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KenCraft Boats

KenCraft Boats have been proudly manufactured in Wilson, NC for over 45 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.

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.

  • The BayRider was designed to be different from the beginning. A best-in-class #Skiff (also known as 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. [we own the rights to this video 🎥] #bayriderboats #yamahaoutboards
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  • https://www.annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-powerboat-show/premiering-boats/

Reposting this pic from our dealer Baltimore Boating Center:  OUR 239 #bayriderboats BayBoat IS WITH GOOD COMPANY PREMIERING AT THE BOAT SHOW !  Our booth and the 239 Kencraft are at the head of EGO ALLEY - see you there! #baltimoreboatshow #yamahaoutboards
  • 🦆 🦆 🦆 ... its duck season!#bayriderboats #yamahaoutboards
  • One amazing story #dolphinatley🐬 #Repost @coolkerns
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No fishing today, boat was in the shop, picked it up and got a call about a dolphin in distress, so I went and picked up the Aquarium peeps and went looking. He would surface here and there but never really moved much, once Wildlife and Marine patrol got there, we were able to work together and get a hook around the crab trap lines, pull him aside the boat and get the ropes cut . He had been out there since 7:30 am so I would say he was probably happy to be free again. He had 3 crab pots entangled with one rope wrapped around his tail, needles to say, he didnt have a lot fight left in him after dragging them around all day. I was super  stoked we were able to get him freed from the pots, it was pretty cool.

#rockoncharters #rockon #obx #outerbanks #oregoninlet #dolphin #dolphins #ncwildlife #ncmarinepatrol #ncaquariums #nc #northcarolina #freeflipper #dolphinrescue #bayriderboats #yellowfin #yellowfinboats #teamwork
  • Glory days #bayriderboats #yamahaoutboards #bayriderbay #219
  • @carolinaoffshore always making us look 💯 #challengerboats video a tad different views than the previous video upload 👌🏼・・・
Check out one of the biggest riding 21’ deep v center consoles in existence. The Challenger 21 by @bayrider_challenger_boats. #challenger #bayriderboats #kencraft #centerconsole #boats #yamahaoutboards #ncboatbuilding #nc #boatlife 🎼: “Living it up” by Damian Marley #damianmarley #bobmarley #livingitup *we own the rights to this video @instagram*
  • Praying for everyone in the path of FLO. Here’s a video to take your mind off things. *We own the rights to this video @instagram 🎬🎥 #bayriderboats #challengerboats #yamahaoutboards