When speaking about the best paddle board brands, Aqua Marina has surely done some remarkable work in this industry. They have got a wide range of paddle boards, kayaks and other water sports gear under their arm, crafted for fun and adventure lovers.
Since 1991 they have been creating some amazing and affordable paddle boards for adventure seekers who love to discover their wonderland and explore the ocean, seas and lakes like never before. All their paddle boards, especially the Aqua marina Fusion is made to match your need and go with you wherever your adventure takes you.
The team at Aqua Marina understand how important it is for you to be independent. With that in mind, they design their solid paddle boards to be lighweight and easy to carry anywhere along with you. Each of their paddle board including Aqua Marina Fusion will give you the ability to navigate the water and discover mystical places through a world of wonder.
So, today, in this blog post, I am going to review the Aqua Marina Fusion paddle board, which is one of the top-selling SUP of this brand. I’ll be sharing my personal experince and let you know about this wonderful SUP.
At the end of the blog, you’ll come to know whether you should be buying Aqua Marina Fusion or not.
Aqua Marina Fusion is best known for its stunning and humongous carrying capacity which is up to 310 lbs, making the paddle board suited for 2 fully grown adults, or 1 adult along with a small child or dog. Although this paddle board is fully capable of carrying 2 adults, I would recommend you to take it for a solo ride to experience its full potential.
When taking it for a solo ride, you’ll get ample of deck space and mobility. And guess what? You can also carry additional small accessories on the deck including your paddle board cooler, dry storage bag and a lot more.
To be honest, the carrying capacity of the paddle board is slightly less and it could have been more, but the SUP might have become lot heavier then. To make it lightweight and easy to carry, makers have kept the payload capacity at 310 lbs.
At this carrying capacity, 2 kids, 2 teens and 1 adult can easily take this SUP for a fun adventure on the water.
Just as CPU is the brain of the computer, the hull is the heart of every paddle board. Without having a proper hull shape and design, a paddle board cannot function to its full capacity and the rider might not enjoy taking it for gliding or surfing.
But worry no more!
Aqua Marina has a perfectly designed hull for you. The designing, as well as manufacturing teams at Aqua Marina, have worked in tandem to create the best hull in the world. They have gone deep to make the hull capable of withstanding all the daunting conditions on the water.
Aqua Marina Fusion features a planing hull design which makes the SUP bit wider, flatter in shape and offers enough stability to withstand any condition on the water. Plus, the planing hull of Fusion also makes it for the rider to take turns and ride the SUP in a straightforward direction with or without the tracking fins at the bottom.
With such a hull design, you can take this paddle board for yoga and fitness activities, touring, recreational rides and surfing on the water as well.
When speaking about the performance of Aqua Marina Fusion i could have written a separate blog on it. But, to keep things simple, Aqua Marina is high performance and low-maintenance paddle board, meaning you can take for various water sports acitivtes without worrying about maintenance cost, stability, speed and other issues.
The paddle board is designed to give any type of paddler a smooth and memorable experience without a stressful ride.
The team at Aqua Marina has leveraged the latest technology to you one step further when you are riding this paddle board. You can also take this SUP for a paddle board competition and come out as a winner. All thanks to its lightning-fast speed.
Not to forget, it has also gone understood strict quality testing and examination to make the SUP highly reliable and safe. It comes with safely ankle leash for added protection. You can also opt for a paddle boarding life jacket to take safety next level.
Overall, the performance is pretty good.
Stability is the paramount feature of this Aqua marina Fusion Paddleboard. It is purposely crafted with a large width to offer you great stability. Generally, paddle boards with wide decks and widths are known to offer high among of stability as compared to paddle boards with short and compact widths. Surprisingly, this Aqua marina Fusion is made extra wide at 33 inches which makes it one of the most stable paddle boards on the market.
Because of the stunning stability, you can take this SUP for yoga, fitness, stand up or fly fishing as well without fear of tipping off or slipping into the water. In fact, you can also stand on it, lay down and sleep on the board, kneel on it and glide like a chariot style.
Apart from the wide width, this SUP is also made a bit sharper, pointer and narrower at the nose and tail to enhance its speed and give you a better tracking experience in the water. It can also tackle small choppy waves without compromising on stability and balance.
Yes, there are triple-tracking fins at the bottom, but they might not help you tackle those mighty long and big waves.
Manoeuvrability means the ability of the paddle board to change direction while riding. A paddle board with high manoeuvrability will allow you the change the course with less effort, making paddling more comfortable and smart for you.
Aqua Marina Fusion features a very sharp body and is constructed with ultra lightweight material which makes it compact and easy to manoeuvre. Generally, lighweight paddle boards are easy to manoeuvre as compared to traditional hardshell SUPs and other fishing SUP boards.
Apart from this, the dimension and overall structure of the paddle board also contribute to the manoeuvrability.
For example, this Aqua Marina Fusion paddle board is made with quality construction material which includes: a double wall fabric drop stitching core, light and printed tarpaulin layer, first PVC rail layer, second PVC rail layer and EVA footpad for better rigidity and traction.
A combination of such construction materials surely adds up to the manoeuvrability of paddle boards.
I have already mentioned that Aqua Marina Fusion is made with a sharp nose, bow design and stunning dimension which makes it capable of giving an average speed of 5-6 knots. At this speed, you can consider taking this paddle board for competition and racing as well.
Apart from good speed, this SUP excels in giving better stability, balance and manoeuvrability as well.
Aqua Marina Fusion is also compatible with the paddle board mounting system. With this, you can take the speed of this paddle board to the next level.
Are you looking forward to carrying all your paddling gear and accessories? Do you want to buy a paddle board that offers ample of storage space? If yes, Aqua Marina Fusion is the perfect paddle board for you
With the stunning dimension of 10.4″ lenght, 31″ width and 6″ thickness, this SUP will surely give you loads of storage space, so that you can carry all your extras and enjoy a perfect day paddleboarding.
From your paddle board cooler to a small fish finder, from kayak speaker to paddle for rowing, from a large-size backpack to your clothes, this paddle board is worthy enough to carry your gear and accessories.
On the front side, this paddle board also features a bungee lacing system that will allow you to carry additional gear and tools. You can also attach your paddle over there and enjoy a hands-free paddling experience.
Besides, it also comes with a large size carry backpack with ample of pockets, giving you some more storage options.
This Aqua Marina Fusion is 100% made seaworthy so that you can enjoy gliding on it on all types of water. You can take it in small choppy ways to freshwater, from saltwater types to river rapids, it can tackle it all with ease and without compromising stability and performance.
Although it can glide on whitewater it won’t give you smooth surfing and gliding experince. You’ll need to put extra effort in order to cut it through the big waves.
There are triple-tracking fins at the bottom that will also help you in gliding against the wind and small waves. You can also remove one large size fin at the centre when moving on flat water.
The best thing that I personally loved about this SUP is its all-rounder nature, meaning anyone can use it. From newbie paddlers to professionals, from female anglers to male paddlers, anyone can take it for spin.
Apart from that, this paddle board is suited for the following activities: touring, recreational adventures, camping on the lakeside, exploring the unexplored places on the river, fishing, yoga and fitness sessions and a lot more. You can also convert this SUP into a kayak and enjoy stand-up and fly fishing.
If you are not using this SUP for your personal use, you can also gift it to your family member or friend with a knack for water sports activities.
The construction material of the paddle board is as important as its overall look and design. Having a paddle board with good construction material ensures longevity, long-serving in life and durability.
This Aqua Marina Fusion is made with exclusive Drop Stitch Light Technology, making it extremely lighweight and super stiff. Coming with our new design and shape for this year, this SUP is classic highly portable whilst packing everything inside.
Here are the top5 construction material used for making this paddle board:
- Double Wall Fabric drop stitch core
- Light and printed tarpaulin layer
- First PVC rail layer
- Second PVC rail layer
- EVA footpad
All these construction material together ensures a high-performance ride and makes it compatible to withstand any daunting condition on the water.
Buying a paddle board with accessories is just like eating food without salt. To give paddlers the best possible ride, this Aqua Marina Paddle board comes fully accessorized with relevant gears and tools to make paddling hassle-free and easy-peasy for you.
Following are the accessories that come along with this piece.
- Rowing paddle:
This paddle board is made with aliminium materials and you can fold it into three parts, which makes it compact and portable just like the Aqua marina Fusion paddle board. Within a few strokes of this paddle, you can take your ride to long distances and enjoy gliding at lightning-fast speed.
- Ankle safety leash
To give you a safe, secured and smooth ride, this Aqua Marina Fusion paddle board comes with an ankle safety leash which you can attach it on the board and tie around your ankle. This will safeguard you against any kind of damage or accidents while surfing.
This is one of the best accessories that comes with Aqua Marina Fusion. Having a large-size carry backpack along with a paddleboard makes life easier for both newbies and expert-level paddlers. With this backpack, you can carry your paddle board from one spot to another without having a kayak rack or carrier.
You also don’t need a kayak outdoor storage rack to store and keep it. You can simply fold the SUP, stuff it inside the backpack and keep it anywhere in your home without worrying about having any dent or ring to your board.
- Hand pump for inflation
How will you pump the air in Aqua Marina Fusion? With the help of a quick inflation hand pump that comes along. First the first time, it might take around 15 minutes to fully inflate this paddle board. Once you are used to it, you can fully inflate the board in less than 10 minutes For quick inflation, you can opt for an electric paddle board pump.
- Tracking fin
Aqua Marina Fusion is a highly stable paddle board that gives good tracking and manoeuvrability experience on the water. You can also make trunks easily without much effort. All thanks to its triple-tracking fins at the bottom. One large-size fin is removable while the other two small-size fins remain intact.
Aqua Marina Fusion is backed by one year of warranty on the board and accessories that comes along with it from the date of purchase from any dealer, shop, or online store. Also, to avail the warranty, you must use the product in accordance to the guidelines from AQUA MARINA including the user manuals that comes along.
Cost And Pricing:
The price of the Aqua Marina Fusion Paddle Board is around $450 to $520. Pricing depends on dealers to dealers, shipping charges, discounts running on online stores and a lot more.
The technology used In Aqua Marina Fusion Paddle Board
Apart from drop stitching technology, Aqua marina Fusion is made with high-frequency welding technology to bond the PVC layers together with the help of electromagnetic energy. This creates an oscillating electric field that creates the heat to the PVC fabric to melt and bond tightly with one another. This ensures incredible airtightness and a high level of rigidity on the deck.
Moreover, this paddle board has also leveraged heat fusion technology which adjoins two reinforced PVC into a single solid unit. This technology makes the board stronger, more durable and long-lasting in nature without hurting the environment.
FAQs About Aqua Marina Fusion
Yes, Aqua Marina Fusion is one of the most stable paddle boards and SUP. The overall construction of this paddle board is done to give paddlers stunning stability, control and balance while riding on water.
Of course, Aqua Marina Fusion can also be used for tandem and 2-person rides. The amazing dimension of this paddle board and golden ratio makes it suited to carry 2 fully grown adults.
Yes, Aqua Marina Fusion can also be used for fishing and many other activities on the water.
There are loads of D rings attached on the deck of this paddle board that will allow you to convert this SUP into a full-stack kayak. But you need to purchase a kayak seat separately.