These exciting new modular Stand-Up-Paddleboards (SUPs) are uniquely designed to divide into three sections for easier transport and storage. Compared to inflatable boards they are much quicker to assemble and have more shapely displacement hulls that are fast, stable, and straight-tracking. (Inflatable boards are almost all flat-bottomed, making them good for surfing but less suited to touring.)
Whilst it may not be the deciding factor we think it’s important to point out that the Rum Runner hulls can be fitted with optional seats – so they can double up as fast and efficient, low-profile sit-on-top kayaks. That means if you get tired of paddling standing up (which does require slightly different muscles) you can sit down instead. It’s also more stable to paddle seated if you’re in larger waves (as your centre of gravity is lower). And even if one of you doesn’t like stand up paddling, you’ve still got a boat you can both use.
Right: Red Rum Runner with kayak seat fitted, Blue without (and front hatch cover removed)