Bluefin SUP

Bluefin: the best fast-growing company in the SUP industry

A young, family-run business with extremely good products. Very reasonable prices for inflatable boards that you will enjoy for many years to come. In my opinion perhaps the best company in the industry: Bluefin SUP.

The story behind Bluefin

Bluefin SUP is originally an English company, specialized in kayaks. These kayaks were super strong, of very good quality and soon there was a huge fan base for these products, and for Bluefin. Not only in the UK but all over the world people wanted these kayaks.

The only disadvantage: sending and shipping such a large and heavy product is practically impossible. After many years of doubting the owner made the change from hard kayaks to the inflatable paddle boards. And how! Bluefin is one of the fastest growing companies in the stand up paddle industry, and quite rightly so. Every year they come up with a new collection and every year I am more impressed.

Did you know that Bluefin is a family business? Husband and (future) wife run the business but even nieces and other family members are involved in this fast growing business. Because of the personal approach, a huge community of Bluefin fans has been created. You can join this community if you also have a Bluefin SUP!

The Bluefin SUP collection of 2020

The most important boards of Bluefin are the Bluefin Cruise and the Bluefin Carbon (click to scroll down). The Cruise is the all-round entry-level model, the Carbon is the premium version. The Cruise and the Carbon are available in different sizes. Which size you choose depends on your SUP needs. I have created the table below so you can compare.

Next to the Cruise and the Carbon Bluefin offers the following boards:

> Bluefin SUP Cruise JR.: for kids

> Bluefin SUP Sprint: racing SUP board

> Bluefin SUP Voyage: Smaller board, mainly for alternative use as Yoga or to fish

> Bluefin SUP Mammoth: for groups

The Bluefin SUP’s are in my purchase guides several times! In my opinion, these might be the best boards in this price range. Great value for money.

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Bluefin Cruise

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The Bluefin Cruise gets 4.6 stars on Amazon based on 450 (!) reviews.

The Bluefin Cruise is a great SUP board for anyone looking for a stable, all-round product with great specifications and in a great package. I don’t have enough space to go into detail about all the features here, so I would definitely recommend reading my entire review if you are considering this board.

The Bluefin SUP Cruise comes in three different sizes. Below I have made a table that shows which size is most suitable for you.

  • One of the best inflatable boards in this price category.
  • Great complete package, consisting of a (fiberglass) paddle with optional attachment for kayak, sup seat, GoPro mount, backpack, leash, dual action pump.
  • Made of very good and sturdy material. The board can be inflated up to 28 PSI
  • More than sufficient carrying capacity
  • In different sizes; the right size for everyone
  • Board is quite heavy
Bluefin-Backpack-Walking
Bluefin Cruise 10-8Bluefin Cruise 12Bluefin Cruise 15
FeatureBluefin Cruise 10’8″Cruise 12′Cruise Tandem 15′
Length10’8″12′15′
Width33″33″36″
Thickness6.3″6.3″6.5″
PSI15 – 1815 – 1815 – 18
Weight Board17 kg19 kg22 kg
Max Weight130 kg / 287 lbs140 kg / 309 lbs160 kg / 353 lbs
Stability⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Yoga⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fishing⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Speed/ Touring⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Incl. kayak seat?YesYesYes
For:Smaller than 1.80 m / 5’11” and
lighter than 90 kg / 198 lbs
Taller than 1.80 m / 5’11” or
heavier than 90 kg / 198 lbs
Two persons

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Bluefin Carbon

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The Bluefin Carbon gets 4.6 stars on Amazon based on 450 (!) reviews.

The Bluefin Carbon is in my opinion the best SUP board available at the moment. If you are looking for an all-round board, you don’t have to look any further. This strong, almost unbreakable board is perfect for any kind of paddle boarding. Whether you want to relax, tour (at speed) or enjoy a nice summer day with several people, this board is the way to go. I see this board as the best paddle board of 2020.

The Cruise comes in three different sizes. Below I have made a table that shows which size is most suitable for you.

  • One of the best inflatable boards in this price category.
  • Great complete package, consisting of a (carbon) paddle with optional attachment for kayak, sup seat, GoPro mount, backpack, leash, dual action pump.
  • Made of very good and sturdy material. The board can be inflated up to 28 PSI
  • More than sufficient carrying capacity
  • In different sizes; the right size for everyone
  • Board is quite heavy
Bluefin-Cruise-Carbon-Hymke
Bluefin Carbon 10Bluefin Carbon 12Bluefin Carbon 12
FeatureBluefin Carbon 10’8″Bluefin Carbon 12′Bluefin Carbon 15′
Length10’8″12′15′
Width32.5″32.5″36″
Thickness5.9″6.3″6.3″
PSI12 – 15 (x2)12 – 15 (2x)28 PSI
Weight Board15,6 kg / 34 lbs17 kg / 37.5 lbs20 kg / 44 lbs
Max Weight130 kg / 287 lbs140 kg / 309 lbs240 kg / 529 lbs
Stability⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Yoga⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fishing⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Speed / Touring⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Incl. kayak seat?YesYesYes (2x)
For:Smaller than 1.80 m / 5’11” and
lighter than 90 kg / 198 lbs
Taller than 1.80 m / 5’11” or
heavier than 90 kg / 198 lbs
Two persons


Bluefin Cruise JR – kids paddle board

Especially for the ‘little ones’ there is the BlueFin SUP Cruise Junior. This board is 8′ long, 29″ wide and has a maximum weight of 120 kg / 265 lbs. Its length ensures that the board is ideal for people smaller than 1.60m.

Because the board can lift up to 120 kg, this is not necessarily for children. Even older people who are a little bit smaller can handle it very well.

  • One of the few boards suitable for smaller adults
  • Great complete package, consisting of a (fiberglass) paddle with optional attachment for kayak, kayak seat, GoPro mount, backpack, leash, dual action pump.
  • Made of very good and sturdy material. The board can be inflated up to 28 PSI
  • Paddle board and kayak in one by the free included stuff
  • Suitable for people up to 1.60 m / 5’3″. This can soon be too little.


Bluefin sprint

Bluefin Sprint

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The Bluefin SUP Sprint is the board you buy when you’re really looking for adventure. This board is made for speed, touring and racing. This board is suitable for advanced users. It is no less than 14′ long and 30″ wide. The tight tip forward ensures that the board glides well and fast through the water.

In august 2020 Bluefin releases the new Bluefin Sprint Carbon, check it out here

  • Truly a board for long distances and speed
  • Great complete package, consisting of a (fiberglass) paddle, GoPro mount, backpack, leash, dual action pump.
  • Made of very good and sturdy material. The board can be inflated up to 28 PSI
  • Floats really fantastic on the water
  • Not suitable for beginners


Bluefin voyage

Bluefin Voyage

For fitness and yoga lovers Bluefin has designed this board. Water sports enthusiasts looking for just a little bit more stability buy this board. The Bluefin SUP Voyage is 20% wider than an average paddle board. With its length of 10’8″ and a width of 38″(!), this board really is steady as a rock on the water. Take another look at the Sprint above: it’s only 30″ wide.

So the deck is made to give you just that extra bit of stability you want. This can be during a yoga exercise, but also while fishing, lying relaxed on the board or whatever you want. A great paddle board to relax on.

  • Very suitable for people who are looking for more balance on their paddle board
  • Great complete package, consisting of a (fiberglass) paddle, GoPro mount, backpack, leash, dual action pump and two holders for a fishing rod.
  • Can be used for many purposes: fitness, yoga, fishing, relaxing
  • Voted best paddle board of 2018
  • Floats really fantastic on the water
  • Not suitable for touring
  • Not suitable for advanced users


Bluefin Mammoth

Bluefin Mammoth

Looking for a big paddle board for the whole family (or two, or three families)? The Bluefin SUP Mammoth is a board that can hold up to 10 people. With a maximum weight of 650 kg / 1433 lbs, this board is (only) suitable for group use. The 18′ length and the width of 60″ (!) make it impossible to paddle board on your own on this board.

Sports clubs, scouts, company outings, campsites, holiday parks, you name it. This board is great fun to use as a group activity.

I haven’t tested the board myself but I read very positive stories about it on the internet.

  • Fun as a group activityt
  • Up to 10 people on one paddle board (max 650 kg / 1433 lbs weight)
  • 5 fins for great stability
  • Not suitable for paddling on your own
  • Package is delivered without paddle(s)
  • Limited possibilities when it comes to use. This board is only fun with more people


Bluefin-Aura-Fit-SUP

Bluefin Aura Fit

Looking for a very specific Yoga SUP Board, that not only has a great look and deck for Yoga but also can be used as a very stable normal paddle board? The Bluefin Aura Fit offers a beautiful board that you can do all your exercises on, including the high quality accessories that you’re used to, including the fiberglass paddle.

This Bluefin SUP is one of the very few boards I have seen that has no carrying handle in the middle, so you will not feel a bump in your back when lying down. Just perfect! Smarter design and a very good and big grip deck. The board has a total size of 91 cm x 325 cm / 36″ x 10’8″, which makes it a very stable platform for all work outs.

  • Stable platform for Yoga
  • No annoying grip handle in the middle that is in your way
  • Beautiful design and big grip deck
  • Not so fast for normal paddle boarding


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Conclusion: Get a Bluefin SUP board or not?

I’m a huge fan of Bluefin SUP. The brand really appeals to me. A relatively small team has managed to turn a successful kayak producer into one of the most popular brands in Europe in just a few years.

So they MUST be doing something right.

The boards I reviewed were all of sublime quality. From opening the box to inflating the Bluefin SUP, everything feels high quality.

The boards are lovely in the water and there is a very clear focus per board:

➡️ We have an all-round board with the Bluefin Cruise,
➡️ a luxe all-round board with the Bluefin Carbon,
➡️ a paddle board for smaller people and kids with the Bluefin Cruise Junior,
➡️ a racing SUP board with the Bluefin Sprint,
➡️ a yoga, fitness and fishing paddle board with the Bluefin Voyage and Bluefin Aura Fit
➡️ a familie- and group SUP with the Bluefin Mammoth.

In my opinion, a much clearer distinction is not possible.

So you’ll find a lot of Bluefins in buying guides and recommendations on this website.
A brand where you can’t really go wrong.

Do you own a Bluefin SUP board? Let me know which one you have and what you think by posting a comment below! It would be nice to hear from you.

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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 :)