2023 Starcraft Delta 178 DC

The Delta 178 DC offers a wide range of choices in power, accessories and price.

Delta means change or difference. You’ll likely notice the difference and the family will likely appreciate the change if you tow home a Starcraft Delta 178 DC.

Starcraft Delta 178 DC cruising on the lake
Dual-console configuration provides weather protection. Courtesy Starcraft Marine

What makes Starcraft’s Delta 178 DC special? Having visited the Starcraft plant, we can say that top-quality construction ranks as one difference. We were impressed by the double-riveted chine and transom seams (areas that take the most abuse as a boat runs through choppy water) that come with a lifetime seam warranty. We also applauded the twice-baked urethane paint process, the seven-ply flooring, and that Starcraft provides a six-year carpet warranty.

Starcraft Delta 178 DC rod storage
The locking in-deck rod storage is spacious. Courtesy Starcraft Marine

Another difference is how Starcraft allows you to power your Delta 178 DC with your choice of Honda, Mercury, Suzuki or Yamaha outboards. Most boatbuilders today limit your engine choices to one or two makers. Rated for up to 150 hp, you can also consider less expensive 60, 90 or 115 hp outboards. The boat is also available in three color schemes: burgundy, black and sapphire blue.

Naturally, the Starcraft Delta 178 DC offers a full load of pro features, like twin FreshCatch livewells, a big raised bow casting deck, locking in-deck rod storage, and a pro-style console with plenty of space for electronics. Additionally, experienced buyers will appreciate the six-person capacity, the use of circuit breakers and the Integrated Gunwale Track System. But you can personalize your boat with options and packages. Examples of fishing extras include quick-disconnect sonar, a trolling motor, rod tube packages, and a Bert’s Custom Tackle Pro Package with rod holders, risers, rod trees, a tool holder and cup holders. On the boaty side, choose from a variety of canvas options, including an aft curtain, a bow cover and a full enclosure, or supplement the three standard movable seats with additional fishing seats and power pedestals.

Starcraft Delta 178 DC livewell
Twin FreshCatch livewells are found on board. Courtesy Starcraft Marine

Looking for a boat with a top-notch build that provides both weather protection and fishability, and affords you a wide range of choices in power, accessories, price and aesthetics? Take a look at a Starcraft Delta 178 DC.

High Points

  • Dual-console configuration provides weather protection along with stowage, equipment, and plenty of space for multiple anglers.
  • Rugged construction features backed by long-term warranties instill confidence in boat buyers.
  • Your choice of four marine-engine brands means you can choose your preferred dealership to service the boat.

Pricing and Specs

Price:$47,417 (with 115 hp Yamaha and trailer)
LOA:17’11”
Beam:8’0″
Draft (hull):NA
Dry Weight:1,787 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity:6/825 lb.
Fuel Capacity:32 gal.
Available Power:Single Honda, Mercury, Suzuki or Yamaha outboards between 60 and 150 hp

Starcraft Marine – New Paris, Indiana; starcraftmarine.com

More Boats