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An innovative paddle board company that is constantly pushing the boundaries when it comes to SUP performance and design, Fort Walton Beach-based BŌTE Boards has a growing lineup of feature-packed SUPs and paddling accessories.
Spearheaded by BŌTE founder Corey Cooper, the company currently offers boards in the following styles:
- Native (rigid SUPs with artistic paint schemes)
- Classic (hard boards with wood inlays)
- Gatorshell (durable rigid boards made with advanced plastics)
- AeroBOTE (inflatables)
In this review of BŌTE’s iSUP lineup, we’re going to focus exclusively on the company’s AeroBŌTE inflatable line. At the moment, BŌTE’s inflatable paddle board lineup consists of five models that are designed for all-around paddling, fishing, and touring:
- Flood Aero (most affordable)
- HD Aero (all-purpose)
- Rackham Aero (max capacity)
- Traveller Aero (touring)
- Rover Aero (motor compatible)
Where to Buy BŌTE SUP Boards
BŌTE’s popular line of paddle boards is available at REI. In addition to their low prices, great sales, and excellent customer support, REI offers a free shipping option with REI store pickup.
BŌTE Inflatable Paddle Board Comparison Chart
|BOTE Flood Aero||11'x32"x6"||28 lbs||275 lbs||Check Price|
|BOTE HD Aero||11'6"x34"x6"||30 lbs||315 lbs||Check Price|
|BOTE Rackham Aero||12'4"x38"x7"||45 lbs||400 lbs||Check Price|
|BOTE Traveller Aero||12'6"x30"x6"||35 lbs||275 lbs||Check Price|
|BOTE Rover Aero||12'6"x40.5"x5"||63 lbs||500 lbs||Check Price|
BŌTE Paddle Board Reviews
BŌTE Flood Aero
BŌTE’s most affordable inflatable SUP, the Flood Aero is a feature-packed, all-around board that can be used for everything from recreational paddling to SUP fishing. This incredibly durable board features cooler tie-downs, attachment points for fishing accessories and gear, and dual bungee storage areas.
Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighing 28 pounds, the BŌTE Flood Aero provides excellent stability and enough versatility to be enjoyed by paddlers of all skill levels in a variety of conditions. For more info on this board, read our BŌTE Flood Aero SUP board review.
BŌTE HD Aero
Another all-around model in BŌTE’s inflatable SUP line is the popular HD Aero. The most versatile inflatable paddle board currently offered by BŌTE, the HD Aero iSUP offers a nice blend of speed, stability, and top-shelf features. BŌTE is well-known for their stunning color schemes and graphics, and the HD Aero is offered in three beautiful, eye-catching designs: Bug Slinger, Classic, and Core.
This board measures 11’6″ x 34″ x 6″ and it weighs in at 30 pounds.
BŌTE Rackham Aero
An incredibly stable iSUP that is capable of supporting an impressive max weight of 400 pounds, the BŌTE Rackham Aero is a great option for larger paddlers, fishing, and overnight SUP expeditions that require a ton of gear. The Rackham Aero is available in BŌTE’s Classic and Verge Camo styles, and it features Rac compatibility, cooler tie-downs, a paddle sheath, dual bungee storage areas, and more.
This serious SUP fishing rig measures 12’4″ x 38″ x 7″ and it weighs in at 45 pounds. For more information, check out our BŌTE Rackham Aero SUP board review page.
BŌTE Traveller Aero
The BŌTE Traveller Aero is a fast paddling, high-performance inflatable touring board that glides well and provides respectable overall stability. Currently available in BŌTE’s stunning Native style, the Traveller Aero measures 12’6″ x 30″ x 6″ and weighs in at 30 pounds.
Featuring dual bungee storage areas and plenty of tie-down attachment points for securing additional gear, BŌTE’s Traveller Aero is a great option if you’re looking for a premium inflatable touring SUP.
BŌTE Rover Aero
The newest addition to BŌTE’s impressive inflatable SUP lineup is the Rover Aero. Essentially a boat in a bag, this massive iSUP offers the ability to mount a motor and can be used as a skiff, dinghy, tender, or SUP. Measuring 12’6″ x 40.5″ x 5″ (cockpit) and weighing in at a hefty 63 pounds, this board is capable of hauling up to 500 pounds.
Whether you’re paddling, fishing, or motoring around, this ultra-durable board is capable of handling anything you throw at it. Check out our BŌTE Rover Aero SUP board review page for additional details on this new fishing iSUP.
BŌTE’s Warranty Information
All of BŌTE’s new Aero iSUPs are covered by a 1-year warranty on all manufacturing defects. BŌTE requires you to complete their online warranty registration form within 30 days of the original purchase in order for the warranty to be activated, and you should hang on to your sales receipt in the event that it’s needed in the future to show proof of purchase. Learn more about the warranty on their website.