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Inshore Elegance,
Offshore Attitude

For over 42 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.



It’s all in the Ride

The BayRider was designed
to be different from the beginning. A best-in-class skiff 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.



The Angler’s Adventure

Our Bay Series boats are built to the exact same standards as our BayRider 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 BayRider Bay Series is the ultimate fishing platform because it has front and rear live wells, insulated fish and storage boxes, a large foredeck for casting, and plenty of rod storage.

All of our boats are PowerMatched® Exclusive with Yamaha Outboards for performance.

Our dealer, Sadler Point Marina is sponsoring this years River Ruckus! They will have several of our boats on display along with a booth and info about their services. ... See MoreSee Less

River Ruckus

August 27, 2016, 10:00am - August 27, 2016, 4:00pm

Riverside Arts Market

St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Riverside Arts Market are hosting the fourth annual River Ruckus, a family festival celebrating two of our region’s most important assets — the St. Johns River and RAM. The day’s events will include water based activities, kids crafts and educational programming, live local music, craft beer from SweetWater Brewing Company, plus all the unique art, produce and food vendors that the Riverside Arts Market offers every Saturday. Here are details on the days activities: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Beginner SUP Lessons by All Wet Sports 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free boat trips from Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville & St. Augustine for up to 12 passengers on each trip 10:00 a.m. AND 1:00 p.m. Poke Crawl and Cleanup With so many people out enjoying the Pokemon Go! craze, Rising Tides thought it would be fun to host a cleanup where individuals pick up #plastic #litter along the beautiful St. Johns River and catch ALL OF THE POKEMON! Charge your phone and get ready to have a great time with us on the River! 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Casting Clinic: Learn to cast with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission This fishing session is open to all ages. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute 30-min boat trips lead by educators. Limited capacity and age restrictions apply. FCFS registration. • 3 times for 30-minute boat trips. • 11:00 am -11:30 am • 11:45 am -12:15 pm • 12:30 pm -1:00 pm 3:30 p.m. BOTE SUP raffle giveaway Join us on the main stage for the SweetWater Brewing Company #SaveOurWater raffle drawing. For only $5 per ticket, you can enter to win a Custom 12’ BOTE Stand Up Paddle Board! Find out more here. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. River Ruckus Paddling Flotilla & Paddling Decoration Contest Black Creek Outfitters invites the local paddling community to participate in a 2-mile Paddling Flotilla from Metropolitan Park Dock to the Riverside Arts Market dock to join the River Ruckus festivities. Participants can bring their personal kayaks, canoes or paddle boards to take part in the Paddling Flotilla. Call BCO for $20 rentals at (904) 645-7003. Participants can also register for the Paddling Decoration Contest. Decorated entries will be judged in the following categories: 1) Most Creative/Clever Kayak or Canoe 2) Most Creative/Clever Paddle Board 3) Go Green Machine – Best Use of Recycled Materials Plus, on the RAM Main Stage 9:00 - 10:00: Morning Yoga w/ Marci Knight 10:30 - 11:40: Savanna Leigh Bassett (Country Rock) Noon - 2:00: (Featured Artist) Mike Shackelford w/ Steve Shanholtzer (Rock & Roll) 2:30 - 3:30: Linda Grenville w/ Michael Pearson (Folk & Americana)

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KenCraft Boats have been proudly manufactured in Wilson, NC for over 42 years and has been independent and family owned from the beginning and still is today. We take great pride in building the finest in 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.

Our facility consists of 52,000+ square feet of 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.