History

StanCraft Wooden Boat Company was founded back in 1933 by W.H. “Billy” Young and his son Stanley C. Young.  Stanley later married Delores and had three children Joyce, Syd and Bruce.  The company was originally built on the shores of Caroline Point, Flathead Lake in Lakeside, Montana.  It was Flathead Lakes 1st boat building factory.  The business was later purchased by Stanley's oldest son Sydney H. Young and his wife Juliette in 1970.

In the early 1980's Syd & Julie and their two daughters Sydney and Amy moved the company to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where they continued to produce custom built StanCraft boats along with providing general repairs, restorations, maintenance and storage for their clients.  Being the second generation, one of Syd's main focuses in the late 1990's became redesigning boat bottoms to achieve better performance and provide a more enjoyable ride.  Today StanCrafts are not only sought after for their beauty but also for their buttery soft, level ride.

The company is now in its third generation with their youngest daughter Amy and her husband Robert A. Bloem.  They purchased StanCraft in 2010 after co-managing the company for the previous 8 years.  StanCraft Boat Company employs a seasoned crew of craftsmen, mechanics, and upholsters.  Along with their existing classics, the new “3G” designs StanCraft is making today have taken the company into the powerboat realm.  The Missile, Flash XM, Shooter, Arrow and Wave Dagger are just a few of the models produced in the last few years. At StanCraft, there's nothing we love more than creating something beautiful that rides fast, level and smooth.  The future of StanCraft as in the past lies in our passion for design, performance and above all customer service.

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