In Our Wake: Star Light, Starflite

Evinrude's Starflite outboard packed a lot of performance 60 years ago.

Evinrude StarfliteBoating Archives

As part of our 60th anniversary of being the best boating publication in the known universe, we have been digging through the archives in search of advertisements from some of our back issues. This one for the Evinrude Starflite outboard dates back to January 1959. “See the most remarkable outboard motor ever built … Evinrude’s mighty 50 hp Starflite … now …” reads the ad copy. “Thrilling V-4 performance is also yours in the new Four-Fifty at low, low cost.” Notably, it did not list any websites. For more information, you had to write in for a catalog. Now that’s old school.