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.
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.
We came back with the intent to start a new era in the wooden boat building world. We started with 3 guys in a 2,000 square foot shop in Syd and Julie’s backyard.
— Robb Bloem
Over the past 12 years StanCraft has built over 150 new large custom mahogany boats, 30 of the Little Boat series, and over 75 Pontoon Editions. Three new dealerships were started in Coeur d’Alene ID and Portland OR. A new facility will allow for another decade of growth and expansion, and the company is looking to grow to over 100 employees.
Our pride in craftsmanship and pursuit of perfection will continue for generations. We are very excited for the future of StanCraft as the worldwide recognition of the brand continues to grow!
— Robb Bloem
For inquiries about boat restoration, or purchasing a new build or a pre-owned, and for general questions about StanCraft:
visit 2936 W Dakota Ave, Hayden ID