Superstar

Roy Stuart's Wooden Surfboard Design Brings Luxury to the Seas

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: • References: woodworkingnetwork and luxurylaunches
After 20 years of research, Roy Stuart designed and crafted an impressive wooden surfboard that provides the ultimate surf experience on the seas—and with this opulent surfboard comes a $1.3 million price tag to match.

The sculptural Rampant surfboard comes in at just over 10' and was crafted with hand-burnished timber weighs 31 pounds, aiding riders in reaching speeds of up to 35 mph. The longboard also has an intricate 23-carat gold dragon inlay, sealed with yellow and red resin.

Stuart's board also features a hollow wooden hull and an unusual blue six inch Vort-X tunnel fin and the striking contrast in materials makes it look like a work of modern art. Although the surfboard is beautifully made and definitely a showpiece, it's first and foremost crafted to be a high-performance piece of surf equipment.