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BOTE Announces Aggressive Retail Expansion Plan Beginning With New Flagship Store In Austin

Water Lifestyle brand to open community-focused concept locations in multiple markets across the United States

MIRAMAR BEACH, Florida., May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BOX (https://www.boteboard.com), the longtime leader in paddleboard, kayak and water innovation, today announces plans for an aggressive rollout of new physical outlets across the United States.

The expansion demonstrates the brand’s recent growth and success with retail. BOTE’s unique flagship stores are designed as hubs to bring the community together, offer experiences and advice, and display the full line of BOTE paddleboards, kayaks and recreational products. BOTE’s flagship locations also feature lounges serving BOTE’s own beers and hold regular events to help people get out on the water as well as charity events that support the local community.

To drive its expansion strategy, BOTE has hired Devin Gillette as retail manager. Gillette

brings years of experience in the outdoor and action sports industry, having held senior retail and marketing positions and most recently led the retail expansion of Black Diamond Equipment.

“We’re doing something different from your traditional retail business,” Gillette said. “BOTE’s flagship locations are an experience where people can see and feel everything we stand for as a brand, hear the passion and knowledge of our people, and be excited about the aquatic lifestyle. The new stores are designed as hubs, offering events, networking and education, and we are honored to join these communities.”

The launch of the brand expansion strategy is the new flagship site of Austin, TX, located at 312 Barton Springs Road just down the street from YETI and other major retailers. BOTE plans to open this location in the summer of 2022; grand opening details will be announced soon.

“We may be a Florida company based, but our DNA is merged with Austin genes,” said Corey Cooper, CEO and co-founder of BOTE. “Our mission is to stand out and create a lifestyle experience with innovative and stylish products inspired by culture, community, art and music. Our Austin the location may represent our first flagship foray outside of the physical Florida market, but we have long adopted the unique Austin perspective in our brand. I’m excited to bring our brand to Austin and be the outpost of the water lifestyle.”

BOX is driven by a singular but far-reaching mission: to differentiate through industry-shaping innovation, fresh ideas and simplicity to create a product that defines a lifestyle. It is this mission that allows BOTE to push the boundaries of technology and style to provide customers with a product that not only looks great and works flawlessly, but stirs the soul and inspires adventure. Born from stand-up paddleboards and now pioneering inflatable kayaks, floating dock systems, and more, BOTE continues to strive for advancement and embrace individuality.


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