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The Islay 12 offers the features of a touring kayak in a compact, lightweight package. A smaller version of the Islay 14, the 12 will appeal to people who want to explore smaller lakes and rivers but still want the option of taking along enough gear for an overnight trip.

The Islay 12 is ultra-stable and quick through the water, nimble on edge and fun to paddle. Offered with Venture’s innovative new under-stern Skudder® system.

Smaller and lighter paddlers will benefit from the fit and responsiveness of the LV size.

KEY FEATURES

Semi flat mid hull with a slight V:

Gives stability, manoeuvrability and great tracking..

Full volume bow:

Helps lift over waves and give you a drier ride.

Volume in bow and stern:

Carry all your gear with ease.

Rear weighting & upright stern:

Long water line allows you to keep speed up across the bay.

Ergonomic cockpit position:

So you can paddle all day in comfort.

2 large hatches and paddle park:

Store all your gear for longer trips.

Removable storage pod*:

Get quick access to essential items.

Deck elastics:

Store map and spare paddles for easy access.

Fishing rod holder mounts, soft curve for easy mounting:

For optional fishing rod holders.

Skeg and Skudder® option

Venture’s new revolutionary steerable skeg system. The Skudder® combines the simplicity of a skeg with the efficiency of an understern rudder. Bombproof durability and versatility make the Skudder® the best choice for controlling your kayak in all conditions. Available only on Venture kayaks.

* Storage Pod optional extra in some regions.

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REVIEWS


Canoe And Kayak Magazine
"The Islay 12 delivers in spades in the stability and tracking department, making it a brilliant boat for beginners. The experienced paddlers loved it. It's a boat that will be a fantastic vehicle for inland touring on rivers and lakes and lochs and it will be equally at home exploring estuaries and coast hopping adventures. It's a real joy to paddle and the addition of the Skudder® is the cream on top of an already tasty cake."
Read the rest of the review in CKUK 05/14 Issue 158

COLOURS


Sunbeam
Blue Decklines

Lava
Blue Decklines

Turquoise
Yellow Decklines

OUTFITTING


Fit 4
High Backrest (standard)

Fit 4
Rapid Backrest (optional)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONSChange Units

 External Cockpit
Length Width Volume Front HatchDay HatchRear Hatch Length Width WeightPaddler Weight Range
381cm 62cm 228l 12l NA 28l 90.5cm 48cm 21.6kg <90kg
Length 381cm / 12' 6"
Width 62cm / 24.4"
Volume 228l / 60.2gal (US)
Front Hatch 12l / 3.2gal (US)
Day Hatch NA / NA
Rear Hatch 28l / 7.4gal (US)
External Cockpit Length 90.5cm / 35.5"
External Cockpit Width 48cm / 18.9"
Weight 21.6kg / 47.6lb
Paddler Weight Range <90kg / <200lb

OUTFITTING AND ACCESSORIES

 STANDARD FITTINGS
 OPTIONAL FITTINGS
 ACCESSORIES
Skeg
Aids tracking in a straight line, can be fully or partially lowered to optimise performance.

Twist Lock Footrests
Adjustable footrests come as standard on Venture Kayaks.


Skeg
Aids tracking in a straight line, can be fully or partially lowered to optimise performance.

Twist Lock Footrests
Adjustable footrests come as standard on Venture Kayaks.


Skudder®
The Skudder® combines the simplicity of a skeg with the efficiency of an understern rudder.

Smart Track Pivot Pedals
For use with Smart Track Rudder.

Fishing Rod Holders
Flush fit fishing rod holders to turn your kayak into a fishing platform.

Venture Combi Sprey Deck
Waterproof and breathable 2 layer nylon waist tube with 4mm dive quality neoprene deck.

Venture Nylon Spray Deck
Packed with handy features like a front mesh pocket and plastic stiffener to stop water pooling on the deck. Waterproof PU coated nylon, taped seams, removable shoulder straps, reflective piping and adjustable waist tube.

Paddle Float
210D laminated nylon PVC, welded and reinforced seams, dump valve, reflective piping and webbing strap to secure paddle. Fits all touring paddles.

Deck Pod
Simple to install and remove, the pod slots into the recess located on the deck.



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