BOTE, a leader in stand-up paddleboard innovations, has always been known for its mission to stand apart in the industry — and they’ve done it again! Meet Bote Lono, their venture to set the high-water mark for drop-stitch inflatable kayaks.
“With truly unimaginable convenience, stability, performance and a whole gamut of features that set this badass fishing machine apart from the rest, the Lono inflatable kayak will transform your fishing [or paddling] experience,” said Corey Cooper, CEO and product developer. “What’s most notable is the four-chamber construction, this adaptation of our inflatable technology gives the kayak its shape and performance characteristics while providing unmatched portability.”
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Lono is constructed with our proprietary AeroBOTE inflatable technology to provide durability and rigidity, as well as ease of transport and storage – forming a kayak that can carry you farther than any other. Constructed of military-grade PVC and manufactured with the highest-quality materials, Lono brings durability that is unmatched by any other inflatable kayak. The portability feature that Lono provides cures all the hassles and madness associated with transporting and storing traditional fishing kayaks. After simply removing Lono from its wheeled travel bag, inflating it and rigging it up, you’ll be on the water slaying fish in minutes — without being totally worn out.
The Lono has been meticulously crafted and designed. From the bow to the stern, the Bote Lono comes fully equipped with multiple accessory mounting points, a Rocket Rac for fishing rods, under-seat tackle box storage, adjustable bungee straps, paddle and Sandspear sheaths, a BVA multi-textured deck pad, a self-bailing cockpit, and more.
Cooper shares his vision and inspiration: “With Lono, we set off to push the boundaries in the practically untouched inflatable kayak space and introduce a newly engineered model in an age-old category. The inspiration behind the design and style for its aesthetics evolved from my time in Belize spent cruising around on Panga skiffs. Lono’s flared bow and unique hull design provide excellent tracking and maneuverability, as well as fantastic performance in choppy and calm water conditions.”