multi person brands

12 Best Multi-Person Paddleboard Brands

Mega, team, family, giant, XXL paddleboards – whatever you’d like to call it.

Down below you’ll find a variety of grand masters – the best multi-person paddleboard brands out there. As there’s roughly 50+ more known international SUP brands that sell their board in America, only around ten of those have put out at least one extra-large paddleboard. Another great news is that most of the brands featured down below are SUP-specific, which means that there’s a lot to expect from their productions.

So, shall we say let’s dive in, or step aboard?

The 9 Best Multi-person Paddleboard Brands

#1. Aqua Marina
#2. Starboard
#3. RED Paddle Co
#4. Pau Hana
#5. Naish
#6. SOL
#7. Body Glove
#8. Bluefin
#9. Xterra
#10. Paddle North
#11. ISLE
#12. GILI

*Listed by the total no. of types & sizes each brand has produced

 

 

 

#1. Aqua Marina


aqua marina multi person paddleboards
World renowned

Number one on this list is the largest SUP brand on the world market – Aqua Marina. Besides being more known by their vast variety of types and sizes represented – they have four awesome (obviously inflatable) boards to create and share some awesome memories. While the smallest Super Trip is an ideal board that can be used with your child or why not your pet – all the rest are are up to 2, and 4-6 paddlers. How crazy is that?

Aqua Marina is a mid-range brand that you can count your money on. You’ll find useful features, great material use and technologies on each of their boards. Bear in mind, that none of the packages come with a single paddle which means you’ll have to rake out some extra cash for that.

Super Trip (2-person)

  • 12’2″ x 32″ x 6″
  • 400L
  • Max payload: 462lbs (210kg)
  • Max air pressure: 15 PSI

Super Trip Tandem (2-person)

  • 14’0″ x 34″ x 6″
  • 500L
  • Max payload: 507lbs (230kg)
  • Max pressure: 18PSI

Mega (6-8 persons)

  • 18’1″ x 60″ x 8″
  • 1,400L
  • Max payload: 1433lbs (650kg)
  • Max air pressure: 8 PSI

Airship Race

  • 22’0″ x 34″ x 8″
  • 1,000L
  • Max payload: 1,014lbs (460kg)
  • Max air pressure: 18 PSI

VISIT AquaMarina.com


 

 

 

#2. Starboard


starboard mega sups
Tech-spec

It was hard placing Starboard as number two since they are actually one of the best large SUP brands out there. They have both inflatable and rigid board with some great specializations to each niche, lots of information regards boards performance and much more.

Compared to Aqua Marina, Starboard has a technical, more specialized approach towards making a paddleboard. As of today, Starboard has three multi-person boards, all divided between the three main disciplines (so to say) – a tandem, family and a team board.

StarShip (All-water)

  • 18’6″ x 60″ x 8″
  • 1,250L
  • Weight capacity: 900kg (2,000lbs)

StarShip (Tandem)

  • 16’0″ x 32″ x 6″
  • 475L
  • Weight capacity: 440lbs (200kg)

StarShip (Family)

  • 15’0″ x 55″ x 8″
  • 999L
  • Capacity: 1,000lbs (450kg)

VISIT sup.starboard.com


 

 

 

#3. RED Paddle Co


red paddle co
Ultra durable premium boards from the UK

RED is an interesting brand from the UK that sell their premium boards worldwide. They produce all of their boards and technologies on their own in-house factory. PLUS, they test their boards way above what is needed for the average paddler to be sure about its durability. I mean – they once drove over their inflated paddleboard with a bulldozer! Inflatable industry is where they’ve directed all their focus on – which they have definitely accomplished.

RED Paddle Co’s current range consists of two multi person boards – Tandem and Ride XL. Both of the boards feature MSL technology.

Tandem MSL

  • 15’0″
  • 5-year warranty

Ride XL MSL

  • 17’0″ x
  • 5-year warranty
  • Up to 8 persons

VISIT Red-Equipment.us


 

 

 

#4. Pau Hana


pau hana sups
#1 innovators in the list

As much as we have to stay unbiased, we are kinda big fans of Pau Hana due to their innovative solutions. They have some really cool paddleboards that stand out.

Pau Hana produces very nice boards at a very good price point. The wood imitation on both of their inflatable and rigid boards gives their boards this specific premium wooden boat feel. Its not only the wood, but also all the other color schemes that are so nice and vibrant that it might even be difficult to focus on paddling every now and then. Besides aestethics, it is also the awesome price point and selection they have out there. A SUP for digital nomads, a SUP with see-through window, and the 15’0″ Bimini multi-person board that can be fitted with an outboard engine. Whoa.

Bimini Skiff

  • 15’0″ x 60″ x 8″
  • 1,563L
  • 2 x 3-piece paddle with the rest of the gear
  • Outboard engine mounts!

Oahu Nui

  • 15’0″ x 45″ x 8″
  • 1,052L
  • Built-in sidebits

VISIT PauHanaSurfCo.com


 

 

 

#5. Naish


naish multi person paddleboards
By the watersports legends

Nice to see that one of the fastest SUP board maker Naish has a fun side as well. And its not only fun, this board is a technical masterpiece that can be used for a variety of purposes. The Goliath indeed deserves its name as it can carry up to 10 persons on a single paddleboard. Naish has gone big, and when they were thinking of creating a mega board – they’ve done it. There’s much more to read into this masterpiece so head over to their website to read more.

Goliath

  • 16’8″ x 79″ x 7 4/5″
  • 1,666L
  • 6 to 10 persons
  • Tandem windsurf mounts
  • Ten carry handles

VISIT Naishsurfing.com


 

 

 

#6. SOL


sol multi person paddleboard
High-qual time off

Owning a SOL SUP will definitely put a smile on your face even before paddling out. It’s the red-green-yellow combination that reminds you to really enjoy the time on the water and take it easy. Matter of fact, most paddlers might overlook the tech spec beneath their fun colors schemes by those who look at the outlook only. SOL is actually serious about the durability on their boards, and thanks to specialization in whitewater SUPS, there’s a lot to expect from their giant, 6-person SUP.

SOLfiesta

  • 15’6″ x 66″ x 6″
  • 1,000L
  • 7-year warranty
  • Weight limit: 1,600lbs (726kg)
  • 3-piece paddle included
  • Compatible to SOLfa Inflatable Couch

VISIT solpaddle.com


 

 

 

#7. Body Glove


body glove multi person paddleboard selection

One of the oldest brands, Body Glove, has also made their way to mega boards. Their current range consists of three awesome boards, each has their own face and character. It is also nice seeing a more budget-friendly solutions for the masses by not losing on quality.

Cruiser Duet

  • 15′ x 34″ x 5.4″
  • 2 x removable kayak seats
  • 2 x 3-piece SUP/Kayak paddles

Twin Pro

  • 15′ x 34″ x 5.4″‘
  • Capacity 500lb
  • 2 x 4-piece SUP/Kayak paddles

Crusader

  • 15′ x 66″ x 6″
  • 4-6 persons
  • 2 x pumps
  • 4 x adjustable paddles
  • 1,000lb capacity (454 kg)

VISIT BodyGlove.com


 

 

 

#8. Bluefin


bluefin mammoth board

BlueFin is a small yet great brand that offers awesome boards at great value. A 10-person SUP at around 1,500-dollar mark is definitely something to consider.

Mammoth

  • 18′ x 60″
  • Carries up to 10-persons
  • Weight limit: 1,100lbs (500kg)

VISIT bluefinsupboards.com


 

 

 

#9. Xterra


xterra sups

Last we have Xterra – a small yet consistant SUP manufacturer that’s worth to be highlighted. Besides their few all-around and a yoga board – they’ve chosen to make a multi-person as their extra board. Their Mauna Kea (White Mountain) is a 7-person SUP with a lot to offer.

They claim when inflated, the 75lb board can be carried by 3 kids or 2 adults. That’s an awesome comparison to point out. At 3,000-dollars, the board will most definitely stand to its  

Mauna Kea

  • 15′ x 54″ x 6″
  • 14 handles
  • Comes with 2 pumps
  • 2-8 people board

VISIT xterraboards.com


 

 

 

#10. Paddle North


paddle north multi person sups

Paddle North must be the top SUP brands since they first started out making huge inflatable platforms. Their Paddle Ship has long been one of the only options with Megalodon.

The Paddle Ship

  • 16′ x 56″ x 8″
  • 2 to 8 paddlers
  • 2,500lb capacity

VISIT PaddleNorth.com


 

 

 

#11. ISLE


isle multi person sups

ISLE is an awesome premium SUP brand that should definitely be on the upper part of this list. Their Megalodon is a legend in the iSUP world, and the 2.0 is their upgraded version of that. Available in two sizes and two color schemes – these boards are a steal at this price point.

Megalodon 2.0

  • 12′ x 45″ x 8″
    584L
    650lb capacity
  • 15′ x 56″ x 8″
    730L
    1,050lb capacity

VISIT IsleSurfAndSUP.com


 

 

 

#12. Gili Sports


gilimulti

Gili paddleboards offer a great value for the consumer market, and the Manta Ray is a great deal to consider. Available in two sizes and three color codes – go check out more from their website if are after the best bang for your buck!

Manta Ray

  • 12′ x 45″ x 8″
    590L
    Capacity 725lbs
  • 15′ x 56″ x 8″
    735L
    Capacity 1,150lbs

VISIT GiliSports.com


 

 

 


 

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Ermo J

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