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 Field Sleds
If you've been searching for a professional grade field sled then your search is over! Presenting to you the all new Bankes Sleds. We designed these sleds with you the hunter in mind, that's why we made them wider than other sleds on the market, so not only will you fit in them, but you will be comfortable for hours on end. The gentle slope of the front provides a perfect backrest and leaves your head at just the right angle so you wont have to strain your neck to see what's on the horizon. Unlike other "ground Boxes" on the market, that are just that, boxes, these are designed like a sled, so they are a snap to pull. The molded in runners on the bottom provide excellent tracking and strength as well as making them easier to pull. The unique front design allows the sled to rise up and go over obstacles with ease, at any speed. Like all of our products they are made out of tough, durable hand-laid fiberglass with a molded in gel coat finish, so you know they can take the abuse! Plus hand laying them allows us to keep them light, nearly half the weight of plastic ones, yet still amazingly strong. Couple all this with a low profile easy to hide design and you know that not only are you getting superior designed, maintenance free unit, you're getting one that really works.


  • All hand laid fiberglass
  • Lightweight
  • Economical
  • Easy to pull
  • Molded in dead grass green color
  • Three sizes to choose from
  • Comes with tow rope
  • Custom colors available
  • Easy to hide





* All prices are in US dollars and are FOB our factory - Port Rowan, Ontario