The best stand-up paddleboards to keep on board
by Zoe Dickens & Sophia Wilson
Your tender garage may already be full of the best toys for your superyacht but, if you’re heading to a toy-friendly destination or hope to make your yacht one of the best for charter with exciting water toys, you’re going to need some stand-up paddleboards (SUPs). Easy to store and even easier to master, they’re perfect for a family-friendly yacht charter or guests who aren’t comfortable on Jet Skis and wakeboards. Here’s our pick of the best to buy now.
Guaranteed to out-cool even your most glamorous yachting neighbour, this chic monochroms carbon and polyester board is embellished with the famous double C logo.
Jarvis Boards Rio-Grande
Crafted from eco-friendly wood and recycled foam products, the Rio-Grande is a great all-rounder that can be used for touring or perfecting your yoga moves.
Riviera Paddlesurf Custom 4.3m Carbon Race
Created from prototypes that have been rigorously tested by professionals, the custom board can be tailored in shape and size for ultimate racing performance.
From $3,000, rivierapaddlesurf.com
Red Paddle Co 4.6m Voyager Tandem
This new inflatable tandem is 200mm thick and uses the firm’s Voyager technology to keep you on course, even when you’re carrying a lot of weight.
From £1,649, redpaddleco.com
Stand On Liquid Shine 3.5m
Weighing just over 10kg this thinner and shorter touring board, which is highly durable with carbon reinforcements at the nose and tail, is specifically designed for female paddlers.
Surftech Saber 2017
New to paddleboarding or just looking for a great all round board that your guests can use? Surftech’s touring Saber board is ideal. Crafted with a foam core surrounded by layers of fibreglass, epoxy and wood, this durable board is an above-average 31 inches wide meaning there is plenty of deck space and it’s about as stable as they come.
Saber SUP, $1,199, Surftech
SIC F14.0 Planing Hull SUP
If you’re looking to take your boarding up a gear but aren’t ready for the level of skill needed to master a racing displacement hull, an SUP with a planing hull is a great middle ground. With a wider mid-point and tail than most 14’ racing boards, SIC’s F14.0 paddleboard offers greater stability without sacrificing on performance while its extra length makes it ideal for larger boarders and downwinding.
F14.0 planing hull SUP, POA, SIC
Isle 11’ Explorer Airtech Inflatable
Whether you’re discovering the Norwegian fjords or making your first trip to Borneo’s wildlife-packed Sabah, leave the yacht behind and really take it all in on an SUP made with the intrepid in mind. Isle’s 11’ Explorer SUP has a wide 32 inch mid-point and comes equipped with nose and tail-mounted bungee systems to carry all the gear you might need for a day of adventure. Plus, weighing just 8.6kg and deflating in minutes, you can stow the board in a special backpack to continue your exploration on shore.
11’ Explorer Airtech Inflatable SUP, $945, Isle