”

Tiderace Kayaks

We also have 1 new Cobra-built Xtra HV Hardcore; colors: red with black stripe. See our Tiderace page for specs and photos.

 Tiderace Xtra, Standard G-Core - $3,600

White with Black stripe. Lightly used demo model in excellent condition. MIKCo imported these super high quality built boats while they were being manufactured by Cobra in Thailand; some of the best built modern boats we have experienced. Wise use of fiberglass fabric layering, reinforced, resin flow control with vacuum and infusion. Triple bulkhead, triple hatch. Slider skeg. Well thought out composite seats. Compass recess. Keyhole cockpit. The Xtra is a shorter, nimble, boxy hulled performance boat for intermediate plus paddlers. These have a bit more edge than our NDKs. It’s a stable, sleek sea kayak oriented toward surf and rock hopping.

For paddlers 145-210 lbs; Dimensions: 16'7" x 22"

 Tiderace Xtra HV, Standard G-Core - $3,600

Blue with Black Stripe. Very lightly used demo model in excellent condition. MIKCo imported these super high quality built boats while they were being manufactured by Cobra in Thailand; some of the best built modern boats we have experienced. Wise use of fiberglass fabric layering, reinforced, resin flow control with vacuum and infusion.  Triple bulkhead, triple hatch. Slider skeg. Well thought out composite seats. Compass recess. Keyhole cockpit. The Xtra HV is a shorter, nimble, boxy hulled, higher volume, performance boat for intermediate plus paddlers. These have a bit more edge than our NDKs. It’s a stable, sleek performance based sea kayak oriented toward surf and rock hopping for the larger paddler. 

For paddlers 175-250 lbs; Dimensions: 16'7" x 22.25”

Valley Canoe Products (VCP)

 VCP Argonaut, standard layup – $1,500

Melon/White/Orange. Fleet boat, a bigger volume Aquanaut which is similar to the NDK Explorer. These are built like our NDKs, this one in a durable, long-lasting standard expedition layup. VCP slider skeg. Two Valley oval hatches plus VCP’s 8” round day hatch, I’d argue the best hatches in the biz. Full deck lines and bungees. Very high initial and super secondary stability; I remember several times not bothering to brace when side surfing. Greater larger long trip boat. 

For paddlers 170-235 lbs; Dimensions: 17’7” x 22.5” x 13.5”

VCP Aquanaut LV, Carbon Kevlar (CK) layup - $2,100

Ivory/Ivory/Purple. Traded in by one of our regular paddlers. Strong Valley vacuumed CK build. Two VCP oval hatches and one standard VCP round day hatch. Valley slider skeg and Valley keyhole cockpit. Well built, gently used before we took it in on trade, one repair, never been a fleet boat This was Valley’s answer to the success of Nigel’s Explorer but with Valley’s design philosophy, a bit deeper midsection than NDKs as the foredeck offers more room. High secondary stability, good bumpy water boat, with Valley’s shallow V hull for greater efficiency and glide. It’s a full-length boat with roughly Explorer sizing and Valley’s unique sea paddling design. 

For paddlers 135-175 lbs; Dimensions: 17’1” x 21.5”

 VCP Aquanaut RM, triple dump – $1,100

Orange. Fleet boat. VCP slider skeg. Slalom cockpit. Two Valley oval hatches plus its 8” round day hatch. Full deck lines and bungees. Strong, durable but heavy, with VCP’s early well-built triple dump RM layup. Solid, for real, long lasting Valley sea boat sized like our Explorers. 

For paddlers 140-200 lb; Dimensions 17’7” x 22.5” x 13.5”

 VCP Pintail, ocean cockpit, standard layup – $1,200

Rail Blue/White/Black. One of our guide’s personal boats. Built 1997. Short oval ocean cockpit. Rear rope skeg. Henderson foredeck mounted cockpit pump. Recessed deck fittings, full deck lines. 70 P compass. 3 composite bulkheads, 3 VCP hatches (with one large oval). These are great fun, traditional British designs, very maneuverable fish-form design. The Pintail’s rounded midsection, high rocker, upswept ends made this one of the very best early play/rock garden boats, yet many of us paddled on weekend trips as well. 

For paddlers 135-200 lbs; Dimensions: 17’2” x 21” x 13”

VCP Skerray, standard layup – $1,400

Maroon/White/Yellow. A true classic, and the boat paddled by VCP’s founder, Frank Goodman in his last decade or so expeditioning. Excellent condition, this is our demo model, not a fleet boat. 3 bulkhead, 3 hatch with one oval. Rear rope skeg. Custom front bulkhead. Slalom cockpit. Fish form hull. Very light use. Paddles like a larger Pintail but more relaxed, more initial stability. 

For paddlers 150-210 lbs; Dimensions: 17’2” x 23” x 13”

 VCP Skerray RM – $750

Grey. Fleet boat. 2 bulkheads, 2 hatch w VCP oval and round hatch covers – best in the biz. Slider skeg. Full deck lines and bungies. Slalom cockpit. Foam seat. Welded dish shaped bulkheads. Once a favored rock garden boat, with plenty of volume for weekend trips. Fishform hull by Frank Goodman, paddles like a relaxed Pintail. 

For paddlers 130- 200lbsDimensions: 17’ x 21.5”

Necky Kayaks

These Neckys are discontinued. Rotomolded, made in Maine, modern high secondary stability hulls, bulkheads, skeg or ruddered… These are some of the last of these great boats.

Necky Chatham RM
 Necky Chatham 16' RM – SOLD

Yellow/Orange RM plastic. Fleet boat.  3 bulkhead, 3 VCP hatches with ovals. Good slider skeg. Slalom cockpit. These paddle a lot like our 16’ Romany, and this boat is in solid, decent shape. 

For paddlers 145-200 lb (tho narrower hips needed); Dimensions: 16’ x 21”

Necky Manitou 14 RM - ALL SOLD

Lemon Lime. New and Used. 2 well done bulkheads, 2 hatches. Good skeg. Full deck lines, adjustable seat. Large, wide, long cockpit. 3 available in Lemon. Either new or nearly new. Made in Old Town, ME. I think of these as performance recreational boats as designer Murray paddled a Romany for years. Although recreational in dimensions, these Manitou’s have modern, sleek, high secondary stability hulls. They glide well, are fun to surf and play in the rock gardens while super stable for most any athletic novices. 

For paddlers 145-210 lb; Dimensions: 14’4” x 24”x 13”

Necky Amaruk Tandem RM with rudder - $900

Yellow rotomolded plastic. Traded in by Peaks Island family; comes with paddles and skirts and kayak dolly. With two large cockpits, two hatches. Foot operated rudder. We and many other outfitters relied heavily on these doubles (made in Old Town, ME) for many years. Easy, solid, dependable, maneuverable and controllable. Ok, they aren’t all that pretty, but they sure do bring smiles when paddled; and their width, hull shape and length make them reasonable even for little kids in the bow (on lighter wind days). 

For paddlers from kids to 250 lbs; Dimensions: 17’10” x 28.5”

Ocean Kayak Mysto - $350

Lime green linear polyethylene with molded-in seat and footwells. Designed for surf, this sit-on-top kayak is also suitable for lakes and calm rivers. Short design with built in keel. Small stern tank area with bungees for storing gear. Never been paddled; stored outdoors.

For 1 paddler, total weight capacity 275-325 lbs. Dimensions: 9’9” x 31”; seat width 17”; weight 43 lbs.

Old Town Discovery 169
Old Town Discovery 169 canoe, Green  -  Make an offer

Almost new, barely used. At nearly 17 feet, the Discovery 169 is the longest in the Discovery series. Designed to go long distances, the Discovery 169 performs efficiently even when it is loaded with gear. The three layer construction is designed to take a beating. The Discovery 169 is a great choice for the recreational paddlers who may aspire to go longer distances or may need additional room and load capacity.

Nylon web seats, ash carrying yoke and thwart, Vinyl gunwales, durable three layer polyethylene. 

Load Capacity 1400 lbs. Retail $ 1199. 

Dimensions 16’9” x 37” x 15”

Old Town Discovery 158, Green - Make an offer

Almost new, barely used. A tough, rugged, unsinkable recreational canoe in 3-layer polyethylene. Agile, stable and easy to handle. Excellent overall canoe. Two up or solo, no keel enhances its performance in currents and bumpy water. Molded seats. Vinyl Gunwales. 

Load capacity 1100 lbs. Retail $1,199

Dimensions 15’8” x 35.5”

Old Town Penobscot
Old Town Penobscot 16’, Royalex, Green  -   $1,500

New. Excellent in flat water, this lightweight design is very strong and robust. Royalex construction gives canoes high impact and abrasion-resistance, excellent structural memory and resilience. Its straight keel line and sharp entry offers speed. Its rounded bottom enhances turning responsiveness and easy handling in an all-around performance canoe. Fine tandem day-tripping boat or solo canoe for paddlers with higher skill levels. Vintage-graphics based on custom designs from the 1920s. Features black anodized aluminum gunwales, polyethylene decks with grab handles, ash carrying yoke and thwart, and web seats. Royalex is a discontinued premium layered composite of vinyl, ABS plastic, and ABS foam, one of the very best canoe materials. 

Load capacity 1150 lbs. Retail $ 1,700 

Dimensions 16’2” x 34” x 13.75”

Old Town Appalachian
Old Town Appalachian, Royalex, Green -  SOLD

Old Town's high rocker multi purpose white water camping boat with its clean rocker for up to class three with kneeling thwarts. Loaded it hammers through the chop, flared ends for dryness and still spins on a dime. Handles loads with flair with its shallow arch hull. But it will still float a lake like a flat bottom canoe. 1400 lb payload means you can take the family camping.

Load capacity 1400 lbs. Retail $1,700

Dimensions 16’ x 35” x 15”

Old Town Next
Old Town Next, Mango - $700

This new unique Old Town Maine built boat design can be used with canoe/single bladed or kayak/double bladed paddles. These are low profile (so easier to paddle if sitting on floor), playful, lively, fun little boats for quieter waters. The removable seating system and the adjustable footbraces adds a kayak element to this canoe and increases control and efficiency; and these variable configurations work with your style of paddling, flexibility and interests. Its combination of subtle rocker offers straight, smooth tracking.  3-layer hull. Reasonable weight. Short length, and bright colors. 

Load capacity 450 lbs. Retail $1,100

Dimensions 13’ x 29”x 11.5”

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