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The Venture Islay 14 Sit-on-Top is a performance touring boat that stands out from the rest.

Based on the proven Islay 14 light touring kayak, the Islay 14 SOT bridges the gap between recreational sit-on-tops and closed cockpit touring kayaks. The sleek hull cuts through the water with maximum efficiency and the option of a skeg or the innovative Venture Skudder System gives you all the features you need to easily match the pace of traditional touring kayaks.

Whether you’re out for the day or on an overnight adventure, the Islay 14 SOT boasts heaps of storage in all the right places to make sure you can carry everything you need, and the deluxe seat and adjustable footrests mean you get maximum comfort too!

The Islay 14 SOT is easily customised with your favourite fishing accessories to turn it into a high performance, superbly stable fishing platform that is easily maneuverable to the best spots, and the large storage bucket towards the stern is perfect for keeping your bait close to hand.


Unique hull with a long waterline:

For speed and tracking.

Solid stability:

Which will inspire confidence in beginners.

Rear storage:

With bungee cord.

Scupper holes:

To drain water as you paddle.

Front storage hatch:

Plenty of room for storage.

Cup Holder:

Keep yourself hydrated with easy to reach cup holder.

Front storage hatch:

Plenty of room for storage.

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.

Comfortable padded seat:

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AS Watersports
"This boat is a great touring sit on top, I’m putting my money where my mouth is and I’m ordering some for my tuition fleet!

Manoeuvrability - Now we are talking! This boat has something to offer which is quite rare in Sit On Top kayaks; A skeg, common in all of Ventures touring kayaks they have seen sense and introduced a skeg into their touring Sit on Tops. The Skeg enhances tracking and is particularly useful in windy conditions but also for general cruising."
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 External Cockpit
Length Width Volume Front HatchDay HatchRear Hatch Length Width WeightPaddler Weight Range
430cm 74cm 365l tbc NA NA NA NA 30kg <136kg
Length 430cm / 14' 1"
Width 74cm / 29"
Volume 365l / 96gal (US)
Front Hatch tbc / tbc
Day Hatch NA / NA
Rear Hatch NA / NA
External Cockpit Length NA / NA
External Cockpit Width NA / NA
Weight 30kg / 66lb
Paddler Weight Range <136kg / <300lb


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

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