Bay Rider Bay

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Bay Rider Bay

The Angler’s Adventure

Our Bay Series boats are built to the exact same standards as our Bay Rider models with a focus on inshore and nearshore fishing. Whether it is redfish or drum, catfish or stripers, the Bay Series models are designed for the serious angler with the features you expect. The Bay Rider Bay Series is the ultimate fishing platform because it has front and rear live wells, insulated fish boxes and storage boxes, a large foredeck for casting, and plenty of rod storage. Come see for yourself at one our dealers.


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Every builder that sells Bay Boats will claim theirs is the best there is today. We think we have one of the very best Bay Boat platforms on the market for a few simple reasons. First is the ride of the hull. Bay Rider Bay boats are built with massive composite stringers below the deck to give support and stability to the boat, and we added a sharp deadrise up front and moderate deadrise in the rear to produce one of the best riding Bay Boats on the market. Second, we designed the boat to maximize fishing room for the angler yet we painstakingly added forward and rear seating for the family, so your Bay Rider Bay boat can serve dual purposes like no other boat in its class. It is the best Fishing and the best Cruising Bay Boat in its class, in our humble opinion. Come see for yourself and take a test ride.

Bay Rider Bay Series boats are PowerMatched® Exclusive with Yamaha Outboards for performance.

Bay Rider Bay Series Boats

Click on a boat below to learn more about it. All specifications are approximate and subject to change at manufacturer’s discretion.


  • Length23’5″
  • Beam8’6″
  • Weight Without Motor2,400 lbs
  • Fuel Capacity70 gallons
  • Max HP300
  • Recommended HP200
  • Deadrise Transom16°
  • Forward Seating Coolers/Fishboxes71 Quarts Each
  • Livewell Standard15 Gallons
  • Livewell/ Release Well Capacity45 Gallons (optional)
  • Draft12″

New from KenCraft Boats in 2018 is our Inshore/Offshore Bay Rider 239. We designed our 239 for the avid fisherman that needs to fish the skinny water with a draft of 12 inches as well as the fisherman that wants to head offshore for some larger action.  With a dead rise of 16° at the transom and 52° at our wide Carolina Flare bow, this boat can handle the rougher water you might encounter offshore.  With higher freeboard than our previous model and a true self bailing floor, we have introduced a Bay boat like no other on the market today.  Combine these fishing features with the comfort features the family desires for a cruising boat, and you have designed the perfect combination of a family cruiser and multipurpose fishing boat.

We have new deluxe forward seating with flush mounted backrest brackets unlike our competitors.  We have a large casting deck up front with plenty of room to fish.  New for 2018 is under gunwale rod storage for all of your favorite rods and the new wider gunwales make room for our Mate Series combination rod and cup holders.  You can install as many as you want.  The trolling motor is mounted on the upper deck where we have a new integrated anchor locker to hold the large FX-7 aluminum anchor. The forward seats/fish box coolers are fully foamed to hold ice for long periods of time, and they drain overboard.  The seat lids lift vertically on 316 stainless gas struts to allow easy access to the drinks or the fish.  The console houses a 15 gallon livewell and the New Optional 45 gallon fiberglass livewell leaning post is compact yet allows for comfortable seating for two.  Rear jump seats add additional seating for cruising.

For more information on this exciting new offering or to schedule your personal build, email us at: [email protected]


  • Length 21’5″
  • Beam7’11”
  • Weight Without Motor 2,200 lbs
  • Fuel Capacity  55 gallons
  • Max HP 200
  • Recommended HP150
  • Deadrise Transom15°
  • Forward Seating Coolers/Fishboxes71 Quarts Each
  • Livewell Standard15 Gallons
  • Livewell/ Release Well Capacity45 Gallons (optional)
  • Draft12″
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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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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
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  • One amazing story #dolphinatley🐬 #Repost @coolkerns
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.

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  • 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