By Florida Sportsman Magazine Online The demand for a “Hybrid” boat that is part Flats boat, part Bay boat, or part Bay boat, part Offshore boat continues to grow. The industry has stepped up and offers almost every combination of features you can dream up rolled into a single vessel. A large enough segment of

FISHING GENIUS. Inshore or offshore the new, NauticStar 265 XTS is a beast of a bay boat and the largest in the Extreme Tournament Series family of boats. It is the culmination of years of innovation and advanced engineering, with a collection of all the latest bells and whistles. It evolved from customer feedback for

MCBC Holdings (NASDAQ:MCFT), parent entity of MasterCraft Boat Company and NauticStar, today announced that it has named Timothy M. Schiek, 49, as the new president of NauticStar, a leading manufacturer and distributor of 18 to 28-foot bay, deck and offshore center console boats. Schiek, a 22-year marine industry veteran, assumes the position of President, NauticStar, and replaces interim president Jim Orbik. As previously announced, MCBC Holdings/MasterCraft, acquired NauticStar on October 2, 2017.


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OCT 02, 2017 (from MasterCraft Press Release) MasterCraft (NASDAQ: MCFT) today announced that it has acquired NauticStar, LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of 18-28 foot, high-quality bay boats, deck boats and offshore center console boats for approximately $79.8 million. Highlights: – Deal unites two leading and complementary boating brands – NauticStar’s portfolio adds to

AMORY, Miss. (April 19, 2016)— NauticStar Boats has launched its most advanced bay boat to date—the full-featured 227 XTS. Whether you are a tournament or recreational angler, you will not be disappointed with the all new 227 XTS – Xtreme Tournament Series bay boat. This 22’ 6” beauty has plenty of standard features such as

AMORY, Miss. (April 25, 2016)— Whether boat buyers are looking for their first boat or need a full-featured pleasure boat in a smaller package, the all-new 193 SC by NauticStar Boats is a perfect choice. This 18′-9″ side console, NauticStar’s smallest sport deck, does not lack in performance. It combines comfort, features, and versatility with

  NauticStar Boats delivers yet another incredible sport deck, loaded with comfort and performance features that are sure to take your pleasure boating to a new level. The 243DC, dual console has it all–the ultimate 24 footer that merges the spacious interior of a deck boat with the ride and drive of a vee hull runabout.

  AMORY, Miss. (June 26, 2015)— NauticStar Boats continues to innovate and expand its boat lines with the all-new 211 Coastal and Angler. This uniquely styled boat series merges family pleasure boating with serious salt and freshwater fishing. The 211’s design models itself after the phenomenally successful 231 Coastal/Angler that NauticStar launched last year except

AMORY, Miss. (September 10, 2015)— Crossover center console boats for fresh and saltwater—fishing and pleasure boating are gaining popularity in today’s boating marketplace. That is why NauticStar Boats introduced the Legacy Series in 2015 with the 2102 Legacy. Now, NauticStar has launched the latest in this series: the 2302 Legacy. This new model incorporates all

By Lenny Rudow of | Posted April 12, 2015 The 2015 NauticStar 2500 XS Offshore sat bobbing at the dock, with a pair of twin F150 Yamaha four-stroke outboards hanging from the transom. How could we resist taking a sea trial? Well, obviously, we couldn’t. In fact, reviewers took dozens of boats off