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Zeppelin Aero 12′6″ Graphite Inflatable Kayak

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$1,099.00
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DESCRIPTION

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 watership that welcomes the individual and tandem alike.

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INCLUDED ITEMS

  • One (1) Zeppelin Aero 12′6″ Inflatable Kayak
  • One (1) 6″ Removable Aero Center Fin
  • One (1) Aero Paddle Seat
  • One (1) Pair of Slide-In Aero Rac Receivers
  • One (1) Aero Repair Kit
  • One (1) Hand Pump
  • One (1) Travel Bag

TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Dimensions: 12′6″ L × 38″ W × 9″ D
  • Capacity: 600 LBS
  • Avg. Weight: 41 LBS
  • Construction: Inflatable AeroBOTE Technology
  • Optimal Floor Inflation: 10-15 PSI
  • Optimal Pontoon Inflation: 2-3 PSI
  • Optimal Aero Paddle Seat Inflation: 6-8 PSI
  • Travel Bag Dimensions: 38.6″ H × 28″ W × 14.2″ D
  • Loaded Bag Weight: 50 LBS

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

Two-Year Warranty
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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AeroBOTE Technology
MADE WITH AEROTECH

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

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Free Shipping
FREE SHIPPING

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

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30-Day Aero Guarantee
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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Angled view of a decked out Zeppelin Aero 12′6″ Graphite Inflatable Kayak in tandem configuration

WHERE AIR & WATER COLLIDE

PERFECT FOR THESE SKILL LEVELS

BEGINNER   INTERMEDIATE    ADVANCED

A self-draining hull, removable floor chamber, and optional second seat are only some of the features that make the Zeppelin Aero 12'6" Graphite Inflatable Kayak the most versatile kayak in the BOTE waters.

Tandem Compatible

TANDEM COMPATIBLE

Want an extra rider to tag along? Simply add an extra Aero Paddle Seat to the Zeppelin to take it from solo kayak to tandem kayak in seconds.

High and Dry

HIGH & DRY

The elevated design of the Aero Paddle Seat and self-bailing floor of the Zeppelin keeps you comfortable and dry during your long awaited time on the water.

Family Friendly

FAMILY FRIENDLY

With a high capacity and tandem capabilities, the Zeppelin Aero is a great option for the whole family to spend time on the water together.

Made with AeroBOTE

MADE WITH AEROBOTE

Constructed with our Aero Technology™ to ensure peak rigidity and performance.

MAGNEPOD Compatible

MAGNEPOD™ COMPATIBLE

The MAGNEPOD™ magnetic base is a revolutionary, tool-less drink retention system that makes securing your BOTE magnetic drinkware a snap.

Lightweight and Portable

LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE

AeroBOTE construction allows BOTE inflatable kayaks to transform from folded up travel bag into a fully functional kayak in minutes, allowing for superior ease of transportation and storage.

Angled view of a decked out Zeppelin Aero 12′6″ Graphite Inflatable Kayak in tandem configuration

WHERE AIR & WATER COLLIDE

PERFECT FOR THESE SKILL LEVELS

BEGINNER   INTERMEDIATE   ADVANCED

A self-draining hull, removable floor chamber, and optional second seat are only some of the features that make the Zeppelin Aero 12'6" Graphite Inflatable Kayak the most versatile kayak in the BOTE waters.

Tandem Compatible

TANDEM COMPATIBLE

Want an extra rider to tag along? Simply add an extra Aero Paddle Seat to the Zeppelin to take it from solo kayak to tandem kayak in seconds.

High and Dry

HIGH & DRY

The elevated design of the Aero Paddle Seat and self-bailing floor of the Zeppelin keeps you comfortable and dry during your long awaited time on the water.

Family Friendly

FAMILY FRIENDLY

With a high capacity and tandem capabilities, the Zeppelin Aero is a great option for the whole family to spend time on the water together.

Made with AeroBOTE

MADE WITH AEROBOTE

Constructed with our Aero Technology™ to ensure peak rigidity and performance.

MAGNEPOD Compatible

MAGNEPOD™ COMPATIBLE

The MAGNEPOD™ magnetic base is a revolutionary, tool-less drink retention system that makes securing your BOTE magnetic drinkware a snap.

Lightweight and Portable

LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE

AeroBOTE construction allows BOTE inflatable kayaks to transform from folded up travel bag into a fully functional kayak in minutes, allowing for superior ease of transportation and storage.

Key Features

New Feature
magnepod™

A revolutionary, tool-less drink retention system that utilizes magnets to make securing your beverage a snap.

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SLIDE-IN RAC RECEIVERS

New slide-in Rac Receivers make it even quicker to get out on the water with your favorite accessories.

BUCKET RAC COMPATIBLE

Two rac receivers in the rear of the Zeppelin allows for a Bucket Rac to be installed when in solo configuration.

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TANDEM COMPATIBLE

Add an Aero Paddle Seat to make it compatible for tandem paddling.

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SELF-DRAINING COCKPIT

Utilizing gravity and momentum the kayak can rid of unwanted water by draining through the stern.

GRAB HANDLES

Redesigned to be the most comfortable Grab Handle. No more numb fingers or weak leverage while transporting your board.

BUNGEES

Adjustable Bungee Straps provide quick and easy storage of extra gear.

COOLER TIE-DOWN PointS

Tie down points on the deck pad are perfect for lashing down a cooler (or other gear).

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INFLATE/DEFLATE PORT

Compatible with high pressure pumps capable of connecting to HR valves.

BVA DECK PAD

The BVA multi-textured deck pad is heat sealed to shed water and provides plenty of cushion to reduce fatigue and anti-slip traction.

ATTACHMENT POINTS

Accessory mounting points allow for any 1/4:20 accessory attachment. Found atop the kayak.

VELCRO PADDLE STRAPS

Velcro paddle straps allow for paddles and other equipment to be safely secured.

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FEATURES
New Feature

MAGNEPOD™

Bungee Straps

Front & Rear

Grab Handles

Lift SUP Handle

Paddle Sheath

Paddle Strap

Cooler Tie-Down Points

Travelink™ Storage Points

Stashpod

Velcro Sandspear Straps

BVA Foam Deck Pad

Accessory Mounting Points

COMPATIBILITY

APEX•PD Compatible

Rocket Rac Compatible

Tackle Rac Compatible

Bucket Rac Compatible

Wheel Rac Compatible

Power Rac Compatible

Side Bite Fin Compatible

Integrated Into Hull

Sandspear Compatible

Power-Pole® Micro Compatible

Travelink™ Compatible

SUGGESTED ACCESSORIES

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Man paddling a Zeppelin Aero
Man and woman tandem paddling a Zeppelin Aero
Man paddling a Zeppelin Aero
Overhead view of a man and woman paddling the Zeppelin Aero together

"LOVE THE ZEPPELIN"

Just received and tried out our Zeppelin. Have had it out three times this winter so far. Fantastic~ cannot say enough. Well made-rugged construction. My husband, myself our 75#dog went out into choppy waters on the lake to test it out. Stable - no listing even when the dog went crazy for the geese- tracked really well (both tandem and single), glides nicely and assembled in 10 min- although the hand pump is a bit difficult for me (but not impossible) as you reach the recommended PSI so we just invested in the electric pump. Just thrilled!!! Went down the gauntlet of inflatables. So happy to have this model and look forward to a great season. Have some great pictures showing the room -even with our 75# dog. Although the bottom is quite rigid and appears very durable- we put down a thick yoga mat for the dog- to protect the rigid bottom from the dog and also so she knows to stay on her mat. So much room for all of us. Cannot wait for spring and flat glacial lakes.

MELANIE S.

"GREAT KAYAK"

Took the Zeppelin out for the first time today and was surprised at the stability and weight capacity of the kayak. I am 6’4, 280lbs and had no trouble paddling around. Not once did I feel like I was going to tip over like I did on my wife’s inflatable. Just to test out how it handled two people, my wife jumped on the front and we paddled around never worrying about stability or weight..

CHRISTOPHER E.

Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 133 Reviews
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KK
09/19/2021
Kate K.
United States United States
Super stable!

I was looking for something that would be stable and versatile. This is it. We've lounged comfortably while floating around a sandy bay on Lake Michigan. We took it out in some modest waves and enjoyed a few thrills. We also got my 80 year old mom out in it and she had a blast. I think the only thing I would want is a paddle upgrade... maybe longer?

MB
09/13/2021
Martim B.
United States United States
Zepplin BMV

My wife has terrible balance and despite many attempts it is frustrating and she cannot keep up with the family, so..., this is the next best solution, lets call it the Bote mini van or BMV for short (SUV for the paddle world!). It also carries the cooler and assorted necessities leaving the boards free to paddle. Love it, solved a potential family crisis!

JG
09/12/2021
Joe G.
United States United States
Joe G

Love this Kayak! Super easy to inflate and go...plenty of room for all our gear even during tandem!

MA
09/09/2021
Michael A.
United States United States
Zeppelin Aero Kayak

Excellent inflatable kayak. Very easy to inflate/deflate and pack away in the storage bag. Has provided many hours of enjoyment on the water! Very simple design and seems to be really durable! great design by BOTE.

MC
09/08/2021
Michael C.
United States United States
Zeppelin boat

Best purchase I have ever made, quick set up! Add on products are awesome too like the rack!

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