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Most expensive surfboard: A $500k Roy Stewart longboard

Andrea Divirgilio / August 25, 2011

Most expensive surfboard

We have earlier told you about the world’s most advanced surfboard which was equipped with an accelerometer, gyroscope along with a GPS system. The latest surfboard that we are talking about is not that technologically advanced, but is the world’s most expensive surfboard. Crafted by Roy Stuart, this Baron surfboard costs $528,000.

The board is made longer and heavier, and so it guarantees fast ride. 12-feet long and 45-pound heavy, this long board is inspired by the ‘Olo longborads’, which were exclusively crafted for the royals during pre-colonial era. The Roy Stuart boards are always known for their hydro-dynamically advanced features like the parallel profile construction, that is very different from the normal surfboard which is hollow.

The surfboard is made by using the layers of Paulowina wood and is laminated over a mold just like layering fiberglass on the hull of a ship. The board can be customized according to the specifications of the purchaser. The special technique, which makes the board thinner and faster, costs 500 times more than your average surfboard.

Via: Gizmodo

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