Venture Kayaks Islay 14 is already a staff favorite. I have had great responses from both introductory students as well as instructors who have tried it. The Islay has the unique ability to appeal to both beginner and experienced paddlers. New students can jump in this boat and quickly build confidence while established paddlers can have a blast carving around on a stable secondary edge. With Pyranha’s Connect30 thigh braces, the outfitting is quick to adjust while being comfortable and secure. There’s plenty of storage for overnight trips, and the removable deck pod is a great alternative to a deck back for stashing gear. We have great expectations for Venture Kayaks Islay 14 in the coming season and I am sure we won’t be disappointed.