BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: StanCraft

Updated: Jan 21, 2020

Today's StanCrafts are sought after for their beauty as well as their buttery soft, level ride.


Founded in 1933, StanCraft Wooden Boat Company created some of the most iconic designs in boating history. The 22′ Torpedo in 1945 was a true head turner for the time.


Torpedo Girls (from StanCraft photo archives)

Founder Stanley Young's son Syd and wife Julie took over the helm in 1968 and took the company into the age of fiberglass. In the early 1980s, the company was moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. After the movie “On Golden Pond” came out in 1981, Syd will tell you the classic wooden boat revolution was started.


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. Syd’s design contributions completely changed the future of StanCraft with their soft, and most importantly level rides.


The current and third generation of StanCraft started in 2003 when Syd and Julie's daughter Amy, along with her husband Robb Bloem moved back to Idaho.


Amy and Robb Bloem (credit Spokane Journal)