Starcraft Marine

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Starcraft Marine
Founded May 28, 1903
Founder Arthur E. Schrock
Headquarters New Paris, Indiana, United States
Products Fiberglass and aluminum recreational boats
Website www.starcraftmarine.com
Starcraft Islander near Santa Barbara

Starcraft Marine, Starcraft Boats, or simply Starcraft is the name of a company that manufactures boats, campers and RVs. In the beginning, Starcraft also produced farm equipment including aluminum water tanks. The original name of the company was Star Tank Company.

History[edit]

Starcraft was founded in 1903 by Arthur E. Schrock in the rural town of Goshen, Indiana. In 1969, Bangor Punta purchased Starcraft and it grew to over 700 employees. Bangor Punta would become the first of five parties to own Starcraft. In 1980, they moved from Goshen to Topeka, Indiana. In the late 80s, Starcraft became part of the Brunswick family of companies, which included Mercury Marine.[1] In 1996 Brunswick Corporation decided to divest itself of Starcraft. Doug Schrock, the son of Harold Schrock who had sold Starcraft, purchased Starcraft Boats. Starcraft's recreational vehicle business was sold to Jayco in the 1990s. Starcraft Marine is now part of the Smoker Craft family of boats based in New Paris, Indiana.

Aluminum boat models[edit]

  • Holiday- a closed-bow runabout ranging in size from 14' up to 22' in length
  • SuperSport- an open-bow versatile hull often used for fishing, cruising, or water sports
  • Jupiter- a closed-bow hull commonly built in a 16' length
  • Jet/JetStar- closed-bow light runabouts often used for water sports
  • Islander- 18'-26' cuddy cabin cruisers often used for deep-water fishing/cruising
  • Chieftain- Starcraft's original aluminum cuddy cabin model made in lengths from 18'-24'holiiday
  • Sunchief- the largest closed-bow model runabout available with inboard-outboard power
  • Marlin - 14 and 16 ft closed bow, tiller steering, wood bench seats. last produced in 1966
  • Sea Scamp- 12'-14' fishing hulls with bench-style seating
  • Seafarer- Similar to the Sea Scamp only more lightweight
  • Offshore V- A rare model of the SuperSport designed for open water fishing

Fiberglass boat models[edit]

  • American- Classic fiberglass ski boat that was offered in outboard and inboard/outboard

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starcraft Marine LLC. "Starcraft Marine LLC - New Paris, IN (Indiana) | (260) 593-2500". Manta.com. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 

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