The Bonafide SKF117

Defining Versatility

MSRP: $1,249

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Made in the USA

Catch More Fish. Have More Fun.

We set out to make this hybrid standup/sitdown fishing kayak the best one yet with a versatile fishing vessel that can take you from sight fishing on the marsh to paddling with the family on the lake.

The SKF117 is a one-of-a-kind hybrid craft bringing together ultimate performance with comfort at any skill level for an all around better time on the water from fishing to playing. Say hello to your new favorite fishing companion and paddle with confidence with the SKF117. This salt flats Skiff inspired design will take you from mangroves to lakes to rivers.

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Ratings by Category

  • Flat Water 10.0
  • Slow Current 9.0
  • Fast Current 7.0
  • Choppy Water 8.0
  • Surf 6.0
  • Stability 10.0
  • Speed 7.0
  • Tracking 7.0
  • Agility 7.0
  • Comfort 9.0


11'7" / 335.28cm


34.5" / 87.63m”


9.5" / 24.13m

Max Capacity

425 lbs. / 192.8kg

Weight w/o Seat

69 lbs. / 31.3kg

Weight with Seat

78 lbs. / 35.5kg

Note: Capacity is determined by taking kayak weight + paddler weight + gear weight.
Bonafide determines capacity by where the performance of the kayak becomes very diminished.

  1. Hybrid Catamaran Hull Design
  2. Molded - in underseat storage
  3. Hirise seating system
  4. Boss Strap Paddle Management system
  5. Bow Handle
  6. Dual Stern Handles
  7. Side Carry Handles
  8. Low Profile deck fittings
  9. Seat Rack Positioning System
  10. Omni Hook Stern Tankwell Tie - Down system
  11. Deck Traction Pads
  12. Power Pole micro anchor ready
  13. Stern Access Plate for hull access
  14. Replaceable dual stern skid plates
  15. Sidekick compatible
  16. Tag a long wheel compatible
  17. Molded - in Cup holder
  18. Skeg
SKF117 from multiple angles

Discover the trailblazing features of the all new Bonafide SKF117

ENGINEERED for Better Fishing___

Catch your personal best this summer with a vessel designed for ultimate fishability.

We've packed the SKF117 with features designed to give you a better fishing experience, from skeg to hull and everything in between. With our spring-loaded skeg system, you control how your kayak moves, allowing you to get the most out of your vessel no matter the waterways you're fishing.

Our unique hull design blends the stability and efficiency of a catamaran with the maneuverability of a traditional paddleboard to give you greater control, and confidence, on the water. But we didn't stop there. The SKF117 is designed to be highly customizable, with tons of opportunities to rig your vessel just the way you want it. The SKF117 is also Bonafide Sidekick compatible.

No matter where you fish or how, with the SKF117 on your side, you just can't miss.

Defining Versatility___

Whether you're seeking accessibility in the hard to reach mangroves hunting for snook or hitting the lake for an afternoon of paddling with the family, the SKF117 will be your secret weapon.

Our big open deck allows you to make the vessel your own. Beginner and avid anglers alike will love the versatile fishing setups, seamlessly transitioning between a traditional sit on top kayak for hunting bass to a push pole platform for chasing fish through shallows. Looking forward to a low-key day on the water? This one-of-a-kind vessel easily converts into a floating platform, making it the perfect companion for a lazy day taking in the sights or paddling with family and friends.

Jam-packed with features designed to give you the perfect vessel for any setting, the SKF117 is exactly what your summer is missing.

Boasting a low profile as a kayak and ultra stability like a Sup. The wide open deck is perfect for summer outings and the low profile keeps you out of the wind.

Where Comfort Meets Convenience ___

When you come to Bonafide, you expect the best, so we’ve packed the SKF117 with thoughtful features that deliver unmatched comfort and ultimate convenience.

For long days of kayaking, rest easy on our extremely popular HiRise Seating System, an innovative seating design that elevates your position for a more ergonomic, natural paddling posture and a better view. Translation? All day comfort for avid anglers and nature enthusiasts alike. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Our Boss Strap Paddle Management System allows you to quickly stow or retrieve your paddle without any hassle, and the seamlessly integrated underseat compartment ensures maximum storage capacity for all your gear.

With extra touches like cup holders, trays, carrying handles, and more, we've designed the SKF117 to give you the best kayak experience for a summer that can’t be beat.

the Durability of a Made in the USA molded kayak.