We are Bonafide
It All Started With…
A challenge. A challenge to design and build something that didn’t seem possible.
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.
Why We Do It
Simply put, we are a group of people who love what we do each and every day. We are paddlers, anglers, entrepreneurs, product designers, engineers, and individuals who enjoy a challenge and being a part of something bigger than ourselves while building a product that brings joy and excitement to the kayak fishing community. Our products aren’t just kayaks they are a vessel used to escape, explore, and for anglers to follow their passion of paddling, fishing, and the outdoors. Our goal is to remain authentic, genuine, and real. Our commitment is to do things differently, in ways that will lead to some of the most innovative products the industry’s ever seen.
Innovation starts where conventional options end. We intend to start this journey at the end of the beaten path and explore different ideas and techniques. In doing so, we will discover things that are not only beneficial to our company but to the industry as a whole.”
After a long and extremely difficult search, we managed to locate a great manufacturing facility in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville and the surrounding areas combine to create an American manufacturing powerhouse drawing such companies as BMW, Michelin, Boeing, and Mercedes Benz to name a few, and now Bonafide Kayaks.
10 Quest Dr.
Greenville, SC 29605
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Meet The Team
Everyone involved here at Bonafide Kayaks is a key player and a crucial piece of the company. From molding to marketing we are enthusiasts who enjoy building products to further our obsession with outdoor sports. Each of us contributes with our own unique set up skills and professional experiences that come together to makeup Bonafide Kayaks.