Have owned this boat for 3 years and love it. Did a 5 day trip on Lake Superior in the Apostle Islands. I also paddle a lot on the lower Wisconsin river. It will do whatever I want and is bulletproof.
I purchased this kayak in 2016. I have been a canoeist for over 30 years and never really enjoyed kayaking until I bought this boat. The large volume keeps me from being cramped up in the cockpit. I have done a week long trip with this boat in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and it was a wonderful experience. The boat is fully equipped to handle almost anything. The day hatch is a great accessible compartment. The built-in drop down rudder is perfect for windy days or surfing. I highly recommend this boat.
Are you an XL paddler? Tired of paddling kayaks that paddle like a raft, sslow sluggish and unresponsive? Your wait is over, venture Jura HV is the sea kayak for you... Fast, tracks great, white water outfitting. Larger cockpit for easy in and out.
Engage the connect seat system, Put this on edge and carve a turn like a pro. In the surf, no worries, the Jura has enough rocker to have a great time for costal play. If you're an XL paddler looking to get into sea kayaking make sure you check out the Jura HV!
After a lot of research and lusting after several models and manufacturers, fit and fate led me toward the Jura. I tried an MV at Rutabaga in Madison WI and knew I was done looking. If I managed in the MV, I had no fear ordering the HV.
This is my first, and possibly last, sea kayak. I tend to buy and keep toys and equipment a lot longer than some and I think the Jura will stand the test of time with care.
It is a beautiful boat and I have received plenty of compliments already. I love the lines on it. Mine is orange but the colors for venture boats have a mild, off color speckled-look up close. The bucket seat and cockpit adjustment is outstanding. 4 hours in the saddle with no complaints. It can hold me in as tight as I want or let me lay back and stretch. The ratcheting back rest is a welcome feature. Love the convenient paddle-park.
The boat tracks excellent without the skeg positioned until the crosswind or current calls for it. The full-down rudder position really does the trick on a winding, turbulent creek. Operation is smooth and predictable. I used permanent marker to draw hash marks next to the adjustment slider to give me a position gauge.
A couple marks against the boat might be a little tinkering but I enjoy that sort of thing: