Stardust

Published in the January 2014 Issue January 2014 News

Stardust is the oldest continually-operating houseboat company in the United States, having built over 1,500 custom boats. Recent innovations include its new wood-free wall composed of aluminum and fiberglass panels that are made in-house. The walls allow for standard windows or inset-free form windows with shapes limited only by your imagination. Its patented web frame design strengthens the entire structure.

New hull designs and direct drive or V-drive power configurations are available for owners seeking improved handling and economy. The same quality and style is available in houseboats of any size and price range.

Stardust is located in Monticello, Ky., and operates from a 100,000-square-foot factory.  The manufacturer specializes in custom woodwork and cabinetry and has its own fiberglass shop on the premises. Stardust continues to bring in newer and more unique designs to give owners a wide variety of houseboat options, as well as a taste of the future of houseboating.

 

Date Founded: 1965

Location: Monticello, KY

Best-Selling Model or Floor Plan: 18’ X 85’ Four-bedroom design

Smallest Houseboat Built to Date:  10’ X 30’

Largest Houseboat Built to Date: 22’ X 120’

Hull Design: Standard Barge and Cruiser Style Hulls

Water Application: Lakes, Rivers and Intracoastal

In-House Transportation: Yes

In-House Interior Designer: Yes

 

2013 Recap

Eight percent of our manufacturing in 2013 was aluminum walls with the flush-mounted, shaped glass and this trend will continue to be the volume of our business. Stardust’s innovation has created a “need.” We are proud to have provided the industry and customers with an alternative look.

 

Manufacturer's Comment

"Our vision for the future is that the new builds will be more custom than production and most customers will demand unique designs and boats that have indefinite lifetimes.  We also expect that as the economy returns, we will see younger buyers enter the new boat market." Shelly Aff, marketing director.

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