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LONO Aero APEX Inflatable Kayak

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Introducing the reimagined pedal drive compatible LONO Aero 12′6″ Inflatable Kayak. Whether you're hitting your favorite fishing spots on the weekend, gearing up for a waterborne expedition, or just hitting the local launch with your family, it's time to say goodbye to compromise.

  • LONO Aero 12′6″ Inflatable Kayak
  • 6″ Removable Aero Center Fin
  • Pair of Slide-In Aero Rac Receivers
  • Removable Aero Sandspear Sheath
  • Pedal Port
  • Aero Repair Kit
  • Hand Pump
  • Travel Bag
  • Dimensions: 12′6″L × 35.5″W × 20″D
  • Avg. Hull Weight: 23 kg
  • Capacity: 181 kg
  • Removable Top Dimensions: 53″L × 33″W × 3.5″D
  • Avg. Removable Top Weight: 4 kg
  • Removable Seat Dimensions: 24″L × 22″W × 18″D
  • Avg. Removable Seat Weight: 3.1 kg
  • Construction: Inflatable AeroBOTE Technology
  • Optimal Hull Inflation: 10-15 PSI
  • Optimal Removable Top Inflation: 10-15 PSI
  • Optimal Removable Seat Inflation: 7-10 PSI
  • Travel Bag Dimensions: 41″ L × 19″ W × 13″ D
  • Loaded Bag Weight: 33 kg

If rider weight is within 22.6 kg of a board's listed capacity, BOTE recommends upgrading to a larger capacity board.

  1. Rinse off With Clean Water After each Use
    Rinsing off residue, debris, and salt water from your Aero will ensure it stays looking new for years to come. A damp cloth or Magic Eraser will also safely remove any dirt or scuffs that may have occurred while in use. 
  2. Store In A Cool, Dry Place
    When storing your Aero rolled, let it dry completely before rolling back into the bag. Always store your Aero in a cool, dry place or a shady area out of reach of direct sunlight, to avoid weakening or fading of colors.
  3. Keep Out Of Direct Sunlight When Not In Use
    Over time, the sun can both weaken the material and seams and increases the pressure beyond its design limits. If your Aero is out of the water and not in use, move it to a shady place out of direct sunlight.
  4. Reduce PSI When Not In Use
    If you must leave your Aero out of the water and in direct sunlight or choose to store it partially inflated, reduce pressure until the board is compressible by hand.
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Sandspear Compatible

The Sandspear Sheath allows you to utilize BOTE’s Sandspear to anchor your kayak in place.

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Rocket Rac Compatible

The Rocket Rac was designed specifically for the LONO and fits the Rac Receivers located just behind the seat back.

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APEX•PD Compatible

The Pedal Port built into the deck of the LONO Aero allows for the sold separately APEX Pedal Drive to be added to convert it from paddle driven to pedal driven.

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Soft Grab Handles

Redesigned to be the most comfortable Grab Handle found on any paddlecraft. No more numb fingers or weak leverage while transporting your kayak.

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MAGNEPOD™ Compatible

The MAGNEPOD™ magnetic base is a revolutionary, tool-less accessory retention system that makes securing your BOTE magnetic accessories a snap.

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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.


The extreme stability will make you feel confident when making standing casts, increasing your line of sight and casting distance. Plus, the keel guard and mounted side bite fins protect the underside, letting you maneuver into the shallows.


Constructed with our Aero Technology™ to ensure peak rigidity and performance.


Removable top & seat allow for you to convert the LONO Kayak into a stand-up paddle configuration. Top can also be used alone to float your cooler or other items.


The revolutionary design of the APEX Pedal Drive + Rudder System (APEX•PD) is incredibly fast and shockingly efficient. Simply insert the Pedal Drive into the Pedal Port and attach the Rudder to the Rudder Mounts and you're ready to hit the water in pedal configuration.

LONO Aero APEX Features

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Front & Rear Bungees

Bungees located in the nose of the kayak as well as on the removable top on the rear allow for extra gear storage.

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Accessory Mounting Point

Accessory mounting point allows for any 1/4:20 accessory attachment. Found on the nose of the bow.

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D-Ring Tie-Down Points

D-Rings featured on the nose of the kayak allow for light towing.

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Removable Center Fin

A center fin that is removable with a tethered attachment pin to allow for ease of transport and storage.

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A KULA Port located on the removable top at the rear of the LONO Aero can be used to secure a sold separately KULA 5 Cooler.

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Self-Bailing Cockpit

LONO Aero can rid itself of unwanted water by funneling it out through the stern.


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