When we first started thinking about making limited edition color runs for the SS Series, we started out with the idea of a hunting boat. However, as soon as we put the pads on our first prototype Woodsman LE, we immediately thought, “Dang, this should have had grey pads. We should have made this a military theme.” Taking that inspiration into ICAST 2019, we also added in some other highly requested ideas and color schemes from team members, employees, and most importantly, customers like you!
So, it is our pleasure to announce the 2019-2020 line up of limited editions from Bonafide Kayaks!
First, we have the Black Widow. True to name, this black kayak has black anodized YakAttack Geartrac and red accents in the deck padding, seat, and access plate. As we experimented with component colors and deck padding, we settled on the perfect combination of stealth and a deadly aesthetic. It features a spider web layout on the deck, with a new addition of padding on the DryPod™ with the design of the black widow herself. The PerchPads feature more webbing and the black widow’s little sister hanging out. With the seat, we knew the original seat design wasn’t quite lethal enough, so we added in some red piping, adjusted the fabric so it was just a tad darker, and changed our standard white Bonafide Icon logo to black. The result? A kayak that’s as lethal as it looks.
Here at Bonafide, we’re proud to be American, and we love to support our veterans and active service members who have fought and who continue to fight for our country. As a nod to them, we took inspiration from a WWII B-25 Bomber plane to bring you the BK-25 Bomber. This military green kayak features grey and yellow industrial-looking padding with a star insignia on the deck, and more padding on the front hatch and DryPod™. With planes during this time period they commonly featured mission symbols so we added a few to the PerchPads. Mission symbols, also known as mission marks, kill markings and victory decals, are the small symbols painted on the sides of planes, usually near the cockpit or nose, which are used to show the successes of the crews that had flown that particular aircraft. During World War II, these marks or symbols appear not to have been official military markings but rather were given meaning through their repetitive use by the airmen. Finally, as with the Black Widow we added yellow stitching, piping, and accents onto the seat.
Now, with two deadly weapons of fishing destruction under our belt, we also wanted to bring a lighter mood to ICAST – something along the lines of crystal-clear water, untouched beaches, an Hawaiian luau, and grass skirts. Introducing the Tiki LE! This Endless Summer Aqua kayak features brown traction padding with tiki and tribal themed designs on the PerchPads, DryPod, and deck – it’s sure to bring to mind thoughts of sun, summer, and sand! Add another tiki onto the seat and some brown accents, and you’ve got a fantastic fishing kayak that’s perfect for coastal waters.
Last, but absolutely not least, we have by far the most highly requested color combination by dealers and consumers alike – the Fusion. This electric lime and black fade is dynamic, bad-to-the-bone, and a favorite of many. Featuring accents of lime in the black traction padding, seat, and components, this nuclear combination is absolutely breathtaking.
We added another Limited Edition as a surprise in late August, and are now introducing the Canyon! This fade is a unique blend of yellow, sand, brown, red, and orange to create a unique swirling pattern that’s reminiscent of the Grand Canyon. An option for budget-conscious anglers, the RS117 Canyon LE is $1,099.99
All LE SS Series models will have 100 units SS107s and 100 units SS127s produced; 800 boats total. RS117 Canyon LE has 300 boats total produced.
Don’t confuse the compact SS107 with an entry-level or “small person” kayak. This portable beast boasts premium fishing features with a small footprint and a serious payload.
Designed for maximum stability without sacrificing paddling performance, and angler friendly features where you need them, the SS107 is a fully-featured paddle craft that you truly have to experience to appreciate.
The experience starts with the incredibly comfortable HiRise™ seating system. The ultra-high seat allows you to sit with your knees bent, taking pressure off of your lower back. If you want to really dig in and cover some distance, the SeatRack™, and foldable seat frame allow quick and quiet conversion to a lower position.
You’ll notice right away that the SS107 is one of the most stable 10-foot kayaks you’ve ever been in, which is surprising considering its 34” width. Equally surprising is the tracking and glide, not something you typically find in a boat this compact.
A great paddling kayak is nice, but a great paddling fishing kayak requires more than just paddling performance. It requires something we call “Fishability”. It’s feeling confident enough to move around or even stand up and fish. Featuring YakAttack GearTrac it gives you the ability to have your gear out of the way but always within reach. It’s the comfort and ergonomics that enable long days on the water. It’s every piece, every part, and every function being carefully designed for versatility and with the kayak angler in mind. It’s an overall kayak angling experience in which things work the way they should work. For us, the bar was set at Ultimate Fishability™.The Bonafide SS107 is truly an incredible fishing kayak.
Hybrid Cat Hull design
DryPod with transducer through-hull scupper
Multi-rod and paddle management points
HiRise seating with ultra-high bass boat like position
PerchPads for additional standing position on top of gunwales
Integrated Doubleheader hinge with DryPod
Boss Strap rod management system
Fat Grip bow handle w/ comfort insert
Fat Grip retractable stern handle w/ comfort insert
YakAttack Aluminum GearTrac
Side carry handle with paddle storage
Low profile deck fittings
SeatRack positioning system
Deck Traction Pads in forward cockpit
Stern Access Plate for hull access
Replaceable dual stern skid plates
Dual Action Foot Braces
Anodized aluminum foot brace track is strong and ultra ridged
|Weight||74 lbs w/o seat, 84 lbs w/ seat|
|Paddlers||Single Person Kayak|
Bonafide Kayaks warrants that each kayak we produce, including all components thereof (collectively, the “Products”), shall be free from faulty workmanship and defective materials for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase, except for the hull which is sold with a limited lifetime warranty (the “Warranty Period”) for the original retail customer.
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