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Rover - Go Farther

In order to make your mark on the world, you often have to make a voyage from the familiar into far off places where few have ventured or even dared. These journeys are necessary to discover our true selves and grow our knowledge of the world around us. We have developed a platform that will help you take that journey. A BOTE like no other, that will take you farther, faster than anything we have ever created.

We call it Rover.

Paddle First

Rover evolved from the most innovative paddle boards on the planet, and was designed as a paddle board first. It’s channeled, Deep-V nose design quietly slices through the water and paddles efficiently through a variety of water conditions.

Modular Rac System

Rover’s modular Rac Receiver System allow you to configure rover in a multitude of configurations by simply sliding the Rac of your choosing into the receiver in a matter of seconds. No tools required.

Modular Rac System
Rover without attachments

Paddle to Power

It’s a stand up paddle board. It’s a microskiff. It’s everything in between. No matter what you call it, one thing’s for sure, it’s a BOTE. The Rover’s patented design includes a revolutionary modular Rac system that will take it from paddle to power in seconds.

Rover Moto Rac

Power Up

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. The Moto Rac is engineered with 2 rod holders and two JerryKan mounts.

Moto Rac


Rover Moto Rac Diagram

1. JerryKan Mounting Bracket
2. Motor Mounting Bracket - 9.9 HP Max (Short Shaft - 15")
3. TWO slotted fishing rod holders for Fly or Spinning reels

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

Rover Grab Rac

Grab On!

A newly engineered feature for the Rover is the Grab Rac. Insert into any of the Rac Receivers to further enhance your adventure. Use it as support while running or as you move around the deck. 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

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Rover Grab Rac Diagram

1. BVA Foam Hook Caddy
2. Nylon Molle Loops
3. Two slotted fishing rod holders for Fly or Spinning reels

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

Rover Decked Out

ConnexSUP® Plugs

Connect all your accessories: cameras, straps, coolers, GPS, fish finders, smart phones, PFD’s, or whatever you can imagine with this simple solution that has reinvented the way we connect to our sport.

Installed throughout the Rover’s deck, the ConnexSUP plugs are inspired by the need for a simple solution to mounting an overwhelming number of accessories being offered in the marketplace. The system is made of ballistic strength reinforced injection molded polycarbonate and uses a universal base that hosts any number of attachments that allow you to fully customize your Rover and get the most out of your equipment.

Additional attachments may be purchased from Ram Mount® or Scotty®

It’s a Bear

The most stable board we’ve ever created with a capacity up to 500 lbs, you can walk from rail to rail and nose to tail while maintaining complete control. Designed with your gear in mind, Rover has a place for everything.

Hull Features

Rover Hull Features
Rover Thick Rails

Thick Rails

Improves stability by increasing volume along the rails.

Rover FCS 5 Fin System

FCS 5 Fin System

Keyless, snap in side fins keep you tracking straight while paddling.

Rover Deep Well Cockpit

Sunken Cockpit

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

Rover Deep Vee Nose

Deep-V Nose

Slices through the water for better tracking, speed and silence.

More Rover Hull Features
Rover Thick Rails

Lift Bar

Powdercoated aluminum bar for lifting and safety from motor.

Rover Power Well

Power Well

Inset power well improves performance and safety, allowing you to trim the motor up when paddling.

Rover Running Channels

Running Channels

Designed to channel water for increased stability at speed.



Foam filled and unsinkable, our Rover construction is incredibly durable.

Rover Specifications
Honeycore Construction Layers

Honeycore Construction

We’ve taken traditional epoxy fiberglass construction to the next level with our new Honeycore construction which features advanced composites that provide Rover with strength like nothing you’ve ever seen before. While Rover is heavier than a traditional paddle board, the additional weight, due to this rock-solid construction method, actually contributes to a better ride while under power.

Gatorshell Construction Layers

Gatorshell Construction

Years in the making, our new Gatorshell Technology is poised to be the next game changing innovation to be introduced by the Darkroom gurus at BOTE. In our quest to constantly improve upon the products we make, we’ve achieved something truly special. Incredibly strong and stunningly beautiful, our new line of Gatorshell boards are the toughest we’ve ever made.

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With a recommended maximum 9.9HP, Four Stroke, Short Shaft (15") outboard, Rover will run like a scalded dog reaching speeds of 19 miles* per hour getting you where you want to be faster than any BOTE we’ve ever made.

Speed Vs. Weight

Rover and Motor Performance Graph

BOTE offers two power options, the Hidea 6HP outboard motor and the Hidea 9.9HP motor.

*On-water performance is different for every combination of motor, Rover, load weight, load placement, and wave action.


Going the Distance

The Rover has a large range, allowing you to get to places you never thought possible on a paddle board. The Moto Rac is equipped with mounting points to add additional JerryKan gasoline cans.

JerryKan Attachment

Rover Waterline While Running

Sweet Spot

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

Driving Rover While Sitting

Take a load off

Strap in your favorite cooler to use as a seat (and ice box) giving you a comfy sitting position as you cruise. We prefer to use a Bucket Rac, which has extra rod holders and a KULA 5 cooler as the seat/ice box.

Driving Rover While Standing

Get Up. Stand Up.

Use a tiller extension to stand up while you run giving you a top down view of your surroundings and leave the back deck open for plenty of room to move around while you fish.

Shallowest of Shallows

With an extremely shallow draft, the Rover can practically float in spit. Requiring only inches of water you can access places no regular boat would dare venture.

Rover Waterline While Paddling

Like Butter

While paddling, the Rover lies down flat and allows the Deep-V nose to do it’s thing, carve through the water with silent efficiency. With the motor trimmed up, Rover will float in 3” of water with 220lb load (Person, Gear, and Motor).

Stealth Mode

Once you’ve arrived at your destination, Rover can seamlessly transform into a silent stalker. Creep into the shallowest of sloughs using the included carbon fiber paddle or pole your way with the foot end of a Sandspear while making your way further off the grid.

Paddle Sheath



Rover has benefited from BOTE’s years of experience as a leading innovator of paddle craft and features a channeled, Deep-V nose design to efficiently slice through the water. The included Carbon/Fiberglass Axe Edge Adjustable Paddle–one of the lightest, strongest adjustable paddles on the market–allows you to paddle further with less fatigue. Equipped with a Paddle Sheath in the nose of the board, quickly sheath your paddle to free up your hands for casting or taking a sip of that cold one.



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The foot end of our optional Sandspear shallow water anchor is the perfect push pole getting you silently through the even the most shallow waterways without making a peep. And when you’re in position, drive the spike end into the bottom and tie off to it to hold position while you cast. When not in use, wedge the Sandspear between the Vertebre rail attachments.
The Sandspear also works with the optional Power-Pole Micro Anchor.

ConnexSUP with Vertebrea
Vertebrea Sandspear and Paddle Rollers



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 ConnexSUP attachment points along either rail and the Sandspear nestles in between them.

Power-pole® Micro™

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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

Get’n Round

When it comes to transporting your Rover, you’ve got options. Not only does it fit in your garage, but you can load it in the back of your truck, load it on roof racks or tow it with a trailer. Wheel Racs will get Rover from truck to shore with ease.

Rover Wheel Rac

Poppin’ Wheelies

After a long day adventuring on the water it would be nice to have an easy way to transport your Rover back to your vehicle or storage area. Enter the Wheel Rac. Easily slip the Wheel Rac into the hull receivers and rock & roll. With the oversized balloon tires, the rover will glide over almost any terrain with minimal effort.

Wheel Rac

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Rover Wheel Rac Diagram

Material :: Marine Grade Aluminum
Finish :: Powder Coated BLACK
Weight :: 12 Pounds

Board Styles

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Included Axe Edge Adjustable Paddle Included Moto Rac

Includes Axe Edge Adjustable Paddle, Moto Rac, and Vertebrae

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the Rover need to be registered?

If you plan to motorize your Rover, then the answer is Yes. Rover will come with all the necessary paperwork to register it at your local DMV or similar authority.

What size motor can I put on it?

The recommended size of motor is a 6HP or 9.9HP short shaft (15") outboard engine. BOTE offers two power options, the Hidea 6HP outboard motor and the Hidea 9.9HP motor.

How many people will the Rover hold?

The Rover was built to be a one person watercraft. However, if your total weight is low enough, Rover can accommodate another rider with proper safety equipment.

Rover How To

Watch this video to learn everything you need to know about configuring your Rover Paddleskiff.