Very similar build process to surfboards... SUP ATX is a mass produced low cost SUP.
There are other factories that use CNC machines to shape the boards, then some 3rd world country low cost labor to do the epoxy/glass work and paint on the color and graphics with auto-like spray paint and decals.
Recently saw on "How it was Made" tv an episode showing how DragonFly SUP's are made.. basically a 2 piece mold, release product, spray in pigmented/color gel-coat, position fin box, lay in glass cloth, roll in a 2 Layer's of vinyl-ester resin, (same process for deck half inserting grab handle), pop from mold, insert foam inner structure parts, glue on deck, and screw together at rub rail... clean and deliver.
There are a couple types form OK, Native, Kaku that are roto molded.
Krash have you been following “conquistador” on the water tribe. He is in the SUP division and last night was crossing whitewater bay. He has a shop in keys he is on a 16’ custom designed SUP by the legendary Florida shaper Ricky Carrol
Love many, trust few and always paddle your own canoe.
No I am not sure how you follow them... I know a guy and girl who used to work at the SUP/paddle shop in Tavernier that used to do quite a bit of long paddle and some racing, but probably don;t know who that person is.. do you know his name or what shop ?
If hes on a custom board for making time over water it's probably not a good one for fishing.
Old fugger with a bad heart, who just wants to fish
Next year, go on the water tribe tracking map and you can see the different classes in real time location. Put in race and class hit regenerate button. In the SUP division there are several competitors with Scott Baste as Conquistador. He is incredible, also owns that shop in the keys. There are 3 checkpoints with Chokoloskee as checkpoint 2 you can see others in SUP division did not even get far from checkpoint 1