MEC Explorer/EV1 125 Kayak with Rudder 5052-571

MEC Explorer/EV1 125 Kayak with Rudder


Price match guarantee

Found a better deal in Canada? Up to 30 days after purchase – we’ll match it.

If you see a lower price for this exact item advertised online, in print or in a store, give us a call at 1 (888) 847-0770.

If it’s identical, brand-new, in stock, and sold and shipped by a Canadian-based retailer, we’ll match that price.


Show Description

A stable, comfortable touring kayak for exploring lakes, rivers and oceans. The most versatile model in the Explorer line, the size is easy to store so it's convenient for day trips, yet it has all the features of a multi-day touring boat. There's room for overnight gear with 135L of combined storage space. The high, padded seat provides supportive comfort and the cockpit is oversized with adjustable thigh and foot braces to fit a wide variety of paddlers. The drop-down rudder acts as a steering aid to keep your boat going straight through wind and waves.

  • Shell is durable rotomolded plastic (the plastic can be recycled when your kayak's years of service are finally over).
  • Wide and flat hull shape creates a very stable boat.
  • Foam bulkheads improve buoyancy and provide 2 dry storage compartments.
  • Sealed compartments use hinged hatches with twist camming locks for easy access.
  • Adjustable thigh braces allows for a comfortable and customizable seating position.
  • High padded backrest is adjustable forward and back.
  • Foot braces distance is easily adjustable.
  • Rudder can be dropped from the cockpit by releasing the locking mechanism.
  • Rear skid plate can be replaced if it gets worn.
  • Bungee cords on the deck help keep your essentials handy.
  • Moulded carry handle aids carrying.
  • Non-stretch full perimeter lines come in handy when practicing wet-exit and re-entry.
  • Leftover plastic from production is turned into cradles used for shipping.

Tech specs

Show Tech specs
Ideal for
  • Cottage and recreational kayaking
  • Light kayak touring
Hull material HDPE (High-density polyethylene)
Length 3.8m (12ft. 6in.)
Beam 66cm (26in.)
Centre depth

The depth of the boat at the front of the cockpit, measured from the inside bottom of the boat to the inside top.

31cm (12.4in.)
Internal cockpit dimensions 85 x 46cm (33.6 x 18.1in.)
External cockpit dimensions

Dimensions of the cockpit, measured on the outside of the lip. The external measurement is useful when sizing sprayskirts.

92 x 53cm (36.3 x 21in.)
Load 41-136kg (90-300lb.)

The overall volume capacity of a boat or the total board displacement in litres.

220L (58gal.)
Made in Thailand