Snark Sailboats

Snark's History


- Boat business purchased from Siltronics of Oakmont, Pennsylvania in 1970
- Started out with one mold (Sea Devil / Sea Swinger) and hull covered with sprayed Eurethane
- Began vacuum forming ABS plastic on hull in 1973
- Sea Witch introduced to the market in 1974
- 1974 through 1984 the names of the existing boats were changed:
- Sea Swinger was renamed Suncatcher
- Sea Witch was renamed Sunchaser
- Sea Devil was renamed Sea Skimmer


- Snark began as a product line of Kransco, a company located in San Francisco, California
- Snark was moved around the Eastern part of the United States during its early years (New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia)
- Many variations of the Snark sailboat were introduced during the time it was located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
- Companies such as Sears and JC Penney sold Snark sailboats (Super Snark/Mach II) in their catalogs.
- Snark sailboats were used as promotional tools for many companies with specialized colors and personalized sails.

- In the summer of 1984, Lockley purchased Snark from Kransco, and the new merged company was subsequently purchased by Entwistle of Hudson, Massachusettes
- The Snark name was continued to be used and production took place in New Castle, Pennsylvania
- Many of the Snark product lines became obsolete when the companies merged (see below)
- The new line of boats became the Super Snark, Sunflower 3.3, Sea Skimmer, Sunchaser I, and Sunchaser II. This is the current line being produced to this day
- In 1996, Snark was purchased by Meyers Boat Company and production was relocated to Adrian, Michigan. This is the current production location.

Snark Product Line Through the Years

Sea Snarkactive model
Super Snarkactive model
Sunflower (prior to 1973)discontinued
Sunflower (1982 model)discontinued
Sunflower (1974 to 1981 & 1983 to current)renamed Sunflower 3.3, active model
Sea Skimmercurrent model
Sunchaser Icurrent model
Sunchaser IIcurrent model
Sundancerdiscontinued in 1984
Super Snark IIdiscontinued in 1984
Sandpiper 100discontinued in 1984
Super Scamper 115discontinued in 1984
Windsailerdiscontinued in 1982
Mach IIdiscontinued in 1982
Hookerdiscontinued in 1981
Super Scamper 101discontinued in 1979
Sandpiper 55discontinued in 1979
Sandpiper 60discontinued in 1979
Mayflowerdiscontinued in 1979
Wildflowerdiscontinued in 1979
Mach Vdiscontinued in 1979
Triumph Trimarandiscontinued in 1973
Moby Dinkdiscontinued in 1973