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Starboard 2018 Astro Touring 12'6 & 11'6 Zen


I-SUP Board Brands

What's in the box
» Astro iSUP board complete
» 3 Part Adjustable breakdown paddle
» Starboard branded double action V8 Pump 
» Starboard branded lightweight SUP Leash 
» Waterproof Key Pouch with lanyard and armband
» Repair Kit 
» Wheeled carrying bag 
» Blue Chip Inflation Gizmo
What else do you get with your board package
» Over 50 years of Blue Chip watersports experience
» FREE 2 Year International Warranty
» FREE standard mainland delivery
» FREE £25 discount voucher Click Here for details  
» FREE SUP Lesson for you or a friend 
» FCS accessory deck mount
» A heavy-duty leash fixing on the tail
» Heavy-duty mooring eye on the nose
» A central carrying handle built into the deck
» Luggage Net Fixing Points
» Blue Chip Customer Service
Why buy from Blue Chip
The Knowledge Zone
Over 50 years of water sports knowledge

  Length Width Thickness Volume Rider Weight * Board weight ** Package value Our Price   ex Vat
ZEN 11'6" 30" 150 237 100 kg 10.0 kg £1119 £869 £724.17
ZEN 12'6" 31" 150 321 110kg 10.7 kg £1119 £869 £707.50
Deluxe 11'6' 30" 150 237 100 kg 11 kg £1,419 £1165 £970.83
Deluxe 12' 6" 31" 150 321 110kg 11.7 kg £1,349 £1165 £970.83

2018 Starboard 12’6″ Touring Zen, maximize the simplicity”  

The 2018 Starboard Inflatable 12’6″ Touring Zen boards have cruised lakes, rivers, bays and oceans all around the world for the past few years. We have seen them on podiums at many local races. A highly efficient shape for cruising and exploring with good glide to cover distance for riders up to 240 lbs. Maximizing glide and stability, the inflatable 12’6″ Touring Zen is designed to carry supplies and accessories for all adventures.

  • 12’6”x31” with the added length and width offers a faster glide at a comfortable stability. Ideal for heavier riders up and for those wanting a stable race option.
  • 11’6”x30” with its shorter length is more adapt to lighter riders who want a board that is easier to maneuver on the water.

Our lightest board construction, ZEN, is now stiffer and comes with reinforcement plates in the standing area.
By carefully nesting the reinforcements, Starboard offer the lightest board they have ever produced. A great sensation while paddling.

A very light board:
Re-engineered Zen technology: more fibres, less coating and optimized glue usage. On the water you will sense the acceleration and fun feel of a light hull.

A great sensation while paddling:
The triple-sandwich rail laminate acts as dual stringer stiffeners and also make the rails incredibly strong. We replace double PVC layers with twin 2000 denier deck and bottom stringers, providing the board that rigid, crisp and stiff feel.

Clean Technology: The lamination process uses minimal glue and solvent and packing of the board is free of plastic.

Faster board inflation, with less effort: The benchmark V8 flow valve gets you to 15–18 PSI faster and with less effort.

The innovative Rail Edge helps the water release off the board’s tail for optimal glide and speed. The Rail Edge is still easily folded and rolled when deflating.

The exclusive and innovative lightweight Starboard SUP leash will be your best paddling partner in flat water and touring conditions.
Leash is NOT suited to waves or white water. Compact in design and at only 70g, it is strong, comfortable and effortless to wear.


  •  6″ (150mm) dropstitch for a good balance between volume and stiffness.
  •  Twin 2000 Denier center stringer for added stiffness and rigidity.
  •  2000 Denier sandwiched rail stiffening strip.
  •  Reinforcement plates in the standing areas
  •  Excellent tracking from the Dol Fin 22 touring fin
  •  Rail Edge for improved water release off the tail
  •  Wide, light weight, 2mm crocodile skin EVA deck pads all the way to the rail of the board. 4mm diamond groove crocodile EVA deck pad on the tail.
  •  Neoprene paddle holder and carry strap on the tail.
  •  Quality padded central neoprene carry handle.
  •  Nose and tail d-rings.
  •  Forward and rear cargo areas with bungee straps.
  •  Lightweight ankle cuff leash.
  •  FCS insert for mounting a GoPro Camera.

Starboard Re-Cover Zen Bag

  • Twin roller wheels for easy transport Padded cover
  • Inside and outside compressions straps
  • Reinforced diamond PVC for increased durability around the base
  • Name tag window
  • Strong, non corrosive zipper
  • The lightweight, durable and innovative choice for serious travellers

V8 Double Action Pump

  • Inflate your board with faster and easier continuous pumping cycle both in down and up actions.
  • With a switch, the double action pump can convert to single action for easy inflation up to 18PSI.
  • Allows effortless inflation due to the increased diameter of the intake and exhaust valves.
  • The ergonomically designed foot pad creates a stable, comfortable platform for sustained effort in getting your board up to 18PSI, in the shortest amount of time.
  • The V8 pump supplied with Deluxe models also has a removable foot for easy storage

Click here to see Starboard Astros fittings and construction in full detail
Stiffer, stronger and easier to inflate, the Inflatable range offers boards for racing,
cruising, fishing, yoga and river paddling.