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No king of the ocean, but a nice versatile board
The Aqua Marina Triton is a well designed board in between a recreational board and a touring board. Its size of 11’2″ long and 32″ wide is not very common and makes this board suitable for people who want to combine these activities.
- Very good price for this versatile paddle 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 or child
- Lightweight product that is easy to carry and inflate
- If you really want to tour you need a better paddle
- The board is not fast enough for the advanced SUP boarder (5+ years experience)
Most suitable for:
The Aqua Marina Triton feels very stable and is an upgrade compared to the well known Aqua Marina Fusion. I like the redesign of the board to make it look more sleek and modern. Because of the bigger platform and the maximum carrying capacity of 150 kg you can take a child or dog. 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|
|11’2″||32″||6″||330 LBS / 150 kg||21.4 LBS / 9.7 kg|
All Round / Yoga / Touring / Relaxing
Speed on the water
The board has a nice glide, not as great as a touring or racing paddle board but better than the average all-around board.
It is very easy to transport this paddle board 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.
My own experience
The Aqua Marina Triton feels very stable and as said I do like the new design of the board and the blue color. I understand that there’s a gap in between all-around boards and touring boards that the Triton tries to fill. It does so pretty successfully, but if you truly want to go for touring more often I would still recommend to purchase the Aqua Marina Atlas board instead.
As a beginner, this board may do better for you because of the larger platform than the Aqua Marina Fusion or Vapor, so it is easier to keep balance. You also have space to carry extra stuff or to take a child or pet, if you’re light even a second person could join you.
The board has a thickness of 6″, a width of 32″ and a length of 11’2″. So as said in between a standard all-around board and a touring board. I would recommend this board mostly for beginners who are looking into touring but are not totally sure about doing so yet. This could be a great starter board for you.
The Aqua Marina Triton inflatable paddle Board has the same advantage as almost every other Aqua Marina paddle board. For a very acceptable price you get a complete package which allows you to start right away.
I preferred this model mostly for lakes or rivers, for touring on wilder waters I prefer an even bigger platform like the previously mentioned Aqua Marina Atlas to make sure I will not lose balance because of the waves. But if you do take this board on the ocean, don’t get too far away from the coast.
The stiffness of the board is good with the standard 15 PSI pressure and I like the big diamond grooving foot pad so even with wet feet you have good grip. The tail kick pad made it easy to lift the board a bit in the back so turns were easier than on a board that lacks this addition.
• Full deck and base quality printing and rail design for superior optics
• 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
Removable slide-in Center Fin
The Aqua Marina Triton is made out of lightweight drop stitch material and very sturdy but easy to carry
Inflate / deflate
SUP is inflated in nearly 10 mins with the supplied pump
1 year warranty on production errors
Very stylish and modern design
In the package
The Aqua Marina Triton 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. If you really want to go for longer tours consider getting a fiberglass or carbon paddle as an addition.
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.
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 Triton online
The Aqua Marina Triton Stand Up Paddle Board has been reviewed by a couple of websites online.
A short overview of these reviews below:
Supconnect.com: ” The 11’2 Triton is the stiffest Aqua Marina board we’ve paddled to-date. For a price-point board it’s very stiff (a good thing) and has a nice shape to it where it seems to be a hybrid between an all around and touring board.”
Amazon.de: Rating 4.3/5. “Absolutely recommended for size. Smaller boards are partly cheaper, but in this size, for this price and this brand. 5 out of 5 stars. Absolutely enthusiastic.”
Frequently Asked Questions about the Aqua Marina Triton
What is the maximum carrying capacity of the Aqua Marina Triton?
330 lbs / 150 kg
What is the weight of the Aqua Marina Triton?
21.4 lbs / 9.7 kg
What is the air pressure of the Aqua Marina Triton?
What is the size of the Aqua Marina Triton?
11’2″ x 32″ / 340 cm x 81 cm
What is the volume of the Aqua Marina Triton?
Which paddle does the Aqua Marina Triton include?
The Aqua Marina Sports III Paddle
What kind of pump comes with the Aqua Marina Triton?
The Aqua Marina Double Action Pump
How many D-rings does the Aqua Marina Triton have?
7 D–rings. 4 D–rings on the nose attached with a bungee cord. 2 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 Triton?
1 year warranty
How many carry handles does the Aqua Marina Triton have?
1 comfortable neoprene handle in the center of the board
How many fins does the Aqua Marina Triton have?
1 Large detachable central fin
What material is the Aqua Marina Triton made of?
Lightweight drop stitch technology
Conclusion – Should I buy this board?
The Aqua Marina Triton is a great in between sized board, a unique combination of a touring paddle board and an all-around paddle board. It has a nice and sleek design and is very stiff, even when packing extra stuff and taking a pet or child along for the ride.
Because the board is bigger than standard all-around boards it offers more stability, which also makes other activities like SUP Yoga easier.
This is a great starter board for beginners that are not sure if they like touring yet or just want to have fun on their board. It comes in a complete package, so you do not need to purchase any extra’s to get out on the water.
What is your favorite activity on your Stand Up Paddle Board? Did you get a specific paddle board just for this purpose, or did you pick an all-around paddle board like the Aqua Marina Triton? Let me know in the comments, I’m a curious guy!