Inflatable Paddle Boards

Rackham Aero 12′4″ Bug Slinger™ Backwater Inflatable Paddle Board

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DESCRIPTION

The Rackham Aero Bug Slinger™ Backwater gives you unmatched stability and capacity in an inflatable paddle board. This version of our most feature-rich platform now has BOTE's newest feature, the Rail Rac System. This system utilizes removable slide tracks that can be mounted to 6 different locations across the rails of the Rackham Aero. These slide tracks allow for additional gear to be securely attached for optimal ease of use, incuding paddle holders, Sandspear holders, or even third party fishing rod holders.  

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • One (1) Rackham Aero 12′4″ Inflatable Paddle Board
  • One (1) 3-Piece Adjustable SUP Paddle
  • One (1) Pair of Slide Tracks
  • One (1) Pair of Paddle Holders
  • One (1) Removable Pedal Port
  • One (1) Rackham Aero Paddle Seat
  • One (1) 10″ Removable Aero Center Fin
  • One (1) Pair of Slide-In Aero Rac Receivers
  • One (1) Removable Aero Paddle Sheath
  • One (1) Removable Aero Sandspear Sheath
  • One (1) Aero Repair Kit
  • One (1) Hand Pump
  • One (1) Rolling Travel Bag

Accessory styles may differ slightly from shown.

TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Dimensions: 12′4″ L × 38″ W × 7″ D
  • Capacity: 400 LBS
  • Avg. Weight: 45 LBS
  • Construction: Inflatable AeroBOTE Technology
  • Optimal Inflation: 10-15 PSI
  • Travel Bag Dimensions: 41″ L × 19″ W × 13″ D
  • Loaded Bag Weight: 79 LBS

If rider weight is within 50 LBS of a board's listed capacity, BOTE recommends upgrading to a larger capacity board.

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Fishing off a Rackham Aero

Evolve or die

Innovation runs in our blood. Breaking boundaries. Exploring the uncharted. It’s part of our DNA and forms the backbone of every product we make. The original Rackham introduced unmatched adaptability. Configuration and customization stood side by side with style and design. Then came the birth of Aero Technology. The elements of air and water combined to breathe life into our boards, and with that the evolution continued.

We have created the ultimate upset of the paddle sports world. Transformational adaptability so intuitive that it settles the battle between boards and kayaks. Meet the Rackham Aero 12′4″ + APEX Pedal Drive. The next evolution.

SUP Configuration

SUP CONFIGURATION

The 12′4″ Rackham Aero at it’s core has been and will always be the fisherman’s SUP. Boasting the highest capacity of any BOTE inflatable paddle board, the Rackham Aero is the perfect way to turn land-based camping trips into epic river journeys.

Pedal Configuration

PEDAL CONFIGURATION

The revolutionary design of the APEX Pedal Drive + Rudder System (APEX•PD) is incredibly fast and shockingly efficient.

APEX•PD Sold Separately.

Paddle Configuration

PADDLE CONFIGURATION

The collapsible design of the 5-Piece Adjustable Kayak Paddle can be sized from 235cm to 260cm and broken down for easy transport.

5-Piece Adjustable Kayak Paddle Sold Separately.

mini rocket rac compatible

The Mini Rocket Rac has three-rod holders: two angled for trolling and one for storage. When you’re not fishing, all three-rod holders can simply be used for storage.

hybrid sup & kayak design

Our patent-pending Aero Paddle Seat technology custom-built to fit the Rackham Aero to convert it from stand-up paddle board to sit-on-top kayak.

 

APEX Pedal Drive + Rudder System Compatible

We pushed the boundaries and evolved the Rackham Aero to be the stand-up paddle board sibling to the LONO Aero by making it a pedal drive compatible watercraft.

new
rail rac system

Removable slide tracks can be mounted to 6 different locations across the rails of the Rackham Aero. These slide tracks allow for additional gear like paddle clips, Sandspear clips, or even fishing rod holders. Plus, Rail Rac attachments can be converted to screw directly into the 1/4"-20 mounts.

MAGNEPOD™ COMPATIBLE

Compatible with our MAGNEPOD™ magnetic drinkware and accessory retention system.

Rackham Aero 12′4″ with Rail Rac System

New for 2022

Spring-Loaded Kick-Up Rudder System

Located at the rear of the board, this system ensures that your rudder won’t get damaged when moving over shallow water or debris and also allows for easy storage.

Removable Aero Paddle Seat

Our patent-pending Aero Paddle Seat technology custom-built to fit the Rackham Aero to convert it from stand-up paddle board to sit-on-top kayak.

APEX Pedal Drive + Rudder System Compatible

We pushed the boundaries and evolved the Rackham Aero to be the stand-up paddle board sibling to the LONO Aero by making it a pedal drive compatible watercraft.

Intuitive Rudder System Controls

Our innovative rudder control system works like you’d expect it to. Left to go left, right to go right. Plus, it can be mounted on either side of your Rackham Aero Paddle Seat, making it convenient for both leftys and rightys.

MAGNEPOD™ Compatible

Compatible with our MAGNEPOD magnetic drinkware and accessory retention system.

Spring-Loaded Kick-Up Rudder System

Located at the rear of the board, this system ensures that your rudder won’t get damaged when moving over shallow water or debris and also allows for easy storage.

Removable Aero Paddle Seat

Our patent-pending Aero Paddle Seat technology custom-built to fit the Rackham Aero to convert it from stand-up paddle board to sit-on-top kayak.

APEX Pedal Drive + Rudder System Compatible

We pushed the boundaries and evolved the Rackham Aero to be the stand-up paddle board sibling to the LONO Aero by making it a pedal drive compatible watercraft.

Intuitive Rudder System Controls

Our innovative rudder control system works like you’d expect it to. Left to go left, right to go right. Plus, it can be mounted on either side of your Rackham Aero Paddle Seat, making it convenient for both leftys and rightys.

MAGNEPOD™ Compatible

Compatible with our MAGNEPOD magnetic drinkware and accessory retention system.

PACKABLE + PORTABLE

Aero Rolling Travel Bag

In a matter of minutes, you can transform this inflatable from something that fits in a backpack to a fully functional watercraft—which means supreme ease of transportation. And even if you live in a studio apartment in Manhattan, you could find room for it in your closet.

  • Travel Bag Dimensions: 41″L × 19″W × 13″D
  • Avg. Loaded Bag Weight: 79 LBS

INFLATION & DEFLATION

What goes up, must come down. Getting the Rackham 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. When you are ready to pack it up, do everything in reverse ... Easy as 1,2,3.

Features & Specs

New for 2022

Spring-Loaded Kick-Up Rudder System

Located at the rear of the board, this system ensures that your rudder won’t get damaged when moving over shallow water or debris and also allows for easy storage.

Removable Aero Paddle Seat

Our patent-pending Aero Paddle Seat technology custom-built to fit the Rackham Aero to convert it from stand-up paddle board to sit-on-top kayak.

APEX Pedal Drive + Rudder System Compatible

We pushed the boundaries and evolved the Rackham Aero to be the stand-up paddle board sibling to the LONO Aero by making it a pedal drive compatible watercraft.

Intuitive Rudder System Controls

Our innovative rudder control system works like you’d expect it to. Left to go left, right to go right. Plus, it can be mounted on either side of your Rackham Aero Paddle Seat, making it convenient for both leftys and rightys.

MAGNEPOD™ Compatible

Compatible with our MAGNEPOD magnetic drinkware and accessory retention system.

New FEATURES

Spring-Loaded Kick-Up Rudder System

Located at the rear of the board, this system ensures that your rudder won’t get damaged when moving over shallow water or debris and also allows for easy storage.

Removable Aero Paddle Seat

Our patent-pending Aero Paddle Seat technology custom-built to fit the Rackham Aero to convert it from stand-up paddle board to sit-on-top kayak.

APEX Pedal Drive + Rudder System Compatible

We pushed the boundaries and evolved the Rackham Aero to be the stand-up paddle board sibling to the LONO Aero by making it a pedal drive compatible watercraft.

Intuitive Rudder System Controls

Our innovative rudder control system works like you’d expect it to. Left to go left, right to go right. Plus, it can be mounted on either side of your Rackham Aero Paddle Seat, making it convenient for both leftys and rightys.

MAGNEPOD™ Compatible

Compatible with our MAGNEPOD magnetic drinkware and accessory retention system.

mini rocket rac compatible

The Mini Rocket Rac has three-rod holders: two angled for trolling and one for storage. When you’re not fishing, all three-rod holders can simply be used for storage.

hybrid sup & kayak design

Our patent-pending Aero Paddle Seat technology custom-built to fit the Rackham Aero to convert it from stand-up paddle board to sit-on-top kayak.

APEX Pedal Drive + Rudder System Compatible

We pushed the boundaries and evolved the Rackham Aero to be the stand-up paddle board sibling to the LONO Aero by making it a pedal drive compatible watercraft.

new
rail rac system

Removable slide tracks can be mounted to 6 different locations across the rails of the Rackham Aero. These slide tracks allow for additional gear like paddle clips, Sandspear clips, or even fishing rod holders. Plus, Rail Rac attachments can be converted to screw directly into the 1/4"-20 mounts.

MAGNEPOD™ Compatible

Compatible with our MAGNEPOD magnetic drinkware and accessory retention system.

Care & Storage

PACKABLE + PORTABLE

Aero Rolling Travel Bag

In a matter of minutes, you can transform this inflatable from something that fits in a backpack to a fully functional watercraft—which means supreme ease of transportation. And even if you live in a studio apartment in Manhattan, you could find room for it in your closet. Need help folding your LONO? We've made complete step-by-step instruction on how to fold your LONO Aero.

  • Travel Bag Dimensions: 41″L × 19″W × 13″D
  • Avg. Loaded Bag Weight: 79 LBS

INFLATION & DEFLATION

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. When you are ready to pack it up, do everything in reverse ... Easy as 1,2,3.

Recommended Accessories

apex pedal drive + rudder system

The APEX Pedal Drive is a hands-free, pedal-powered system. The APEX has a 10:1 gear ratio for smooth, efficient pedaling as well as wide pedal foot platform with comfortable straps, a clear viewing port-hole, no-touch forward and reverse, and a spring-loaded, kick-up rudder to prevent damage.

APEX Pedal Drive on Rackham Aero 12′4″
Rail Rac Paddle Holders

rail rac paddle holders

The Paddle Holder accessory mounts to slide tracks on any Rail Rac compatible watercraft.

Rackham Aero Backwater Package

Limited Time Deal

Rackham Aero 12′4″ Bug Slinger® Backwater Inflatable Paddle Board Kayak Package

Want the ultimate Rackham Aero setup? Snag the package and get 10% off of everything it comes with.

10% OFF

Bucket Rac in the color white

Bucket Rac in the color white

Bucket Rac in the color white

Bucket Rac in the color white

2-Year Warranty

If our product isn't performing as it should, don't hesitate to reach out to our customer service team.

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Made with AeroTech

Our portable, highly durable Aero inflatable technology lets you take adventure with you wherever you go.

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Free Shipping

Go ahead, make it yours! FREE Shipping on orders $100+ in the contiguous U.S., including freight.

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30-Day Aero Guarantee

We want you to be 100% Satisfied. Try it for 30 days and if for any reason you aren't happy, return it to us.

Returns subject to a restocking fee. Terms and Conditions apply.

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“Bad@$$ Fishing Rig”

This is a badass fishing rig that you can pack up and bring with you anywhere. You can easily stow it in its carrying bag and unpack/inflate it in minutes. It provides unmatched stability and swiftness on water, especially when you pair it with the APEX Pedal Drive. I can't wait for all the epic fishing adventures to come on my new Rackham Aero!

Fletcher E.

“A super-stable workhorse”

When I know I'm going to be on the water, whether it be fishing or hanging with the family, it's the Rackham Aero all day, every day. I'm always loading it up with a KULA, fishing tackle, snacks, whatever. It don't care. A super-stable workhorse without the work.

Harry G.

“Holy $#*&”

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