BOTE is the story of Corey and Magda. Magda grew up swimming 4-6 hours a day training to become a 3-time collegiate National Champion at Auburn University while Corey grew up fishing, swimming, skiing, hunting and doing everything he could to be on the water.
They first tried stand up paddling in late 2008 and loved the “idea”…but hated the product; both form and function. All of the boards were all basically giant, unstable, surfboards. That’s when they both quit their jobs and start their own SUP board business.
“We can make this better; we can make a board that stands apart.”
They created boards that are stable enough to fish from, yet paddled efficiently. Boards that can hold a cooler. They created kayaks that are simple, fresh and inspire a lifestyle. Kayaks that virtually anybody at any age could paddle with ease. They created a whole range of boards and kayaks that look good… really good!
INFLATABLE AERO KAYAKS
INFLATABLE AERO SUP
The inflatables transforms from a fully functional SUP or Kayak into a form factor small enough to fit in a back-pack in under 30 seconds. Trek into those hard to reach hunting and fishing grounds with lightweight inflatable system strapped to your back. And don’t worry about scratches and dings because the military-grade PVC skin is virtually indestructible.
Years in the making, the new Gatorshell Technology is poised to be the next game changing innovation to be introduced by the Darkroom gurus at BOTE. In their quest to constantly improve upon the products they make, they’ve achieved something truly special. Incredibly strong and stunningly beautiful, their new line of Gatorshell boards are the toughest they’ve ever made.
More BOTE products
The Flood is the entry level board, featuring the latest innovations, packed into an extremely stable, easy to carry and even easier to paddle platform that is perfectly suited for almost anything you want to do.
It’s all about the lifestyle … and the HD embodies it. If you’re looking for a “one board for everything,” then the HD is for you. A perfectly capable fishing machine, the HD is equally at home just hanging out with family. A great combination of stability, speed and standard features make the HD the most versatile board BOTE makes.
The Rackham features a large flat deck and thick rails providing unmatched stability and capacity, especially for large paddlers. BOTE’s most feature rich platform, the Rackham is perfect for those looking to take their fishing and expedition adventures to the next level.
Go farther. Faster.
In order to make your mark on the world, you often have to make a voyage from the familiar into far off places where few have ventured or even dared. These journeys are necessary to discover our true selves and grow our knowledge of the world around us. BOTE has developed a platform that will help you take that journey. A BOTE like no other, that will take you farther, faster than anything we have ever created.
Available in 14′ Gatorshell Classic. Includes paddle, Moto Rac et Vertebrae. [motor not included]