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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Bankes Boats Accessories

Boarding Ladder

Here's a great solution for adding a boarding ladder to the 14', 17', 19', 21' or 25'. This mounts permanently in the transom and slides in and out of a tube installed in the boat. It takes up no room in the boat, and in fact can not even been seen from the inside of the boat. One great thing about this ladder is it's always there when you need it. If you were to fall overboard you could swim up to the back of the boat, deploy the ladder and get back in the boat by yourself, it truly could be a life saver!

$ 325.00

Optional Dog Boarding Ladder

This ladder will work with our 14' Dominator, 17' Freedom, 19' Crusader, 21' Goliath and 25' Titan. It mounts overtop of the grassing rails on the boat and hangs down into the water making it possible for your dog to swim to the platform and then jump into the boat. Most commonly used at the rear of the boat but can be used anywere along it. Made of hand laid fiberglass with the matching camo gelcoat color of your boat. Folds in half for easy storage in the boat when not in use.

$ 350.00

Nylon Grassing Rails

A great addition to any boat or to replace your old rotten wooden grassing rails these rails are made out of one inch thick marine grade high density polyethylene. These are maintenance free and will not rot and will never need painting. We have used them for years on our boats and they stand up to even the toughest conditions. The stand 2" tall and come pre-drilled and countersunk for 1/4" bolts. They will bend with the curve of your boat without any problem. They come in standard lengths of 8' long but are available in custom sizes, please inquire. Stainless Hardware to attach them is available, please inquire.

$100.00 per 8' length.

Telescopic Windshield

This windshield will work on any of my boats that come with a consol. Made of 1/2" thick plexy-glass it slides up and down on tracking bolted to the consol, this way it can be raised when you are operating the boat, but lowered when you are hunting. It's a real nice wind block to keep you warm while driving the boat.


Bimini Tops

Custom made Bimini Tops are available for all the boats. A great addition to keep you out of the sun and weather when using the boats for fishing or summer time fun.

Pricing will vary, please inquire.

GPS & Electronics

I can install a GPS, VHF or any other electronics you may need in the boat for you. GPS can be custom mounted on swing arms to swing out of the way when you are hunting from the boat, but also swing into easy reach / clear view when you are operating the boat. Thru Hull transducers are used / recommended in my boats.

Pricing varies depending on unit.