NDK Echo at the Maine Greenland Kayak Festival

New NDK Echo

Smaller Paddlers' Delight

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. It 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 these two boats, it eliminates the excess rocker resulting from post mold, deck height reduction. The result is a fast, fun, playful boat that behaves beautifully in the wind. And it shines in Greenland rolling. The Echo, like the Romany, approaches that "all use" performance design.

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.

With the introduction of the Echo, NDK will be discontinuing production of the LV models of the Pilgrim and Pilgrim Expedition. Maine Island Kayak Co still has a few of these low volume Pilgrim models in our retail store.

NDK Echo Dimensions

  • Length: 16’ 7”
  • Width: 19.6”
  • Depth: 11”
  • Total Volume: 254 litres
  • Front Hatch Volume: 62 litres
  • Cockpit Volume: 120 litres
  • Day Hatch Volume: 32 litres
  • Rear Hatch Volume: 40 litres
NDK Echo
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