Challenger

Quality………. is our Promise

Challenger

Inshore Elegance, Offshore Attitude

A functionally designed boat that offers a best in class fit and finish while incorporating the finest construction materials to give you one of boating’s best values today. A no wood, no rot hull for peace of mind that your KenCraft will last for generations. Whether you are looking for a boat designed for fishing, or just cruising with the family, we have the Challenger model that is precisely for you.

Challenger boats are PowerMatched® Exclusive with Yamaha Outboards for performance.

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Challenger Boat Series

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

Challenger 25 – Coming Soon!

  • LOA25’1″
  • Beam8’6″
  • Weight3,900 lbs
  • Fuel Capacity130 gallons
  • Max HP400
  • DeadriseEntry 61°/Transom 20°

Here at KenCraft Boats, we have been working on a new Challenger 25 design for the better part of a year and we would like to announce on the site that the finished product should be available soon after the first of the year. This new model will replace the Challenger 240 which is no longer in production.

We have been working with Vectorworks Marine and Naval Engineering to design what we feel is the perfect marriage of a true offshore fishing platform with a creature comfort family cruising boat that the entire family can enjoy out on the water. This attention to detail makes our boats different from every other builder because we sweat the small things that both a fisherman and a family want to see in today’s boats on the water. As with all of our boat lines, you really can have a fishing boat that will satisfy the family as a weekend cruiser.

The Challenger 25 incorporates a sharp deadrise at the transom and the bow for those rides offshore in rough water, yet the family safety is not forgotten with our signature high freeboard at the amidships as well as the stern of the boat. Of course, the traditional Carolina Bow Flair is there like all of our Challenger boats. For additional safety, we will have a wraparound handrail recessed inside the forward fish/storage boxes.

The drawings you see below will show the general layout of the Challenger 25 and how we designed the forward seating to not interfere with the fisherman, as it allows easy 360 degree walking around the interior while fighting that fish. There is a 5’ long fish box/storage box in the floor forward of the console which will hold either your large fish or your island chairs for the cruise. Forward seating boxes are fully foamed and drain overboard while also being able to store your very large fish. We have a livewell in the rear Euro transom that holds 32 gallons and for the fisherman that needs more, we offer an optional live well leaning post that will hold approximately 45 additional gallons. There will be a fold down bench seat in the rear as well. The fuel tank is currently at 130 gallons.

The walkdown console will have almost 6’ of headroom and will house the batteries on a built-in shelf that is part of the console and not under your feet when you are inside the console. Bilge access is through an in-floor hatch that is guttered to drain to the overboard scuppers to help keep the bilge dry. All water on the deck will drain via the transom door and not through in-floor scuppers like most competitors. This means any water you might take in the boat from an unexpected wave, will quickly and safely escape out the back of the boat much faster than in floor drains; a true self-bailing boat.

We will release more information as we complete the Challenger 25. For more information on this exciting new offering or to schedule your personal build, email us at: [email protected]

Challenger 190 

  • Length18’8″
  • Beam7’10”
  • Weight Without Motor1,875 lbs
  • Fuel Capacity50 gallons
  • Max HP150
  • DeadriseEntry 55°/Transom 18°
  • Forward Seating Coolers/Fishboxes35 Quarts Each
  • Center Seat Cooler/Fishbox34 Quarts
  • Livewell Capacity15 Gallons

Challenger 21 Blue Water Edition

  • Length20’9″
  • Beam8’4″
  • Weight Without Motor2675lbs
  • Fuel Capacity80gal
  • Livewell Capacity30gal
  • In Floor Fishbox/Storage315 Quarts
  • Forward Seating Coolers/Fishboxes70 Quarts Each
  • Max HP250
  • DeadriseForward Entry 58°/Transom 20°

We are excited to introduce the new Challenger 21 foot Center Console Fishing/Cruising boat. The Challenger 21 is one of the largest Center Console boats in it’s class on the market today. It incorporates our signature high Carolina Flared Bow coupled with high free board height, making our boat one of the safest and driest riding boats available. We think we have included all the features that your family could wish for in a Center Console Boat. Check out the Summary:

Challenger 21 Outer Banks Edition

  • Length20’9″
  • Beam8’4″
  • Weight Without Motor2675lbs
  • Fuel Capacity80gal
  • Livewell Capacity30gal
  • In Floor Fishbox/Storage315 Quarts
  • Forward Seating Coolers/Fishboxes70 Quarts Each
  • Max HP250
  • DeadriseForward Entry 58°/Transom 20°

The Challenger 21 Outer Banks Edition shares all of the same characteristics of the Challenger 21 Blue Water Edition with the exception of the console and driver seating.  The Outer Banks Edition has an ergonomically designed console with a storage access door on the side which takes the place of the walk down version standard on the Challenger 21 Blue Water Edition.  The Outer Banks Edition comes standard with a 15 gallon live well/cooler under the front seat and an Aluminum Leaning Post with Backrest. Check out the Summary:

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