The Paddle Bateau Paddle Board by Ian Balding Custom Boards

Paddle Bateau

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As seen in Garden and Gun Magazine, the award winning Paddle Bateau is the undisputed king of recreational paddle vessels. A super stable and versatile platform used for stealth fishing the flats and marshes. Custom rigged for rod holders, cooler (NOT INCLUDED) , and bungee gear tie downs to your spec’s, or have us rig it to our spec’s. The Bateau is also perfectly suited for long camping, surfing, and fishing excursions all wrapped in one. Built to be durable.. Go ahead and load all your gear on this board, and put it to the test. It can handle it!

**Standard Bateau comes in white. Bamboo deck inlay is an available option**  Please call  to have your board ordered! Currently expecting 3 month turnaround.


14′ Paddle Bateau- WHITE $4950

14″ Paddle Bateau- BAMBOO DECK- $5400


16′ Paddle Bateau- WHITE- $5200

16′ Paddle Bateau-BAMBOO DECK-$5600


  • Bungee Tie Downs
  • Equip for a Cooler
  • Rod Holders
  • **Payment options available**
5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


-Length: 14' or 16'
-Width: 36"

1 review for Paddle Bateau

  1. 5 out of 5


    Ian made me a 14ft version of the Bateau. One of Ian’s many qualities is his ability to listen to the surfer/rider and make a board to your specs using his knowledge and your needs to make the perfect match. I just completed a 42 day, 800 mile, river expedition. 45 portages in Quebec’s boreal forest including 60+ class 1 to class 4 rapids. 14 hydro electric dams, this SUP has seen it all and I had to push it to the max to get myself home. It plowed through big open water in 2 to 4ft waves during storms and in your face wind driven days keeping my over 150lbs of gear afloat and intact with the many tie downs on this perfectly balanced board. When I picked up the board it was a piece of art. Now its a piece of art with character and a story that will last forever. It can handle someone on deck with a cooler just to cruise around. It can be your wave hunter though islands and inlets. Ian is a master board builder/innovator. always seeking to do his best to meet your needs. If you have a board in your head, he will make it!!

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