I have had a number of SUP's onboard including an inflateable and I think they greatly enhance the cruising lifestyle.
They provide good excercise and are very usefull in cleaning
and up to a meter below the antifouling line.
I would never get an inflateable again after running into an oyster
shell on a jetty.Any decent one needs to be pumped to a high pressure and it's very difficult to properly repair.
one is a Bic ACE TEC 10 foot long and a very wide 23" which makes it very stable for encounters with side on wash.
We stow below when we leave the boat or on the cabin
top when sailing.
A good cover will help, get a leg rope
to tie to the boat and don't skimp of your paddle. It must be carbon fibre and a good fit. Adjustable length is good if several people will use the board.