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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $1,349.00 at Amazon$1,400 List$845 List$780 List$1,650 List
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Pros Good glide performance, very stable, reasonably pricedFast, stylish, stableGreat value, glides well, super stableStable, great for beginners, more wear-resistant than other SUPsStable, tons of capacity, glides fairly well
Cons cumbersome to turn, not the most durablePricey, felt a little more fragile than other modelsHeavy, not the most maneuverableHeavy, harder to moveHeavy, maneuvers like a boat
Bottom Line This fantastic all-around board took home the top score and the Editors' Choice awardSleek, stylish, speedy, and stable -- the Surftech Catalyst is one of our all-time favorite SUPsThis great board is a fantastic value, matching the performance of boards that are hundreds are dollars more expensiveSturdy, stable, and solidly maneuverable, this is out top pick for families or new paddlersWith one of the highest capacities we have seen, this board is a fantastic option for fishing or camping with a SUP
Rating Categories Boardworks Kraken /prAna Catalyst Tuflite VT ISLE Versa Epoxy BIC Sport TOUGH-TEC Cross Pau Hana Endurance XL
Glide Performance (35%)
6
8
6
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7
Stability (25%)
8
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8
Maneuverability (15%)
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Ease Of Transport (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Boardworks Kraken /prAna Catalyst... ISLE Versa Epoxy BIC Sport... Pau Hana Endurance...
Measured Weight 26 lbs 10 oz 27 lbs 27 lbs 9 oz 39 lbs 31 lbs 8 oz
Board Volume 326 L 203 L 175 L 260 L 260 L
Weight Capacity 290 lbs 215 lbs 245 lbs 285 lbs Beg: 237 lbs, Int: 327 lbs, Adv: 417 lbs.
Width (inches) 32" 32.5" 32" 34" 30"
Length (feet) 11 ft 11 ft 2 in 10 ft 4.8 in 11 ft 12 ft
Thickness (inches) 4.75" 4.8" 4.5" 5.5" 6.5"
Fin configuration Single, 11" center fin Single Remoable center box fin Single Single
Bungee cargo system No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty 1-year limited warranty against any manufacturer's defects Limited 30-day warranty against manufacturer's defects 180-day limited manufacturer's warranty 2-year manufacturer's defect warranty Limited 120-day warranty
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