Starboard inflatable boards come in three constrictions: Zen Lite (new for 2019), Zen and Deluxe. This blog explains each construction to make it easier for you to get the board that best suits your needs. 

All 2019 boards have welded rails with a mechanical bond; 3K Carbon Fibre bands; and an ultra strong fin box and tooless fin.

Starboard Welding SUP - Poole Harbour Watersports

Starboard Mechanical Bond SUP - Poole Harbour Watersports


Zen Lite is Starboard's leanest technology, stripped back to the core essentials. Built with single layer knitted dropstitch, double rail band and heat welded rails. New tooless fin system is quick and easy to set up. 

  • Welded
  • High value
  • Lightweight
  • Quality die cut pad

Starboard Zen Lite - Poole Harbour Watersports

What Poole Harbour Watersports say: We are happy to see that Starboard are making a board for people on a budget so you can get their high end performance shape and not break the bank. This constitution is great for people who want a lightweight board and are just getting into it.  


ZEN, a solid winner in welded technology. Stiff and hard standing area plates makes ZEN a solid winner at a lightweight.  The Galvanized 2000 D rails and deck/ bottom stringers sets the ZEN further apart; together with the breakthrough welded rail technology. Single fin option boards come with an ultra-strong box and tooless fin. The tri fin set up on the 10’4” and shorter suggests super simplicity.

To finish it all off, we introduce a best-in-class pump and extra strong backpack bag made by 18 recycled plastic bottles. * All Zen boards come with Trasher bag.

  • Welded
  • Galvanized stringers and rails
  • Hard Standing Area
  • Ultra strong box

Starboard Zen SUP - Poole Harbour Watersports

What Poole Harbour Watersports say: The best of the best. We are so impressed in Starboard's Zen construction we use their boards in our beach school. If you are looking for a board to progress in the sport, whether you want your board for all-round paddling or going into surf or touring, we strongly suggest you go Zen.


DELUXE, all at once and welded. Introducing Welded technology for added durability. Top and bottom layers are fused in a single, glueless process. The middle chamber further enhances stiffness and introduces a safety chamber. Galvanized 1000 D rails increases strength together with the 3K compression bands. The Ultra strong box and FCS Connect fin is the top of the range in durability and function. To finish it all off, we introduce a best-in-class pump and extra strong backpack bag with roller wheels, made by 18 recycled plastic bottles.

Starboard Deluxe Double Chamber - Poole Harbour Watersports

  • Extra Stiff
  • Welded
  • Fused
  • 3K Carbon Compression
  • FCS Connect Fin

Starboard Deluxe Double Chamber - Poole Harbour Watersports

Starboard FCS Connect fin - Poole Harbour Watersports

What Poole Harbour Watersports say: This construction is perfect for serious  touring, racing or windSUPing. If you need top end performance and safety, the Starboard deluxe models provides the strongest, stiffest boards on the market. 



The free-flowing aramid cable locks the board in shape when inflated, creating a solid trustworthy hull sensation.The patented Airline Technology utilises a pre-set free-floating cable. It is attached to the nose, goes under the bottom and ends at the fin box. The preset cable is slightly shorter than the board so when the board inflates, the cable comes under tension and stiffens the board significantly. We measured 1.8 cm less hull deflection in testing and 2016 World Champion Connor Baxter swears by it. Could this efficient, lightweight technology change the future of inflatable performance boards? The Allstar boards with Airline technology have that special spring back feel with a sense of efficiency due to the tensioned aramid cable running over the hulls bottom.

  • The cutting edge standing tray is a yet another innovation securing stability, control and comfort.
  • stringers on the deck,
  • 3K Carbon compression band
  • 6” drop stitch.
  • Enlarged bag to help easily fold the board with the standing tray.
  • High EVA side rails increase stability and control.
  • 2 extra race handles for running beach starts.

Starboard Airline Technology - Poole Harbour Watersports

Starboard Airline - Poole Harbour Watersports

What Poole Harbour Watersports say: If you race and want to go inflatable then you need this construction, the airline technology is the fastest, stiffest & most rigid race technology.

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