2018 Starboard 12’6″ Touring Zen, maximise the simplicity.
Our lightest board construction, ZEN, is now stiffer and comes with reinforcement plates in the standing area.
By carefully nesting the reinforcements, Starboard offer the lightest board they have ever produced. A great sensation while paddling.
A very light board: Re-engineered Zen technology: more fibres, less coating and optimized glue usage. On the water you will sense the acceleration and fun feel of a light hull.
A great sensation while paddling: The triple-sandwich rail laminate acts as dual stringer stiffeners and also make the rails incredibly strong. We replace double PVC layers with twin 2000 denier deck and bottom stringers, providing the board that rigid, crisp and stiff feel.
Clean Technology: The lamination process uses minimal glue and solvent and packing of the board is free of plastic.
Faster board inflation, with less effort: The benchmark V8 flow valve gets you to 15–18 PSI faster and with less effort.
The innovative Rail Edge helps the water release off the board’s tail for optimal glide and speed. The Rail Edge is still easily folded and rolled when deflating.
The exclusive and innovative lightweight Starboard SUP leash will be your best paddling partner in flat water and touring conditions. Leash is NOT suited to waves or white water. Compact in design and at only 70g, it is strong, comfortable and effortless to wear.
- 6″ (150mm) dropstitch for a good balance between volume and stiffness.
- Twin 2000 Denier center stringer for added stiffness and rigidity.
- 2000 Denier sandwiched rail stiffening strip.
- Reinforcement plates in the standing areas
- Excellent tracking from the Dol Fin 22 touring fin
- Rail Edge for improved water release off the tail
- Wide, light weight, 2mm crocodile skin EVA deck pads all the way to the rail of the board. 4mm diamond groove crocodile EVA deck pad on the tail.
- Neoprene paddle holder and carry strap on the tail.
- Quality padded central neoprene carry handle.
- Nose and tail d-rings.
- Forward and rear cargo areas with bungee straps.
- Lightweight ankle cuff leash.
- FCS insert for mounting a GoPro Camera.
Starboard Re-Cover Zen Bag
- Twin roller wheels for easy transport
- Padded cover
- Inside and outside compressions straps
- Reinforced diamond PVC for increased durability around the base
- Name tag window
- Strong, non corrosive zipper
- The lightweight, durable and innovative choice for serious travellers
V8 Double Action Pump
- Inflate your board with faster and easier continuous pumping cycle both in down and up actions.
- With a switch, the double action pump can convert to single action for easy inflation up to 18PSI.
- Allows effortless inflation due to the increased diameter of the intake and exhaust valves.
- The ergonomically designed foot pad creates a stable, comfortable platform for sustained effort in getting your board up to 18PSI, in the shortest amount of time.
- Length: 12’6″
- Width: 31″
- Tail width: 16.7″
- Thickness: 6″
- Volume: 321 liters
- Weight: 24.3 lbs board only
- Max payload: 240 lbs/110 kg
- Fin: Dol Fin 22 touring fin
- Warranty: 2 years
What’s in the box? This board comes with Starboard’s Zen Bag SUP Carry Bag, fin, V8 Double Action High Pressure Pump, lightweight Starboard leash and a small repair kit.
View the Starboard Inflatable SUP Manual (1MB).