It’s hard to believe that anyone is willing to shell out over a million dollars for what is essentially a piece of wood, even if it’s well polished and elegant looking. But $1.3 million is indeed the asking price that Roy Stewart has put forward for his new luxury surfboard.
The Rampart 10’6 surfboard is far from your typical sports accessory. It is the product of two decades of style refinement and expertise that can be clearly seen in every detail and line. This board allows surfers to reach speeds of up to 35 mph and features a 23-carat gold dragon inlay like Roy Stewart’s famous wooden Dragon longboard. The surf is covered with a special red resin, which provides buoyancy and easy gliding through the water.
A special paulownia wood was used in the production, which has a balanced ratio of high strength to weight and is ideally suited for such work. Roy Stewart also created a special hollow wood hull to cut through the water and improve the drag ratio, in addition to the 6″ Vort‑X tunnel fin.
Hardly anyone would think that such work could be done to create something seemingly as simple as a surfboard. But in reality, the Rampart is a marvelous feat of technology and design. All things considered, the obscenely high price of $1.3 million already seems more appropriate.