From humble beginnings more than 100 years ago, family-owned Smoker Craft Inc. thrives in our big box, corporate world by building well-made boats designed by spending as much time on the water as possible.
Author and TV host Mark Romanack has been teaching people how to fish for decades. So when the host of Fishing 411 wants to talk boats, we’re all ears. Especially when Mark’s talking about his Starcraft STX 2050.
“Among anglers who appreciate the virtues of an aluminum Deep V for multi-species fishing applications, the STX 2050 stands head and shoulders above the competition,” says Mark in his latest Fishing 411 blog post. “No other aluminum hull comes close to the performance features of the STX 2050.”
It's a debate you hear in bait shops and tackle stores all around the world. Tiller steering? Dual console? Or single console? Which is the best?
Each design offers its own unique benefits, to be sure, but determining which is right for you comes down to how, where and when you spend your time on the water. That’s why Starcraft offers a range of layout choices on many different models. Our Stealth 166 and Renegade 168 models, for example, are available in all three layouts. So how do you decide which is best for you?
Starcraft has been building aluminum boats since 1903. Today, we craft our full line of aluminum, fiberglass and pontoon boats at a one-of-a-kind manufacturing facility in New Paris, Indiana. Here’s a look at the plant by the numbers:
Modern aluminum fishing boats are incredibly complex and sophisticated. Hulls utilize complex bends and curves that tame waves and deliver a soft, dry ride, while interiors are made to combine durability, comfort and practicality into a single, good-looking package that fully integrates the latest electronics, high-end live wells, rod storage and more.