Fishing & Cruising Boats

Quality………. is our Promise

KenCraft boats are designed to maximize the best of both worlds while you are enjoying your time on the water. The best of both worlds refers to designing a boat that is both functional from a fishing standpoint, while offering all the amenities the family is looking for in a cruising boat. From our Bay Rider flat bottoms and Bay Boats, to our Challenger line, we offer the amenities you are searching for to make your boat purchase serve all purposes.

FISHABILITY:

Our fishing design team has added the features you demand. From the bow to the stern, we design our layouts to maximize the fisherman’s ability to easily maneuver around the entire boat while fighting that fish in rough seas.

LARGE LIVEWELL/SEATING

We offer large live wells on most of our hulls that can accommodate larger fish for release or handling 3-4 dozen of your favorite baitfish for that offshore trip.

ROD HOLDERS

We place stainless rod holders on the gunwale as a standard feature along with rod holders on the leaning post seat. We also install rod holders along the back edge of our T Tops as a standard addition as well. When you are fishing, you will never lack for a place to store your rod whether you are actively fishing or cruising back to the dock after a day on the water.

FISH BOXES/COOLERS

You can never have enough storage for fish or your gear on a boat. We have designed large forward seating boxes that are insulated for fish or drinks that drain overboard. Our Center Console boats have an additional in floor fish box/cooler that will hold the largest of fish or gear. The Challenger 21 has a 315 quart capacity and our Challenger 240 has 614 quart capacity. Our Bay Rider Bay and Flat Bottom Forward Seating models have 71 quart capacity in each of the front boxes. The Bay Rider Flat Bottom has additional 46 cubic feet of storage in the sealed front compartment.

 

CRUISING

WALK DOWN CONSOLE WITH ROOM FOR HEAD

In our 21 and 24 Center Console, we designed plenty of room to allow for installation of a portable Head, yet still have room to maneuver inside the console. This design also allows for easy access to our neatly rigged systems on your boat.

FORWARD SEATING:

You can cruise the waters in style in a KenCraft. We have Forward Seating that doubles as a fish box/storage or a drink cooler because all of our boxes are fully foamed for good insulation. Ease of maneuverability is important in a boat, and in a KenCraft you can walk between the boxes to gain access to the front storage compartment and front deck unlike most competitors.

REAR JUMPSEATS AND CUP HOLDERS

Most all of our boats offer rear seating to accommodate larger crowds when you want to cruise the waters with your KenCraft. You can relax in comfort with ergonomically placed back rests offering maximum support. We did not forget the all-important cup holders on our boats. They are strategically located at every seat on the boat so your favorite beverage is never far away, no matter where you sit inside our boats.

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.

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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  • Day 3 at the Raleigh Bass and Saltwater Fishing expo! Come see @parkboatco at the NC State Fairground. 
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  • Come see us this afternoon and tomorrow! We will be at @parkboatco ‘s booth at The Bass and Saltwater Fishing Expo at the NC State Fairgrounds. 
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