Venture Kayaks Islay Kayak with Rudder



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Part of a new wave of small touring kayaks, the Islay packs a lot of performance into a hull that’s short enough for easy car-topping and storage. The mid section is semi-flat with a mild V shape. That makes for the kind of stability and straight line tracking you’ll appreciate if you’re new to paddling. As your skills grow, you can take advantage of the asymmetric hull’s excellent edging and turning. The roomy cockpit and adjustable seating keep you comfortable all day, while the cargo compartments swallow a weekend’s worth of camping gear.

  • Full volume bow lifts over waves for a drier ride.
  • Long waterline length for speed.
  • Squared off stern for maintaining speed.
  • Deck rigging for storing spare paddles and other essentials.
  • Deck flats for installing fishing rod holders.
  • SmartTrack rudder is a foil-shaped blade reduces drag and increases turning efficiency.
  • Pivot pedals let you steer without sliding your feet back and forth, keeping you solidly braced in the boat at all times for greater stability and power transfer.

Tech specs

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Hull material Single-layer roto-moulded plastic
Length 4.3m (14ft.)
Beam 60cm (23¾in.)
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.

33cm (13in.)
External cockpit dimensions

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

80 x 42cm (31½ x 16½in.)
Load 55-130kg (121-286lb.)

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

375L (99gal.)
Made in United Kingdom