Venture Islay 14 Trilite
The Venture Kayaks Islay 14 takes on concepts first developed with the P&H Delphin to make it one of the most manoeuvrable adventure touring kayaks available.
Achieved by balancing a semi flat mid hull section with a slight 'v' that gradually becomes more pronounced towards the bow and stern this manoeuvrability is coupled with decent cruising speed thanks to the long water line, minimal rocker and squared off stern that also aids tracking. The Islay 14 is slightly narrower than its predecessors such as the Easky however this is still a boat that will give you confidence and feels very solid on the water be that on sheltered inland waterways or more adventurous coastal trips.
Outfitted with the Venture Fit4 seat system which includes a deep padded pivoting seat pan that can be tilted to support your thighs comfortably, a fixed height deluxe backrest with a simple to adjust back support, adjustable thigh grips on the cockpit rim for control and comfort as well as twist lock footrests.
The Islay 14 also features large bow and stern dry storage compartments with Kajaksport hatches providing ample room for camping and other equipment for weekend adventure and a retractable Skeg for directional control.
For 2018 Venture have introduced a new construction into the range called Trilite. This triple layer construction derived from the successful P&H CoreLite X sandwiches a closed cell foam like structure between layers of contrasting coloured polyethylene. TriLite increases hull stiffness and reduces weight, enhancing the performance of the hull designs for a more responsive kayak. It also reduces the weight of the boat when compared to a traditional single skin boat making it easier to carry and more fun to paddle!
*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 14||Islay 14LV|
|Length||427 cm||420 cm|
|Width||60 cm||57 cm|
|Volume||374 l||307 l|
|Optimal Load Weight||<130 KG||<100|
|Front Hatch Volume||43 l||36 l|
|Rear Hatch Volume||81 l||71 l|
|External Cockpit Dimensions||89 x 51 cm||89 x 48 cm|