Used in many top expedition paddlers from around the world this is still the number one go to kayak, fast, manoeuvrable and possibly one of the best load carriers in its class, ideal for a day trip or a month in the wilds.
Designed for rough water and covering distances, the Explorer is Sea Kayaking UK’s main expedition kayak and suits the medium sized paddler. Faster than the Romany family, manoeuvrable and directionally stable. It has a large carrying capacity and has been used on many expeditions worldwide including a one-month expedition to Antarctica carrying all supplies with no support.
The Explorer is fitted with the High performance glass seat unless otherwise requested. The kayak has a low rear deck for easy rolling, a keyhole cockpit that gives excellent grip, control and allows quick exit if need be. The sloping bulkhead behind the seat allows the kayak to be emptied by lifting only the bow, no x-rescue is necessary. The Explorer is also available in low volume and high volume.
An expedition kayak for the medium sized paddler, length: 533.5 cm, width: 54 cm, depth: 34.5 cm, overall volume: 313.5 litres, front hatch volume: 73 litres, cockpit volume: 147 litres, day hatch volume: 37.5 litres, rear hatch volume: 56 litres.