Starboard Touring Deluxe Double Chamber 2024
TOURING - PIONEER EVERYWHERE
AN EXPLORER’S FAVOURITE TRANSPORTATION
The overall balanced glide experience and premium features are what have made Starboard’s Touring paddle boards become the world’s highest-rated by magazines and customers’ favourite worldwide.
The wider nose and squarer tail make the Touring inflatable paddle board more stable, especially for harsh conditions like side chop and moderate wind. Experience the Starboard difference even before entering the water, these lightweight paddleboards feature the trademark Starboard shoulder carry strap which allows you to effortlessly carry it to the water, with both hands-free!
The Rail Edge Technology effectively releases water at the tail and reduces drag by creating a laminar flow behind the board. The Welded Rail Technology mechanically joins the deck and hull, making it a stronger and longer-lasting longer iSUP.
For better tracking and more glide, the boards have a straight outline and relative narrow midsection so that the paddle can be kept closer to the paddle and increasing stroke efficiency.
All the Touring models have the edge release technology around the tail of the board to reduce drag from creating a laminar flow behind the board. Longer boards make you glide better, whereas the slightly shorter boards are easier to turn.
For a faster sensation when paddling, try the Touring S model which has a slenderer design of 28" wide, perfect for lighter riders or those with better balance. For a more stable sensation, to carry more gear or for heavier riders, the Touring L at 32" wide is the best one.
Double Chamber Technology
SAFER – STIFFER – LIGHTER
Another Starboard’s innovation from 2014. The Double Chamber brings inflatable paddle board one step closer to a hard board feeling.
The second chamber offers secondary floatation for any emergencies while its sidewalls act like rollable I-BEAMS making the board ultra stiff.
A must-have for riders over 85 kg.
VOLUMINOUS NOSE AND SQUARER TAIL
It helps you pop through chop, carry some gear and increase the boards stability, while the squared tail creates a platform to make fun step back turns.
MULTIPLE CARRY HANDLES
- For the heavy duty explorers to make the transport of the boards easier, especially if they are fully loaded.
- All our Touring boards are equipped with the tail handle and the center carry handle.
- There is an extra handle on the nose on all boards except Wave and Blue Wave
- On all 14’0″ Deluxe boards, have handles on the rails, next to the cargo area, as well as on the nose.
2-IN-1 SHOULDER CARRY STRAP & PADDLE HOLDER
- Velcro loops to attach your paddle.
- Easier to carry as the board simply hangs effortlessly on the shoulder and frees up your hand to multi-task, hold your coffee, or phone.
- When not in use, the strap sits flat on the board so it doesn’t drag in the water.
- The Zen construction only comes with 2 D-rings. The strap needs to be purchased separately aftermarket.
FREE LIGHTWEIGHT LEASH
- At only 70g, the leash is incredibly light.
- Soft cushioning means it will flatten when stood on.
- Easy to attach to the leash ring without needing any excess rope loop.
NEW DROP FIN BOX
- The outline improves the hydrodynamic efficiency of the box and reduce its drag by 50%.
- Smart reinforcements reduce the weight by 10%.
Which Touring board is suitable for me?
11'6" x 29" - This is the board for those that want a more manoeuvrable board, for lighter paddlers or for the first step up from an all-arounder to touring board. The board is light to carry and suited for riders up to 100kg.
12'6" x 28" - The narrow width allows you to accelerate faster and improve your paddling technique as it is easier to change the paddle from side to side. This is a great crossover between race and Touring as the length of 12'6" is still a great manoeuvrable size, and suitable for riders up to 90kg. The 6" thick model provides maximum buoyancy and stiffness.
12'6" x 30" - This model is the perfect balance of speed, stability and manoeuvrability that you can expect from a Touring board. Suitable for riders up to 110kg.
14'0" x 28" - The narrower 28" width allows you to accelerate faster and improve your paddling technique as it is easier to change the paddle from side to side. At 14'0" long, you can paddle this board really fast, making it a great crossover between a race and Touring board.
14'0" x 30" - For riders up to 120kg, or riders with carrying gear for long-distance paddles, this board provides faster glide. Equipped with bungees to hold all of your equipment, this Touring machine will get you places faster and in a very controlled and stable fashion.
14'0" x 32" - Touring L is for larger paddlers up to 135kg and if you want to carry bulky and hevay gear on your exploration. The gained stability and volume from wide outline do not compromise the glide of the board making sure it remains your favourite choice for exploring.
This year with Starboard Inflatables, the package comes with the 3 piece Starboard Enduro Carbon (UD) medium paddle. or the Starboard Lima Tufskin medium paddle.
Another bonus with buying a Starboard paddleboard is that they have a great environmental background and incentive as a Certified B Corporation. When purchasing a board with Starboard, they will plant 3 Mangrove trees (they draw down 3 x 336.5 kg CO2, more than 1 ton, over 25 years and this is more than 10X the board’s total carbon emissions) and they will pick up 1.1kg of ocean plastics!