Lifetime (parent company of Emotion Kayaks) has come out with a SUP that I think will be just what outfitters are looking for with a hinged fin, displacement bow and plenty of volume for everyone. If the paddler rides the board into the shore, the fin simply flips into the hull. The fin can not come loose. Also features plenty of deck matting and deck cords for holding gear.
This year, Outfitters can order this model from Ebersold Distribution to use in their operation. Retailers will be able to offer in mid-summer. Comes w/ paddle and wholesales for the same price as Emotion’s Traverse. MSRP $449.
Hull Material: High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Length: 11′ (335,2 cm)
Width: 32″ (81,2 cm)
Weight: 47 lb. (21,3 kg)
Maximum Weight Capacity: 230 lb. (104,3 kg)
Color: Glacier Blue