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Note: this website is not up to date but we are in the process of building a new one which will be updated regularly. It will use the same URL, so when it goes live you'll automatically be taken straight to it. Watch this space!

Welcome to the Star Craft Owners’ Club Website! 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 on the River Thames.

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 3 June 2012 no fewer than seven Star Craft were proud to take part in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames - one photo appears below but we hope to show more on the website in the near future.

One thing you may notice about the website is that much of it has not been updated for a long time - we're sorry about this. We're a small Club & depend on having members with both the skills and time to do the techie stuff. However, I'm delighted to say a new website is now being developed and I hope will go live soon; it will be more informative, more accessible. easier to navigate and to contribute - altogether better! So please bear with us for the time being and come back again soon.

Welcome to the website – and perhaps to the Club itself!

Nicky Pinkney


January 2013

Three Star Craft courtesy bigheadache on


Updated: January 7, 2013
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