SUP Rental Fleets & Bulk Discounts
Stand Up Paddle Boarding has exploded across the globe as the fastest growing watersport in the world! Take advantage of this massive opportunity by outfitting your location with a rental fleet of paddle boards and renting them to customers. Offering fitness and YOGA classes on paddle boards is also a great way to expand your business. This offer is not limited to rental and resort fleets so individuals can get a group together and purchase in bulk to save each other a ton!
Rental Fleet Bulk Pricing
We offer the most competitive pricing in the industry with our bulk 6 board Epoxy or Inflatable Paddle Board packages.
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Rental Fleet Considerations & Tips
Rental Fleet boards take serious abuse over time especially if business is booming. Typically a standard Epoxy/EPS construction hard board will last a few seasons before it will start to get fairly beat up from extensive use. Most damage caused by inexperienced riders can easily be repaired and with proper maintenance your fleet can last for several seasons. As your business grows you may want to replace your fleet every 1-2 seasons to keep all boards looking new. This may sound expensive but typically you can easily cover this cost or greatly offset it by selling off your old fleet.
One interesting trend is the popularity of using Inflatable Paddle Boards as rental boards in addition to or as a replacement of regular epoxy paddle boards. Inflatable Paddle Boards have a lot of characteristics that are well suited for the rental market. Here are a few of the main reasons:
Durability - The PVC outer shell is not susceptible to cracking on impact from being hit by a paddle, ran into rocks, dropped or any other accidental abuse that would most likely result in a crack on a regular hard board.
Storage - When not in use Inflatable Boards can be deflated and easily stored anywhere a large back can be placed. This means that you can adjust your available board inventory seasonally depending on demand while avoiding the extra cost of storing much larger hard boards year around.
Prolonged Sun Exposure - While we do not advice leaving any board exposed to direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time, an inflatable will be much less temperamental than a regular hard board. If shaded storage is not an option when the boards are not use we would highly suggest going with an inflatable board to avoid any possible delam issues you may experience with a regular EPS/Epoxy hard board.
Value - An Inflatable Paddle Board fleet will generally cost you much less than a hard board fleet and allow you to get up and running with a lower capital investment.
Buoyancy – Both of our Inflatable models are 6” thick so they offer increased buoyancy without going longer and wider and making the boards much bigger. Buoyancy is a key factor in making a board stable for first time riders and beginners. Our 12’6 model can easily support individually up to 400lbs.
Knowing the volume of your sup is important in that it relates to your weight and what amount of volume is required to support your weight.
The metric system tells us: 1 liter of volume will float 1kg of weight.
However the amount of volume needed is relative to weight & skills. Thus we multiply a Skill Level Factor x our Weight in kilograms to get a recommended Volume in liters.
Skill Level Factor for Beginner = 2.0
Skill Level Factor for Intermediate = 1.7
Skill Level Factor for advanced = 1.3
Use this simple formula to find your target volume
(your weight in lbs x .44) x Skill Level Factor = Target Volume (Liters)
Example: You are a beginner looking at boards and you weight 195lbs. What volume is right for you?
(195lbs x .44) x 2 = 175
Board Volume (Liters) = 175
If you are a beginner rider and you weigh 195lbs. Your board should have a volume of at least 175 Liters to support your weight.
We use the boards volume to compute how much weight each board can support for a given skill level.
These are general suggestions and other factors such a width and thickness determine how the board
will support your weight.
As an example:
The 9'6 Classic has 127 liters of volume.
The suggested weight chart shows:
As a beginner your weight should not exceed 141 lbs
As an intermediate rider your weight should not exceed 166 lbs
As an advanced rider your weight should not exceed 217 lbs