Presented by Hacker-Craft – The story of Hacker-Craft begins all the way back in 1891 when founder John L. Hacker built his first boat – a rowboat. This one boat would prove to be the catalyst for Mr. Hacker’s future in the marine world. From there, he would go on to create many extraordinary vessels like the Kitty Hawk II in 1916, which was billed as the fastest boat in the world for power at its time, as well as six runabouts for E.W. Gregory of Belle Isle Boat and Engine Company in 1921.
It wasn’t until 1929 that the famous Hacker Boat Company logo was applied to boats, but it was done so in brilliant fashion. These logos were applied to boats by hand with thin 23-carat gold leaf sheets tapped that were tapped onto the boat’s mahogany planing and then burled and outlined in paint. This process is still used to this day, almost a century later.
Today, the Hacker Boat Company, Inc. is the world’s largest builder of classic mahogany motorboats as the builders of Hacker-Craft. Considered one of the most authentic American-made brands, each boat with the Hacker-Craft logo is using the benchmark process and quality standards that launched the legacy. By spending thousands of hours on every Hacker-Craft, as well as implementing the modern materials and power sources, their master craftsmen ensure that the boats are of the utmost quality that the brand is known for. The result is a classically designed boat that features the latest in technology, engines and materials.
For sale right now on duPont REGISTRY are two impeccable examples of Hacker-Craft boats, a 24 Runabout and 27 Sport. You can view them both down below.