To all of our Bankes Boats Customers and Friends,

We are officially announcing our retirement

I started building Skiffs for the hunting clubs around Long Point Bay in 1968 and it has been very rewarding to see our family business prosper and grow into the Bankes Boats line of hunting boats we have today. We sincerely want to thank our customers, friends and business partners for all your support and loyalty to our products over the years. While it is difficult to stop doing something you love to do, we hope to find some one with the passion to carry on production of our line of boats. Please contact us by phone or email if you have an interest in discussing the future production of the boats.

Ron Bankes
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Open Water Duck Boats - Layout Boats - Sneak Boats - Sculling Boats

Welcome to Bankes Boats
For over 30 years Bankes Boats has been providing the discriminating duck hunter with top quality Duck Hunting Boats. Behind all our boats you will find one common goal: To produce a high quality product that is specifically designed to meet the needs of today's duck hunter, which will stand up to years of abuse, and offer a quality product at a reasonable price.

That's why all of our boats are constructed of 100% hand-laid fiberglass, all hardware is stainless steel, aluminum or nylon, and nylon lock nuts are utilized throughout our boats. We go to great lenghts to make sure you recieve a boat that you can depend on and enjoy using, and not spend your precious weekends working on.

We are a second generation family run business that is proud of the products we build and stand behind them, but beyond all that we are a family of duck hunters, which means we not only test our products, we use them! If we don't think it would be something we would feel safe in, condfident and enjoy using, then we don't make it.

We are continually changing and evolving to meet your needs now and in the future, and to make sure no matter how the bird patterns may change, we can offer you a solution to get to them.

Please check our web site regularly to keep yourself informed and up to date on all of our newest products.
The Best Just Got Bigger !!! The NEW Titan 25' Open Water Duck Boat

We are proud to announce the newest and biggest addition to our line up – The 25’ Titan is now available. We had so many requests from our customers and guides for a bigger boat, a boat that could hunt 6 people and a guide from, that we decided to answer their requests with one of the biggest duck boats available, The 25’ Titan is currently available for the upcoming season. Please call or e-mail us for current pricing & more information.

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