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Rover Aero

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Rover Aero Inflatable Motorized Paddleboard

It’s a skiff. It’s a dingy. It’s a tender. It’s a paddle board. It’s a BOTE...in a bag. Meet the Rover AeroBOTE, the most portable paddleskiff on the market. Transforming from travelbag to BOTE and back again, it’s easy to store, tags along on any adventure, and stands up to the toughest tests on any waterway, and hell...even baggage claim. So as you’re paddling, fishing, or motoring your way across the globe, Rover AERO’s got your back.

It’s your board and boat, in one ... in a bag.

Rover Aero Classic

Available for Purchase Later This Summer

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Official Rules

Specifications

  • Length

    12'6"

  • Width

    40.5"

  • Cockpit Depth

    5"

  • Avg. Weight

    63lbs

  • Max. Capacity

    500lbs

  • Max. Outboard

    6hp

What's Included

Moto Rac Receivers

Moto Rac Receivers

Moto Rac Receivers are what will hold your Moto Rac in place. (See mounting details before use).

Moto Rac

Moto Rac

The Moto Rac will fit securely to your board allowing your Rover Aero to go from paddle to power in minutes.

Aerogo Electric Pump

Aerogo Electric Pump

The AeroGo rechargable electric pump will fully inflate and deflate your Rover Aero in no time. (Refer to the manual for full instructions on proper use).

Hand Pump

Hand Pump

The included Hand Pump inflates your Aero Rover by inserting the end of the hose into the inflate ports and pumping to the proper PSI.

Adjustable Paddle

Adjustable Paddle

A well-balanced blade design providing great stability and good power, featuring an ABS edge blade with an adjustable shaft for secure and easy sizing.

Rac Receivers

Rac Receivers

The Tackle Rac Receivers mount directly to your board allowing you to deck it out for any expedition.

Paddle Sheath

Paddle Sheath

Use the Paddle Sheath to free up your hands for other tasks. Just insert the blade into the sheath and let gravity do the rest.

Sandspear Sheath

Sandspear Sheath

The Sandspear Sheath allows you to utilize BOTE’s Sandspear to anchor your board so you can stay in place.

Travel Bag

Ease of Transport

The portability of AeroBOTEs is undeniable. Whether you have a smaller vehicle with no roof mounting system or you take public transportation, the Rover Aero can go with you. The Rover Aero Bag features wheels which allows you to easily transport your Rover Aero to places other boards can’t reach.

How To Inflate Rover Aero

How To

What goes up, must come down. The steps it takes to get a Rover Aero on the water and then back and ready to travel: remove the rolled up board from the Rover Aero bag, unroll, attach the included AeroGo pump to the lower chamber valve located AT the bottom of the deck pad, and then The upper chamber valve located AT the nose. EACH CHAMBER IS TO BE FILLED until the pressure reaches 11 PSI. When you are ready to pack it up, do everything in reverse ... easy as 1,2,3.

Hull Features

Rac Compatible

Rac Compatible

Compatible mounting plates to utilize BOTE’s Tackle Rac Receivers (included receivers, Racs sold separately).

Attachment Points

Attachment Points

Accessory mounting points allow for any 1/4:20 accessory attachment. Found along both rails of the board.

Moto Rac

Moto Rac

Mounting plates for included Moto Rac installation.

Tie Downs

Tie Downs

Tie down points on the deck of the board, perfect for lashing down a cooler (or other gear).

Grab Handle

Grab Strap

A durable nylon rope with comfort grip handle, located on the bow, stern and midpoint of the board, plus a removable strap for stability while underway.

BVA Deck Pad

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.

Bungee Straps

Bungee Straps

Adjustable Bungee Straps provide quick and easy storage of extra gear and are available on all of our board models.

Paddle Sheath

Paddle Sheath

Attached to the bow of the board, the included Paddle Sheath™ allows the paddler to insert the blade end of the paddle into the slot, freeing up the hands for other activities.

Sandspear Sheath

Sandspear Sheath

A mountable stakeout hole that allows the use of a Sandspear (Sold Separately) for shallow water anchoring.

Power Pole Micro

Power Pole Micro

Compatible using pre-installed mounting points for a Power-Pole® Micro (Sold Separately) wireless shallow water anchor. Starboard and port mounting locations

Thick Rails

Thick Rails

Improves stability by increasing volume along the rails.

2 Chamber

2 Chamber

For stability and increased capacity.

Sunken CoCkpit

Sunken Cockpit

Shaped to lower your center of gravity while side rails contain deck items.

Entry Rocker

Entry Rocker

Designed to keep the board nose up and shed water.

Grab Strap

Grab Strap

Padded comfort strap for lifting and safety from motor.

Power Well

Power Well

Inset power well improves performance and safety.

Side Fins

Side Fins

Molded into the board for improved tracking.

Composite Fiber Core

Composite Fiber Core

Internal composite drop stitch fibers make these boards a hard, stable platform.

Tough As Nails

Constructed from Military Grade PVC using Drop Stitch technology the Rover Aero is not only virtually indestructible, but it’s also rigid as a plank. Capable of supporting up to 500lbs of weight, Rover Aero can take a beating an still come out on top.

Learn More About AeroBOTE Technology

Built to Paddle

Rover Aero evolved from the most innovative paddle boards on the planet, and was designed as a paddle board first. It’s generous rocker and flat bottom paddles with ease through a variety of water conditions.

Paddle Sheath

Paddle Sheath

(Included)

The included paddle sheath provides a convenient place to store your paddle, freeing up your hands for other things. Just slide the blade into the sheath and let gravity do the rest.

Sandspear Sheath

Sandspear Sheath

(Included)

Mount the included Sandspear Sheath for use with the optional Sandspear shallow water anchor. Just drive the spike end through the sheath to stop on a dime and hold position. When not in use, lash the Sandspear to the rails using the included Lash Points or wedge it between the Vertebre rail attachments.

Sandspear
Rover Aero Attachment Points
Vertebrea Sandspear and Paddle Rollers

Vertebrae

(Included)

The BOTE vertebrae push pole rollers are the perfect way to stow your Sandspear along the rail of the rover. The vertebrae simply screw into the offset attachment points along either rail and the Sandspear nestles in between them. You can optionally stow your paddle in the same way.

Deck it out

With a staggering amount of standard features, you can outfit the Rover Aero the way you want for the things you want to do. And since there isn’t much you can’t do with it, go ahead and deck it out.

Rover Aero Deck Features
Rover Aero Moto Rac
Moto Rac

Moto Rac

(Included)

The Moto Rac is the core feature of the Rover. It is the single accessory that makes the leap from paddle to power. By simply inserting the Moto Rac into the integrated receivers, your Rover is ready to ride.

Material :: Marine Grade Aluminum
Finish :: Powder Coated Black
Weight :: 4 Pounds

Hidea 6hp Four-strok Outboard

6HP Hidea Motor

(Sold Separately)

The Hidea HDF6 outboard motor is an excellent choice to pair with your new Rover Aero. It offers the largest displacement of any one cylinder outboard in this hp and weight class. It provides all the power you need to push the Rover Aero up to 16 Mph*. This engine does that as well as providing fuel efficiency second to none and a redesigned carrying handle and holding grip make it convenient to transport!

Rover Aero Grab Strap

Grab Strap

(Included)

The Rover Aero comes equipped with a Grab Strap–a durable nylon rope with comfort grip handle. Hold on to the Grab Strap while underway for added support and balance. The Grab Strap connects directly to the deck of the board at mounting points located on forward deck of the board but can be easily removed if desired.

Grab Rac

(Sold Separately)

Insert into the forward Rac Receivers to further enhance your adventure. Use it as support while running. Nylon molle loops are riveted to the marine grade aluminum risers to allow for multiple gear attachment points. The BVA foam hook caddy will keep your go-to flies and lures easily accessible.

Grab Rac

Power-pole® Micro™

(Sold Separately)

The Power Pole® Micro™ wireless shallow water anchor system is a fisherman’s best friend. Slide up on your fishing spot in dead silence and use the anchor to keep your position regardless of current or wind. Rover has mounting points for the Micro™ on both sides of the board. BOTE’s Sandspear is interchangeable with the Power-Pole® Micro™ anchor.

Power-pole Micro
Rover Aero

Frequently Asked Questions

Why buy an inflatable Rover instead of a solid Rover?

The Rover Aero is durable and ideally suited for areas of rough terrain, like rivers and lakes, that often have rocky shorelines or areas of shallow water with a rocky bottom and tree stumps. It combines ease of transport and ease of storage, from flights to the family car, from apartments to onboard boats.

Why does the nose of the board ride so high in off the water when running at high speeds?

When under power, the Rover Aero is designed to lift the nose out of the water which provides a smoother ride and tighter turning.

What is the max hp of motor I should use?

The max HP motor we recommend is 6hp short shaft outboard. It provides plenty of power for most people and is very fuel efficient.

Do I have to register the Rover Aero

If you add a motor to the Rover Aero, then most munipalities, counties or states require the craft to registered at your local tax collector's office or DMV.

When will the Rover Aero be Available for sale?

Rover Aero will be available for purchase from boteboard.com in late summer 2018.

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