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Bonafide Kayaks RS117 Fishing Kayak Launched At ICAST 2018 Alex Traynor

A Compact Kayak That Offers More

The newest manufacturer of fishing kayaks has added a compact kayak to its stable. With the SS127 and SS107 full-feature boats already gaining rave reviews, Bonafide released the RS117 during ICAST 2018.

At 11-feet, seven inches, the boat fits nicely between their 12 and 10-foot models. With a price under $1000, the RS117 will fit in any angler’s budget. Most compact kayaks cut costs by cutting features.

While the RS117 doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the top-of-the-line models, it still includes some of the most popular features like custom carry handles, a tackle and electronics hatch and deck padding.

The boat is built on Bonafide’s signature catamaran hull that balances stability with speed and handling. They replaced the bow hatch in the SS models with an open well and a cool cover that incorporates a paddle holder.

The high-low seat is wider than the other models and moves between positions with one hand.

The RS117 borrows Bonafide’s most popular features with a price under $1000 putting it ahead of the pack in a crowded compact kayak race.

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