RACE AND CASUAL INFLATABLES - CLOSEOUT
Starboard is a global marketing company based in Thailand with roots in the windsurfing market. Starboard is unique in the inflatable paddleboard industry in that most of its inflatable board designs share the outlines of boards they originally developed for hardboards.
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For more information on choosing the right Starboard SUP board for you, read Everything You Need To Know About Starboard Inflatable SUP Boards which will provide information on the different board ranges available and the type of activities they are most suited for.
What most boards in the Starboard inflatable SUP line have in common is a very narrow tail, which stands in contrast to the wider tails that most other inflatable-specific SUP designers have adopted for board stability. Starboard’s line of inflatable SUP boards is expansive, with nuanced differences between models. A large number of their boards fit in our all-around inflatable paddle board category.
Starboard has a particular focus on racing, with some innovations they have introduced to inflatable race boards. Starboard SUP is most well known for its sponsorship of competitive athletes, including Connor Baxter and various winners of worldwide SUP races, including the Carolina Cup and the Maui 2 Molokai SUP race.
Starboard inflatable paddle boards have been a part of our core offerings through the 2018 season, after which a decision was made to limit our focus to other brands. We continue to make several popular Starboard SUP models available in our SUP clearance and closeout section.
Here is a brief rundown of Starboard’s most popular inflatable paddleboard models:
The Starboard Blend measures 11’2″ x 32″ and is intended as an all-around recreational board, but with a bias toward speed, given its 11’2 length.
The Starboard Drive 10’5″ x 30″ is a mid-length all-around board with a narrow base to enhance speed. It could serve as a touring board for smaller riders.
The 10’x35” base of the Starboard Whopper gives it huge stability for those who need it. It is wider than most general use recreational boards, making it popular with heavier riders.
The Starboard Yoga Dashama 10’0”x35”x4.75” is a wide and stable board based on the Whopper platform, but with a full-length deck pad to facilitate yoga poses. It can also be used as a stable all-arounder for general paddling.
The Wide Point, at 10’5”x32”, is dimensionally right in the middle of the all-around board range, and is a good fit for most paddlers looking for versatile recreational paddling.
The shortest all-around SUP in Starboard’s lineup, the 9’0″ x 30″ Converse is a fun board for smaller riders and for surfing.
Measuring 14’0″ x 31″, the 14′ Starboard Touring board is a very fast board, but one with plenty of stability for recreational paddlers.
The middle-of-the-pack board in Starboard’s inflatable touring lineup, the 12’6″ model is 31″ wide and is perfect for someone who wants a fast-gliding touring SUP that is a bit more portable and maneuverable than the larger 14′ model.
The smallest inflatable touring board in the Starboard SUP lineup, the 11’6″ measures 30″ wide and is a good touring option for smaller paddlers who want a fast board but don’t want to carry a full-on 12’6” touring SUP.
The Starboard Atlas inflatable SUP is an extremely stable, all-around model that measures 12’0″ x 33″ x 6″. Given the huge volume of this board, it is recommended mainly for heavy riders.
All Starboard inflatable SUP boards come with a bag, manual pump, fins, and a straight leash. Starboard SUP boards purchased from Pumped Up SUP also come with a free fiberglass shaft / nylon blade paddle (or choice of full carbon paddle discounted upgrade options), an ERS coiled, straight or hybrid leash (or paid upgrade to a releasable river leash), and a handy handheld pressure gauge. Other accessories that you shouldn’t be without can be added at a discount at the time of board purchase, including an energy-saving portable electric pump and a choice of personal flotation devices.