Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

The Starliner ups the ante by adding a stylish aft bar to the overall layout.

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

Entertainment is obviously on the agenda for the Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner. Already part of Starcraft’s flagship Majestic series, the Starliner ups the ante by adding a stylish aft bar to the overall layout. Joined by a smaller area behind the helm, the setup trades lounges for bar stools, and offers an expansive granitelike countertop for entertaining. An optional motorized lift will even pop up a variety of accessories from below. Go for wine glasses, or like our test boat, a flatscreen. While not on the official options list, the lift is capable of holding a television. Add the optional Retractable Top to provide 15-feet of shade at the touch of a button.

Seating on the Starliner is plush, featuring a quilted inlay on the supple vinyl. Parallel bow lounges offer roto-molded stowage below, and feature cushions hanging on two-part hinges, so they can be pivoted neatly out of the way to access the interior. The helm is raised 4 inches to give the captain a better view forward. To port, twin highback chairs surrounding a cooler make sure someone’s there to socialize.

Our test boat was optioned to include performance strakes ($621) on the 25-inch-diameter outer tubes, as well as a third round center tube. The combo gave the boat moderately sharp handling, with a hint of old-school outside lean in the corners. With a Yamaha F225 outboard, the boat jumped almost immediately onto plane and reached 30 mph in 10.15 seconds. We recorded a ­two-way average top speed of 37.4 mph.