Bonafide RS117 Sit-On-Top Fishing Kayak – Venom


11′ 7″ Rise Series
Value Redefined

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Bonafide RS117 Sit-On-Top Fishing Kayak – Venom



Value Redefined

Whether lake fishing, river fishing, inshore or offshore fishing, the Bonafide RS117 “RISE Series” is truly an incredible fishing kayak, ready for all water environments.  The RS117 offers a new standard for budget-conscious kayak anglers, providing them an affordable opportunity to RISE up into a premium, authentically-designed fishing kayak that’s made in the USA!  With a Hybrid Catamaran hull (similar to our SS series), the RS117 is a very standable platform that offers an excellent balance of stability and paddling performance.  Add in the top-notch deck layout with all day comfort and an “it just makes sense” array of features, and the RS117 is the perfect boat to get you out on the water, paddling and fishing, with friends and family!

The RS117 maintains a modest width of just 33.5 inches, but the stability and tracking out performs many wider (and heavier) kayaks. The RS117 weighs in at just 77 (honest) lbs.

Comfort and organization are key components of the RS117.  The new Stadium Seat is light weight, easy to adjust, and has two seating positions, allowing all day comfort to make those long days on the water possible.  From bow to stern, a wide array of features such as YakAttack MightyMount XL track, centralized storage pod, Shield Frontwell Cover with integrated Paddle Pouch, and forward transducer friendly scupper, make the RS117 one of the most fully featured values in kayak fishing.

Getting on the water is easier with the RS117.  The oversized FatGrip Handles (bow and stern) are integrated to the hull in ergonomically friendly locations, making carrying comfortable and easy.  Side handles assist in car topping, and are designed to retain your paddle or fishing rod.

To top it off, the Bonafide Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty gives you peace of mind.  It’s our promise to you that we stand behind each and every one of our products.

Whether you’re an experienced kayak angler looking for the next sit-on-top fishing kayak, or are just starting out, we want to be part of your next adventure.  You only get one life.  Live the Story You Want to Tell™ in your Bonafide kayak!

Don’t take our word for it. Visit Mahoney’s and try it for yourself.  We think you’ll agree.


Length: 11′ 7″
Width: 33.5″
Honest Weight: 65 lbs hull weight, 72 lbs without seat, 77 lbs with seat
Capacity: 425 lbs
Deck Height: 13″
Hull Material: Rotomolded Polyethylene


  • Hybrid Cat Hull design
  • Multi rod and paddle management points
  • Fat Grip oversized handles on bow and stern
  • Quick Connect seat positioning system with low and high position
  • Dual height Stadium Seat with double layer breathable mesh and extra width for comfort
  • Integrated DryPod
  • Forward StorageWell with transducer scupper
  • YakAttack Mighty Mount XL tracks: Two 12 in. and one 6 in.
  • Excellent standing stability and foot room
  • Cockpit Deck traction
  • Shield StorageWell Cover with integrated paddle pocket
  • Integrated cup holder
  • Integrated lure trays on the gunwales
  • Under seat tackle storage
  • Gear storage around the seat for tackle organizers
  • TopRun Rudder System ready, enabling quick and easy no-drill rudder install
  • Replaceable dual skid plates
  • Stern access plate
  • Side carry handles with paddle storage
  • Crate friendly tankwell with adjustable bungee and extra tackle storage
  • Dual mount rod holders

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We are paddlers, anglers, entrepreneurs, product designers, engineers, and individuals who enjoy a challenge and being a part of something bigger than ourselves while building a product that brings joy and excitement to the kayak fishing community. Our plans are big but our strategy is simple: We will do everything we can to produce the highest quality, most thoughtfully designed, and most carefully engineered fishing kayaks possible. The team at Bonafide Kayaks is among the most talented and experienced in the industry, and we can't wait to see what we accomplish together. Commitments to manufacturing in the USA, creating jobs, and unparalleled customer service are among our primary objectives.