RiSe RS117: The Latest Kayak From Bonafide

by • August 31, 2018 • Kayak Reviews, Press ReleasesComments (0)2763

Bonafide Kayaks exploded onto the kayak market last summer with their highly anticipated new RS127 kayak, and this year keep the momentum going with their latest: RiSe RS117 kayak.

Now, more paddlers than ever can rise up to a premium, authentically designed, American made kayak. The RS117 (RiSe) is the ultimate paddlecraft for the everyday angler or casual paddler looking for uncompromised stability and serious performance at a significant value.


Features on the RiSe RS117 include a hybrid cat hull design, uncompromised stability, quick click seating system, fat grip oversized handles, and a mini-tub hatch system. Also included are Mighty Mount XL tracks, a shield cover with paddle pockets, non-skid deck traction, and transducer scupper with inserts.

The length of the RiSe RS117 is 11’7″. The width is 33.5″ giving it the ability to paddle easy and maintain stability. The weight of the RiSe RS117 is 75lbs, but it boasts a 425lb capacity.

What makes the RiSe RS117 so intriguing is the features that are stock on this kayak. They include a molded in cup holder, quick mount rudder ready, molded in gear and tackle organizer storage, dual skid plates, and a stern access plate. Additional features include side handles with rod and paddle storage, a multi-fit stern tankwell, under the seat storage system, and 2 flush mount rod holders.

The RiSe RS 117 will retail at $999, giving the kayak community a sub one thousand dollar kayak. This kayak should be great fishing your favorite lake or pond for freshwater species, but also capable of testing the inshore flats for redfish, trout, and flounder. The RiSe RS117 will be available October 2018.

About Bonafide Kayaks

Bonafide Kayaks is fairly new with officially announcing the brand late in 2016. The team we have assembled is amongst the most talented and experienced in the paddle sports industry and we are setting our goals high. Our plans are big but our strategy is simple: We will do everything we can to produce the highest quality, most thoughtfully designed, and most carefully engineered fishing kayaks possible. Commitments to manufacturing in the USA, creating jobs, and unparalleled customer service are among our primary objectives.

At Bonafide we are listening, and we will put the end-user first in our designs. We will question conventional thinking, and we will bring forward concepts and products that answer those needs. What we’re doing here at Bonafide is a scientific approach to development. We are allowing data and quantitative measurements to drive our designs and will provide kayaks that are precisely engineered to meet the needs of today’s kayak anglers.

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