When BOTE introduced the Rover motor-powered paddleboard at ICAST in July, anglers started arguing about the soul of the vessel. Will it perform like a flats skiff? Will it perform like a paddleboard? If it doesn’t perform like both, what’s the point?

We got a chance to see the Rover in action at Paddlesports Retailer and can report that this hybrid goes both ways. The Rover’s designer takes a minute to talk design, philosophy and the future of motor-powered hybrids.


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