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It's all about the lifestyle... and the HD embodies it. If you're looking for a "one board for everything," then the HD is for you. A perfectly capable fishing machine, the HD is equally at home just hanging out with family. A great combination of stability, speed and standard features make the HD the most versatile board in BOTE's line up.
The HD's robust feature set, superior stability, light weight, and speed make it the ultimate platform for you to get the most out of your time on the water.
Featuring a Hybrid Displacement Hull Design, the HD combines a flat deck with a 'V' nose entry for superior stability and effortless paddling.
Light weight and a ton of standard features give you the versatility to paddle with your dog, do some yoga or deck it out for fishing...choices.
Incredibly strong and stunningly beautiful, BOTE's new line of Gatorshell boards are the toughest they’ve ever made.
For years they’ve experimented with advanced materials and came to recognized the benefits of producing a board from advanced plastics – lightweight, strength and durability. For BOTE's team, simple plastic is, well... ugly. If they were going to develop a board from advanced plastics, it needed to have character and soul like the rest of their line-up. With their new proprietary Gatorshell technology, they’ve created an advanced plastics board with the look and feel of their classic construction, resulting in another stunningly beautiful BOTE board.
A challenge they faced while building boards from advanced plastic was fusing the upper and lower halves of the board without leaving unsightly seams. Most manufacturers simply accept this as the way it has to be. It doesn’t. With their Gatorshell boards, BOTE has achieved seamless construction by combining all new materials with ballistics grade composites. The result, a no compromise outer shell that is smooth, solid, and tough…very tough.
6 X TOUGHER
The goal of utilizing advanced plastics is to create a tougher product with increased impact resistance. According to energy impact comparisons, the Gatorshell board achieved 6x tougher construction vs. the handcrafted epoxy boards. They conducted extensive tests within the Darkroom lab, not only with their own products, but also products from other manufacturers to ensure that Gatorshell outperformed anything it came up against. 6x force was the maximum the equipment was able to measure, which resulted in zero damage to the Gatorshell boards.
Because plastic is less dense than epoxy, the Gatorshell boards are more buoyant as compared to their epoxy equivalent. This makes them float higher in the water for a more comfortable paddle, while also adding increased capacity.
An abrasion resistant out shell means you don’t have to sweat the small stuff, like that time you got too close to that dock.
BEAUTIFUL FIT & FINISH
Gatorshell BOTEs are constructed to the highest standards in the industry and feature uniquely beautiful designs on par with their hand-crafted epoxy boards.
BOTE's proprietary process allows for seamless construction. No cheap looking rubber gaskets or unsightly fissures down the sides of the Gatorshell boards.
GATORSKIN TEXTURED DECK PAD
High-quality, heat-sealed multi-textured deck pads feature a unique gatorskin embossed texture only found on Gatorshell models.
INNOVATIVE FEATURE SET
Gatorshell BOTEs feature all the innovative features found on the hand-crafted epoxy boards, so you can outfit them the way you want, for the things you like to do.
Gatorshell construction is 6x tougher than BOTE'S hand-crafted epoxy boards giving you the freedom to be, well, yourself.
The advanced plastics they use to build Gatorshell BOTEs are made from partially reclaimed material. As if that wasn’t good enough, excess material from its construction is again repurposed, meaning less waste, and that’s good for all of us.
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