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Zeppelin Aero 12′6″ Inflatable Kayak

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The result of a timely tryst between a highly utilitarian father and a swiss army-like mother, the Zeppelin is the most versatile kayak in the BOTE waters. A self-draining hull, removable floor chamber, and optional second seat differentiate the Zeppelin from its stablemates. An inflatable watership that welcomes the individual and tandem alike.

The Zeppelin Aero 12'6" now comes standard with two seats for a tandem configuration.

  • One (1) Zeppelin Aero 12′6″ Inflatable Kayak
  • One (1) 6″ Removable Aero Center Fin
  • Two (2) Aero Paddle Seat
  • One (1) Pair of Slide-In Aero Rac Receivers
  • One (1) Aero Repair Kit
  • One (1) Hand Pump
  • One (1) Travel Bag
  • Dimensions: 12′6″ L × 38″ W × 9″ D
  • Capacity: 272 kg
  • Avg. Weight: 18.5 kg
  • Construction: Inflatable AeroBOTE Technology
  • Optimal Floor Inflation: 10-15 PSI
  • Optimal Pontoon Inflation: 2-3 PSI
  • Optimal Aero Paddle Seat Inflation: 6-8 PSI
  • Travel Bag Dimensions: 38.6″ H × 28″ W × 14.2″ D
  • Loaded Bag Weight: 22.6 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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KULA Compatible

Use it as a cooler, seat, bait well, rod holder, cast net holder, equipment storage, or just about anything that you can do with a five-gallon bucket.

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High & Dry

The elevated design of the Aero Paddle Seat and self-bailing floor of the Zeppelin keeps you comfortable and dry during your long awaited time on the water.

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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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Adjustable Bungee Straps provide quick and easy storage of extra gear.

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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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The Zeppelin Aero's 3-chamber construction provides a wide base and recessed deck for a lower center of gravity, keeping both paddler and gear high and dry.


Want an extra rider to tag along? Simply add an extra Aero Kayak Seat to the Zeppelin to take it from solo kayak to tandem kayak in seconds.


Rac Receivers in the rear of the Zeppelin allow for a Bucket Rac to be installed, wrapping perfectly around a KULA Cooler.


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

Zeppelin Aero 12′6″ Features

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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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Accessory Mounting Point

Accessory mounting points allow for any 1/4:20 accessory attachment. Found atop the kayak.

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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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EVA Deck Pad

The EVA multi-textured deck pad is heat sealed to shed water and provides plenty of cushion to reduce fatigue and anti-slip traction.

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Family Friendly

With a high capacity and tandem capabilities, the Zeppelin Aero is a great option for the whole family to spend time on the water together.

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Slide-In Rac Receivers

Slide-in Rac Receivers make it even quicker to get out on the water with your favorite accessories.


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