2017 Futura

Impossible Engineering

The all-new Futuras are shorter, thinner and wider for more wind range and planing efficiency.

Click here to see the comparison to the 2016 Futuras.


The narrower tail improves jibing while the added area above the cut-aways improve the jibe exit speed without affecting straight line performances.

Click here to see the new tail in details.

Futura-Specs

All Futuras use the equivalent size iSonic rockerline, the basis for their top racing performance.

They have an extra thin profile with a deep deck concave for maximum control, the lowest centre of gravity and a more efficient, vertical sail position.

“For the 2017 Futuras, we focused on improving early planing, accessibility and performance in the jibe. The jibe is super easy, you can close your eyes and just jibe.”

– Cyril Moussilmani

Open-angle cut-away shapes prevent water trapping, reduce turbulence and wetted area to release more top end speed.


The 2017 Futuras have more Vee throughout the hull for improved jibing, added comfort and a more lively ride.

Resulting from the same design program as the iSonics, the Futuras have added volume above the cut-aways which helps to keep speed in and out of the jibe.

The Futuras are fitted with Drake flagship’s Slalom DW Ready to Race fins, top-end production fins that will bring out the best in the Futuras.

The Slalom DW model provides huge amounts of speed and acceleration with a great jibing ability.

Drake

The Futuras offer a more comfortable sailing position and more footstrap position options than the iSonics.

They come with the improved Drake UltraLight hydrophobic footstraps that are stiffer and more comfortable while also saving more than 600 grams.

 

 The rails are rounder and thinner than an iSonic for more carving bite and easy jibing. They have a visible Carbon Innegra rail band that adds to the boards’ core structural stiffness.

UltraCore Hybrid Carbon Logo - Red - LR

UltraCore Carbon is the lightest construction technology that uses Starboard’s proprietary sandwich core material that’s 30% stronger, 40% stiffer and 10% lighter than conventional PVC sandwich cores.


To minimize the flex between the rider’s back foot and the mast foot pressure, we’ve upgraded the UltraCore Carbon construction with two more Smart Carbon vectors on the deck.

Click here to see the new Smart Carbon vectors.

UltraCore Reflex Carbon Logo - Red - LR

For 2017, we’re also introducing a special series of UltraCore Reflex Carbon models.

These are our very lightest boards built in the most exclusive, lightest grade biaxial carbon fibres on top of our innovative UltraCore sandwich core. The results are boards that are lighter than anything you’ve seen before. 

 
ModelFutura 90Futura 97Futura 107Futura 117Futura 127Futura 137
TechnologyUltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Reflex Carbon
Volume9097107117127137
Length233235235231230230
Width62677177.58388
Tail Width40.744.446.64652.354
Thickness11.811.711.611.611.611.7
Bottom Shape
(Tail to Nose)
Flat Vee to
Double Concave
Flat Vee to
Double Concave
Flat Vee to
Double Concave
Flat Vee to
Double Concave
Flat Vee to
Double Concave
Flat Vee to
Double Concave
Footstrap Rows222222
FinDrake Slalom DW 34
Ready to Race
Drake Slalom DW 36
Ready to Race
Drake Slalom DW 38
Ready to Race
Drake Slalom DW 42
Ready to Race
Drake Slalom DW 44
Ready to Race
Drake Slalom DW 46
Ready to Race
FinboxTuttle BoxTuttle BoxTuttle BoxTuttle BoxDeep Tuttle BoxDeep Tuttle Box
Recommended
Fin Range
28 - 3830 - 4034 - 4436 - 4640 - 5042 - 52
Sail Range4.0 - 7.04.5 - 7.55.0 - 8.05.5 - 9.06.0 - 9.56.5 - 10.0
Weight
(UltraCore Reflex)
5.35.66.06.16.77.0
North America Price
(excl. VAT)
USD 2,699USD 2,699USD 2,699USD 2,699USD 2,699USD 2,699
Weight
(UltraCore Carbon)
5.86.16.76.87.47.7
North America Price
(excl. VAT)
USD 2,199USD 2,199USD 2,199USD 2,199USD 2,199USD 2,199
Weights are +/- 5%, except for ASAP, Starlite, Starshot, ArmourTech and Inflatable technologies that are +/- 6%.
Weights are estimates, use for indicative purposes only.