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First Look: The New Bonafide SI123

Drawing of Bonafide SI123

Here at Bonafide, we are always trying to think beyond conventional measures and further product design and forward thinking in the paddlesports industry. The goal with the new Bonafide SI123 was to design a new kayak which we felt filled a gap in the marketplace, and with our world class design team and foundation of original concepts and industry pushing designs we knew we had what it takes to do something different. Our first model in the sit-in market is guaranteed to make a splash in the ever growing paddlesports and kayak fishing market place.

The SI123 features a similar hybrid catamaran hull as the Bonafide SS127 and new RS117, with a few modifications, that continues to incorporate confidence-inspiring, unbelievable stability as well as above-average tracking and speed – not to mention a high storage capacity. It features the new light weight Stadium Seat, designed for all-day comfort and support. FatGrip Handles that Bonafide is known for are featured on the bow and stern which make transporting this single skin sit-in kayak easy and comfortable. At the stern of the SI123 it features what we are referring to as the HatchWell. It is a stern hatch cover with a gasket and bungee with Omni Hooks. As a result the HatchWell gives you easy stern access for camping gear, larger dry bags, and tackle while still having the ability to store quick access gear as you would in a tackwell found on a standard sit-on top kayak. With the unique hull design and fishing features the new SI123 is going to be a strong contender in the sub $1,000 marketplace.

Quote from our Design Manager after his first test paddle, Hans Nutz, “The first minutes of being in the SI123 I was left absolutely speechless. All I can say is that it’s way cool and is unlike any other sit-in kayak I have ever been in. I would best describe the SI123 as quick, quiet, versatile, and extremely stable.”

Pre-Production Specs:

  • Length – 12′ 3″
  • Width – 29.5″
  • Weight – 52 lbs
  • Capacity – 375 lbs

Additional features:

  • Cockpit area designed for standing
  • Deck dashboard with storage drawer and cup holder
  • Fatgripā„¢ Handles
  • Non Skid Traction Pads
  • Stern sealed bulkead
  • Stern HatchWell
  • Flush-mount rod holders (may be optional)

Available in the following colors:

  • Endless Summer
  • Hondo Orange
  • Top Gun Grey
  • Cool Hand Blue
  • True Grit Sand

MSRP: $999.99

Availability: February 2019

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