Introducing the Chris Craft Edition by Tower, a Premium Inflatable SUP
The Chris Craft Edition by Tower is a beautiful, top-shelf collaboration by Tower Paddle Boards and Chris Craft. Making luxury boats for over 140 years, Chris Craft, is one of the oldest and most renowned high-end boat builders in America and the world. The beauty, attention to detail, and craftsmanship of Chris Craft boats is well known among boaters worldwide. Tower Paddle Boards is widely known as one of the world's finest makers of inflatable paddle boards. The Chris Craft Edition by Tower brings these industry leaders together on a collaboration that will look right at home tied up to the finest yachts in the world. Even better if it matches your very own Chris Craft boat.
This is the Chris Craft Edition by Tower "Board Only" option. No pumps or paddles are included. This "Board Only" option includes a 10'4" by 32" by 6" premium inflatable SUP, a high-end Tower
branded deck pad that emulates the signature teak wood strip look of Chris Craft boats, a 2+1 fin configuration
with a removable center fin, a back-up center fin, a hand hold strap, a roll-up carrying strap, a
towing ring on the nose, a cargo net, an extra handle in the front and back, and a leash attachment ring on the tail.
You also get one replacement fin as those can get lost easily.
A Giant Leap forward in Inflatable SUP Design
Frankly, virtually all 4" inflatable SUPs (which is pretty much all inflatable
SUPs on the market) leave a lot to be desired. That's putting it nicely. They
sag in the middle and ride low in the water so you end up standing in a puddle
of cold water, which is miserable. The sagging and undulating ride also slows
you down. The 6" thick, military grade Chris Craft Edition by Tower Inflatable SUP
is dramatically more rigid, plus it floats higher in the water so no wet feet.
But this is only one of many advances that set the Chris Craft Edition by Tower Inflatable
SUP apart from the competition.
The Chris Craft Edition by Tower Inflatable SUP is made from extremely rugged materials
like those you would find on the highly regarded Zodiac boats and extreme
river rafts. The amazing rigidity in the Chris Craft Edition by Tower is created by thousands
of vertically oriented strands of identical length that connect the top deck
to the bottom. When inflated, they form a structure that has the rigidity of
a piece of plywood, and the thicker you go the exponentially more rigid it gets.
You'll be amazed. We can literally put the front tip of the 10'4" x 6" Chris Craft Edition by Tower on one chair and the rear tip on another chair and a 200 lb
person can stand in the middle and you can barely see the thing flex. Do this
with most 4" inflatable SUPs and they will taco almost to the floor. Even
3/4" plywood flooring would probably break over this almost 10' span.
A Viable EPS/Epoxy Board Alternative - We're not kidding!
Traditionally, inflatable SUPs were only a consideration for traveling - store
one in the cuddy cabin on your yacht, take it with you on the plane, or haul
it into that secret mountain lake or river and you can stand up paddle
board in the farthest corners of the earth. With the rigidity of the Chris Craft Edition by Tower,
an inflatable SUP is now also a viable EPS/Epoxy board alternative for anyone
who isn't a die-hard surfer. And it still enjoys all the storage and transportation advantages because it's an inflatable paddle board.
Benefits of an Inflatable SUP over an EPS/Epoxy board
- Easier to store - When rolled up, it's 1 foot in diameter
and 33" wide.
Indestructible - Never worry again about dings and board
cracks. I've literally thrown these things off a 2nd story deck and I frequently
set it down anywhere (gravel, a parking lot, even on cement stairs).
Easier to transport - No need for roof racks. About the
size of a rolled sleeping bag, it easily fits in any car or boat, can be checked on a plane, and can
even be strapped onto a bicycle or motorcycle.
Softer - You can literally play bumper boats with these.
Kids can jump from one board to the other like they're jumping on an inner
tube. You won't get knocked out in the waves either.
Easy on the feet - While very rigid, the air does cushion
your feet a lot more than a hard board, no matter how good the deck pad is.