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Boards

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—  Boards  —

 

-Bootlegger-


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The inspiration for our first board—The Bootlegger—can be found roughly 100 years in the past. Based on the designs of prohibition-era airplanes and wood boats from the 1920’s, The Bootlegger is fast, tracks very straight and, most importantly, features a water-resistant storage compartment that’s tucked into the front of the board. This patent-pending hiding spot is the signature element of The Bootlegger. It is perfect for storing everything from sandals, a jacket, to an on-the-water picnic, to your phone (in a plastic bag), wallet and keys.

Featuring a touring-style design, it’s perfectly crafted and takes advantage of the finest techniques in woodcraft. The Bootlegger is built with 100% Lloyds Registered marine grade mahogany plywood. This assures minimal-to-zero wood expansion and no splitting or cracks in the wood due to moisture and temperature changes. When all the wood is set, we hand-paint the graphics and employ a three-stage buffing sequence on the varnish for a museum-quality shine. The result is a stunningly beautiful board that’s perfect for the advanced beginner to intermediate rider skill level.

Specifications

  • Made using European 1088 Standards and Lloyd’s Registered marine grade mahogany plywood

  • Features cold-molding building techniques for ultimate strength

  • A two-part epoxy is used for all joinery

  • The board has a fiberglass epoxy bottom for strength and a water tight seal

  • Marine grade wood stain

  • Two-part yacht grade ultra high gloss urethane paint

  • Two-part yacht grade ultra high gloss urethane varnish

  • Ergonomic 5mm-thick traction pad

  • Aluminum trim keeps paddle dents and transportation scratches to a minimum

  • US standard fin box

  • Signature Fitzke turn fin

Length: 12’6”

Width: 31”

Weight: approx. 38-40 lbs (mahogany will vary in weight)


-Speakeasy-

 

The Speakeasy is built for an all-day water exploration or relaxation on this yoga style board. With it’s signature barrel back design, reminiscent of pre-war Chris Craft runabouts, The Speakeasy will demand on the water attention. It’s vintage design is made with modern construction methods. Built in all mahogany wood with hollow core construction, there are also tie downs for a medium size cooler or personal items and an extra large stand pad for you to nap or paddle the day away.

Built from the highest grade mahogany marine plywood money can buy, The Speakeasy is sleek and takes advantage of the finest techniques in woodcraft. They are built with more than 75% of marine grade plywood, this assures minimal-to-zero wood expansion due to weather and temperature change. No splitting or cracking of wood. And most importantly a smaller footprint on deforestation and wood waste. Philippine mahogany is cold-molded for the rail shape using bead and cove joinery.

Specifications

  • Made using European 1088 Standards and Lloyd’s Registered marine grade mahogany plywood

  • Features cold-molding building techniques for ultimate strength

  • A two-part epoxy is used for all joinery

  • The board has a fiberglass epoxy bottom for strength and a water tight seal

  • Marine grade wood stain

  • Two-part yacht grade ultra high gloss urethane paint

  • Two-part yacht grade ultra high gloss urethane varnish

  • Ergonomic 5mm-thick traction pad

  • Aluminum trim keeps paddle dents and transportation scratches to a minimum

  • Elastic cord for storage/tie down

  • US standard fin box

  • Signature Fitzke turn fin

Length: 10’4”

Width: 30”

Weight: approx. 34-36 lbs (mahogany will vary in weight)


-Sidecar-

 

Professionals and first-timers alike will find their footing aboard the Sidecar: the new collectible of Fitzke Boards. With an average weight of 6 pounds, this made-to-order wakesurf board balances strength and simplicity like the classic cocktail of the same name.

As with every wake surf board in the handcrafted Fitzke lineup, layers of Lloyd’s Register marine-grade mahogany and carbon fiber are vacuum pressed together with epoxy to create the signature core structure before decking with stain and graphics – available in vintage looks as well as botanical styles that pay homage to lumber sourced from the Philippines. After high-gloss marine-grade varnish is applied, the finishing touch is achieved with a handmade, polished brass tracking fin.

As endorsed by a top-level professional wakesurfer, the Sidecar’s exclusive design, rail and fin shape offer performance, innovation, and nostalgic styling in equal parts. And it’s lightweight, cruiser/skim style design makes for easy upkeep, storage, and portability – making it a functional work of art for surf-seekers of all abilities.

Specifications

  • Cold-molded mahogany deck, sides and bottom

  • Carbon fiber core

  • Hand made solid brass fin

  • One-off graphics

  • Two-part ultra high gloss varnish

  • Transparent traction area

Length: 54”

Width 21.5”

Thickness: 5/8”

Weight: approx. 6 lbs. (Mahogany will vary in weight)

An everyday cruiser skim board