Aluminum Construction

Starcraft fishing boats are as tough as the die-hards that rely on them. That’s because we turned to the pros for advice.

Both our aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats are designed and built with input from professional fishermen – the guys who are out there every day and know what it takes to be a winner.

Starcraft fishing boats are NMMA Certified and meet or exceed all U.S. Coast Guard requirements. But we take it even further. Our fiberglass boats are painstakingly constructed to the most exacting standards for industry-leading quality and rugged durability. And, we only use the toughest aluminum out there – 5052 H34 marine grade – so our aluminum boats resist dents, dings and corrosion. Finally, we apply a multi-step painting and finishing process to every boat we make, so you look good while you’re reeling them in, season after season.

  1. Power-Trac Hull® combines machine-formed ribs with Torsion Beam Construction (TBC) for incomparable strength and better performance

  2. 5052 H34 Marine Grade Aluminum resists dents, dings and corrosion for years of reliability

  3. Foam Injection between the floor and hull eliminates air and water pockets for greater buoyancy and reduced noise

  4. Full-Length Reverse Chine keeps the bow down during acceleration for faster hole shots and improved cornering, providing a drier ride than most competitive lines

  5. TBC Stringer System offers greater strength and resilience, flexing with the waves for a smoother ride

  6. Machine-Formed Ribs combined with our one-piece hull bottom, without center seam, outperform other aluminum brands that use two-ply aluminum with a center seam

  7. Double Riveted Seams provide a tighter seal for increased structural integrity

  8. 7-Ply Pressure Treated Floor/Deck resists warping and other effects of dampness

  9. Marine Grade Carpet and Upholstery are designed for years of durability

  10. Premium Electronics includes J-Port for iPod/MP3 player

  11. Full Factory-Installed Instrumentation and options standard on select models


Boatguide takes a private tour of the Starcraft Boat Facotry to see how aluminum fishing boats are made.

Read how Starcraft Boats are Made with Care