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

14' Dominator Open Water Duck Boat
The next generation of boat blind has arrived. The all new Bankes 14" Dominator is here! We started from the ground up to bring you a duck boat for the 21st Century. A boat that reflects the needs and demands of the modern hunter. The hunting pressure on today's birds demand that you go further and get into places others can't. The Dominator only draws 4-5 inches of water, so you can get into places you thought were impossible.It's unique reverse transom design pushes mud, cattails, ice, etc., away from the boat ensuring you can get out with ease. The hull has been designed with the Bankes exclusive R.T.C. ( reverse tunnel chine) hull design that turns spray down keeping you dry, even in the worst of conditions.

It's sharp "V" bow slices through waves giving you a superior ride as well as parting natural vegetation, making the boat easier to hide and causing less damage to the marsh. The "V" in the bow turns into a flat bottom, giving you excellent shallow water capabilities. The R.T.C. hull design allows us to have a smooth flat bottom, with no strakes or keels, and still maintain the best cornering and handling of any duck boat on the market. This also means if you get stuck on a mud flat or the tide goes out there is nothing to dig in, making the boat easier to push. With it's "V" shaped bow the boat has excellent ice breaking capabilities, and we even reinforced it with Kevlar ® to make sure it was bullet proof! The interior liner in the boat has allowed us to construct the Dominator in a very unique way. The boats are completely foam filled, right up to the deck, and all the foam is sealed behind the liner so it will never get wet or deteriorate. This unique process has also allowed us to get the maximum amount of foam in the boat. In fact when tested at the US Coast Guard testing facility in Maryland 6600 lbs was put in The Dominator, and it was still afloat.

There's plenty of room inside the boat for two people, a dog and all your gear. A dual shelving system runs down each side of the cockpit, and provides decoy storage on the lower shelf, leaving the top shelf free for your guns, radio, shells and anything else you may need. Each shelf runs the entire length of the cockpit, almost 9' long, giving you over 35' of shelving in the boat. Decoy curtains between the shelves are a standard feature, ensuring your decoys will stay put! A dry storage area is provided in the bow, for your life jackets, anchors, etc., as well as storage room in the rear for two 5 gallon fuel tanks, and a bilge area for the water, which keeps it off the cockpit floor. The Dominator has a complete molded interior liner, meaning that the inside of the boat was made the same way as the outside, and not just slapped together with some plywood, screws and gel coat. This interior liner has allowed us to manufacture a boat with no wood in it to rot or maintain as well as giving you a full flat floor with molded in non skid that won't wear off, so you can be sure you'll have good footing when you stand up to take your shot. We also incorporated a unique rear driving seat that swings into the storage area when not in use, so it's not in your way while hunting. It keeps you in the boat where you belong, not perched on the coaming where one wrong move could send you overboard. This seat, unique to Bankes Boats, is standard equipment because we feel you can't put a price tag on your safety. Other standard features include; molded in non skid on the bow to make boarding easier, a pebble finish on all surfaces to reduce glare, military style camo right in the gel coat, not painted on afterwards, so it won't scratch off, interior light, two 12 volt receptacles, 500 gph bilge pump, battery tray, nylon grassing rails, waterproof electrical panel, navigation lights, as well as a long list of other amenities and features. Optional equipment includes a locking fiberglass hard top cover and blind package. The blind is made from 1000 Denier rip stop cordura nylon, with 6061 aircraft grade aluminum frames. Designed to be set up quickly and easily. The blind attaches to the perimeter of the boat by sliding into a unique track, eliminating the need for snaps which can come undone and need replacing as the years go by. In addition by attaching all around the boat you don't have to worry about setting something on the deck and having it roll off into the water, it stays safe and sound right were you left it! The blind can be set up numerous different ways to suit your needs, set up as a top shooter you will have all four sides up, and the top open in order to stand up and shoot out of. In nasty weather you can change to the side shooter by dropping one side and adding a roof to keep you warm and dry. This also works great for mallard hunting or on those later season birds that just don't want to come into traditional blinds. And in another Bankes exclusive you can choose which side you want to shoot from when you set up the roof. Because with a Bankes Boat you get more choices and the best value.

The blind comes with grassing loops sewn in place so you can easily add you own natural vegetation, and is available in Advantage Wetlands® or Military style camo painted to match the boat. With so much versatility and value you owe it to yourself to check out The Dominator before you make your next purchase. Give us a call or stop by your nearest dealer and see for yourself what makes this the hottest new boat of the 21st Century.

14' Dominator Features:

  • 100 % hand laid fiberglass construction
  • No wood to rot or maintain
  • Swing away rear seat
  • 3 color molded in military style camo gel coat
  • Nylon grassing rails
  • Decoy curtains
  • 3 piece construction
  • Navigation lights
  • Interior light
  • 1 12 volt receptacle
  • 1 USB receptacle
  • Battery tray
  • 500 GPH bilge pump
  • Waterproof electrical panel
  • Kevlar reinforced bow for ice breaking
  • Molded in non skid on bow & cockpit floor
  • Designed with the Bankes exclusive R.T.C. hull design
  • 40 HP rating
  • 1200 lb max capacity

14' Dominator Specifications:

  • Length - 14'10"
  • Width - 72"
  • Weight - 550 lbs
  • Draft - 4-5 inches
  • Maximum HP - 40
  • Cockpit opening - 8.5' X 36"
    Depth inside boat - 26.5"

14' Dominator Including the Following Standard Features: $13,700.00*

  • 3 color molded in military style camo gel coat
  • Navigation lights
  • Interior lights
  • 1 12 volt receptacle
  • 1 USB receptacle
  • Battery tray
  • 500 gph bilge pump
  • Waterproof electrical pane
  • Decoy curtains
  • Grassing rails
  • Swing away rear seat

Available Options for the 14' Dominator:

Custom Cover: $995.00*

Custom molded locking fiberglass hard top cover.
Advantage Max 4 Blind Package: $1875.00*

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

Military Style Camo Blind: $2150.00*

Blind Package in Military Style Camo includes rain roof and motor cover.
14' Dominator Boat Package with Advantage Max 4 Blind and Cover: $16,225.00*

14' Dominator Boat Package with Military Camo Blind and Cover: $16,500.00*

Other Requested Options

  • Additional Interior Lighting: $295.00
  • Man Boarding Ladder installed in transom: $390.00
  • Molded Fiberglass Hardtop Cover with Locking T Handle: $995.00
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