H ow many times have you spotted a wonderfully-looking and highly performant board, but it just wasn’t the right size? It happens a lot and, although you can reorient to another model, that perfect board remains in your mind forever.
This is the exact reason why Bluefin Cruise comes in 3 different sizes, which are ready to support paddlers weighing between 310 and 550 pounds. Furthermore, it is one of the densest and most robust inflatable models on the market, with outstanding resistance to waves and bumps, so you will be able to enjoy it for many years to come. With that in mind, let’s have a look at its most significant functions and features.
When it comes to quality, Bluefin surely doesn’t cut corners, and this reflects in the materials they’ve used for the board. The military-grade PVC construction provides the optimal strength so it doesn’t sink in the middle, even when it is exposed to a higher weight. Additionally, the Exo Surface Laminate technology and the strongly-reinforced deck, with 11,200 stitches per square meter, allow the board to be inflated to up to 25 psi, leaving no space for unwanted bouncing or flexing.
It’s time to talk sizes, and you can choose between 3 variants, which were specially designed to ensure the comfort and happiness of every customer:
- Size 10’8” – with a length of 10 feet and 8 inches, 30-inch wide and 6-inch thick, will hold a weight of up to 310 lbs.
- Size 12’ – it measures 12 feet in length and is as wide as 30 inches. The 6-inch thickness ensures the proper support for a user weighing up to 410 lbs.
- Size 15’ – the largest variant, with a length of 15 feet, 35-inch wide and 6-inch thick, it is the perfect choice for heavier paddlers, as it can sustain a weight of up to 550 lbs.
Besides all these practical features, the material is treated against UV action and is thermo-sealed, so it will last throughout variate conditions without getting discolored.
Apart from being an outstanding paddleboard, versatile enough to allow you to experience surfing, yoga, racing or touring, it easily converts into a kayak, and it comes with all the necessary accessories for this task. In just a few moments, you can attach the detachable kayaking seat and transform the paddle into a two-blade kayaking accessory. Whether you decide to explore a lake, a canal or the blue sea, the wide hull design will handle the chop waves with excellent stability.
The diamond grid crocodile pad covers the deck, providing enhanced comfort for your legs and knees, as well as the optimal balance and grip, necessary when the waves hit and wet the board. 8 D-rings are available, 4 of them included in the bungee system and the rest designed to fit the kayak seat.
The navigation is performed through the standard 3-fin system, while the central carry handle eases maneuverability. Last but not least, the 3-pieces paddle is easy to assemble and it extends in height to fit both children and adults.
Once you’ve found the perfect size, nothing can get in your way, and Bluefin Cruise’s angled nose will help you cut through waters and experience the full package of activities, starting with relaxing SUP yoga and fishing with the more adventurous surfing and racing. The generous size makes it great for beginners, as it provides better balance and helps them keep their vertical position for a longer time.
Another attractive feature is the inflatable design which allows you to turn a huge 15-inch board in a compact package that can fit in the included bag in just a few minutes. Moreover, the high-pressure pump is included for the reverse action and is ready to pump up to 25 psi of air and deliver an amazingly-strong construction.
|Paddle Type||2-Piece convertible paddleboard/kayak paddle|
|Weight Capacity||310/410/550 lbs.|
- Versatile, easily turns into a kayak with the included kit
- Strong and durable, built of military-grade PVC
- It comes in 3 sizes to fit as many paddlers as possible
- Easy to deflate, store and transport
- Repair kit not included
- Pressure gauge is not high-quality
After analyzing all the features and specs, and carefully weighing the pros and the cons, we can confidently conclude that this is one of the most versatile and robust models on the market. With 3 sizes available, it is an excellent choice for children, teenagers, and adults, whether they are beginners or advanced paddlers.
Furthermore, the thick deck and highly-resistant materials provide rigid support under your feet so you can maintain your balance, no matter if you are navigating calm waters or decide to adventure wide into the ocean and experiment racing.