The Aqua Marina SPK series of inflatable stand up paddle boards from Silver Marine offers a number of features to please beginning and experienced paddle boarders alike. For instance, high quality PVC, durable lamination, and a shape designed for speed and maneuverability all work together to make these paddle boards a smart choice. At the same time, each paddle board in the series comes with slightly different features. These features allow you to choose the one that will best match your specific needs.
|Image||Paddle Board||Rider Weight||Rating|
|Aqua Marina SPK-1||Up to 209 Pounds||4.3|
|Aqua Marina SPK-2||Up to 253 Pounds||4.3|
|Aqua Marina SPK-3||Up to 308 Pounds||4.6|
|Aqua Marina SPK-4||Up to 352 Pounds||4.4|
Following are the features that all the boards have in common. These features guarantee that you will enjoy a quality paddle board regardless of which you choose.
The Aqua Marina SPK series is a set of four inflatable paddle boards. As such, each board can be both inflated and deflated in order to allow for easier transportation and storage. While the boards are different sizes and weights, they all deflate into a compact size. The deflated board fits easily in the trunk of a car and in any small space at home. The result is the feel of a rigid board and the convenience of an inflatable board.
Double Wall Drop Stitch PVC
Every member of this series is made of double wall drop stitch, commercial grade PVC. This means that the PVC is extra thick to make it stronger. The drop stitch construction also means that the strands of PVC are stitched together vertically instead of horizontally in order to increase rigidity. The result is an inflatable paddle board that looks and feels like a regular one.
Post Inflation Lamination
Each of the Aqua Marina SPK paddle boards possess extra lamination. This lamination adds to their strength and helps prevent air leakage. As a result, the boards are uniquely designed to resist bumps and scratches.
EVA Deck Pad
No one likes to slip on their paddle board. In order to give riders more grip, the Aqua Marina SPK series comes with an EVA deck pad that boasts grooved traction. The result is a more secure grip for your feet while you maneuver the board.
Every board in this series comes with three fins that can be added and removed from the paddle board at will. These fins help to make the series easier to use on the water.
High Quality Accessories
The Aqua Marina SPK series is also a good value, thanks to the high quality accessories that it provides. Each board in the series provides a 3-piece aluminum paddle, a pump, and a carry bag. As a result, you can get out on the water immediately without needing to purchase any other items. In addition, the pump is designed to help you get your board up to a rigid 15 PSI.
Of course, there are also differences among the boards. Each is designed to hold a different weight, comes with slightly different dimensions, and boasts slightly different features in order to appeal to many different types of paddle boarders. Following is an overview of each board in the series and the specific features that make them unique.
Aqua Marina SPK-1
The Aqua Marina SPK-1 is the smallest, lightest, and most maneuverable of the series. As such it is designed specifically for smaller riders and for beginner riders who want a smaller and lighter board on which to learn the sport of paddle boarding. Its pintail shape, as well as v-shaped tail and tri-fin cluster make it easy to maneuver in the water.
In addition to being easy to use for beginners, the SPK-1 is designed for smaller riders. Its smaller dimensions of 9ft.9in. X 4in. X 36in. allow it to hold a single rider of up to 209 pounds. As a result, this board is ideal for smaller beginner riders.
Aqua Marina SPK-2
The Aqua Marina SPK-2 is a slightly larger iSUP designed for storage and speed in a wide variety of water conditions. As such, it is designed for slightly larger riders than is the SPK-1, and for somewhat more experienced riders who demonstrate skill in balancing. In particular, the board is longer (10’10”) and narrower (30”) than is the SPK-1, making it ideal for hitting greater speeds.
In addition, the SPK-2 comes with 7 D-rings and a bungee cord system to allow for abundant storage. The D-rings also allow you to add a leash or to tie up the board at will. Its larger dimensions also mean that it can hold a single rider of up to 253 pounds. As a result, this board provides an appealing solution for larger, experienced riders looking for speed, performance, and storage out of their inflatable stand up paddle board.
Aqua Marina SPK-3
The Aqua Marina SPK-3 is designed to provide stability for flat water activities, including exercising. It is also designed for larger riders than either the SPK-1 or the SPK-2. It accommodates both experienced and beginner paddle boarders. The board is 6 inches, has a curved shaped to improve its balance, and has a flat deck. All of these features allow for a stable board regardless of the flat water activity in which you engage.
In addition, the SPK-3 comes with a single D-ring on the tail that allows you to attach a leash or tie up the paddle board. Its dimensions are similar to the SPK-2 (10’10” x 30”), but its 6 inches instead of 4 inches of thickness allow it to accommodate a single rider of up to 308 pounds. The result is a sturdy and reliable board that provides a stable experience for larger riders.
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Aqua Marina SPK-4
The Aqua Marina SPK-4 is the largest of this series of paddle boards, and it is specifically designed to allow larger riders to enjoy a stable, dry ride. As such, the board is 6 inches thick in order to prevent water washing over the board, and has a flat-angled deck and thicker side rails to further improve stability and dryness. The result is a board that remains sturdy in the water regardless of how heavy the rider happens to be.
In addition, the SPK-4 comes with a D-ring on the tail for a leash or for tying up when you are not using the board. The board’s larger dimensions (12′ x 32” x 6”) allow it to hold a single rider of up to 352 pounds. As a result, this board allows for the same maneuverability and durability as the rest of the series while providing the strength and features necessary to keep the board high and dry even when being ridden by larger riders.
The Aqua Marina SPK series of inflatable stand up paddle boards promises to make high quality boards available to riders of all sizes and experience levels. In addition, the solid reviews that each board in the series receives demonstrates the quality of the series as a whole. The result is a series of iSUPs that can provide you with the paddle boarding experience you desire.
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