For over a 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--always sanding one more time, or applying another coat of varnish to ensure the ultimate mirror finish. Our designs--carrying the Hacker Legacy--provide the ultimate ride, but our precision and attention to detail deliver a true classic that demands admiration.
Our legacy is that of John L. Hacker [1877-1961]--the unchallenged preeminent naval architect of mahogany pleasure crafts of the last century. Nearly fifty years after his death, the mere mention of his name evokes memories of days of innocence and long summers in the golden age of classic mahogany boats His boats still ply along the most beautiful waters on earth. Boats that demand immediate attention and admiration. From captains of industry to celebrities and racers--a handcrafted Hacker was the ideal. And remains so today. His designs would easily make a who's who list of the greatest mahogany boats ever built. Pardon Me. Thunderbird. El Largarto. Bootlegger. Peerless. Dolphin. Kitty Hawk. Belle Isle Bear Cats. My Sweetie. To name a few.
Today, we build runabouts, sport boats, launches, utilities, commuters and water taxis from 20 to 42 feet. We are the company that still builds the originals. Only better. We use the design plans of our company's founder--John L. Hacker. Many of our models look like classic original Hacker-Crafts above the water, but improvements have been made throughout thanks to improved modern boat building techniques and materials. In our custom division, if you can dream it, we can build it.
This type of quality is rare. Hacker-Crafts have been named by Forbes Magazine FYI as being "50 of America's Best" products. Hacker-Crafts ply along many of the most beautiful waters on earth as we deliver our boats worldwide. Hackers are built for hard use. Take care of a Hacker-Craft, it can be a boat for a lifetime. A boat that can endure through generations. It holds its value like few other boats. A Hacker-Craft is never out of style. Not now. Not a hundred years from now.
If your dream is to ply or race along the shores of a beautiful lake, river, or coastline--recapturing the nostalgic days of summers past in a classic mahogany boat, you are not alone. Hacker-Craft owners everywhere are living that dream. If this sounds like your idea of fun, come visit us. See a Hacker. Touch a Hacker. Ride a Hacker.