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

Pumpkinseed One Man Layout
Here it is, the Layout boat that started it all, the Bankes 10' Pumpkinseed Lay-Out. We have been manufacturing this boat for over 10 years now and have literally sold hundreds of them, and with good reason. They are deadly on the birds, and the best value on the market! They have been tried, tested, and are in use all across North America with great success. Their low profile and unique design ensure that the ducks will never know what hit them! We have spent years perfecting the color so that you will blend right into the water. With it's 56" beam and exclusive "suction cup" hull design, you can be assured of a stable shooting platform, in all kinds of conditions. The boat comes standard with molded in Two Color Camo Battleship Grey gel coat, a stainless steel bow eye through bolted at each end for anchoring, and a molded in gun slot in the deck for laying you gun in.It has a molded fiberglass back rest and spray shield for maximum comfort. There are shelves on each side of you for shells, radio, lunch, and whatever else you may need. Along with the comfortable back rest, our pumpkinseed design provides maximum foot and boot room for your comfort. The boat is US Coast Guard rated for 300lbs, which is the highest capacity rating of any boat in it's class. Safety is priority #1 which is why we not only put foam in the bow & stern of the boat, but also down the sides of the boat, to give you the maximum amount of flotation that can be put in. All this comes standard. This Layout boat would make a great addition to anyone's hunting equipment. It's small and light enough to be easily transported by one person. It conveniently fits in the back of a pick-up, SUV or Van (including Mini-Vans), or on your roof rack. You can use this boat on any body of water with confidence, or grass it up and use it as a portable blind. Either way you can count on being dry and comfortable. If you're tired of lugging around those old wooden layouts, then this is the boat for you. This boat has it all. The best price on the market the highest capacity rating in it's class, lots of boot room, and most importantly on invisible profile on the water. If you're in the market for a small, lightweight layout boat then this should be you're next purchase!

Pumpkinseed One Man Layout Features:

  • 100% Hand layed fiberglass construction
  • No wood to rot or maintain
  • 10' in length
  • 56" Beam
  • 12.5" From waterline to top of spray shield
  • Weighs 100 pounds
  • 300lb Maximum Capacity
  • Meets or exceeds all US Coast Guard regulations
  • Stainless steel front and rear bow eyes
  • Two Color Camo Battleship Grey color molded in for durability
  • Comfortable molded seat back and spray shield
  • Molded in Gun Holder on Deck
Pumpkinseed One Man Layout - $2145.00*

Available Options for the Pumpkinseed One Man Layout:


Toneau Cover $95.00

Made from Durable "Top Gun" material for years of enjoyment

Total Package: $2240.00

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