Starcraft has as much experience building deck boats as any company on the landscape. They also specialize in big-water fishing boats. The new Starstep 229 CC brings together Starcraft's expertise in both fields.
Stepping aboard this outboard-powered 21-footer instantly made our testers want to sit down. No, not because we felt unsteady: The 8-foot-6-inch beam gives this boat a stable footprint. But the leather-touch upholstery, made from multidirectional expanded-back vinyl, which envelopes the bow and wraps the aft port corner and bucket helm chairs, simply beckoned.
Princecraft's new Ventura 190 LW takes up as little space as just about any deck boat on the market. Yet because it's unmistakably a deck boat, this model has ample bench-style seating forward of the helm, a large lounge in the back, and a full walk-through windshield and dual consoles.
As the largest model in Sea Ray's Sundeck line, the 290 is a prime example of the latest thinking in day boats. With nearly 30 feet to work with, the designers have incorporated everything a group of family and friends needs to spend a day on the water in comfort.
Stability is the hallmark of Splendor's 239 Sunstar. You've heard that before. But stability really is unique in this case because Splendor builds the Sunstar on its own performance-oriented catamaran hull.