Hurry Up, Summer. We've Got a Six-Person Party Paddleboard to Test Out.

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By Alex Lauer

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15 February 2018

Stand-up paddleboarding — traditionally a solitary activity — is getting a makeover.

This thanks to Body Glove’s new inflatable Crusader board, a 15-foot-long, 66-inch-wide behemoth that can fit up to six people and support a combined weight of more than 1,000 pounds.

Whether you’re a family man with a wife, a couple kids and a dog or just looking for a new toy for your annual lake trip with the boys, this’ll be your go-to, leave-no-man-behind summer watercraft. Made from military-grade polyvinyl with a triple-layer stringer construction and double-layered sidewalls, it will also be able to withstand the abuse from either party.

“The nose rocker lets you paddle over insane waves, but also acts as a flatwater diving board, while the cooler tie-downs allow you to bring refreshments for the group,” Luke Hopkins, Body Glove’s head of product development, tells Digital Trends. “You can even weigh down the Crusader and use it as a floating island.”

Look for the Crusader to hit Body Glove’s website this summer for around $2,000, with two inflation pumps and four paddles included.

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