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The Aqua Marina Fusion lives up to the high expectations. It is one of the most sold inflatable SUP boards and this is justified. The SUP board is great on the water and is very sturdy.
Aqua Marina Fusion 2021 Update
The new Aqua Marina Fusion 2021 has been released and its design has completely changed, in line with the whole 2021 looks of the new Aqua Marina collection. The board is quite a bit bigger than the 2020 version, with a size that is now 10’10” / 330cm instead of the previous 10’4″ / 315 cm.
The width of the board has also changed, from 30″ previously to 32″/ 81cm now. So the board has become a lot more stable than it was before.
Even though it has become both longer and wider, the weight has only increased by 0.2 kg. The board now weighs 8.6 kg instead of 8.4 kg. The maximum carrying capacity has been increased from 130 kg up to 150 kg, to truly make this board suitable for everyone and even be able to take two lighter people on it.
- Very interesting price
- 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
- Lightweight product that is easy to carry and inflate
- Is wonderful on the water compared to a 4.7″ thick board
- Possible to attach a SUP seat (not included)
- Not so agile due to its length
- The board is not fast enough for the advanced SUP boarder (5+ years experience)
Most suitable for:
You do not want to catch high waves but you will not be bothered when the water is playful. 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.
|Length||Width||Thickness||Max weight load||Weight board|
|10’10”||32″||6″||330 LBS / 150 kg||19 LBS / 8.6 kg|
All Round / Yoga / Touring / Relaxing
Speed on the water
The board is relatively short and wide, suitable for touring but not as fast as longer and less wide boards. Not suited for racing.
It is very easy to transport this SUP because it is inflatable and light. Even on your back if you go with a bicycle.
The board is stable on the water and the weight capacity of 330 lbs is even enough to take a pet or a child along and sometimes even a second person.
My own experience
I tested the Aqua Marina Fusion board right after the Aqua Marina Vapor. After I switched from the Aqua Marina Vapor to the Fusion the feeling was a lot better. The Fusion is a bit longer with its length of 10’10” and you can feel this right away.
The thickness of 6″ is also a huge improvement, especially for the recreational user. Because the board is thicker it is a lot more stable on the water.
The Aqua Marina Fusion inflatable SUP-Board has many positive aspects. For a very acceptable price you get a complete package which allows you to start right away.
The board feels robust and has a maximum carrying capacity of 330 lbs, which enables you to take some luggage or maybe a child or pet. Another big advantage is the possibility to attach a SUP seat on the board. This allows you to use the SUP well to sit and paddle over the water.
” This board is very well suitable for anyone who wants to start paddleboarding and does not want to spend a lot of money, but still would like a paddle board of good quality that is 6″ thick then this is surely a great option for you. “
- 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
- Honeycomb grooving footpad for ultimate grip and comfort
SUP comes with one center fin
The Aqua Marina Fusion is made out of lightweight drop stitch material and very sturdy but easy to carry
Inflate / deflate
SUP is inflated in nearly 8 mins with the supplied pump
1 year warranty on production errors
Very stylish and modern design
In the package
The Aqua Marina Fusion 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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The Aqua Marina Double Action pump supplied is simple but does its job well. In 5 to 8 minutes, depending on your pace, you should be able to inflate the board easily. The pressure gauge clearly indicates how hard the board has been inflated.
Read my full guide on the Best SUP Pumps for 2021
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.
The Aqua Marina Magic Backpack makes it easy to carry your SUP board with you. It really is a basic backpack without luxury soft cover and which is not too sturdy. You can certainly carry your SUP board with you, but you don’t have to put extra stuff in it, otherwise it could tear through. In the long run it is better to buy a higher quality backpack.
Optional accessories (not included)
Because extra safety measures never hurt anyone!
Aqua Marina Bluedrive Power fin
For those who are too lazy to paddle themselves 😉
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
- 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
Other reviews of the Aqua Marina Fusion online
The Aqua Marina Fusion 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:
Amazon.com: Rating 4/5. “Love this board. Super light and mobile. Not very stable but was not expecting a boat. Amazing for the price.”
Sunsetpaddler.com: “If you weighed up to 286 pounds and were on the lookout for an affordable beginner-friendly affordable decent quality inflatable paddle board package that included everything for you to get on the water (apart from a life jacket), then the Aqua Marina Fusion might just be for you.”
Inflatableboarder.com: “Overall, the Aqua Marina Fusion is a good entry-level paddle board and a solid option for larger paddlers who want a fun, all-around board for recreational use.”
Supboardguide.com: Rating 5.2/10. The Fusion is only suited as a beginner board package for someone who wants to cruise without performance or desire for anything more. The Fusion is built for the pleasure of just getting out on the water.
Paddlelove.com: Rating 4.1/5. “Regardless of it being a beginner oriented board, the Aqua Marina Fusion still carries out the traits of a racing / touring board which is seen through its smooth edges, relatively pointy lifting nose and narrow tail.”
Globosurfer.com: Rating 5/5. “It offers you a level of quality that isn’t common in boards within this price range, which is a huge plus. So, if you’re looking for a lightweight and fun board to take anywhere, be sure to consider this one.”
Conclusion: Should I buy this board?
The Aqua Marina Fusion is an inflatable paddle board that is aimed at a large target group. This board is suitable for all-around use and is mostly aimed at beginners that want to get started with paddleboarding and want a board that will last at least a couple of years.
If you want to race or go out on a paddle board together with multiple persons this is not the right board for you, as the weight limit is not that high and the speed is not high enough for racing.
For most people that do not have a board yet and are not advanced this is a perfect beginners board that comes in a complete package. Highly recommended for people that want to get started with Stand Up Paddle boarding for the first time!
Frequently Asked Questions about the Aqua Marina Fusion
What is the maximum carrying capacity of the Aqua Marina Fusion?
330 lbs / 150 kg
What is the weight of the Aqua Marina Fusion?
19 lbs / 8.6 kg
What is the air pressure of the Aqua Marina Fusion?
What is the size of the Aqua Marina Fusion?
10’10” x 32″ x 6″ / 330 x 81 x 15 cm
What is the volume of the Aqua Marina Fusion?
Which paddle does the Aqua Marina Fusion include?
The Aqua Marina Sports III Paddle
What kind of pump comes with the Aqua Marina Fusion?
The Aqua Marina Double Action Pump
How many D-rings does the Aqua Marina Fusion have?
9 D–rings. 4 D–rings on the nose attached with a bungee cord. 4 More D–ring for kayak seat attachment. 1 D–ring on the tail for ankle leash attachment.
What is the warranty on the Aqua Marina Fusion?
1 year warranty
How many carry handles does the Aqua Marina Fusion have?
1 comfortable neoprene handle in the center of the board
How many fins does the Aqua Marina Fusion have?
1 Large detachable central fin
What material is the Aqua Marina Fusion made of?
Lightweight drop stitch technology
What do you think about the Aqua Marina Fusion and its popularity? Is it sought after so much for good reason, or are there better boards for this money? Let me know in the comments what you think about this board.
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