The Ocean Kayak Venus 11 is a lightweight recreational kayak for women paddlers with a medium to large build. Super lightweight for easy car-topping, the Venus 11 is built for fun with a slightly wider seat positioned to help the boat respond to a woman's center of gravity. It's stable and suited for flat water, moderate ocean swells and waves or slow-moving rivers. The Venus 11 features a Comfort Hybrid seat, 2 hatches, water bottle holder, center carry handle, hard plastic side-handles, a skid plate, and a side paddle holder. New for 2015, Ocean Kayak has added a front Click Seal hatch. The comfy Venus 11 comes with a unique grab handle system for easy car-topping. Now you can load up and head to the water without help!
|Length:||10 ft 8 in / 3.25 m|
|Width:||29 in / 73.66 cm|
|Ocean Kayak Scupper Plug Size:||4 Medium / 1 Large|
|Weight:||40 lb / 18.14 kg|
|Capacity:||225 lb / 102.06 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||39 in / 99.1 cm|
|Leg Room - Total:||39 in / 99.1 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
I have been out on my beautiful bright pink Venus II almost every day since it arrived barring bad weather days. I'm using it out on a tributary off the Chesapeake Bay and she preforms very well smooth waters. I've only encountered a few boat wakes and fortunately (because I'm out very early in the morning), the only boat encounters have been with watermen who have some respect for other crafts on the water and cut their wakes when passing. I purchased the kit with paddle, pfd, and paddle leash. I later purchased scupper stoppers and got Yakgrips as well. I'm very happy with all of them. I only wish there was a paddle strap down on both sides of the kayak (there is one on the right hand side), as I sometimes have to embark and disembark from different sides and it would be easier to not try to protect the paddles against the dock if I could switch sides. She tracks well and sits very nicely in the water. I've had no problems retrieving things floating in the water (trash, feathers, other oddities). Nice storage capabilities with good dry bags. Back support for me is excellent. Very happy. Only wish it had shipped a little sooner as waiting 2 weeks for it to arrive was a little frustrating. However, I did appreciate the free shipping.
Kayak arrived in perfect shape. It tracks well and is light enough for me carry. The seat has nice high back support. I do use a foam cushion for added fanny comfort. I love it!