Valley Sea Kayaks of Nottingham England is home to one of the largest and most respected ranges of sea kayaks in the world. In an industry where many are quick to claim unsubstantiated “firsts”, Valley can legitimately claim that they were there at the start of the modern incarnation of the sea kayak. The first true sea kayak by Valley, the Anas Acuta, was developed in 1971 and is still in production today. Through the years, a love and respect for the sea has dictated everything that the company has done. Their designs have evolved with the sport, leading to kayaks like the Nordkapp, the first kayak designed specifically for a major expedition and the Skerray, the first true sea kayak molded in polyethylene. The focus at Valley has not been limited to the performance of the Valley hulls. They have sought ways to make the sport safer and more enjoyable, developing features such as watertight rubber hatches, retractable skegs, safety end toggles and recessed deck fittings.
Thirty-five years later, Valley refuses to rest on their laurels. Since a change of ownership in 2006 they have continued to develop, test & manufacture the most cutting edge hull designs in the market, with major tweaks to the iconic Nordkapp, and the development of the their new LV range among some significant design achievements. We now have the new Etain, a boat tested & developed by a throng of Europe's top rough water paddlers over the past 18 months prior to release, opening new chapter in the Valley story.
 

Etain 17-7 - $4190

The design shift that Valley have been developing for some time, introducing a kayak design with all of Valley's peerless build quality & rough water handling, designed as a sympathetic performance tourer for bigger paddlers as a day/expedition boat or a full sized expedition kayak for smaller paddlers. Click HERE for more details.

Etain 17-5 - $4190

The smaller sibling of the full-sized Etain, great as a play boat for paddlers up to 100kg, but a true scaled down expedition boat for smaller paddlers. Click HERE for more details.

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Etain 17-3 - $4190

The smallest in the Etain family, designed for smaller & lighter paddlers who want an expedition boat they can handle unladen, as well as full of gear. Click HERE for more details.

Nordkapp - $4190

Designed in 1975 and used for the first kayak-rounding of Cape Horn, the Nordkapp has been used on many of the world’s toughest expeditions. This latest version features improved cockpit ergonomics and secondary stability, and downwind, downsea performance that puts a smile on your dial. Perfect for the paddler seeking a fast, expedition-capable sea kayak. Click HERE for more details.

Nordkapp LV - $4190

Designed either for the lighter paddler who wants an expedition-proven kayak that is more suited to their smaller stature, or a larger paddler who enjoys the legendary performance of the full-sized Nordkapp but doesn’t need its loading capacity - the Nordkapp Low Volume is a sprightly sibling. Click HERE for more details.  

Avocet LV - $4190

The boat many smaller people have been crying out for. Despite popularity of the Avocet amongst smaller paddlers, the really small still felt they didn't get the most our of it until loaded. Enter the LV. Not just for volume but also scaled to fit. Perhaps the only genuine small person's kayak available in the market. Click HERE for more details.  

Gemini ST - $3090

Valley's low-fi tourer, designed for space challenged paddlers who like the idea of a beautifully crafted Brit boat, that is lightweight (under 20kg), hard tracking & capable of a cruising speed above & beyond that which the boats' specs suggest. Click HERE for more details.

Etain 17'7 RM - $2390

The design shift that Valley have been developing for some time in Valley's premium triple layered polyethylene. introducing a kayak design with all of Valley's peerless build quality & rough water handling, designed as a sympathetic performance tourer for bigger paddlers as a day/expedition boat or a full sized expedition kayak for smaller paddlers. Click HERE for more details(the RM version of the Etain 17'7 has the same specs as the composite 17-7).

Etain 17'5 RM - $2390

The design shift that Valley have been developing for some time in Valley's premium triple layered polyethylene. introducing a kayak design with all of Valley's peerless build quality & rough water handling, designed as a sympathetic performance tourer for bigger paddlers as a day/expedition boat or a full sized expedition kayak for smaller paddlers. Click HERE for more details(the RM version of the Etain 17'7 has the same specs as the composite 17-5).

Nordkapp RM - $2390

The most famous sea kayak in the world is now available in what is probably the best roto-moulded polyethylene (PE) construction of any manufacturer. This kayak retains the legendary Nordkapp handling and incorporates all of the features expected of an expedition-capable kayak. A rare combination of performance and value. Not for nothing was this the first boat to be paddled around Cape Horn. The Nordkapp remains the sea kayak by which all others are measured, with modern updates to keep the proud Nordkapp name a modern & relevant design at the cutting edge of contemporary paddling. Click HERE for more details.

Gemini SP RM - $1990

A short 'full' sea kayak designed for ultimate surfing performance, manoeuvrability above & beyond the scope of a kayak also capable of touring, and a true waterline length and therefore terminal hull speed that won't disgrace itself on a typical club cruise. The most exciting Valley design to emerge since the Nordkapp LV. Click HERE for more details. Available at the introductory price of just $1990 in RM.