For over one hundred years, Hacker-Crafts have been hand-built in America, one at a time, by some of the world’s finest boat building craftsmen. Our master craftsmen toil thousands of hours over every Hacker-Craft, always sanding one more time, or applying another coat of varnish to ensure the ultimate mirror finish. Our designs provide the ultimate ride, but our precision and attention to detail deliver a true classic that demands admiration.
HULL #516 / MAHOGANY HULL
The twin cockpit Sterling Runabout is built with the flamboyance of a 1940s runabout yet constructed with cutting edge technology and materials. Its dramatic lines are accentuated by the tumblehome and barrel-back transom. With an 8’ beam, the Sterling is eight inches wider than comparably sized classic Hacker-Craft Runabouts. Design elements adding to Sterling’s panache include beautifully crafted floor vents, light colored center and cover boards plus stylized hardware and dashboard instrumentation. The stylishly sculpted stainless steel bow piece adds to the boat’s dashing design and art deco flare.
Our master craftsmen have a combined experience of over 100 years building, restoring, and repairing wooden boats. All work is performed alongside new boats under construction, utilizing the same workforce and quality boatbuilding methods that launched the legacy. Every year, clients come to us from all over the world to get the job done right the first time, on schedule, as promised.