NDK Kayaks

Maine Island Kayak Co. on Peaks Island work with Nanuq Kayaking to supply and demo Nigel Dennis Kayaks.

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Nigel Dennis Kayaks’ design and construction make them go-to boats for paddlers in challenging seas. Hull and deck design offer high primary stability combined with excellent maneuverability. Keyhole cockpits provide a maximum area of contact with the safety of a long open central portion of the cockpit; you have control via superior contact with the boat and the safety of not being trapped in the boat.

The two most important attributes of a sea kayak are its seaworthiness in rough water and its bulkhead integrity. NDKs are built with composite bulkheads that are glassed in place. The middle bulkhead is installed on a slope directly behind the rear cockpit edge. Along with the raised cockpit rim, this allows for a complete emptying of the cockpit whenever the bow is raised, during on-water rescues or washing out when ashore.

NDK builds highly customized sea kayaks for paddlers. Special layups, colors, and graphics are just a few custom options from a range of performance features.



The award-winning Romany is a responsive, playful, all-around performance boat. It provides confidence-inspiring stability, tracks well for its length, and is easily handled in wind with a minimum of weather cocking. The Romany’s excellent maneuverability allows for good control in bumpy water or when playing in surf and rock gardens. Its high volume bow reduces plunging into waves. Originally designed as Nigel Dennis’s school boat, the Romany brought the keyhole cockpit, three hatch “shaped ski” design into the general market. Its broad function, high secondary stability, and ease of rolling have kept it as a standard among sea kayaks since its introduction in 1993.

The Romany Series includes: Romany Classic 16’ x 21.5”, paddlers 120-200 lbs; Romany Surf, 16’2” x 22”, paddlers 150-220 lbs; Romany Surf RM (Rotomolded Plastic) 16’1” x 22”, paddlers 150-220 lbs; Romany Excel 16’4” x 23.5”, paddlers 200-250+ lbs; and Romany LV (Low Volume) 16’ x 21.5”, paddlers 80-140 lbs.


One of the long boat standards, the Explorer set a baseline for an all-day-comfortable, expedition style boat. With its rugged NDK build quality and large hatch capacity, it has been used on major month long expeditions, including several in the Arctic and Antarctica carrying all supplies with no support. Designed for real world rough water and covering distances, the Explorer is faster than the Romany and somewhat less maneuverable, yet directionally stable with more glide per stroke.The Explorer has a longer bow than the Romany, yet paddles similarly; it maintains the same high secondary stability and great down wave surfing.

The Explorer series includes: Explorer 17’6” x 21.5”, paddlers 150-220 lbs; Explorer HV (High Volume) 21’6” x 21.5”, paddlers 170-240 lbs; Explorer LV (Low Volume) 17’6” x 21.5”, paddlers 100-160 lbs.


The Pilgrim is a responsive, fast, and efficient kayak designed for the small or slim paddler. Its narrow hull offers quick acceleration while requiring far less effort to place and hold up on edge. It is easily turned and controlled, even in strong winds, and rolls exceptionally well, 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 Expedition is the Pilgrim’s longer cousin. It is a slim, fast, and efficient kayak with increased carrying capacity for camping expeditions. Most paddlers will prefer the long cockpit option, which adds 4”.

Pilgrim 16’’ x 19.75”, paddlers 90-140 lbs; Pilgrim Expedition 17’ x 19.75”, paddlers 110-170 lbs.


Part of the Pilgrim series, the Latitude is a narrow expedition kayak designed for the mid-sized or tall thin paddler.

The Latitude grew out of fact that so many mid-sized paddlers enjoyed the quickness and light edge of the Pilgrim Expedition, but preferred a kayak without the additional width and volume of the Explorer. The Latitude is similar to the Pilgrim Expedition, with the stern being lengthened by 2” (50mm). This extra volume has been added immediately behind the cockpit to reduce the amount that the stern of the kayak squats when being paddled forwards. The Latitude’s extended knee bumps have been moved forward for the longer legged pilot.

Latitude:17’ 2” x 19.75”, paddlers 140-195 lbs.

Rebel Kayaks

Rebel Ilaga

Designed by Johan Wirsen

17’-10” Length, 19.75” Beam

The finest composite Greenlandic kayak available

Ocean cockpit. Beautiful clean lines, Stronger, stiffer,  lighter…

a fast, and easily rolled kayak, this is also a really enjoyable day paddler.

Available in three layups, four stock colors as well as custom.

Rebel Greenland T

Designed by Johan Wirsen

17’-10” Long x 21.25 Beam
Composite Greenlandic Kayak
Hardchined hull, Stronger, stiffer,  lighter…

keyhole cockpit with four hatches

a fast, easy to roll kayak, also a well behaved all round kayak for day paddles and tours

Available in three layups, four stock colors as well as custom.

If you are looking for a composite version of a greenlandic qajaq, there really is only one current choice. The Rebel Ilaga. These kayaks, designed by Johan Wirsen, built by Rebel Kayaks, imported by Turner Wilson and Cheri Perry, of Kayak Ways, are as close as you can come to a traditional greenland hull and fit in laminated composite materials. Nanuq Kayaks is very fortunate to be one of the first retail shops in North America to carry these fine kayaks. We will have an Ilaga in the shop on display at the opening on 11/4, and we will very shortly be receiving limited stock of the Ilaga in stock colors, black and white, and in two different layups, with keel strip. Please contact us for more information.

For more information about other orderable Rebel Kayaks, check out their website: http://rebelkayaks.com

Tiderace Kayaks


The Xcite is Tiderace’s original playboat for the sea. It surfs, it carves, it edges. It’s the enthusiast’s boat of choice. Easily capable of light touring, the Xcite’s ease of turning and stability also makes it the adventurer’s favourite ‘go-anywhere’ and ‘take-on-anything’ sea kayak. The Xcite has ample speed to get you to the remotest locations and a seaworthy design which lets you enjoy the rough-stuff along the way. The cockpit ergonomics transfer a wealth of feedback back to the paddler making the Xcite a true paddler’s boat. The compact size of the Xcite S makes it an excellent rolling kayak – in the right hands, this boat is capable of performing all the competition Greenland rolls!


The Xplore range of sea kayaks is designed to serve two purposes: to be efficient, capable, seaworthy expedition kayaks, while also being dynamic to paddle on day trips. Computer designed, the Xplore series hulls are honed to provide especially efficient cruising at above 4 knots. Hatch volume is large, especially in the larger model sizes – these boats have a proven expedition pedigree and used on record-breaking achievements. Cockpit foredecks are relatively high giving a dynamic and commanding paddling position. When paddled with a light load on day trips, the Xplore rewards the enthusiastic paddler who enjoys edge-turns and easy wave catching.


Tiderace has created another extraordinary kayak. Designed for surf and rock hopping, the Xtra makes all the traditional play manoeuvres easy and new ones possible! Incorporating a planing hull and loads of rocker, this highly controllable boat plays the sea with abandon. Quick acceleration for bursting through the eddyline or initiating a surf, excellent stability for carving bottom turns, and loose ends for quick cut-backs are some of the results of this forward thinking design. Like all Tiderace sea kayaks, the Xtra is designed to keep pace with the group on a day trip. Load up your camping kit and paddle to your favourite remote play spot, the Xtra handles the sea in all conditions