Starcraft Pontoon Boats – Why Buy a Starcraft Pontoon Boat?

Starcraft is the best pontoon boat… Here’s why we think so…

For over 100 years the Starcraft brand has been synonymous with quality, innovation and value. See for yourself why Starcraft and Top Notch Marine should be a part of your wonderful fun filled lifestyle on the water.

Imagine a boat with warranty coverage designed to be better than many of the top pontoon boat manufacturers combined. Read below and you will be pleasantly surprised at just how well a Starcraft boat is covered under warranty… and remember, a warranty means nothing without a great manufacturer behind it and a great dealer to see it through.

Lifetime Warranty + 6: the Best in the Industry

Smoker Craft, Inc., the leading boat and pontoon manufacturer is offering an unbeatable warranty program that is sure to give the brand a true competitive advantage in the boating world. A distinctive offer in the boating and pontoon industry, this exclusive warranty applies to all Starcraft pontoon and deck boats.

Smoker Craft, Inc. offers a variety of warranties on all their family of boats. All pontoons and boats come with unbeatable lifetime limited warranties on decks, tubes and transoms. There is also a six-year limited warranty on marine grade carpet, and a six-year limited warranty on upholstery and vinyl on most models. For complete warranty information on a specific marine or pontoon boat, contact a Smoker Craft Inc. dealer.

The Industry’s Best Pontoon Boat Warranty

Only a Company with the proven history and longevity of a brand like Smoker Craft Inc. can offer you:

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on Hull and Structure
  • 6 Year Warranty on All Components, Carpet, Upholstery and Electronics
  • Transferable to Second Owner
  • Parts and Labor Included
  • Fully Automated Online Warranty Processing and Parts Order Management

Add to this great warranty the fact that Top Notch Marine offers its’ customers a full line of services including boat and engine warranty repairs, electronic repairs, diagnostics, fiberglass repair and bottom painting.

Craftsmanship You Can Count On. Strength like no other.

Don’t take our word for it, simply take a closer look at our fleet of expertly crafted pontoons. Decades of building exceptional boats have taught us that true quality comes from meticulous construction and attention to detail. Compare our hat-channel and cross channel construction with the foundations of other pontoons. Count the fasteners. Note the heft of the aluminum gauge. What sets us apart is in the details. To see our selection of Pontoon Boats, visit our Showroom.


CROSS CHANNEL CONSTRUCTION: Provides superior chassis strength. The transom area is supported with up to 3/16″ hat-channel construction using twice the number of fixtures as other pontoons. This provides the strength needed to handle the high torque of today’s large engines.

DOES YOUR BOAT HAVE OUR CONSTRUCTION? Other manufacturers use C-channel designs which can require more cross members and provide less strength than Starcraft’s hat-channel construction. And with imbalanced weight distribution, C-channel cross members are less able to withstand the forces exerted on the pontoon year after year.



CONSTRUCTED FOR ENDURANCE: 3/4″, 7-ply marine treated plywood through-bolted and screwed to the hat channels to create the strongest seams in the industry. A lower profile and stronger cross member mean a much stronger built structure under your boat. (“Heavy” hat-channel shown).

FENCE & RAILING: Features foam backing to prevent rattling and fully welded and anodized railing to add strength. Rails are Anodized after welding so our welds are never painted. It’s all backed by a 6-year warranty.

THROUGH-BOLTED TRANSOM: Made of up to .190″ gauge aluminum and supported with up to 20 stainless bolts to handle today’s higher horsepower engines.

4-POINT DECK TO HULL FUSION: Also called “M” braces, Starcraft deck brackets have 4 points of fusion for an extended area of contact with the tube. In addition to providing increased strength and support, this reduces frame twist and racking in rough water and guards against tube fatigue.

HAT-CHANNEL CONSTRUCTION: It all begins with strength points of .250” (heavy) and .125” (standard) gauge extruded aluminum hat-channels that are 6″ wide and secured with 8 bolts spanning our 6″ wide deck risers. This creates the widest base in the industry and gives our pontoons greater stability without adding unnecessary weight. Combine that with a .190″ gauge aluminum transom that’s through-bolted with up to 20 bolts and footed deck risers that prevent tube fatigue, and you see why Starcraft backs its industry-leading construction with a Limited Lifetime Warranty on every product. (“Heavy” hat-channel shown.)


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