Hacker Boat Company, Hydro Builder honored with a stamp


1939 Hacker Craft Commemorative Stamp

Hacker Boat Company was formed in Detroit in 1920 but soon moved to Mt. Clemens. The company grew rapidly by building extremely fast runabouts, and it added more factory space in the late 1920s. At the same time, Hacker was designing cruisers to be built by other firms. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, his Gold Cup race boats My Sweetie and Miss Pepsi - both built by Les Staudacher of Kawkawlin - raced against the new three-point hydroplanes. However, the era of the conventional hydroplane was on the wane.

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