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Named for the Hawaiian god of tenacity and vigor, the LONO is our first entry into the kayak category. This first-of-its-kind kayak is constructed with BOTE’s inflatable AeroBOTE Technology and goes from travel bag to a 12′6″ fishing kayak in a matter of minutes. The LONO shares many of our paddle board feature options, which allow it to be accessorized and configured to make it your own. Not to mention, it’s lightweight, easy to store, easy to transport, and a blast to paddle! Our first-ever voyage into the kayaking sphere sets the high water mark for drop stitch inflatable kayaks. With truly, unimaginable convenience, stability, performance, and a whole gamut of features unique to this platform, the LONO inflatable kayak will transform your kayak fishing or paddling experience. Most notable is the four-chamber construction, which gives the kayak its shape and performance characteristics. It’s an amazing adaptation of our Aero Technology.
People looking to kayak and kayak fish but are limited on storage and transportability along with those looking to travel via plane with their kayaks.
Extended Range Expeditions
Kayak Fishing & Hunting
On a Dime
The LONO was designed to be a traditional sit-on-top kayak as well as a stand-up paddle platform.
Removable top allows for you to convert the LONO Kayak into a stand-up paddle configuration. Top can also be used alone to float your cooler or other items.
LONO can rid itself of unwanted water by funneling it out through the stern.
LONO is constructed with four independent chambers making it extremely stable and durable. This construction gives the kayak a significantly higher level of stability when standing.
The adjustable seat can be simply detached with the integrated g-hooks and can be slid right out of the male/female vinyl track.
The Rocket Rac was designed specifically for the LONO and fits the rac receivers located just behind the seat back.Rocket Rac Sold Separately.
The perfect spot to secure your KULA 5 or even a 5 gallon bucket.
KULA 5 Sold Separately.
Runs halfway down the underside of the kayak, helps paddle more efficiently and saves the bottom from abrasion.
The Rocket Rac was designed specifically for the LONO and fits the rac receivers located just behind the seat back.
The perfect spot to secure your KULA 5 or even a 5 gallon bucket.
The Sandspear Sheath allows you to utilize BOTE’s Sandspear to anchor your kayak in place.
Mounting points for a Power-Pole® Micro wireless shallow water anchor.
Accessory mounting point allows for any 1/4:20 accessory attachment. Found on the nose of the bow.
Our kayak comes with accessory integration systems that allow the paddler to “deck out” their kayak with our custom Racs on the rac receivers at the front of the hull.
Stash Nets are a great place to store important small items like a smartphone, wallet, keys, or extra gear.
Redesigned to be the most comfortable Grab Handle found on any paddle craft. No more numb fingers or weak leverage while transporting your kayak.
Tie down points on the rails are perfect for lashing down a cooler, anchor, or rope.
Adjustable Bungee Straps provide quick and easy storage of extra gear and are available on all of our board and kayak models.
The BVA multi-textured deck pad is heat sealed to shed water and provides plenty of cushion to reduce fatigue and anti-slip traction.
Compatible with high pressure pumps capable of connecting to HR valves.
All of our inflatable kayaks are constructed with our Aero Technology™ to ensure peak rigidity and performance.
LONO is constructed with four independent chambers making it extremely stable and durable.
The wide flared bow deflects chop while keeping the deck dry. Plus creates a roomy cockpit.
This allows for increased stability to keep you steady on the water.
A center fin that is removable with a tethered attachment pin to allow for ease of transport and storage.
These fins are molded into the hull for increased tracking.
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This travel bag allows you to easily transport your LONO Aero to places other kayaks can’t go.
The Rac Receivers mount directly to your kayak allowing you to deck it out for any expedition.
Use the removable 10” fins for increased tracking while paddling.
This manual pump inflates your kayak by inserting the end of the hose into the inflate ports and pumping to the proper PSI.
In case of any punctures or rips, our Repair Kit comes with patches, glue, and a valve tool.
Kayak paddle sold separately.
Use the removable 10” fin for increased tracking while paddling.
12′ 6″ L × 35.5″ W × 20″ D
Inflatable AeroBOTE Technology
*Chair back should only be inflated to 5-7 PSI
Main Compartment Dimensions
39″ L × 18.5″ W × 11.5″ D
Front Pocket Dimensions
26″ L × 16″ W × 2″ D
39″ L × 18.5″ W × 13.5″ D
Avg. Loaded Weight
Don’t worry about scratches and dings because the military-grade PVC skin is virtually indestructible. The inner core of our AeroBOTEs have tens of thousands of composite drop-stitch fibers that marry the top and bottom halves of the chamber. When under pressure the fibers become taught and create an extremely rigid, solid platform. So let your adventurous side run wild and take the LONO Aero with you!
What goes up, must come down. Getting the LONO Aero inflated and deflated is simple. First remove the folded kayak from the travel bag, unroll, locate all inflation valves, attach the pump hose to the valves and fill ‘em up.
Each body chamber of the LONO Aero is to be filled until the pressure reaches 12-15 PSI, while the seat back should only be inflated to 5-7 PSI. When you are ready to pack it up, do everything in reverse ... Easy as 1,2,3.
The LONO Aero’s maximum pressure in main chambers is 15 PSI, with recommended inflation between 12-14 PSI. Seat Back should remain between 5-7 PSI.
These simple guidelines will ensure your LONO Aero will maintain its integrity for the long haul.
Always store your LONO Aero in a cool, dry place or a shady area out of reach of direct sunlight, to avoid bursting or fading of colors.
The sun both weakens the material and seams and increases the pressure beyond its design limits.
If you must leave your LONO Aero out of the water and in direct sunlight or choose to store it partially inflated, reduce pressure until the LONO is compressible by hand.
The LONO's lightweight, compact, and portable design makes it a much more capable companion than traditional kayaks. Couple that with BOTE's innovative Aero Technology and accessory integrations and you have a stellar platform.
The LONO was designed to be a sit-on-top kayak. As such, center yourself on the seat, adjust the seat back as needed and paddle it as you would any other kayak.
With the convertible top chamber, the LONO transforms from kayak to stand-up paddle platform in seconds. Simply remove the top and seat back and you’re set for some SUP adventures.
Use the removable convertible top chamber separately to float your KULA cooler, let your kids have somewhere to sit, or simply use it as a spot to rest your drink while you’re relaxing in the water.
In a day and age where everyone is connected, sometimes it’s best to disconnect and get back to nature. If you love the water, kayaking is the best way to experience it and especially with the family. The LONO Aero is a portable, light, and durable option your family can enjoy for years. Plus, with its stability and comfortable deck pad it makes for the perfect kayak for family outings with kids or dogs. When it’s time to play, detach the removable top for fun in-water kids dock.
Whether you are looking for a quick paddle before work or a day on the water with friends, LONO is going to help you maximize your fun.The hull shape and center fin were designed to allow maximum efficiency with minimal effort, allowing you to get to where you want to go with ease. While at the sandbar or in shallow waters, float the removable top chamber with a KULA to create mobile bar to hang out and have fun.
Being comfortable on the water, and especially as a paddler, will make your fishing much more enjoyable. The LONO Aero’s extreme stability will make you feel confident when making standing casts, which is a great way to increase your line of sight and casting distance. Plus, with the keel guard and mounted side bite fins, you can maneuver into the shallows while the underside is protected.
Utilizing gravity and momentum the kayak can rid itself of unwanted water by draining through the stern. The sit-on-top design keeps you elevated off the hull so that you remain comfortable and dry as water moves out. Additionally, the removable, adjustable seat back ensures you can sit much more comfortably than a traditional kayak. This is especially convenient when you’re enjoying a paddle during cooler weather.
What would be the point of a kayak for expedition if you couldn’t load it down? The LONO Aero can carry up to 400LBS, ensuring you and all of your equipment can travel just fine while scouting your next campsite for your off-land adventures. And don’t worry about having to cram all your gear in the front to leave room for yourself to sit, the elevated seat means that you’ve got plenty of additional storage right under your butt!
Between the inflatable technology and the rolling carry bag the LONO Aero is practically begging to go on your next trip with you. Don’t be bummed out by feeling restricted to nearby spots. The LONO Aero bag is compliant to check with most commercial airlines, allowing you to think outside the traditional “tourist” box when traveling afar. And once you arrive at your next new adventure location, just pump it up and paddle.
The LONO shares many of our feature options, which allow it to be accessorized and configured to fit your style and needs. BOTE’s selection of accessory Racs are the perfect addon to get you started customizing your LONO and making it your own.
We designed the Rocket Rac to be a key feature of the LONO Aero. Simply insert it into the Rac Receivers behind the LONO's adjustable seat back and you have storage for up to four rods (fits both conventional and fly.) Use the upright holders for getting around and the angled holders for trolling. And when you're not fishing, all four can simply be used for storage.Rocket Rac is sold separately and designed specifically to fit LONO Aero.
The perfect compliment to your LONO is our 5 piece adjustable kayak paddle. Adjustable from 235cm to 260cm and the 5 piece construction allows this paddle to be just as portable as the LONO. The lightweight fiberglass construction and slightly curved blades produces smooth and powerful strokes.Discounted price only valid with purchase of LONO Aero Kayak. 5 Piece Kayak Paddle sold separately.
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No problem on the delivery. Looking forward to get out in Ohio. Covid-19 canceled my Florida fishing trip.
This is my 5th BŌTE board and the 2nd inflatable. The wife wanted the Lono to feel safer when we take ocean paddles miles offshore. The Lono is sturdy and very comfortable to paddle from a seated position. Much better than conventional kayaks. The side pouches are nice to have and the Velcro paddle holders worked well. I would like to have had a paddle sheath and I think they had it on the first demo I saw. The other issue I hear about and have experienced is packing it back into the bag. It’s a huge pain so my advice to a new owner is to record your original unpacking and use that as a guide in reverse. I found that once I rinse the board off and let it dry out in the warm sun, the board is more flexible and easier to pack. It’s still not easy, but it can be done. If I had a pump that could run in reverse to vacuum the air out it would make packing much easier. It’s not light, but it’s still better than a standard kayak and you don’t need a roof rack! Not that I would surf with it, but I let my friend try the Lono and he did catch a small wave to shore with no issues.
Love the LONO. This is my 3rd Bote, but first LONO kayak. Great for fishing and crushing the flats of biscayne bay and Everglades National Park.
Can’t wait to take it on the ”road” for other adventures
I love how compact the bote lono is. I drive a sedan and everything fits in perfectly. The bote lono gets me out and on the water almost every weekend.
Love it but there is a learning curve to being able to repack it once you get it out the first time, a video would be great with step by step instructions showing exactly how to do it and what to avoid!
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$30 OFF when purchased with the LONO Aero Kayak. Discount applied in cart.