So you’re a stand-up paddleboard fanatic and you want to take your adventures to the next level? We totally get it. Launching your SUP from the shore is fun, but taking it out on your boat opens up a whole new world of possibilities! You can reach secluded spots for special SUP excursions or even try your hand at SUP fishing. But before you do any of this, there’s one thing you’ll probably need to consider: how to store your SUP on your boat. And that brings up the topic of our blog post…how to choose the best SUP rack for your boat!
Why SUP Racks for Boats Are Awesome
Bringing your SUP along for the ride is great…in theory. But if you don’t have the proper equipment to carry it, things can get a little chaotic! Your boat and your SUP are costly investments. Storing your SUP on the floor of your boat and letting it slide around will only cause damage to both. Plus, this risky tactic can be dangerous for your guests. It’s like asking them to play a constant game of “dodge the SUP” while you steer the boat. Equip your boat with a proper SUP rack for safety, convenience, and efficiency.
Picking the Right Rack for Your Boat
SUP racks for boats come in many different shapes and sizes. Here are the 3 biggest factors to consider when looking for your perfect fit.
Some racks are permanent. With these, you need to think long and hard about where you want to install them. You’ll also have to consider if this permanent installation will affect the resale value of your boat.
Other paddleboard racks are designed to slide right on and off. The Manta Racks S1 and S2 are great for this. Designed for and by water enthusiasts, we made them as convenient as possible. They work with the equipment your boat already has. These SUP racks slide into flush-mounted reinforced rod holders on the gunwale of your boat. Take them on and off as you wish. Be ready to transport your paddleboards in mere seconds.
It may be smart to choose a SUP rack that can carry a big load. After all, you’d hate to get a rack and then discover it’s too small to fit your paddleboard. Even if you have a smaller board now, you might want to get a larger one in the future. Plus, with a big rack, your friends can bring their SUPs aboard too. Manta Racks can handle paddleboards up to 6 ¾” thick. The S2 can even hold two at once.
Since there’s only so much space for extra stuff on your boat, it makes sense to get a piece of equipment that’s multifunctional. If you’re looking for a rack that can carry either one large SUP or one kayak then our L2K system is an awesome option.
SUP racks for boats need to be robust and secure. High-quality materials are better at standing up to the elements while out on the open water. They’ll also do a better job of keeping your SUP protected even when boating at high speeds.
Manta Racks are crafted right here in Florida with salt-sealed, powder-coated aluminum, stainless steel hardware, and starboard. EVA Foam provides optimal cushioning to protect your boards. Make sure the SUP rack you choose looks great and performs fantastically.
Enjoy SUP-ing From Your Boat!
You’re missing out on tons of fun if you haven’t tried taking your SUP out on a boat. Use the tips in the article to find the best SUP rack for your boat and let the adventures begin. If you have any questions about the products we carry, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to assist you!