(Old Version) Aqua Marina Fusion 10ft 4in Stand Up Paddle Board Inflatable SUP Review (2020)
Affordable, the Aqua Marina Fusion is a beginner friendly all-around type of an inflatable paddle board, decent for both calmer and choppier waters. Max weight capacity is 286 pounds (210 lbs max paddler weight).
For a good time on the water, paddle boarding is something you might have considered. Whether you’re new or intermediate paddler, the Aqua Marina Fusion inflatable SUP board might prove to be a viable option.
And while you’re taking a look at those links, also consider checking out this article on Best Cheap iSUP in 2021.
Quick Overview For The Hasty
The Aqua Marina Fusion 10’4 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board measures: 10’4″ x 30″ x 6″ (length x width x thickness). It weighs 18,52 pounds and comes with everything you need to get on the water.
Aqua Marina Fusion is, compared to a typical all-around, a little longer when it comes to width/length ratio. This allows the board to build up more speed on the water. It’s best for people of average weight/height and up, but that doesn’t exclude the lighter paddlers looking for more sturdiness and buoyancy. It’s suitable for both calmer and choppier water conditions.
To me Aqua Marina Fusion feels like a solid inflatable paddle board for affordable price, but it’s still a cheaper one, so you may want to have a quick read what to watch out for with cheaper iSUPs.
Who And What Is The Aqua Marina Fusion Designed For
- Who: beginners/intermediates weighing up to 200 pounds (max weight capacity 286 lbs)
- What: all-around (suitable mainly for calmer waters)
Aqua Marina Fusion is designed for the average sized paddlers (up to 286 pounds) as it’s long (10’4″), thick (6″) and also wide (30″) enough. Such an all-around is suitable for beginners looking for a little challenge (a little tippy when moving slow) and intermediates alike.
Have a look a this SUP Buying Guide to get a better picture of things.
How Does The Aqua Marina Fusion iSUP Board Perform
For an all-around, Aqua Marina Fusion mainly has a mix of:
Aqua Marina Fusion is a good mix of moderate speed and decent maneuverability as its only a tiny bit longer than your standard all-around when it comes to width/length ratio, but that really only a little bit. This allows the board to glide a little longer (build up more speed) compared to a shorter board.
Handling, when not already moving, is a little more difficult when compared to a standard 10ft all-around, but the extra length doesn’t make that big of a change and it’s still maneuverable.
In the stability compartment, Aqua Marina Fusion may feel a little tippy for some beginners as it would need some speed to bring it to a relatively effortlessly stable state. It otherwise takes some initial practice to bring it to that moving and more stable state that it may feel like it’s too tippy when judging right off the pat.
How Have I Conducted The Review
Judging by it’s construction in comparison to other boards, people’s thoughts, and based on my own due diligence and experience in the field, I’ve researched into this inflatable paddle board, the Aqua Marina Fusion, and by writing down my findings I’ve ended up with the review.
All in all, my aim is to cover as much of the sport as I can so as to simply learn more about it.
Specifications Of The Aqua Marina Fusion
Here are the specifications of the Aqua Marina Fusion iSUP board:
- Type – all round
- Construction – Inflatable
- Length – 10’4”
- Width – 30”
- Thickness – 6”
- Weight – 18,52 pounds
- Weight capacity – 286 pounds
- Outer Shell – PVC
- Construction: Drop stitch
Aqua Marina Fusion is all-around type of inflatable stand up paddle board. This means it can be used in almost all water conditions and performs in each to decent enough degree.
Aqua Marina Fusion is inflatable. It’s got a single layer PVC material (lightweight board) and a drop stitch core, and its maximum and recommended air pressure is 15 PSI.
It’s 10’4” long. This makes the board suitable for larger paddlers as well.
The board is 30” wide at its widest point. It may feel a little wobbly at first for beginner paddlers, but it’s something that you can handle just fine with some practice.
Aqua Marina Fusion is 6 inches thick. Thicker boards feel more rigid and in some cases more stable.
The board weighs 18,52 pounds. As you can imagine, the Aqua Marina Fusion iSUP board is lightweight, easy to transport and travel with.
It’s got a weight capacity of 286 pounds in the official notes, but for an enjoyable experience probably a paddler weighing less (up to 200 pounds) would be more fitting.
What Is The Aqua Marina Fusion Made Of
Aqua Marina Fusion is made of:
- single layer PVC material
Aqua Marina Fusion has a drop stitch core and a single layer PVC material around it. On top of the board there’s a relatively large area of a non-slip deck pad to stand on.
As for the quality of the drop stitch material and the PVC layer on top of it, it’s safe to assume they’re the industry standard.
Since PVC material is the main element of an inflatable stand up paddle board these days, do check out more about the PVC material in this article.
What Are The Features Of The Aqua Marina Fusion
Here are the features of this colorful inflatable paddle board:
- bungee storage area
- deck pad
- carry handle
- D-rings (4)
- D-ring (1)
- fin (1)
1 – bungee storage area
The cargo area at the front consists of a bungee net that’s attached to the 4 D-rings at the front. There you can keep your belongings, even the paddle.
2 – deck pad
Aqua Marina Fusion boasts an EVA foam deck (non-slip) that’s there to keep you on the board while standing on it.
3 – carry handle
In the middle of the board you’ll find a carry handle. This is for carrying the Aqua Marina Fusion iSUP board.
4 – D-rings (4)
These are for attaching a kayak seat.
5 – D-ring (1)
At the rear of the board, close to the valve, there’s a D-ring. It’s usually for an ankle leash, but the Aqua Marina Fusion package doesn’t include a leash.
6 – valve
Finally, the valve. This is where you can pump air into the board.
7 – fin (1)
Aqua Marina Fusion has 1 detachable slide-in center fin. It’s easier to roll up and store the board without the fin attached.
What Else Is Included In The Aqua Marina Fusion Package?
Aqua Marina Fusion comes with an adjustable aluminium paddle, rucksack backpack carry bag, a double action handpump with integrated pressure gauge, ankle leash and probably a repair kit as well. The package doesn’t include a life jacket.
A 3-piece adjustable aluminium paddle. Normally aluminium paddles tend to not float. It may float for a little while, but it will eventually sink as water pours in from here and there. Here’s a handy overlooking take on SUP paddles to make more sense of them for you.
The backpack included with the Aqua Marina Fusion package is a simple one. It’s basically a mat that straps around the deflated and rolled up board. It’s not a zippered one. It’s sides have specially designed straps for holding the pump and the paddle. It’s got shoulder straps as well.
The package includes a dual-action handpump with integrated pressure gauge for inflating the board. The pressure gauge can be found on top of the handpump. Recommended and max PSI for the Aqua Marina Fusion iSUP board is 15.
The package includes an ankle leash. One end attaches to the D-ring behind the valve while the other end around your ankle, hence ankle leash.
Chances are the Aqua Marina Fusion package includes a repair kit for patching up holes and the likes when there’s need for it (industry standard is to include a valve wrench for sealing the valve more tightly every now and then, and a glue along with PVC patches).
So Is Aqua Marina Fusion For You?
If you weighed up to 200 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.
As an all-around type of paddle board, due to it’s construction, it performs more like a touring board than a sprint racing/river riding board.
The one downside would be that it might feel a little too wobbly for just super slowly paddling and chilling on unless you gave it some time and practice in order to handle such use with ease. It’s not so much of a downside as it is an anti-beginner-friendly element to it.
Where To Buy Aqua Marina Fusion iSUP Package?
Best way to buy stand up paddle boards would be from physical shops. That way you could gain much needed info, advice and tips from the enthusiastic sellers there (assuming they were enthusiastic…).
If purchasing from a physical store was not an option, there are still online stores to check out.
Aqua Marina Fusion is for paddlers weighing up to 200 pounds, is inflatable, lightweight, fairly beginner-friendly affordable decent quality stand up paddle board that performs, if to put into perspective, more like a touring board rather than a snappy sprint/river riding paddle board. It’s an all-around.
The Aqua Marina Fusion iSUP package includes the board, an aluminium paddle, handpump, carry bag, 1 detachable fin, ankle leash and a repair kit. There’s no life jacket.
Aqua Marina Fusion iSUP package comes with a 1-year warranty. They stock all of the parts in the case you were in need of a replacement.
Where To Buy
Replaced with newer version.
(Links open in a new tab)
The TOP 13 Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards in 2022 | post | sunsetpaddler
Best Cheap Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards in 2022 | post | sunsetpaddler
Exploring Inflatable SUP Accessories & Their Uses | post | sunsetpaddler
Pink Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards in 2022 | post | sunsetpaddler
Magnificent stand up paddle board Stickers | post | sunsetpaddler
How much do inflatable SUP boards cost? | post | sunsetpaddler
Is a cheap inflatable SUP worth it? | post | sunsetpaddler
How to choose a SUP paddle? | post | sunsetpaddler
iSUP care & maintenance | post | sunsetpaddler
SUP buying guide | post | sunsetpaddler
SUP boards list | post | sunsetpaddler
What is PVC? | post | sunsetpaddler
SUP safety | post | sunsetpaddler