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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Predator Scull Boat
This classic scullboat originated in the Humboldt Bay region of California, were its roots can be traced back to the early 1900's. Used by market hunters who made their living by selling their kill these boats were designed to perform, with people's livelihoods on the line, they had too! Their sleek low profile disappears into the water to ensure that the ducks will never see you as you propel yourself toward them. Now, thanks to Bankes Boats you can once again purchase one of these classic Scull boats for yourself, with all of its original styling and performance but with the benefits of today's modern materials and technology. Benefits such as having no wood to rot or maintain. This boat is 100% handlaid fiberglass, even the wood commonly used in the transom has been replaced, so you will never have to worry about rot. We have engineered a unique oar boat incorporating a fiber glass through hull and neoprene boot to ensure years of leak free use. For your piece of mind the boat comes with foam flotation, and meets USCG standards. It also comes with a very durable molded in Battleship gray gel coat, so you won't have to worry about painting it. Another very important feature of the boat is the keel. Our keel runs the full length of the boat for superior tracking capablilities and ease of use. Combine all this with its spacious cockpit and lightweight and you have found the best Humboldt Bay Scull boat on the market. Who else but Bankes Boats could bring you all of this for such an affordable price. Whether you're an experienced sculler or just getting into it, you can't go wrong with this boat. Priced well below other scull boats and comparable to used ones on the market, this is a sure bet!!


  • Length: 13' 10"
  • Beam: 44"
  • Weight: 115lbs
  • Inside Depth: 15"
  • Cockpit Dim: 72" X 33"
  • Max Capacity: 325 lbs
  • Max Person: 1
  • Max HP: 2
  • Meets USCG Standards
  • No Wood To Rot Or Maintain
  • Battleship Gray color molded in for durability
  • Includes Boot for Oar
Predator Scull Boat: Call for Pricing

Available Options:

Solid Wood Ash Sculling Oar

Oar Locks
Complete Predator Scull Boat Package: NOT AVAILABLE
* All prices are in US dollars and are FOB our factory - Port Rowan, Ontario