Our Company

Like to fish? So do we. That’s why for five generations and counting, our family has been dedicated to sharing great times on the water by creating the finest fishing boats that money can buy.

Starweld premium aluminum fishing boats enjoy a history that can be traced all the way back to 1903 when our founder, Arthur Schrock, began building the world’s first metal boats in Goshen, Indiana. Originally set up as a division of the Star Tank Company, which built steel tanks for farming and the railroad, Star boats were so much lighter, tougher and more durable than the wooden boats of the day that by 1926, the company decided to focus on producing boats alone.

Since then, our company has led the recreational boating industry with continuous innovation and countless world firsts, including introducing the world’s first high performance aluminum fishing boat with a deep-V hull back in 1965. We pioneered state-of-the-art live wells to keep your catch alive and happy all the way to the tournament weigh-in, and we created Torsion Beam construction technology that leaves primitive I-beam frames in the dust. And of course every Starweld boat offers the incredible strength and reliability of all-welded, marine-grade aluminum construction with a lifetime warranty on all seams.

While our designs have evolved over the years, what has remained constant is the painstaking care and meticulous attention to detail that goes into hand-crafting every single one of our boats. Many of our nearly 700 employees have been with us for 30 years or more, and their skill and craftsmanship is unmatched in the industry.

Each year we put our company’s heritage on the line with great new lineups that build on the core values that have guided our company since 1903 – to build innovative, high quality boats that families can afford, and back them with the best warranty and the best customer service there is.

We’d like to welcome you to the Starweld family. Because we’re not just boat builders. We’re boaters and we love to fish, just like you.