The Bateaus are flat-bottom bay boats extremely popular along the North Carolina Crystal Coast. On any given weekend, it's not usual to see a large variety of Bateaus - basic models used by fisherman, trollers with T-Tops, families pulling wakeboards and towable tubes, olive drab boats for duck hunters, and maybe even someone hauling an ATV to the banks. For family sports or fishing, Bateaus can be customized to fit your needs.
The current Bateau lineup was introduced in mid-2006. These are larger boats than earlier models with more freeboard, and a much deeper cockpit. An innovative fiberglass stringer system, composite deck and the new Superfish console were also incorporated into the 20' and 23' models. The smaller Bateau 17 still uses the original console. All the boats use 100% composite construction.
The 20' and 23' Bateaus have the same bottom contour and skeg as the pre-2006 models, retaining the great handling characteristics and tight-turning capabilities that made the original design so popular.
New Model - In 2013, the Bateau 25 was introduced to the market. The boat has a 20+ person capacity, and is currently being certified by the U.S. Coast Guard for use as a passenger ferry. The Bateau is also often used as a work boat capable of hauling heavy equipment.
Bateau Construction - The hulls, consoles and seats are 100% hand laid fiberglass
for consistent quality, superior strength, safety, and the best
finish of any sport utility skiff on the market! The Bateaus' Accu-Trak
hull design delivers exceptional turning and handling, dryness and
safety unequaled in any other sport utility skiff. A Shark-Skin non-skid surface
provides sure footing anywhere in the cockpit.
fiberglass stringer system is laminated to the hull and composite deck
during construction, and foam flotation gets injected into all the under-floor compartments. This creates a hull with exceptional strength, rigidity and durability. A rigging
conduit under the floor makes the cockpit safe and uncluttered.
A glassed in forward deck provides a solid, finished platform for casting, loading or mounting
All rails and hardware are made of durable 316 grade stainless
steel for finish, strength and easy maintenance. Heavy duty rub
rails are installed with stainless steel bolts and locking nuts
with a continuous band washer around the entire rub rail for fit,
finish and strength. The flat-bottom design allows the Bateau to use smaller engines which get great fuel economy.