Jordan & Bruce B.
Posted on: April 24, 2019
Where to begin?
My fondness for boats and fishing began about 73 years ago and I have owned
many. Upon arriving from the waste lands of Ontario with my son in 2017 one of
our first projects was to find a boat in the 17 to 19 foot range that would serve as
a fresh and salt water platform for his young family to enjoy our new and
I had long since abandoned the drudgery of fibreglass boats with their rotting
floors, saturated foam flotation and endless polishing. I hate to think of the
wasted hours spent replacing floors, transoms and of course the constant need to
polish gel coat from top to bottom and end to end. Aluminum was the only way to
go for us.
But which aluminum boat? Since we are very particular about our boats we
searched high and low for the best make and model. We kicked the “tires” on just
about everything available on the island and mainland. Having owned a couple of
Crestliners we knew the level of fit and finish we wanted but we needed
something to take advantage of the ocean waters. Lake boats weren’t going to cut
Most of the vessels we looked at were nice enough but nothing stood out in
terms of utility, welds or design. Some weren’t very good at all. We kept looking
until my son’s co-worker, a long time resident of Sooke, suggested we look at a
Silver Streak. A weird name for a boat I thought at the time but it certainly isn’t.
We were absolutely blown away by the quality we saw. Our search ended right
there and then. Here was a boat that stood head and shoulders above everything
we had seen, had every feature and option we wanted for our family and was
locally made by a long term builder. We immediately put in an order for our Race
We added a couple of custom features and took delivery in June of 2018. Do we
have any regrets? Not one. The more we use it the more we love it and we do
love it. Everything about this boat seems designed to fit our needs like a glove,
everything seems to be in exactly the right place and every aspect of Streak’s
workmanship has exceeded our wildest dreams. And, very importantly, unlike the
other boat choices, we got to choose the engine manufacturer we wanted and we
wanted two stroke performance. Our Streak is up and gone to the fishing grounds
or beach faster than all the four stroke boys. It’s an absolute flier and it’s stable
no matter what you are doing in it. On our lake or on the ocean we have a
marvelous boat in every respect we can think of. Thank you Silver Streak.
Bruce and Jordy