BOTE, a relatively new leader in innovation and style in the paddleboard, kayak, and water lifestyle space, today introduced its new Zeppelin Aero 10-foot premium inflatable kayak in an attempt to set a new industry standard for versatility, portability, and durability — and offering a wide range of features to customize the vessel for any type of water or activity.
Born from stand up paddle boards and now pioneering inflatable kayaks, floating dock systems, and more, BOTE says it is driven by a singular yet broad-reaching mission: “To stand apart through industry-shaping innovation, fresh ideas and simplicity to create a product that defines a lifestyle, stirs the soul, and inspires adventure.
With a single product, BOTE has removed many of the common barriers to entry for customers who want to get into kayaking. The ability to transport the vessel, high prices, and the lack of user-friendly options have kept many people from the sport – until now. With a sub-$1,000 price tag, the ability to be deflated and carried in a backpack-style travel bag, and a plethora of thoughtful and intuitive features, the new Zeppelin Aero 10’ offers a gateway into this favorite water-borne pastime.
The Zeppelin Aero 10’ follows on the heels of its predecessor, the Zeppelin Aero 12’6”, a tandem-style inflatable kayak. Not to be outshone, the Zeppelin Aero 12’6” underwent a style update for 2022 and now includes two tandem seats as a standard option. Whether customers are looking for a wallet-friendly solo option or a vessel to take themselves and a co-pilot on an excursion, the Zeppelin Aero family of products has what every water loving adventurer needs.
“It’s no exaggeration to say that the entire BOTE team is stoked to bring this little dream of a kayak to market,” said Willie Vernon, VP of Marketing, BOTE. “The Zeppelin Aero 10’ is quick and agile to paddle, feels completely secure on the water, has just the right amount of features, packs down into a backpack, and costs just over $1,000. It ticks all the boxes. We’re confident that the Zeppelin Aero 10’ is going to change the kayak game for good.”
Both Zeppelin Aeros are constructed with military-grade PVC for exceptional durability, a self-draining hull to remove any water that comes aboard, and three separate chambers for unbeatable stability and buoyancy. True to BOTE’s commitment to innovation, the Zeppelins feature a MAGNEPOD to secure your drinks using neo-magnet technology, Rac Receivers for use with the Bucket Rac to store your rods and KULA cooler, bungees to keep your gear secure, and a soft BVA deck pad foam to keep you comfortable all day long.
The new Zeppelin Aero 10’ will be available at boteboard.com and at BOTE flagship retail locations in Destin, Ft. Walton, Grayton Beach, and St. Petersburg, Fla. for $1049.