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Zeppelin Aero 12′6″ Graphite Inflatable Kayak

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$1,099.00
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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.

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • One (1) Zeppelin Aero 12′6″ Inflatable Kayak
  • One (1) 10″ 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.

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.

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Man paddling a Zeppelin Aero
Man and woman tandem paddling a Zeppelin Aero
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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.

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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4.9 Based on 55 Reviews
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05/11/2021
Randall M.
United States United States
Nice inflatable

I’ve always had hard sided kayaks, but as you age the loading and unloading become problematic. I wanted to try an inflatable, and so far I am very pleased with the Zeppelin Aero. Easy to unpack, pack, and inflate. Tracks well, responsive, and durable on class 1 river travel. It seemed a little pricey, but so far it’s worth it.

KG
05/11/2021
Katherine G.
United States United States
Rolling in the River

We just bought the Zeppelin and are looking at another for our family of 4. It was easy to inflate and love how high we sat in the seats. Lots of storage compartment and my kids loved that it is comfy enough to lay on the base and chill while my husband or I do the hard work. My husband was super impressed that it folded up easily enough that he could do it on his own. He especially loves the big rolling case that has extra room for putting it in easily. We are especially excited on his this packs down for our RV trips.

DP
05/11/2021
Daniel P.
United States United States
New Voyager

With Ease of assembly&Inflation. I started my Voyage at Grayton State Park . Now in home Area Planning new Adventure.

BT
05/11/2021
Brandi T.
United States United States
Kayak

I LOVE it! Its so sturdy and easy to blow up!

KB
05/10/2021
Kelley B.
United States United States
Typical Bote Excellence

As the owner of 2 Bote Inflatable SUP'S, my expectation of the Zeppelin was extremely high. I was not disappointed. The Zeppelin is stable, fast, comfortable, and a joy to paddle. Looking forward to getting the 2nd seat and using it tandem.