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BOTE Warranty

BOTE® makes every effort to produce boards to the highest quality and standards in the industry. We do quality checks in our factories and in our warehouses in an effort to guarantee each board’s quality before shipping to Authorized BOTE Dealers or direct to customer. Because of the nature of paddle boarding we cannot warranty the performance of any board or shape for individual riders and varying levels of skills and abilities. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee against damage or breakage and cannot protect or warranty against circumstances outside of our control.

Warranty Registration Required

The warranty registration form should be completed online within 30 days of original purchase to be activated. You should keep your sales receipt should it be required in the future for proof of purchase. The online Warranty Registration Form can be found here.

90 Day Limited Warranty

Applies to BOTE handcrafted Epoxy Boards

For the original retail purchaser (“Consumer”), BOTE provides a limited 90-day warranty from date of purchase against material or manufacturing defects in the hull and deck for a registered product.

1 Year Limited Warranty

Applies to AeroBOTE or BOTE with Gatorshell Technology

For the original retail purchaser (“Consumer”), BOTE® provides a limited 1 year warranty from date of purchase against material or manufacturing defects in the hull and deck for a registered product.

Parts, Accessories, Outfitting

For the original retail purchaser (“Consumer”), BOTE® provides a limited 90-day warranty from the date of purchase against material or manufacturing defects of parts, accessories, and outfitting.

Obtaining Warranty Service

If you have a problem with your BOTE or AeroBOTE and you suspect that it may be due to defective materials or workmanship, contact the dealer you purchased your BOTE from and arrange to have the problem inspected. Consumer is responsible for delivery to, and pickup from, the closest authorized dealer.

If you purchased the product directly from BOTE® or a BOTE® Retail Store, complete the online warranty claim form and await further instruction.

If the Authorized BOTE® Dealer's inspection indicates a defect that is attributable to materials or workmanship, BOTE® will repair or replace your BOTE or AeroBOTE free of charge at the company's option. Proof of purchase such as a sales receipt may be required. If repairs or evaluation are required, BOTE® will, at it’s option work with dealer to facilitate repairs.

If service is required in a country that is not the country of purchase, Consumer will comply with all applicable export laws and regulations and be responsible for all customs duties, value add tax (VAT), and other associated taxes and charges. For international service, the BOTE® Distributor may repair or exchange defective products and parts with comparable products and parts that comply with local standards.

BOTE® retains the right to satisfy warranty via repair or replacement of products or of components deemed defective. In addition, BOTE® reserves the right to replace original BOTE, AeroBOTE or equipment with comparable current products.

Limitations and Exclusions

This limited warranty does not apply to:

  • Normal wear and tear and aging of product.
  • BOTE or AeroBOTE damaged by extreme weather or environmental conditions.
  • BOTE or AeroBOTE damaged while in possession of a freight carrier, a dealer, Consumer, or any party other than BOTE®.
  • BOTE or AeroBOTE damaged by accident, neglect, improper use or handling.
  • BOTE or AeroBOTE that have been towed by power or sail boats.
  • BOTE or AeroBOTE designated as Prototypes.
  • BOTE or AeroBOTE sold as “demos” or in “as is” condition.
  • BOTE or AeroBOTE determined to have been used for any activity other than an activity which is customary for the product.
  • BOTE or AeroBOTE that have been structurally or dimensionally altered or modified.
  • BOTE or AeroBOTE used for commercial or rental purposes.
  • Cosmetic flaws or colors may vary from those shown. Cosmetic flaws or variations in color are not covered by warranty.
  • Use in excess of the manufacturers recommended maximum load capacity.
  • Failure to comply with pressure recommendations, assembly / disassembly and handling procedures.
  • Does not cover any puncture, cut or abrasion sustained in normal use or damage from unreasonable uses or improper storage.

This limited warranty excludes all other warranties, expressed or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with regard to BOTE® paddle boards. Some state, country, or provincial laws do not allow the exclusion of certain implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

This limited warranty excludes any incidental or consequential damages or expenses resulting from any defects. BOTE®’s aggregate liability shall be limited to an amount equal to Consumer's original purchase price paid for the defective product. Some state, country, or provincial laws do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

To the extent any limitation or exclusion contained herein is contrary to any country, state, or provincial law, such limitation or exclusion shall be severable and all other terms herein shall remain in full force and effect and are valid and enforceable. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights. For Consumers who are covered by state, country or provincial consumer protection laws or regulations, the benefits from this warranty are in addition to all rights conveyed by such consumer protection laws.

Have questions or need advice? If so, please call us at 888-855-4450, Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.


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