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The Venture Islay is the next wave of small touring kayaks. Taking design cues from P&H's ground-breaking Delphin, the Islay sets a new standard for the category.

The Islay features a long waterline for speed and tracking and an asymmetric hull that is nimble on edge. Solid stability gives beginning paddlers plenty of confidence and a roomy cockpit makes for comfortable all-day seating.


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 on calmer water.

Rear weighting & squared off 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*:

Easy to reach access to essentials while paddling.

Deck elastics:

Store map and spare paddles for easy access.

Fishing rod holder flats:

For optional fishing rod holders.

Security bar & Paddle recess behind the cockpit

Rudder Ready

Optional rudder can be attached.

* Storage Pod 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 (standard)

Fit 4 Sport
Rapid Backrest (optional)


 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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