Our lives have always been surrounded by water. Magda grew up swimming 4-6 hours a day training to become a 3-time collegiate National Champion at Auburn University while I, with much less acclaim, grew up fishing, swimming, skiing, hunting and doing everything I could to be on the water. We love the water so much, that less than a year after college we both decided to move to Destin, FL together. As life goes, we made the move, got married and found great careers.
We first tried stand up paddling in late 2008 and loved the "idea"…but hated the product; both form and function. All of the boards we tried were the same thing but with a different name. They were all basically giant, unstable, surfboards. It was around that time that I looked at Magda and said, "We can make this better; we can make a board that stands apart."
So…we left our successful careers (Magda was a financial advisor and I was a Mechanical Engineer) and started making our boats, or what we decided to call "BOTE". All we had for funding was a cashed in 401K worth about 7 Grand, a pocket full of credit cards and a shit-ton of hard work ahead of us.
BOTE has become our life. From business to product we live it every second of every day. We call it our second child! We've been lucky enough to be surrounded with people and employees who share in our passion for the product. Many of them have been with us since day one. Luckily there are a lot of other people who also think our boards are great and because of that we've become a nationwide wide brand guided by our mission: "Stand Apart through industry-shaping innovation, fresh ideas and simplicity to create a product that defines a lifestyle."
Bote - Ohana
The Breeze is the perfect platform for pure paddling. From beach to boat, lake to surf, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more fulfilling paddling experience!
Practical for most water conditions and an excellent choice for leisure paddling, SUP Fitness, catching some small waves or just chilling!
It's all about the lifestyle... and the HD embodies it. If you're looking for a "one board for everything," then the HD is for you. A perfectly capable fishing machine, the HD is equally at home just hanging out with family. The superior combination of stability, speed, and standard features appropriately dub the HD the most versatile board we've ever made.
The Traveller is an expeditionist’s paddle board. Efficient-yet smooth, stable-yet agile, sexy-yet tough. Perfect for paddling in open water, lakes, and rivers with the ability to be loaded down with essential gear. It’s sleek and slim design paired with lightweight epoxy construction make the Traveller perfect for going the distance.
The Rackham paddle board features ample surface area, flat deck and thick rails providing unmatched stability and capacity - especially for large paddlers or those looking to load it down and deck it out. Our most feature-rich platform, the Rackham is perfect for those looking to take their fishing and expedition adventures to the next level.
The result of a timely tryst between a highly utilitarian father and a swiss army-like mother, the Zeppelin is the most versatile kayak in the BOTE waters. A self-draining hull, removable floor chamber, and optional second seat differentiate the Zeppelin from its stablemates. An inflatable water ship that welcomes the individual and tandem alike.
Introducing the all-new Hangout Suite: a collection of eight new badass products that will revolutionize the way you and your friends hang out on the water.
The one-of-a-kind BOTE DEUS [day-us] Aero 11′ Classic Cypress recreational inflatable kayak enters the kayak category with no rival.
Utilizing industry-shaping design and engineering, this versatile recreational kayak is constructed with BOTE’s inflatable AeroBOTE Technology and goes from travel bag to a 11’ sit-on-top kayak in a matter of minutes.
Introducing the reimagined pedal drive compatible LONO Aero 12′6″ Inflatable Kayak Package. Whether you're hitting your favorite fishing spots on the weekend, gearing up for a water borne expedition, or just hitting the local launch with your family, it's time to say goodbye to compromise.
Bote offers a wide range of acessories.