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.

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

19' Crusader Open Water Duck Boat
 
The new Bankes 19' Crusader is here! This is the perfect boat for anyone that needs to hunt 4 + people, but doesn't need or want a big boat as big as our 21' Goliath. If you have been looking for a boat a little bigger than our 17' Freedom, to take you to your more remote hunting spots, away from everyone else, then this boat is for you. At 19'5" long, and with a 7 1/2' beam, not only will the Crusader get you there and back again, but it will keep you dry and safe along the way. It offers plenty of storage space inside the boat, with 2 side decoy storage area's, a shelf above the decoy storage area's for your smaller items, as well as a large front storage area and dry storage inside the steering console. The 7 1/2' beam gives you a very stable and seaworthy boat. The traditional decked over design helps to make the boat easy to hide. designed and built with our now famous RTC Hull Design, the 19' Crusader is a great performer. A smooth and dry ride can be expected, along with a quick to plane and easy to handle boat. The boats reverse transom allows you to back up at higher speeds, and through waves, to pick up your decoys faster and easier. The flat boarding pads at the rear of the boat make getting in and out easier for both you and your dog. it also comes standard with our uniquely designed side mounted console, offering you a great driving position that lets you comfortably drive the boat, and has enough room to mount all of your gauges and electronics.

19' Crusader Features:

  • 3 color molded in Military Style camo gel coator 3 color molded in Marsh Camo gelcoat
  • Side mounted console with dry storage inside
  • Mechanical rotary steering system
  • 25 gallon permanently mounted fuel tank with deck fill and gauge
  • No wood to rot or maintain
  • 100% hand laid fiberglass construction
  • Nylon grassing rails
  • Full molded fiberglass interior liner 3pc construction
  • Navigation lights
  • Interior lights
  • 1 12 volt receptacle
  • 1 USB receptacle
  • Two battery trays
  • Battery selector switch & wiring for Dual Batteries
  • HD 1200 gph bilge pump
  • Waterproof electrical panel
  • Decoy curtains
 

19' Crusader Specifications:

  • Length: 19' 5"
  • Width: 90"
  • Weight: 1500lbs
  • Draft: 6 - 7"
  • Maximum HP: 115 HP
  • Cockpit Opening: 129" X 54"
  • Depth Inside Boat: 30"
  • Max Capacity: 2250lbs
 

19' Crusader Including the Following Standard Features: $25,295.00*

  • 3 color molded in Military Style camo gel coator 3 color molded in Marsh Camo gelcoat
  • Side mounted console
  • Mechanical rotary steering system
  • 25 gallon permanently mounted fuel tank with deck fill and gauge
  • Navigation lights
  • Interior lights
  • 1 12 volt receptacle
  • 1 USB receptacle
  • Two battery trays
  • Battery selector switch & wiring for Dual Batteries
  • HD 1200 gph bilge pump
  • Waterproof electrical panel
  • Decoy curtains
  • Grass rails
 

Available Options for the 19' Crusader

 
Custom Cover: $895.00*

Custom Snap on Storage Cover, with 2 support bars made from "Top Gun" Material

Advantage Max 4 Blind Package: $2275.00*

Blind Package in Advantage Max 4 Pattern includes rain roof and motor cover.

Military Style Camo Blind: $2650.00*

Blind Package in Military Style Camo includes rain roof and motor cover.

19' Crusader Boat Package with Advantage Max 4 Blind and Cover:: $28,465.00*

19' Crusader Boat Package with Military Style Top Gun Blind and Cover:: $28,840.00*

 

Other Requested Options

  • Additional Interior Lighting: $425.00
  • Man Boarding Ladder Installed in Transom: $390.00
  • Upgrade to Hydraulic Steering: $1500.00
 
Complete Packages with motor and trailer are available, please call or e-mail to discuss.
 
* All prices are in US dollars and are FOB our factory - Port Rowan, Ontario