BOTE is a relative newcomer to fishing kayaks, but we are very familiar with their inflatable stand-up paddleboards and have been very impressed with their ability to carry that proven technology into an inflatable fishing kayak offering. We hope they continue to build and expand their fishing kayaks for many year, because their first foray into inflatable fishing kayaks is solid.
BOTE’S inflatable kayaks were designed to solve for common kayak fishing headaches by building for portability and stability, optimizing surface space, and enhancing sight-lines. Featuring industry-shaping design and engineering, the LONO is constructed with BOTE’s inflatable AeroBOTE Technology and goes from travel bag to a 12’6” kayak or SUP in a matter of minutes. The Lono features the new Verge Camo shown here with the same pedal drive compatibility with the Apex Pedal Drive (add-on) and extreme stability to make standing up fishing a breeze. The keel guard and side bite fins protect the underside when fishing in the shallows and around cover. You can configure it to stand up, pedal or paddle and fish with ease. Lots of bungee straps and velcro throughout to make holding all your fishing gear snuggly in the boat. The removable seat is perfect for comfortable fishing and paddling or just lounging on the shore.
Length 12 foot 6 inches | Weight 73 pounds | Capacity 400 pounds | Propulsion Paddle/Pedal (Add-on) | $1,749
To Purchase: Boteboard.com