Venture Kayaks Islay 12 LV Kayak with Skeg

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Made for smaller, lighter paddlers, this low-volume version of the shortest vessel in the Islay fleet handles easily on and off the water. It offers all the features of a touring kayak, scaled down for daytrips and overnights on sheltered waters. Newbies will be reassured by its stability, and experts will love its excellent edging and carving. A new contoured seat with a floating backrest makes your cruises even more luxurious.

  • Full volume bow lifts over waves for a drier ride.
  • Long waterline length and squared-off stern provide steady speed.
  • Roomy cockpit for comfort and thigh grips for control.
  • Notches on the foredeck hold your paddle while you grab a snack or take photos.
  • Deck rigging holds spare paddles and other essentials.
  • Deck flats for installing fishing rod holders.
  • Supple rubber hatch covers are exceptionally watertight.
  • Drop-down skeg lets you select easy turning or hard tracking, as conditions require.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Light kayak touring
  • Cottage and recreational kayaking
Hull material Single-layer roto-moulded plastic
Length 3.8m (12ft. 6in.)
Beam 62cm (24.4in.)
External cockpit dimensions

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

90 x 51cm (35½ x 19.9in.)
Load 41-91kg (90-200lb.)

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

228L (60gal.)
Made in United Kingdom