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Valley Etain Sea Kayaks

UK Made High Performance Fibreglass Sea Kayaks

The Etain is an Expedition style boat with a contemporary feel. Available in a range of options.

Valley Etain 17-7 (GRP Composite) - £2995.00

Valley Etain 17-7 (Kevlar Carbon) - £3495.00

Valley Etain 17-5 (Kevlar Carbon) - £3495.00

Valley Etain 17-3 (GRP Composite) - £2995.00

Valley Etain 17-3 (Kevlar Carbon) - £3495.00

Valley Etain sea kayak

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Valley Etain


The Valley Etain is the new thinking coming from Valley Sea Kayak designs. Their design team have re-worked their classic designs and have shifted the new boats from their traditionally fish-form to the newer more progressive Swede for. Now the widest part of the kayak is just aft of mid point whereas before it was slightly forward of mid point. Big deal but what is the result? Well dear reader the result is a superb sea kayak that feels faster and having a leaner profile forward of the paddler. The Etain is a lovely paddle with classic British Sea Kayak appeal. Available in three sizes so there is an Etain that is just right for you. The bigger fella is 17foot 7 inches with a loaded capacity of 180 - 270 lbs, the middle size Etain is 17foot 5 inches with a loaded capacity of 140-230 lbs and the little chap is 17 foot 3 inches with a loaded capacity of 90 -180 lbs.

We could wax lyrical about other features such as: 


A hull that has a shallow to moderate ‘V’ in cross-section for good initial stability. Rocker, that would best be describe as moderate i.e. slightly less than some older Valley boats to provide secure tracking but still enough to provide a lively ride.


But we won't do that because if you're considering buying a Valley Etain one would hope you had done your research and have come to the right conclusion.

Key Features

  • Removeable Deck Pod.
  • 3 Hatches.
  • Deck Lines.
  • Adjustable Backrest.
  • Skeg.
  • Padded Seat & Hip Pads.

Dimensions - Etain 17-7

  • Length: 17’7"(536cm)
  • Width: 21.5" (54.5cm)
  • Depth: 13.25”(33.5cm)
  • Weight: 50lbs (23kg)
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 180-270lbs/ 81-122kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain for your weight

Dimensions - Etain 17-5

  • Length: 17’5" (531cm)
  • Width: 21.25" (54cm)
  • Depth: 12.75”(32.5cm)
  • Weight: 49lbs (22.5kg)
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 140-230lbs/ 63-104kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain for your weight

Dimensions - Etain 17-3

  • Length: 17’3" (525cm)
  • Width: 21" (53.5cm)
  • Depth: 12.4”(31.5cm)
  • Weight: 48lbs (22kg)
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 90-180lbs/ 40-81kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain for your weight


We offer a delivery service for the Valley Etain throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

Unless instructed otherwise, we endeavour to supply goods ordered within 3-5 working days for the UK mainland. Our standard delivery service for the majority of canoes is 3 working days. Some addresses in Scotland and other remote areas can take a little longer.

The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket.


Collection - Click & Collect

You can buy a Valley Etain online from our website and pick it up from ourselves or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection*.

Our other stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven
  • Cornwall Canoes - Near Newquay
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich
  • Southampton Canoes - Hampshire

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

For further help and information about the Valley Etain, please call us on 01925 818437

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