intro imageSince 1978 Elite Craft Boats has been creating classic wood looking runabouts captured in fiberglass. These are hand built fiberglass boats, designed to look like a wood runabout without the constant care that real wood demands. Today, Elite Craft Boats is reborn under the helm of Eric Smith (son of founding owner David Smith). The Elite Craft team have reorganized Elite Craft to serve the Twenty First Century market. They offer many new technologies and features to their hand built fiberglass runabout boats. These are incorporated into exciting new designs like the 27′ Riviera boat. The Smith family tradition lives on in this new generation of Elite Craft Boats, ensuring a timeless perfection, enduring value, and the secure enjoyment of your new or vintage craft. Want the best runabout boat? Choose us.

A New Elite Craft

Elite Craft features a large model line of boats, all of which capture the charm and elegance of the classic-design fiberglass runabouts.

“The quality of construction and materials will never be cheapened,” David Smith says. “We constantly are upgrading our craft. They are overbuilt, and that’s the way we want it. We will never compromise on our hand labor or choice of materials, nor will we change a boat design because of the whims of style. The purchaser of an Elite Craft can be assured of the highest possible quality standard in the world – in a classic hand built fiberglass runabout boat – both now and in the years to come.”