The New V8 Pro is Epic's brand new surfski design. It is the perfect surfski for paddlers seeking a significant performance upgrade from the popular Epic V8. Compared to the V8, the V8 Pro adds 12" of length (30 cm) and cuts nearly 1.5 inches (4 cm) off the width, creating a surfski design with paddling dynamics that are both livelier and faster than the V8.
In terms of stability and speed, the V8 Pro fits perfectly between the V8 and V10 Sport, allowing proficient V7 or V8 class paddlers to take the next step in performance.
The V8 Pro cockpit has been designed with a slightly reduced "hump" under the paddler's knees, a feature which will be appreciated by smaller paddlers. It is optimized to fit paddlers from 4'10" (147cm) to 6'5" (196 cm) in height.
Length: 19’ (5.79m)
Width: 19.9” (50.5 cm)
Depth: 12.6” (32 cm)
Capacity: 80 - 280 lbs (36 – 127 kg)
Sea Kayak Oban now has all 3 sizes of the Valley sea kayaks Sirona 15.10, 16.1 and 16.4. It is worth noting they are designed to fit the same people who fit Valley sea kayaks Etain 17.1, 17.5 and 17.7.
The first plastic Sirona 16.1 RM arrived earch March 2016.
The Sirona is the replacement for the Avocet. A great all round sea kayak but with the emphasis on manoeuverability, which compliments the Etain which really covers the miles quickly and has even more carrying capacity.
If you envisage touring and playing then this is the boat for you. We have demo kayaks of all 3 sizes and stock of the 16.1.
The 16.4 is the latest to arrive in Oban and one of our customers, who has a Tempest 180 composite sat in it and loved the fit and the comfort. This has the larger cockpit and seat found in the latest Etain 17.7.
Valley sea kayaks Aleut 2 . This is 22 feet long and we are the sole demo centre in the UK for this double. Its been around a long time and is often termed the rolls Royce of sea kayak doubles. It has a centre hatch/cockpit.
Northshore Atlantic Two This is quite a bit shorter at 20 feet and has been our favourite for a long time and we usually have one in stock (presently in Kevlar weighing only 31 kg