The Star Craft Owners’ Club, started by a group of devoted owners in 1993, is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of these classic wooden motor cruisers, built between 1946 and 1975 by William Bates & Son in their boatyard at Chertsey, Surrey on the River Thames.
These days our club has moved into the modern world and have not only a comprehensive website, but also a Facebook Group whereby club members can post and upload photos, a great way of keeping in touch with fellow members.
Star Craft inspire enthusiasm and loyalty, not only in those lucky enough to own them, but also in the craftsmen who built them and in many who have simply watched them go by on the river.
On 3rd June 2012 no fewer than seven Star Craft were extremely proud to take part in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant held
on the River Thames in Central London.