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.

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