Venture Islay 12 | Fit 4 Sport | Skeg

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A true compact touring kayak that is easy to handle while offering great speed and tracking.

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The Islay 12 is a compact touring kayak that shares many of its features with the popular Islay 14 but in a more manageable package.  The Islay 12 will appeal to those wanting to explore their local lakes and smaller rivers thanks to its manoeuvrability but still offers good speed and tracking while the  stern and bow hatches, using market leading kajaksport covers, offer plenty of space for kit if you wanted to head off for longer trips

The Islay's speed comes from a long waterline thanks to the squared stern.  A slight v-shape which flattens towards the centre of the hull helps the boat track naturally but doesn't make the boat feel unstable on the water and makes it easier to maneuver.  Plenty of volume in the bow keeps the boat riding over any waves or chop.

Our Islay 12's  come as standard with the Venture drop down foil skeg to help track the boat in a straight line with the control now located in front of the cockpit for ease of use. Ventures Fit 4 Sport outfitting includes the Fit 4 pivoting seat, adjustable thigh grips and hip pads but with a floating connect backrest to make entering and exiting the boat easier and more compatible with spray decks than the taller Fit 4 backrest.

The Islay is available with Ventures 'Skudder' system, a clever but robust design that can work as a skeg for control in wind or waves or as an under stern rudder that works efficiently even in rougher conditions.  The 'skudder' can be deployed partly or fully with the control located just to side and front of the cockpit with the rudder controlled via the adjustable footpegs linked to a simple mechanism that is hidden away on the back deck but easily accessible for cleaning and maintenance.  Please call us on 01932 247978 or email for pricing and information  on ordering a boat with the Skudder system or alternative outfitting.


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*Please note that although shown with a deck pod this is an extra which must be purchased and does not come with the boat as standard  
Dimensions, Volume & Weight
Model Islay 12LV Islay 12
Length 381 cm / 12' 6" 385 cm / 12' 7"
Width 62 cm / 24.4" 66 cm / 26"
Volume 228l / 60.2gal (US) 328l /86.6gal (US)
Weight 23.5 kg / 52lb 25.5 kg / 56lb
Optimal Load Weight <90 kg / <200lb <124 kg / <275lbs
Front Hatch Volume 12l / 3.2gal (US) 12l / 3.2 gal (US)
Rear Hatch Volume   28l / 7.4gal (US) 24l / 6.3 (US)
External Cockpit Dimensions 90.5 x 48 cm / 35.5" x 18.9" 90.5 x 50.5 cm / 35.5" x 19.8"
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