Aqua Marina Atlas Review

Overview
Yoga
All-round
Touring
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Our score
Stability
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Design
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Performance
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Price/Quality ratio
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Supplied accessories
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When you love touring you’ll love the Aqua Marina Atlas

The Aqua Marina Atlas board is super sturdy, is great on the water and has a perfect size. The board is 12′ long and has a loading weight of 375 lbs, so you can take a pet or your child on the water without worries.

Pro’s

  • Very good price for this touring SUP board
  • Upon purchase you get a complete package so you do not have to incur extra costs to start
  • Suitable for both quiet and slightly wilder water
  • Easy to take a pet, child or even a second person (depending on total weight)
  • Lightweight product that is easy to carry and inflate
  • Is wonderful for touring

Cons

  • Not so agile due to its length
  • The board is not fast enough for the advanced SUP boarder (3+ years experience)

Most suitable for:

The Aqua Marina Atlas is perfectly suited for long touring trips on your Stand Up Paddle Board. Because of the big platform you can take a child, dog or even an extra person. Also very handy in case you want to take a big dry bag or camping stuff along. This board is especially suitable for starters and people who have less than 5 years of SUP experience. The board is not very fast (partly because it is inflatable) but mainly focuses on sportiness and fun.

LengthWidthThicknessMax weight loadWeight board
12’0″33″6″374 LBS / 170 kg24.3 LBS / 10.5 kg

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Primary use
All Round / Yoga / Touring / Relaxing

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Speed on the water
The board is pretty long, but also wide. Perfect for touring but not suited for racing.

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Transport
It is very easy to transport this SUP because it is inflatable and light. Even on your back if you go with a bicycle.

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Stability
The board is stable on the water and the weight capacity of 374 lbs is even enough to take a pet or a child along.

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My own experience

I tested the Aqua Marina Atlas board and it offers a lot of stability. As a beginner, this board may even suit you better than the cheaper Aqua Marina boards because of the larger size. You can bring along your pet, child or extra equipment or dry clothes on this space.

The board has the standard thickness of 5.9″, a width of 33″ and a length of 12′. This makes it a great touring board. It does not take a lot of effort to keep your balance on this board and that makes it great for longer trips, along with the extra luggage space.

The Aqua Marina Atlas inflatable SUP-Board has many positive aspects. For a very acceptable price you get a complete package which allows you to start right away.

I find the board the most suitable for calm and slightly wilder waters (flowing river). For the big waves it is better to look for a sportier model but otherwise you can use the Atlas everywhere.

The drop stitch technology becomes more advanced every year, which makes the board rock hard and you barely feel that you are standing on an inflatable. The thickness of 5.9″ provides extra stability because the board reacts less to waves and other movements of the water.

The board has the standard thickness of 5.9″, a width of 33″ and a length of 12′. This makes it a great touring board. It does not take a lot of effort to keep your balance on this board and that makes it great for longer trips, along with the extra luggage space.


Important features

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Setup

• Lightweight drop stitch technology
• Full deck and base quality printing and rail design for superior optics
• Removable slide-in Center Fin • Integrated cargo D-ring with easy-adjustable bungee cord to attach luggage
• Comfortable neoprene handle
• Tail kick pad for critical bottom turns and cutbacks
• Diamond grooving footpad for ultimate grip and comfort
• 3-piece adjustable aluminum paddle
• Aqua Marina double action pump for fast & easy inflation

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Fins
SUP comes with one center fin

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Material
The Aqua Marina Atlas is made out of lightweight drop stitch material and very sturdy but easy to carry

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Inflate / deflate
SUP is inflated in nearly 10 mins with the supplied pump

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Warranty
1 year warranty on production errors

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Design
Very stylish and modern design


In the package

Paddle

The Aqua Marina Atlas stand up paddle board is delivered including an Aqua Marina Sports III Paddle. The Sports III Paddle is an aluminum paddle in 3 parts, that can be height adjusted so it is always on the right length.

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Pump

The Aqua Marina Double Action Pump makes sure the job gets done as soon as possible, as it inflates both when the pump is pulled up and when it is pressed down.

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Leash

The board includes a simple Aqua Marina paddle board leash. A straightforward leash without a coil, that is always extended. This version is not as good as the coiled version that is sold separately, but for a free included leash it is good enough.

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Backpack

Optional accessories (not included)

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Restube classic
Because extra safety measures never hurt anyone!

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Aqua Marina Bluedrive Power fin
For those who are too lazy to paddle themselves 😉

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Difference between an Inflatable board and a Hard board

Advantages Inflatable board

  • Easy to take on holiday (even on the plane)
  • Easy to store in the winter days
  • Much cheaper
  • Technology has improved greatly over the past 10 years. For this reason, these boards are now almost hard to distinguish from hard boards

Advantages Hardboard

  • More speed, which is important if you are a professional
  • Easier to make sharp turns on the water because the board is thinner
  • No inflation needed, you can get on the water right away

Frequently Asked Questions about the Aqua Marina Atlas

What is the maximum carrying capacity of the Aqua Marina Atlas?

374 lbs / 170 kg

What is the weight of the Aqua Marina Atlas?

23.1 lbs / 10.5 kg

What is the air pressure of the Aqua Marina Atlas?

15 PSI

What is the size of the Aqua Marina Atlas?

12′ x 33″ / 366 cm x 84 cm

What is the volume of the Aqua Marina Atlas?

380 L

Which paddle does the Aqua Marina Atlas include?

The Aqua Marina Sports III Paddle

What kind of pump comes with the Aqua Marina Atlas?

The Aqua Marina Double Action Pump

How many D-rings does the Aqua Marina Atlas have?

Drings. 4 Drings on the nose attached with a bungee cord. 1 Dring on the tail for ankle leash attachment.

What is the warranty on the Aqua Marina Atlas?

1 year warranty

How many carry handles does the Aqua Marina Atlas have?

1 comfortable neoprene handle in the center of the board

How many fins does the Aqua Marina Atlas have?

1 Large detachable central fin

What material is the Aqua Marina Atlas made of?

Lightweight drop stitch technology

Other reviews of the Aqua Marina Atlas online

The Aqua Marina Atlas is a very popular Stand Up Paddle Board and has thus been reviewed by many different websites online.

A short overview of these reviews below:

Ebay: Rating 4.9/5. “Was very surprised at the quality of the board. I’m sure it will last for many years!”

Amazon.de: Rating 4.8/5. “Due to its particularly wide shape, it lies very stable in the water and is very stable. The length of the board is also very comfortable and leaves enough space to paddle with a child or pet.”
36 Reviews

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Conclusion – Should I buy this board?

The Aqua Marina Atlas is one of the best touring boards available for beginners and offers a lot of extra space and stability compared to the cheaper Aqua Marina models. This board is suitable for all-around paddlers, both beginners are more advanced paddlers, who want to tour on their paddle board.

Because of the larger size the board could also very well be used for yoga or to go out together on a paddle board. For explorers that want to go to new areas and camp there this is also a great board because it offers lots of space to take along your camping gear.

This is a great board for people of any skill that like taking long tours on a Stand Up Paddle board. It comes in a complete package, so you do not need to purchase any extra’s to get out on the water.


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Why I ❤ this board?
  • Very good price for this touring SUP board
  • Upon purchase you get a complete package so you do not have to incur extra costs to start
  • Suitable for both quiet and slightly wilder water
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Review written by: Tom

Hi! My name is Tom. During the year I try to be on a paddle board as much as possible. By reading this blog you'll stay updated on everything I test on the water :)

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    Review written by: Tom

    Hi! My name is Tom. During the year I try to be on a paddle board as much as possible. By reading this blog you'll stay updated on everything I test on the water :)