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Today we’re taking a close look at the Aqua Marina Fusion.

In detail, we take a look at the driving characteristics, the material, the construction and the workmanship.

In addition, we look at the included accessories that come with the SUP board.

The Aqua Marina Fusion can convince as one of the best all-rounders on the market. The high-quality workmanship combined with good materials and a great driving fun is an unbeatable mix for beginners.

From the manufacturer Aqua Marina there are many other SUP boards for sale. So you can get several all-rounders, multi-person SUPs, a kids SUP, a race board, but also a wind SUP.

The following boards are still waiting for you at Aqua Marina: Aqua Marina Beast, Aqua Marina Monster and Aqua Marina Thrive.

Very popular entry-level complete set
Aqua Marina Fusion
9.4/10Our Score

The Aqua Marina Fusion offers proven quality of the middle class, with little experimentation and a universally popular design. The equipment is good and the board could already convince with very many, good long-term experiences. The Aqua Marina Fusion is a pretty robust all-rounder for lighter paddlers, which comes in a total package with all the basic equipment.

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Data & Facts

Board typeInflatable
BrandAqua Marina
SkillBeginner
Application areaAllrounder
Length / Width315 cm / 76 cm
Thickness15 cm
Volume290 L
AccessoriesLeash, detachable fin, double action air pump with pressure gauge, three-piece paddle, carrying case

Construction and field of application

The Aqua Marina Fusion shows itself as a typical all-rounder, which is stable and firm on the water. With its dimensions it can convince. In length it measures 315 cm, in width 76 cm and in thickness 15 cm.

The length is typical for an all-rounder. This makes the board stable and long enough for beginners to practice on. It glides nicely through the waves and offers a good stand.

In width, the Aqua Marina Fusion is actually a bit narrower than all-rounders from other brands. However, this does not detract from the driving fun, because the length compensates for the slightly less width.

The thickness ensures that the board does not suddenly tip away during practice. It is stable on the water and provides a good start to the new hobby. Deflection is also prevented in this way. The board is stable.

The Aqua Marina Fusion, as just mentioned, is aimed at beginners who are on a SUP for the first time in their lives. Handling with the Aqua Marina Fusion is simple.

It does not tip away quickly and quickly provides a firm footing. Balancing is easy due to the wide and long dimensions, and so quickly find the center to move with the board.

The tipping stability is high, so that balancing is simplified. The large footprint is ideal for finding your balance.

The cover pad, i.e. the standing surface, is equipped with a non-slip material. This is an anti-slip deck that comes with a rubberized honeycomb structure.

A safe stand is therefore guaranteed even for beginners. Slipping or slipping away of the feet is impossible, even if it is once more turbulent. This means that faster trips can be made without fear of falling into the water.

The design of the Aqua Marina Fusion shows itself to be a typical all-rounder. The nose and tail are wide and round. The board is a light noserocker. So it glides optimally through the waves, breaks them and does not dive too deep into the water.

Due to the rounded design at the nose and tail, the Aqua Marina Fusion lies very firmly and broadly on the water. It closes with the water surface, which makes it unlikely to tip over.

In addition, the Aqua Marina Fusion has a large removable fin. It can be attached as needed and so it is also possible to ride without a fin to train balance even better.

The fin also ensures a pleasant straight running. The steering is simplified by the fin and the maneuverability is supported. By removing the fin, the SUP board can be better rolled up and stored. Thus, the transport is simplified.

The Aqua Marina Fusion can be loaded with a maximum load of 130 kg. The all-rounder is designed for a rider who wants to carry luggage.

But if you want, you can also make a trip for two. An adult with a child can find space on the board without any problems. However, care should be taken not to exceed the maximum load.

Very popular entry-level complete set
Aqua Marina Fusion
9.4/10Our Score

The Aqua Marina Fusion offers proven quality of the middle class, with little experimentation and a universally popular design. The equipment is good and the board could already convince with very many, good long-term experiences. The Aqua Marina Fusion is a pretty robust all-rounder for lighter paddlers, which comes in a total package with all the basic equipment.

Driving characteristics

The Aqua Marina Fusion is an all-rounder of the beautiful variety. True to its name, it’s fun for everyone to play with and versatile. At the same time, it convinces with good handling characteristics that positively set it apart from all-rounders from other manufacturers.

For beginners, the Aqua Marina Fusion is a very well chosen SUP board. With him you can try out, find into the board and find out what you enjoy most in SUPing.

Short and long tours on the river, leisurely trips on the lake or even small laps in the bay by the sea can be made without any problems.

However, if you want to go very fast, you should rather stick to a touring or race board. With an all-rounder, the tours that can be made are rather leisurely.

So the Aqua Marina Fusion does not manage high speeds, but it is versatile. If you want, you can buy a SUP seat and attach it to the board. Thus, the SUP board can also be used as a kayak.

Also, the SUP seat can be used as a fishing seat. Yoga is likewise conceivable on the board once balance is found and stability is right.

Due to the design, beginners quickly find their center and into the board. Since high speeds are not reached, the board is good for practicing and steering. After a short practice phase, you can already stand safely on the board and stroll comfortably over the waves.

Even though top speeds cannot be reached with the Aqua Marina Fusion, it glides through the water with pleasantly fast pleasure. Especially the nose can score, because it is a Noserocker.

Noserocker refers to SUP boards where the nose goes slightly up. This way they get through the water better, cut the water a bit and do not dive too deep. The Noserocker is particularly practical in light swells. This way you fly over the waves and move forward faster.

At the same time, the deck pad is very well equipped with its non-slip material to give a firm grip. A non-slip stand is guaranteed. So nothing stands in the way of an exploration tour on the lake, river or sea.

Since the Aqua Marina Fusion can be loaded with a maximum of 130 kg, it is rather designed for one person. However, if you are very light and want to take a child with you, you can of course do so.

The only important thing is to be careful not to exceed the maximum load. There is definitely enough space on the board.

Material & Processing

The Aqua Marina Fusion convinces with a high-quality finish that scores with good materials. The dimensional stability is excellent, so you almost can’t go wrong with this all-rounder.

Stiff and firm, the Aqua Marina Fusion sits on the water and performs well. Due to its elongated design, it lies optimally on the water and provides a nice straight line.

To make a very good impression, the board comes in double processed PVC in combination with the drop stitch process. Thus, it is protected from environmental influences.

The double-layer PVC protects the board from stones and sticks while on the move and provides an extra dose of robustness. The durability is further increased by the double PVC.

The Drop Stitch process provides a large portion of stiffness, which the board needs to lie firmly on the water and deliver a good stand. This makes the board particularly hard and firm.

In the drop stitch process, the individual polyester threads are woven together inside the board. The top and bottom hold together so much stronger. Especially beginners find it very easy to practice with this technology.

The finish of the fin is similarly good. The Slide In Fin simply slides into the designated compartment and is ready for use. The preparation takes less than two seconds and so the board can be used quickly.

The large fin makes for a pleasant straight line and great steering. Curves can be executed just as well as longer stretches straight ahead and so no one wants to do without the large fin.

Of course, there is also the option to drive without a fin. If you want to train your balance, you have found the perfect exercise, because without fin the board tilts away faster. This is a good whole-body workout that uses all the muscles.

The Aqua Marina Fusion has a low dead weight of just 8.5 kg. This is a very light weight for a board of this size and the good workmanship. It can almost be described as a lightweight.

With all the trimmings of accessories, the transport backpack weighs around 12 kg when filled, which is still very light. So everything you need can be brought to the site without any problems.

Very popular entry-level complete set
Aqua Marina Fusion
9.4/10Our Score

The Aqua Marina Fusion offers proven quality of the middle class, with little experimentation and a universally popular design. The equipment is good and the board could already convince with very many, good long-term experiences. The Aqua Marina Fusion is a pretty robust all-rounder for lighter paddlers, which comes in a total package with all the basic equipment.

Design & Features

The Aqua Marina Fusion convinces with an eye-catching design that catches the eye. It comes in eye-catching orange and impresses with red elements. The deckpad is kept black to differentiate it strikingly from the rest of the board.

  • Deckpad: The deckpad of the Aqua Marina Fusion is equipped with a non-slip material that provides a firm footing. Slipping away is unlikely even in light swells.
  • Luggage net: The transport net of the Aqua Marina Fusion is elastic and is located extensively on the nose. Thus, a drybag, but also other luggage can be taken.
  • Carrying handle(s): The Aqua Marina Fusion comes with only one carrying handle. The carrying handle is located in the center of the deck pad in a vertical arrangement. Thus, the board can be worn loosely under the arm.
  • Additional D-rings: The Aqua Marina Fusion has a total of seven D-rings. Four are found at the front of the nose and are for the luggage net, two are on the deck pad to attach a SUP seat and one D-ring is at the stern for the leash.

Aqua Marina Fusion Accessories

The Aqua Marina Fusion is not only a nice all-rounder that does everything, but also a board that comes with a great scope of delivery. Beginners can start immediately with the included accessories and do not have to go to the nearest store to buy the required accessories. Everything is supplied.

Included with the Aqua Marina Fusion is a leash, a large removable fin, a double action air pump with pressure gauge, a three piece SUP paddle and a carrying case that fits everything you need.

  • Aqua Marina Fusion Paddle: The Aqua Marina Fusion brings a paddle that can be disassembled into three parts for optimal transport. It is made of aluminum and can be adjusted continuously up to a length of 210 cm.
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Leash: Included in the accessories of the Aqua Marina Fusion is a soft safety leash. It can be attached to the tail and ensures that the board remains within reach in the event of a fall.
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Backpack: A transport backpack is included. It is practical and comfortable. It comes with a padded shoulder strap. All accessories plus the board find a safe place in the transport backpack.
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Air Pump: The Aqua Marina Fusion brings a double action pump with pressure gauge. The special thing about it is that the board inflates very quickly. The air flow not only inflates during downward movements, but also during upward movements.
  • Aqua Marina Fusion Seat: A SUP seat is not included, but can be attached as the required D-rings are provided.
  • Aqua Marina Fusion repair kit: Unfortunately, a repair kit is not included.

FAQ

How much PSI can the Aqua Marina Fusion be inflated to?

The Aqua Marina Fusion can be inflated to 15 PSI.

To what length can the Aqua Marina Fusion be adjusted?

The paddle of the Aqua Marina Fusion can be adjusted up to 210 cm.

How long does it take to inflate the Aqua Marina Fusion?

Inflating the Aqua Marina Fusion is quick thanks to the Double Action pump.

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Conclusion

If you’re looking for a good all-rounder that can take you on any outing and is also robust and well-made, the Aqua Marina Fusion is the right choice.

The Aqua Marina Fusion shows itself to be a wonderful all-rounder that is ideally suited for beginners. Quickly you find a firm footing on the board as a beginner and can do a few exercises. Learning to SUP on this all-rounder is as easy as can be.

Last but not least, the ease of practice is due to the excellent workmanship, good materials and very good driving characteristics. The double processed PVC makes the board very strong and robust against environmental influences.

Very popular entry-level complete set
Aqua Marina Fusion
9.4/10Our Score

The Aqua Marina Fusion offers proven quality of the middle class, with little experimentation and a universally popular design. The equipment is good and the board could already convince with very many, good long-term experiences. The Aqua Marina Fusion is a pretty robust all-rounder for lighter paddlers, which comes in a total package with all the basic equipment.

In addition, there is the Drop Stitch technology in which the Aqua Marina Fusion was manufactured. It provides an extra dose of stiffness, as the top and bottom of the board are firmly attached together.

The deck pad is equipped with non-slip honeycombs that guarantee a firm grip even if water washes over the board. The large luggage net is handy for carrying a drybag, and the large removable fin provides nice straight-line stability and steering.

Since the Aqua Marina Fusion can be loaded with 130 kg and itself only has a dead weight of 8.5 kg, it can only score points. Rides in pairs are possible, but only with two very light people or an adult with a child.

Max is an avid Stand Up Paddler and runs a SUP blog. He has already tested dozens of SUP boards and written even more blog posts about Stand Up Paddling. At Wellenliebe he is responsible for the SUP section.

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