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KenCraft Boats

KenCraft Boats have been proudly manufactured in Wilson, NC for over 43 years and has been independent and family owned from the beginning and still is today. We take great pride in building the finest inshore and offshore boats that incorporate the latest materials and workmanship. Each boat is carefully constructed by experienced craftsmen that have been part of the KenCraft family for many years.

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KenCraft Boats offer the best value for the customer because our quality, fit and finish, and functionality is second to no other builder, yet we can offer our product at a reasonable cost that allows the entire family to enjoy boating. Take a look at our Why KenCraft tab for more information on our boat lines.

Our facility consists of over 52,000 square feet of modern manufacturing space that occupies 5 acres of land. Come take a tour of our plant and see how we build our boats to last you a lifetime. Contact one of our many dealers to begin enjoying the water.

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Our Boat Lines

Challenger


Inshore Elegance, Offshore Attitude

For over 43 years KenCraft Challenger boats have been designed and built for the discriminating sportsman that demands a full featured, quality no-wood, no-rot constructed boat. With flared bows and deep gunwales, our boats were designed for the serious fisherman as well as the family cruiser.

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BayRider Skiff


It’s All in the Ride

The Bay Rider was designed to be different from the beginning. A best-in-class flatbottom that offers comfort as well as family affordability, while offering the ability to turn like a V hull on the water. You will not find a more versatile, fun, and safe boat for your family.

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BayRider Bay


The Angler’s Adventure

For over 43 years KenCraft Challenger boats have been designed and built for the discriminating sportsman that demands a full featured, quality constructed boat. With flared bows and deep gunwales, our boats were designed for the serious fisherman as well as the family cruiser.

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Build Your Boat

Build Your Boat

Our facility consists of over 52,000 square feet of modern manufacturing space that occupies 5 acres of land. Come take a tour of our plant and see how we build our boats to last you a lifetime. Contact one of our many dealers to begin enjoying the water.

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  • I mean... if this doesn’t get you excited for a 75 degree day today, or summer, or boating, or fishing, what will? @jacqueline_carroll killing it yesterday on the #challengerboats #mahi #comeonsummer #happyvalentinesday #girlswhofish #offshorefishing
  • Sneak peek at our 239 #bayboat #bayriderboats #yamahaoutboards #comeonsummer
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Here we have the new @bayrider_challenger_boats 239 Bay. Some of you may have seen this boat at the Raleigh boat show with a Yamaha 250hp SHO. Here we ran some impressive stats with an efficient Yamaha 150hp. With 2 people, 20galfuel (160lbs), 2 batteries, and a safety bag she topped out at 47mph! Planing out in roughly 3 seconds and holding at just 3200rpms. Very impressive numbers with the efficient @yamahaoutboards 150. #carolinaoffshore #newboat #boatbuilding #forsale #bayriderboats #bayboat #skinnywaterculture #fishnc
  • Congratulations Houston Lish! Winner of our @yeti giveaway for the Raleigh NC boat show! We will reach out to you first of the week. #bayriderboats #challengerboats #yeticoolers
  • Last day at the Raleigh, NC boat show at the @raleighconvention center. We have some phenomenal boat show prices with @goosecreekmarine and @parkboatco.  Last day to enter your name into our show @yeti giveaway, too! We will pick the winner at the end of the show. #bayriderboats #challengerboats
  • Day 3, we ready! Come check out our #challengerboats and #bayriderboats at the Raleigh NC Boat Show. We’d love to meet you and explain why our quality and detail outshines other models.
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