Like many bowriders in this size range, the Limited 1918 is somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades, ready to leisurely cruise one minute, ski and wakeboard the next. As such, its layout is designed to please a variety of masters. Forward, the bow cockpit is squared off before the point of the bow to allow room for a small boarding platform. Below, a dual-purpose locker houses a three-step telescoping ladder to assist those scrambling aboard from the beach. It’s also ready to hold a small anchor. There’s a rubbery, weaved mat to cushion that hardware, while allowing water to flow through to the overboard drain. The seating behind offers ample inwale padding, stainless grab bars and cushions bolstered below the knees for added security. Step through the curved wraparound windshield, and you’ll find a sport-style layout featuring twin captain’s chairs with flip-up bolsters and a 4-foot-wide aft bench. It’s interrupted to starboard by a convenient transom walk-through. Aft, an extended 6-foot-4-inch by 1-foot-9-inch swim and boarding platform keeps swimmers out of the prop’s way, while also offering a nice spot to gear up for water sports. A generous 4-foot-5-inch by 3-foot sun bed provides a seat, or a spot to catch some rays in between sets. When your turn is done, climb back aboard via another three-step telescoping ladder recessed into a nook on the starboard side.
Finding enough storage is often a challenge on a boat only 19 feet in length. Starcraft solves the problem with storage under all the bench seating, a port glove box, and a partitioned area within the engine compartment. Carpeted stowage is also found beneath the starboard transom walk-through.
At the helm, a pair of 5-inch multipurpose gauges dominate the dash. Rocker switches and an AM/FM stereo (with an auxiliary port for an MP3 player) are also located within easy reach. Adjust the tilt wheel to your liking and hit the throttle, and you’ll discover exceptionally sporty handling from this reverse-chine hull, with sharp, precision turns that belie the craft’s entry-level positioning. With a MerCruiser 4.3 MPI and Alpha drive, we recorded a 4.5-second time to plane and a 49.4 mph top speed.
*Large aft sun deck and extended boarding platform combine to offer cove and water-sports functions.
*In-floor storage is generous for skis, wakeboards and water toys.
*Reverse chine hull offers the type of sporty handling not always found in entry-level models.
Dry Weight: 1,725 lb.
Seating/Weight Capacity: 8/1,200 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 30 gal.
How We Tested
Engine: MerCruiser 4.3 MPI
Drive/Prop: Alpha/14¼" x 19"
Gear Ratio: 1.62:1
Fuel Load: 30 gal.
Crew Height: 155 lb.
$32,779 (with test power)
New Paris, Indiana; 866-772-4538; starcraftmarine.com