We were the pioneers who made it for the first time.

mk-4 dolphin – mini kayak

We were the pioneers who made it for the first time.

MK4 DOLPHIN – For future champions!

As a world innovation among kayaks, HODY MK4 mini kayak is an essential tool for learning how to paddle in team and for kids to get to know and love kayaking.

The case of training young athletes is very close to our heart, particularly when it comes to the Hungarian kayak-canoe champions-to-be.

This commitment led to the idea of a completely new type of boat, the MK-4 mini kayak, which had won over the whole kayak community

The MK-4 mini kayak is a unique boat which was developed and produced by HODY only.

The revolutionary new idea created a new category as well.

We recognized that the standard K-4 adult kayak could not be used for training and developing the youth, hence we tailor-made our 4-person boat to the children. The result is such a boat that helps the young kayak athletes to bring out the best in them.

Children warmed to the boats immediately, since paddling in a mini kayak with 4 is a great life experience. As a coach of young kids, you will find the use of this kayak priceless when you teach team paddling, different techniques and team building.

The mini boats are certified by the boat certification committee of the Hungarian Canoe Federation and meet all racing standards.

On top of the MK4 we also sell MK1 and MK2 mini kayaks.
Here, you will find the boat that matches your style and paddling technique the best!

It is sold in Plus, Extra and Premium design, just pick your own!

Materials and technology used:
Bottom of the boat: carbon kevlar / carbon sandwich structure, deck’s fiberglass sandwich structure: vinyl ester resin / manual lamination / vacuum technology.

The PLUS design is mainly recommended for junior athletes. But it is also a great choice, if you need a high quality mini or touring boat for the best price.

Materials and technology used:
Carbon sandwich structure / vinyl ester resin / vacuum injection. In case of the EXTRA design, you can go for the see-through gel layer for a carbon style boat.

The EXTRA HODY model is popular among those racers and private people who are looking for a professional racing boat.

Materials and technology used:
Carbon / honeycomb / vinyl ester resin / vacuum technology.

Are you ready to win? The PREMIUM design is the best possible choice for racers, due to its layers of carbon and honeycomb that guarantee extraordinary rigidity.

The young team should paddle in a HODY mini kayak!



Length (cm)


Width (cm)


Cockpit Length (cm)

94,5 / 95

Cockpit Width (cm)

38,5 / 39,5

Weight (kg)


Paddler’s weight (kg)


Stability (1-5)


Our boats meet the standards of the kayak-canoe sport

Our standardised types of boats (e.g.: racing kayaks and canoes, training vessels) and training vessels (MK-1, MK-2, MK-4, MC-1) meet the respective and relevant local and International ICF regulations and the strict requirements of the Hungarian Canoe Federation.

Your HODY boat is made individually only for you

We do not keep boats on stock, every single order is individually produced based on your choice of colour, design and also the accessories and how you want them made.

Available colours

The most popular colourants are kept on stock, should you chose from these options, your boat will be delivered in no time.

Please note, that should your computer not have accurate colouring, the shade and brightness of the colours and the original RAL colours may vary. (The same is true for colours in print.) In this case, you can choose your shade of colour using RAL colour sample cards.



Send us a message or give us a call. Our international contact person:

Beatrix Varga-Hódy
+36 70 340 4402

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Maintenance rules:

Please follow below rules to keep your boat in perfect condition:

  • avoid direct impact with hard objects which can dent your boat
  • do not tie the boat directly on metal racks and do not tie it too hard
  • do not put the boat on the sun for long time
  • make the boat dry before putting it into cover for storage or transport
  • repair your boat only by professional staff