The STM family spent much of last week at the annual ICAST Show in Orlando, Florida, at the country’s largest fishing tackle trade show. It was the smoothest running of their events we’ve attended since our 2012 launch. Optimism was quite high for the improving economy and its trickledown effect on the fishing industry.
BOTE’s Rover was voted (by buyers and media) as the best new product in both the overall and boat accessory categories — 1,263 products in 26 categories from 280 companies were entered in the show’s signature New Product Showcase. The unique paddleboard, which can handle up to a 6 hp outboard, if desired, is 14 feet long, 40 inches wide and weighs 105 pounds, according to the company. On its website, BOTE says the Rover is a “stand-up paddleboard, micro skiff and everything in between...”