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A longer kayak is a faster kayak, allowing you to cover larger distances; the Islay 14 is an adventure touring kayak with a length similar to that of a sea kayak, but in a format that offers a little more stability and manoeuvrability. Ideal for beginners and intermediates who want to try their hand at cosy weekend adventures and relaxed journeys of up to a week in length on canals, sheltered lakes, and gentle rivers.

Choose This Kayak For:

  • - Medium to long distance journeys.
  • - Exploring lakes and gentle rivers with ease and the confidence to take photos from the kayak.
  • - The best combination of hull efficiency, speed, and a manageable size.


Slender Bow & Stern

Slice cleanly through the water and engage for great tracking, with a vertical stern cut-off giving maximum waterline for optimal hull efficiency.

Dynamic Volume Distribution

Lifts the bow over waves for a drier ride, increases stability, and gives excellent gear carrying capacity.

Wide, Shallow ‘V’ Hull Mid-Section

Gives great speed and tracking whilst being reassuringly stable and easy to manoeuvre.

Swede Form

Widest point behind the paddler for stability without hindering paddle strokes.

Large Cockpit

Sized for all-day comfort, easy access, and spraydeck compatibility.

Toggle Handles

Used for carrying, or for keeping hold of the kayak after a swim in moving water.

Paddle Park

Store your paddle safely whilst fishing, taking photos, or just relaxing.

Large Bow & Stern Hatches

Ample, water resistant storage of your picnic or camping gear, featuring market-leading KajakSport hatch covers.

Foam Bulkheads

Separates the hatch compartments from the rest of the kayak, and prevents flooding in the event of a capsize.

Deck Bungees

Store maps, hats, and more close to hand.

Deck Lines

Running along the perimeter for increased boat handling options, particularly during rescues.

Security Point

Attach a cable lock to secure your kayak during storage.

Deck Pod*

Adds an extra 3 litres of removable, quick-access storage of essentials such as a water bottle or sun cream.

*Deck Pod is an optional extra in some regions.

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Canoe And Kayak Magazine
"It's able to put smiles on the faces of beginners with its easy tracking and confidence inspiring stability and it will still appeal to intermediate and expert paddlers with its fun nature and impressive performance. Quite simply we loved it."
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AS Watersports
"Take to the water! It’s not all hard graft here at A.S. We do get to splash about a bit as well."
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Blue Decklines
Grey Elastics

Blue Decklines
Grey Elastics

Yellow Decklines
Grey Elastics


Exclusive to Venture, TriLite increases hull stiffness and reduces weight, enhancing the performance of our leading hull designs for a more responsive kayak.

Turquoise Inner

Turquoise Inner

Jaffa Inner


Fit 4
High Backrest

Fit 4 Sport
Floating Backrest & Hip Pads


 External Cockpit
Length Width Volume Front HatchDay HatchRear Hatch Length Width WeightPaddler Weight Range
427cm 60cm 374l 43l NA 81l 89cm 51cm 25.5kg <130kg
Length 427cm / 14'
Width 60cm / 23.5"
Volume 374l / 99gal (US)
Front Hatch 43l / 11.4gal (US)
Day Hatch NA / NA
Rear Hatch 81l / 21.4gal (US)
External Cockpit Length 89cm / 35"
External Cockpit Width 51cm / 20"
Weight 25.5kg / 56lb
Paddler Weight Range <130kg  / <286lb


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.

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.

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

Smart Track Rudder
Used to manoeuvre the kayak left and right, controlled by Pivot Pedal footrests.

Smart Track Pivot Pedals
For use with Smart Track Rudder.

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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