Ahoy, there! Welcome to IntruderBoats.com, home of Rose Craft Marine, maker of North Carolina’s popular Intruder boat line. For over 15 years, Harkers Island-based boat builders, Rose and his team, have been crafting rugged and durable skiffs that are second-to-none in the Carolinas. As a small manufacturer who builds up to 15 boats per year, we are able to give our customers the individualized service and customization they desire. Our Down East boat building techniques and craftsmanship have been handed down from generation to generation, refined to meet the demands of today’s boat-loving enthusiasts.
Intruder boats are built of 100% composite materials (no wood), all hand laid glass (no chop), closed cell foam flotation, with 21” of freeboard forward, and 9” walk around gunnels. Although the Intruders bottom is not flat but has 10 degrees of deadrise forward and 3 degrees of deadrise aft., and is not considered a V-Hull, it is considered to be much more than just your average “skiff”. The Intruder is one of the driest riding, best-performing skiffs on the market today. Whether in the backwaters and bays, out around the ocean inlets, or several miles offshore, you can feel and see the quality of the Intruder.
With optional casting platforms forward and aft, live wells, coolers, tackle centers, anchor locker, gun racks and more, you can design the ultimate fishing, hunting or family boat you’ve always wanted. There are many “skiffs” on the market for a consumer to choose from but very few if any, are constructed or perform as well as the Intruder.
We build and customize each Intruder according to the specifications of the customer. Each Intruder is built with the pride and confidence that you have purchased a boat that will live up to its reputation to outlast and outperform any boat out there in its class. Intruder boats are sure to bring many years of enjoyment to you, your family and your friends. If you want Quality and Performance in a boat, that is built with you in mind, give us a call today!