Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft's Majestic 256 Starliner is perfect for cruising, entertaining and water sports.

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

LOA: 26'10"
Beam: 8'6"
Dry Weight: 2,575 lb.
Seating/Weight Capacity: 14/2,000 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 30 gal.

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

We Say: At my house, everyone gathers at the kitchen bar, and the same is bound to happen aboard the Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner. With two faux granite bars aft and an optional pop-up flat-screen TV, it attracts a crowd. But this is just the start.

Grab your drink and head forward. In the bow’s social center is a pair of facing soft-touch-vinyl loungers and a central snack table. Inside the port lounger resides a pop-up privacy room. Step aft again to the extended swim platform with a built-in boarding ladder. Enjoy water sports? Hook up your tow line to the standard stainless-steel tow bar. A four-speaker Polk Audio system lets you keep the party going, whether shredding the wake or side-tied at the sandbar.

The thickly padded captain’s chair with fold-up armrests serves as the perfect perch for piloting this ’toon, with its optional HMX performance package that includes a center tube and strakes that generate extra lift. Powered by an Evinrude E-TEC 250 HO, the Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner is no rocket, but it still accelerates from zero to 30 mph in 9.3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 39.1 mph. Thanks to the HMX package, it banks confidently into turns like a V-hull.

Who'd Want One: Families who enjoy cruising, entertaining and water sports.

Another Choice: The Manitou 25 Legacy SRS ($74,000 with Evinrude E-TEC 300 and center tube) lacks a bar, let alone two.

Bottom Line: $68,399 (with test power); starcraftmarine.com