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.
This was the perfect...
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!
Good shape, easy to carry.
a bit heavy, but nothing overwhelming
My husband and I have...
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!
color, design, fast!
the particular one that we have is a little heavy- but I'm sure there are lighter Bote boards out there.
I paddled the Bote 12.6 HD...
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.
Stability, tracking and deck layout
Expensive for entry level paddler that wants to tour or fish
Touring and SUP Angling
This is my first SUP and...
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
Awkward to carry.
Fishing, touring, exercising
I'm 240 lbs, haven't used...
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!
Stability, speed, looks, (get lots of compliments) space to put life jacket and things!
I have the aqua color which I love but when it scratches, I haven't found a good touch up color!
Lots of compliments on the looks, very stable for 250 lb…
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
Stability! Speed! Looks!
The aqua color is hard to match when it scratches!
Exercise, photography, playing with the manatees!