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Venture Islay 12 LV TriLite | Fit 4 | Skudder

Venture Islay 12 LV | WWTCC | Low Volume Adventure Touring Kayak
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A low volume Islay 12, in TriLite, for smaller paddlers; a true compact touring kayak that is easy to handle while offering great speed and tracking. Available with Venture's unique Skudder system!

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Ventures exclusive TriLite construction results in a boat that is lighter than the standard construction yet has a stiffer hull, resulting in a kayak that is far more responsive.

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 full length waterline thanks to the squared stern and minimal rocker.  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.  The Venture drop down foil skeg helps track the boat in a straight line with the control now located in front of the cockpit for ease of use. 

Outfitted with the Venture Fit4 seat system with a deep padded pivoting seat pan that can be tilted to support your thighs comfortably,  a fixed height deluxe backrest with simple adjustment back support, adjustable thigh grips on the cockpit rim for control and comfort and twist lock footrests.

Please note that the deck pod does not come with the boat but is available as an optional extra.

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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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 TBC TBC
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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