Star Craft Boats - News of Boats Undergoing Restoration
Are you about to embark on a major restoration or project on a Star Craft or do you know of someone that is? Please let us know!
Spring 2022 - LP had reached the stage where she was definitely in need of some TLC! The two owners, Mark (the Commodore) and Marc set about stripping the cabin sides back to bare wood. Anyone that know anything about these boats will know that one thing very quickly leads to another and we took the decision to replace both the front screens. No mean task this but Mark's boatbuilding skills came to the fore. We are making good, but weather dependent progress and hope to have LP back cruising the Thames in the early summer.
March 2021 - "Carefree" is now back with the Bates family with Debbie Russell the new proud owner. Looking rather good!
April, 2020 - We heard from Lance Taylor who is hard at it managing the restoration of Delphi. "I have just purchased the 30ft StarCraft "Delphi" in Dennett's yard. Over the next year, Dennett's will refurbish the boat replacing a large amount of the hull that is past its sell by date before starting upon other matters. She is secluded to come out of the yard March / April next year when I will do a complete Thames / medway cruise before putting her on the market about May 2021 at which pint I will be looking for another project and a part-exchange for a bigger StarCraft would be one option".
We have recently heard from Graham Hatch who has purchased Hadley Star (40 ft Star Craft, ex Mistress Elizabeth but now returned to her original name). Sadly, she is in need of wholesale restoration, but there is some good news. Graham reports on 3rd July 2019: "This is the first time Hadley Star has left the Frome for 20 years, arriving at Dorset Lake Yard to be lifted onto a transporter to go to Hythe Marina before being towed to Cowes. This happened yesterday and unbelievably there was virtually no weed at all. The props and rudders and most of the under water part of the hull looked like it had been done yesterday and hardly any rot."