The Sterling Runabout is built with the flamboyance of a 1940s Runabout yet constructed with cutting edge technology and materials. Available in 26 and 30 foot lengths, dramatic lines are accentuated by the greater freeboard above the water-line and barrel-back transom.

With an 8’ beam, the Sterling is eight inches wider than comparably sized classic Hacker-Craft Runabouts. Design elements adding to Sterling’s panache include beautifully crafted floor vents, blonde colored center and cover boards, plus stylized hardware and dashboard instrumentation. The elegantly sculpted stainless steel cutwater adds to the boat’s dashing design and art deco flare.

The Sterling name honors the Sterling Engine Company. Sterling engines powered many of early Hacker-Craft runabouts, including the 1914 Gold Cup racer Buffalo Enquirer.

Want to build a custom Sterling? Contact us about our bespoke build program.


Our Special Series is available on all Hacker-Craft models. The Special process involves sheathing the hull of your Hacker-Craft in fiberglass. This allows for Awlgrip paint to be applied in nearly any color for a truly custom look. Additionally, Special Series Hacker-Craft hulls allow for simpler maintenance compared to traditional stain and varnish finished hulls.

Contact our sales team to learn more about making your next Hacker-Craft a Special Series!