Starcraft Starstep 230 OB

Deckboat delight.

by Gary Reich
There’s no doubt about it: It’s difficult to get more bang for your buck in the space department than with a deckboat.


  • LOA: 21'6"
  • Beam: 8'6"
  • Draft:
  • Weight: 2,840 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 44 gals.
  • Water Capacity:
  • Power: Yamaha F150 four-stroke outboard
  • Price: $48,999

The Starcraft Starstep 230 OB steps up to the plate and delivers on that theme, sporting a wide-open, single-level deck plan that’s perfect for short cruises, watersports and entertaining friends and family.

Boarding the 230 OB is as easy from the bow as it is from the stern. There’s a walk-through at the bow; that means nose-in docking doesn’t require gymnastics to get on-board. It leads into a large social area at the bow, where we found a U-shaped lounge that’s usable as two forward-facing lounges or as a comfortable group seating area. Behind an expansive wraparound windshield are a starboard-side helm and a portside console unit with an enclosed head. Each area has a comfortable captain’s chair behind it. Even farther aft is the cockpit — a huge social zone with a U-shaped lounge. Twin removable seatbacks at the transom make getting onto the double mini swim platforms easy. Hopefully you’ve got a lot of friends; this boat is capable of accommodating 12 people for your next sundown cruise.  

The Starcraft Starstep 230 OB rides on a stepped hull with solid fiberglass construction. A 150-hp F150 Yamaha outboard is the recommended power, but Starcraft offers all engine brands as options. That kind of horsepower means there’s ample gusto for towing skiers, wakeboarders or a group of kids on a large tube. There’s stowage for all those fun toys, too, with in-deck lockers big enough to hide skis and boards.

The options are endless, including a wake tower Bimini and board racks, a drop-down curtain with porta-potti, an extended swim platform and a pressurized bow shower.

Matt Spencer with Starcraft Marine says, “The Starstep 230 OB is the biggest boat in the Starstep line-up and the only one available in outboard power. It has best in class interior space and rides on the exclusive Starstep hull, which features a cutaway hull and extended running surface, giving you fast planing times and great top-end performance.

Families will appreciate the ample storage and functional features while getting the best value on the water that you can only get in a Starcraft.” 



Grand Bay Marine

Traverse City, MI


Charlevoix, MI







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