The Bootlegger Overview
The inspiration for our first board—The Bootlegger—can be found roughly 100 years in the past. Based on the designs of prohibition-era airplanes and wood boats from the 1920’s, The Bootlegger is fast, tracks very straight and, most importantly, features a water-resistant storage compartment that’s tucked into the front of the board. This patent-pending hiding spot is the signature element of The Bootlegger. It is perfect for storing everything from sandals, a jacket, to an on-the-water picnic, to your phone (in a plastic bag), wallet and keys.
- Better Built -
Featuring a touring-style design, it’s perfectly crafted and takes advantage of the finest techniques in woodcraft. The Bootlegger is built with 100% Lloyds Registered marine grade mahogany plywood. This assures minimal-to-zero wood expansion and no splitting or cracks in the wood due to moisture and temperature changes. When all the wood is set, we hand-paint the graphics and employ a three-stage buffing sequence on the varnish for a museum-quality shine. The result is a stunningly beautiful board that’s perfect for the advanced beginner to intermediate rider skill level.
- Materials -
Made using European 1088 Standards and Lloyds Registered Marine Grade Mahogany Plywood.
Features cold-molding building techniques for ultimate strength.
A two-part epoxy is used for all joinery. This adhesive has 8500 psi tensile strength and 13,200 psi flexural strength.
The board has a fiberglass epoxy bottom and epoxy resin-impregnated sides and top, ensuring a water-tight seal and the best in durability.
Marine grade wood stain
Two-part yacht grade ultra high gloss urethane paint
Two-part yacht grade ultra high gloss urethane clear coat
Ergonomic 5mm-thick traction pad.
Aluminum and PVC base rubber trim keeps paddle dents and transportation scratches to an absolute minimum.
US standard fin box
Signature Fitzke turn fin
*Some options available for paint, pattern designs
- Dimensions -
OVERALL LENGTH: 12' 6"
OVERALL WIDTH: 29 3/4"
WIDTH AT WATERLINE: 27"
WEIGHT: 38-42 LBS