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

Revolution Two Man Layout Boat
The name of the boat says it all. This two-man layout boat has so many new ideas we had to call it the Revolution. We didn't compromise on the traditional Lake Erie lay-out styling that has made our boats so successful in the past, we still have the long, low deck profile, and adjustable spray shields. All of the revolutionary ideas are focused around your personal comfort and the towing performance of the boat. We have incorporated a dual cockpit design which enables each hunter to have their own personal space and at the same time reduces the overall cockpit opening. As compared to boats with only one big opening. This dual cockpit theme is carried throughout the entire boat. You each have your own molded in gun slot down the deck, as well as your own tunnel to lay in. NO more laying in someone else's or your dogs water! On top of all these innovations we have specifically designed the boat to tow. It has been thoroughly tested in various different water conditions at a variety of speeds and has performed excellently. The boat can be towed at slow speeds as well as speeds up to 30mph! There really is no doubt about it, this is the ultimate two-man layout boat on the market today! But don't take our word for it, try one out for yourself and discover what layout shooting is like in 1st Class!


  • Unique hull design to allow easy towing at high speeds
  • Molded in gun holders
  • Adjustable spray shields
  • Molded in back rests
  • Large Cockpit area with padded head rests for maximum comfort
  • 100% hand laid fiberglass construction
  • No wood to rot or maintain
  • Length: 14'
  • Beam: 7'
  • Depth: 17"
  • Weight: 400lbs
  • Maximum Capactiy: 800lbs
  • Meets or exceeds all US Coast Guard regulations.
  • Stainless steel front and rear bow eyes
  • Battleship grey color molded in for durability


  • Length :14'
  • Weight: 400 lbs
  • Beam: 7'
  • Depth: 17"
  • Maximum capacity: 800 lbs
  • Depth: Water line to top of spray shield 11"
Revolution 2 Man Layout Boat: $5650.00*
Available Options for the 2 Man Revolution Layout Boat:
Fiberglass Hardtop Cockpit Covers $640.00

Two individual covers with locks, color matched to your boat.


Cockpit Pads $198.00 for the pair

Two grey color matched individual removable cushions to help insulate you from the cold that are made froma closed cell foam and "Top Gun" material so they won't become water logged.


Complete Package: $6488.00
* All prices are in US dollars and are FOB our factory - Port Rowan, Ontario