BOTE HD

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after less than 1 year of…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/18/2021

after less than 1 year of very light use the nose of the board almost has a hole. No where near as tough as advertised. Actually I would consider it false advertising hope the judge sees it that way also. There are videos of these boards being drug over oyster beds and that sort of thing. If this board even sees a oyster it gets a scratch. Boat does not know how to repair them or either refuses to share that information as it is not fiberglass but plastic which you do not repair the same. They told me to put clear coat over it but when I asked what kind is compatible no answer. There are many different kind. The boards ride well they look great in the show room but for use as intended not durable enough wast of 1800 dollars. Save your money

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Within 3 months of purchasing…

Submitted by: paddler904853 on 12/6/2020
Within 3 months of purchasing a Bote HD, it had pin holes in the finish, which allowed water to enter the board. The dealer could not get Bote to do ANYTHING about it, so he finally gave me $125 back on his own. That’s not much considering the cost of these boards. Now, 9 months after purchasing the board, the finish on the bottom of the board has gotten soft, and the graphics are coming off in a 6 inch diameter section. Bote definitely has some finish problems, and I certainly would not buy another one (I bought two), as they are over priced for the quality. They DO NOT stand behind their product!!!!
5

The Bote Hd product it’s so…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/24/2020
The Bote Hd product it’s so amazing you can take it anywhere and you feel a little freedom! And water therapy! It’s really easy to blow up and deflate and put in the back of my car! If I win the sweepstakes I would like to purchase a kayak paddle to use with it versus just a SUP paddle!
5

Great board for stability &…

Submitted by: paddler524741 on 5/4/2020
Great board for stability & comfort. Fun for the entire family.
5

The Bote HD is one of my…

Submitted by: paddler513639 on 6/5/2019

The Bote HD is one of my absolute favorite paddle boards. While it’s a little pricey, it’s completely worth it for what you get. I fish in the bays near the Gulf of Mexico and this board is perfect to fit a cooler, myself, gear, and even another person sometimes if I wanted to. It’s durable, absolutely beautiful as far as looks, and feels great to be on and in the water. I bought mine used and it’s been the best decision I’ve made for a while!

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If you're looking for a…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 10/2/2018

If you're looking for a excessively heavy board that is not competitively priced and is manufactured by a company that does NOT stand behind its product, then this is the board for you! Unfortunately, I was smitten by the nifty graphics, and made the poor decision to make this disappointing purchase. There are SO many more superior boards on the market that I would happily trade for!

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I bought the 12' Core model…

Submitted by: paddler236171 on 8/24/2018

I bought the 12' Core model which has a full deck pad coverage and makes for a quiet surface for fishing especially when dropping a lure down near the bow. The tracking is solid and even gets better after adding the side bite fins. The speed is decent for a 32" wide board and handles chop and small swells easily with only minor hull slap. It also provides a little better stability than some of the other Touring/Fishing boards I have used. Pros: Lots of user versatility and options. Holds value over time. Cons: Pricey

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Fading paint

Submitted by: paddler359195 on 5/9/2017

I bought a bote paddle board about 2 years ago and while it still performs very well, the paint faded terribly. I have to say for what we spent on it I am really disappointed in the aesthetic decline. My boyfriend has a much cheaper paddle board and its paint has held up wonderfully. My bote board does float and glide very well - so functionally it is just as stable today as when I purchased it :) however the next board I buy will not be a bote.

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This was the perfect upgrade…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 2/16/2016
This was the perfect upgrade I needed from my last board, and my 45 pound dog fits perfectly on the front. We love going on adventures no matter what the season and this board has been a key component of that! Pros Good shape, easy to carry. Cons a bit heavy, but nothing overwhelming Usage exercise, meditation
5

My husband and I have loved…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/26/2015
My husband and I have loved our Bote board! Just fun to paddle and be out on the water. We live close- so it's easy to just walk down and put it in! Pros color, design, fast! Cons the particular one that we have is a little heavy- but I'm sure there are lighter Bote boards out there. Usage Excercise
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I paddled the Bote 12.6 HD…

Submitted by: Kyaker63 on 5/10/2015
I paddled the Bote 12.6 HD Classic displacement hull SUP on a small lake with winds at 12/G 18 knots. The stability and tracking across all quadrants was on point. The deck tie down and angler mounts were clean and convenient. I especially enjoyed the cup holder feature integrated into the board. At 6' and 230lbs the board handled well and was surprisingly quick. The recommended maximum weight of 350 lbs allowed for plenty of kit for either touring our fishing to be added with out hampering the stability or overall performance of the SUP. Really enjoyed the design and factory finish. Pros Stability, tracking and deck layout Cons Expensive for entry level paddler that wants to tour or fish Usage Touring and SUP Angling
5

This is my first SUP and it…

Submitted by: captbruce on 3/28/2014
This is my first SUP and it is great. I love to fish and when I saw the Bote HD with the rod rack and cooler I knew I had to have it. Very stable in smooth water or chop my Bote gets me in to some real skinny water to find that trophy Snook,Redfish or Gator trout. A wide stable fishing platform with the displacement hull provides a nice ride and the Sea Deck foam pad makes for less fatigue and more comfort. This Bote Rocks Pros Smooth,stable,fast,comfortable Cons Awkward to carry. Usage Fishing, touring, exercising
5

I'm 240 lbs, haven't used it…

Submitted by: lrpavlo on 4/15/2013

I'm 240 lbs, haven't used it to fish but needed something faster. I'm able to keep up with an older friend on a race board for most paddling. Much better going into waves than a flat board, more stable than most flat boards too!

Pros
Stability, speed, looks, (get lots of compliments) space to put life jacket and things!

Cons
I have the aqua color which I love but when it scratches, I haven't found a good touch up color!
Usage
Exercise touring

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Lots of compliments on the looks, very stable for 250 lb…

Submitted by: lrpavlo on 7/24/2012

Lots of compliments on the looks, very stable for 250 lb male!
Bow is quiet in chop, much easier going into the wind, very good speed

Pros
Stability! Speed! Looks!

Cons
The aqua color is hard to match when it scratches!
Usage
Exercise, photography, playing with the manatees!