The 250CR is not only roomy and full of features, it also has the bonus of being trailerable, so your favorite boating destination is never be too far away. A simple walk around the boat reveals numerous amenities like the fully integrated and extended swim platform with hideaway boarding ladder and transom shower, the cockpit refreshment center featuring a sink with overboard drain, stainless steel cup holders, a removable 25-quart cooler, and the wraparound cockpit seating that can easily be converted into a full sun pad with the optional filler cushions. The cabin features built-in storage cabinets, a pump-out head, and a spacious v-berth for overnighting. Superior design, creature comforts to spare, and unmatched craftsmanship—the 250CR truly has it all. 

Standard Features

Hull Graphic Black Silver Sweep
3-Year Hull Blister Protection Plan
5-Year Hull Protection Plan
Certifications: NMMA, USCG
Cooler/Storage Box with Drain
Exclusive Z-plane Hull
High Output Bilge Blower
May qualify for 2nd home tax deduction
Bow Anchor Storage
Bow Storage
Lockable Cabin Doors
Safety Glass Windshield w/Side Shields
SS Spring Line Cleats
Stainless Steel Bow Rails
Backlit instrumentation & Ckt breakers
Integrated Electric Horn
Premium Stain Resistant Vinyl
Oversized Cup Holders
Self Bailing Cockpit
Driftwood Trim Package
Throttle-Trim Control w/ Safety Switch
Fiberglass Cockpit Floor Liner
Freshwater Sink (cockpit)
Cabin Lights
Porta-Potti w/ level indicator
Power Trim and Tilt w/ Indicator
Remote Oil Change System (Dipstick Style)
Power Steering (Engine Driven)
Tilt Steering w/ Locking Detent

Optional Features

Stingray 250CR – Cuddy Cabin Options
   #820  $340 Stainless Steel Hardware Package
   #50  $737 Hull, Full Color Band
   #390  $408 Hull, Bottom Color – Black
   #391  $408 Hull, Bottom Color – Red
   #392  $408 Hull, Bottom Color – Latte
   #393  $408 Hull, Bottom Color – Blue
   #394  $408 Hull, Bottom Color – Crimson
   #336  $192 Hull Graphic Red Silver Sweep
   #335  $192 Hull Graphic Yellow Silver Sweep
   #51  $598 Hull, Half Stripe Color Band
   #321  $92 Hull Graphic 1 Blue 65 in view
   #320  $92 Hull Graphic 1 Platinum 65 in view
   #322  $92 Hull Graphic 1 Red 65 in view
   #324  $92 Hull Graphic 1 Titanium 65 in view
   #326  $106 Hull Graphic 2 Platinum 84 in view
   #327  $115 Hull Graphic 3 Black Chrome 89 in view
   #329  $115 Hull Graphic 3 Platinum 89 in view
   #330  $108 Hull Graphic 4 Chrome 85 in view
   #332  $138 Hull Graphic 5 Black Ice Splash 96 in view
   #331  $138 Hull Graphic 5 USA Flag Splash 96 in view
   #334  $138 Hull Graphic 5 Wake Razor 96 in view
   #333  $138 Hull Graphic 5 Wake Splash 96 in view
   #675  $75 Black Gunnel Molding
   #89  $131 Canadian-IMCI Certification Package
   #91  $685 CE Cert Package no/Shipping Cradle
   #90  $954 CE Cert Package w/Shipping Cradle
   #313  $311 LED Docking Lights – Stainless Steel
   #56  $1062 Electric Trim Tabs with LED indicator
   #68  $985 Hydraulic Trim Tabs with LED indicator
   #31  $508 Shipping Cradle (For Export Only)
   #66  $146 Black Canvas Color
   #4  $829 Full Canvas Set
   #6  $829 Full Canvas Set (Wakeboard Tower)
   #13  $702 Cockpit Cover (Sunbrella)
   #16  $269 Side Curtains (For Top Enclosure)
   #3  $614 Solid White Interior
   #740  $231 Latte Dash Package View NOTE
   #821  $69 SS Grab Handles
   #731  $1162 Polk 200W Audio System
   #21  $185 Stereo, LCD Remote, Transom
   #83  $169 Adjustable Pedestals for 2 Bucket Seats
   #33  $600 Flooring – Snap-in Carpet
   #48  $358 Digital Depth Finder w/ Depth Alarm
   #38  $185 Porta-Potti with Dockside Pump out
   #19  $672 Automatic Fire Extinguishing System
   #41  $208 Battery Charger (110 volt)
   #36  $105 Battery On/Off Switch w/ Safety Key
   #30  $285 Dual Battery System w/ VSR & Switch
   #307  $262 Dual Battery System w/ VSR, for CE option
   #98  $152 Engine Oil Drip Pan

Convenience Package

Stingray 250CR – Cuddy Cabin Convenience Package
Features listed below are included at NO CHARGE by Stingray.
$101 Bilge Pump 1100 GPH Auto/Man
$266 Pressurized Water w/ Transom Shower
$249 Bimini Top SS Quick Connects
$148 Deck Hatch (aluminum) with Screen,
$117 Windshield w/Side Vent Windows
$358 Opening Cabin Windows w/ Screen (2 ea)
$128 SS Multi-Step Transom Ladder
$215 SS Multi-Step Bow Ladder
$680 Bimini Top (Sunbrella) Stand-Up w/Boot
$97 Cockpit Cooler 25 qt Igloo
$97 Custom Italian Steering Wheel
$31 Dash Accessory Plug 12V
$80 Electronic Engine Hour Meter
$89 Indirect LED Cockpit Lighting
$32 Ignition Switch w/ Stereo Acc. Position
$445 Hi-Power Bluetooth Audio System
$280 Twin Sport Bucket w/ Bolster
$210 Cockpit Table with Mount(s)
$106 SS Butane Stove w/ Case and Auto Light
$194 Molded Fiberglass Cabin Liner
$108 Filler Cushion – Bow / Cabin
$80 Transom Mounted Tilt Switch

$4,111 Total Package Value
Features listed above are included at NO CHARGE by Stingray.


Stingray 250CR – Cabin Cruiser Specifications

Stingray 250CR – Cuddy Cabin Specifications
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Engine Type I/O
Length Overall 300.00 in 25’0″
Beam 102 in 259 cm
Bridge Clearance (With Standard Windshield) 65 in 165 cm
Average Dry Weight* (w/ popular engine) 4293 lb 5.0L engine
Fuel Capacity 68 gal 257 liter
Water Capacity 17 gal 64 liter
Ice Box Capacity 32+25 qt 30+24 liter
Max Capacity 10/2265 ppl/lb 10/1027 ppl/kg
Molded Depth (Windshield Base to Keel) 66 in 168 cm
Max Depth (With Standard Windshield) 77 in 196 cm
Max Draft (Drive Down) 34 in 86 cm
Max DraftA (Drive Up) 17 in 43 cm
Bow Depth (Bow to Cushion Top) 32 in 81 cm
Bow Depth (Max Depth) 58 in 147 cm
Bow Length (Max Length) 68 in 173 cm
Cockpit Depth (At Helm) 36 in 91 cm
Cockpit Width (Max Molded) 79 in 201 cm
Cockpit Length (Max Molded) 119 in 302 cm
Sleeping Capacity 2+2
Transom Angle 15
Drive Up + 5 in on V3.0 to clear bottom of swim platform


Performance Bulletins
Boat House Bulletin

These third-party bulletins are provided by Volvo Penta, BoatTest.com, and Mercury Marine. Many engine/model combinations are available, so these reports can be printed and used to compare the performance of our Z-plane hull to other manufacturers.

For further comparison information and over 4000 independent boat tests, take advantage of the Performance Comparison Tool available atiBoatInfo.com. The iBoatInfo database contains both performance and fuel efficiency test data from many third-party sources, including engine manufacturers and leading boating publications.

Results on individual boats may vary depending on many factors, including weather and the condition of the propeller, lower unit, and boat bottom.

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3.0L Alpha 1 21″ Alum 2003-09-25
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3.0L Alpha 1 21″ SS 2004-10-07
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90HP 4S 19″ Alum 2012-05-02
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F 150 XA 21″ SS 2013-03-05
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150HP 4S 21″ SS 2013-03-21
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115HP 4S 19″ Alum 2013-03-21
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F 115 XA 19″ SS 2013-02-06
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4.3L MPI 21″ SS 2013-02-13
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F115TXR 19″ SS 2011-06-22
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F150TXR 19″ SS 2011-02-08
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4.3 MPIC 23″ SS 2012-10-11
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4.3 MPI 220 23″ SS 2010-10-06
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F 150 XA 18″ SS 2013-07-18
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F150TXR 18″ SS 2011-04-20
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5.0 MPI CAT 260 21″ SS 2010-10-06
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5.0 GXI-J 21″ SS 2010-05-05
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5.0 GXi-J 19″ SS 2010-05-05
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5.0 GXi-J 19″ Alum 2010-05-05
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5.0 GXi-J F5 SS 2010-05-05
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4.3 MPI ECT 23″ SS 2012-10-12
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5.0 MPI Cat 260 21″ SS 2010-10-06
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5.0 GXi-J F6 SS 2010-05-06
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D3-160 F6 SS 2009-02-18
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5.0L GXi 21″ SS 2008-10-10
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5.0 EFI 21″ Alum 2013-08-21
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5.7 Gi F7 SS 2008-08-26
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6.2L MPI 21″ SS 2010-11-05
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6.2L MPI 28″ B3 2010-11-05
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6.2L MPI 22″ SS B1 2010-11-05
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5.7 GXIC DP F7 SS 2010-10-06
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150 EFI 4 Stroke 17″ Enertia 2012-10-12
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F250TXR 21″ SS 2011-10-05
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4.3GXi SX 21″ Alum 2010-03-30
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5.0 GXi DP F6 SS 2009-10-19
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5.7 GXi DP F7 SS 2009-10-19
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5.7L GXI DP F6 SS 2004-10-11
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350 MAG 24″ SS 2005-04-22
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5.0 GXi DP F4 SS 2010-03-30
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5.0 EFI B3 2012-10-12
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Z-Plane Hull

The “ZP” Hull

Just what is a ‘zp’ hull anyway?

Most of the marine industry continues to use the same technology of a century ago. By incorporating much of the technology from the auto and computer industries, Stingray has set out to revolutionize the boating industry and bring quality to a new peak. The exclusive Stingray “zp” or “Z-plane” hull is the first major step in that direction. There are no added volumes or surfaces (strakes). Z-planes act as horizontal planing faces when submerged, and when very near the water’s surface the outside edge of the Z-plane acts as a spray release. This revolutionary design passes through the water with no bubbles or vortices formed by the hull shape. Developed on the CAD (Computer Aided Design) system, this hull is absolutely fair. The use of planar lines have caused the hull to be dip-free from whatever angle it is viewed. The smooth flow of water generated by this design allows the propeller better bite during both straight line speed and hard cornering maneuvers. The “zp” hull has a notched transom, adopted from the offshore racing boats, that allows the drive to be mounted higher to reduce drag and increase performance. A numerically controlled (NC) router is used to mill full scale models for tooling, bypassing the manual lofting process entirely. This process reduces prototype cost by more than fifty percent. The use of computerized design has taken the accuracy level of manufacturing boats from 1/16″ to 1/1000″ and has allowed for design to be done in 3-D. A scaled 3-D human model allows Stingray the advantage of designing the boat around you, not just making you fit.

See what third parties are saying about our exclusive Z-plane hull:

Hot Boat Magazine “Let there be no doubt: there’s something to this Z-plane business, and if you’re skeptical, all you have to do is check the numbers.” Have you checked the numbers? If not, use our Performance Comparisons to compare Stingray to other manufacturers you may be considering. Go Boating Magazine “Stingray’s zp hull has a racing style notched transom, allowing the engine to be mounted higher for less drag, enhanced fuel efficiency and better top speed.” Motorboating & Sailing Magazine “Design goals include turning smoothness and running efficiency – with an estimated 15- to 20-percent higher top speed and 20- to 30-percent better fuel economy than most of the competition, based on industry data from last year’s similar models.” Boating Life Magazine “Originally conceived to improve handling, the ZP hull design actually effected an increase in speed and a decrease in fuel consumption.” “The design also stabilizes the ride at high speeds.” Trailer Boats Magazine “From the introduction of the Z-plane hull, computer-aided design and manufacturing processes have made Stingray a leader in high-technology boat building.” Powerboat Magazine “Originally, the idea behind the ZP design was to make a boat safer, but Fink found an unexpected, albeit welcome advantage-it’s fast.” Hot Boat Magazine “The design has made the Stingray hull one of powerboating’s most efficient platforms, and its unusually high efficiency rating has enabled a generation of family boaters to derive maximum impact from their allotted horsepower ratings. In fact, Stingray owners under small-block power routinely report performance levels equivalent to those owning similarly styled craft under big-block muscle.” “Putting the LX through a day’s worth of paces reminded us once again that Stingray has made a science out of boating ergonomics.” Hot Boat Magazine “The Z-plane, originally pioneered by company founder Al Fink in an effort to enhance his hull design’s turning capabilities, has added a distinct performance dimension to a lineup that is consistently faster and quicker than most every other production offering in its respective class.” “Moving through the midrange, the Stingray’s positive, nicely guided ride was free of porpoise or hop, and it maintained its pure drivability and obedient, responsive nature. Even in water rougher than we had a right to be in, it was free of rattle and vibration, further evidence of its stout workmanship and sound rigging.”

Hot Boat Magazine “Not only did the boat turn better and lose the tendency to ventilate the prop, but it also ran faster with the same amount of horsepower.”

For other third party reviews and articles, check out the Articles and Reviews page.


Articles and Reviews

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from Boats and Places (2002/02)

180LX — Compact Comparison from Go Boating (2001/04)
“The 180 LX gave us a truly exhilarating, fast-paced ride in total comfort — and with no pounding.”
180LX — Five of a Kind from Boating (2001/03)
“The Stingray 180LS was the speed king, wringing out an impressive 48.7 mph.”
180LX — Stingray’s Bowrider Is Small, Sporty And Affordable from Boating Industry International (2001/02)
“Stingray’s 180L Bowrider may be the company’s smallest model, but it is big on performance and amenities…”
180RS/RX — 3 Liter Lighting from Trailer Boats (1999/03)
“…which is one of the few 18 footers capable of breaking the 50 mph barrier with the 3.0L engine.”
180RS/RX — Stingray 180RS from Trailer Boats (1997/03)
“…keeping the boat on course is no more difficult than driving your car down an interstate.”
180RS/RX — Stingray 180RS/RX from Power Boating Canada (1993/01)
“During handling maneuvers the Stingray did all the right things. It stayed on plane while running straight at only 2400 rpm.”
180RX — Neat Trick from Boating (2004/02)
“Based purely on price and features, the Stingray 180RX might be the best small-boat deal on the water this season.”
180RX — Stingray 180RX from Boating Life (2004/01)
“It doesn’t seem possible that a sporty bowrider capable of crossing the lake at nearly 50 mph could be had for the same price as the new three-seater personal watercraft. But the Stingray 180RX makes it so.”
180RX — at first sight from Boating World (2003/11)
“With the introduction of the 180RX, Stingray is stirring up the competition for price-conscious consumers looking for entry-level models.”
181RS — Dynamic Duo from Trailer Boats (1996/06)
“Economics aside, if you think we’re impressed with this package, you’re right.”
185LX — Stingray 185LX from Boating Life (2009/03)
“Bottom line, though, Stingray’s combination of superior power and quality features gives entry-level boaters something that will keep them interested in their craft far beyond the first summer.”
185LX — Stingray 185LX from Boats and Places (2009/01)
“With the Stingray 185LX, boaters can expect to get more for less — that’s a great way to get into boating.”
185LX — One Sweet Ride from Go Boating (2004/10)
“When we punched the throttle forward all the way, we were amazed to see our GPS telling us that we were traveling at 48.1 mph.”
185LX — Buyers Rejoice from Boating World (2004/07)
“The Stingray 185L can do a little bit of everything with a versatile list of features.”
185LX — Boat Test – 185LX from Power Boating Canada (2004/01)
“Stingray’s 185LX may be one of the company’s smallest models, but it’s certainly big on performance and amenities.”
190FX — Two-way Player from Boats and Places (2001/02)
“Truly a wise buy for the family that wants to cruise the lakes and pull a skier but also has a passion for fishing.”
190FX — Fleet-Footed Fun from Go Boating (2000/06)
“Our experience with Stingray’s patented Z-plane hull has been positive in the past, and this boat bears that out. It’s rated as one of the most fuel efficient in its size range.”
190FX — Stingray 190FX – Boat Test from Lakeland Boating (2000/04)
“Regardless of which engine you choose, the 190FX comes on plane quickly and has tight steering response in turns at cruising speed.”
190FX — Slam Dunk from Boating World (2000/02)
“I’ve experienced first-hand its high level of performance and comfort, witnessed its array of fishing and skiing features, and come away impressed.”
190FX — Stingray 190FX from Boating Life (2000/02)
“There are family runabouts and then there are performance family runabouts for those who desire to keep their expenditures in check without sacrificing value and quality. The 190FX delivers the latter.”
190LX — Buyer’s Guide 2001 – Bowriders – Stingray 190LX from Boating Life (2001/01)
“Stingray’s 190LX is one of the most exciting entry-level runabouts we’ve driven this year.”
190RS/RX — Put to the Test – Party Favor from Go Boating (1998/10)
“As we took off across the lake, we immediately were impressed with the boat’s acceleration.”
192RS/RX — Package Deals from Boating World (1999/03)
“Stingray’s package deal, the 192RS, is another example of why boats in this size range are the most popular on the water.”
192RS/RX — Carefree Cuddy from Trailer Boats (1997/10)
“Overall, the Stingray 192RS is a handsome, well finished boat that provides good performance on modest power.”
195CS — Wise Buys Under $30,000 from Boating (2011/04)
“Stingray’s 195CS packs a ton of features into its 19-foot-6-inch length and 7-foot-7-inch beam.”
195CS — Stingray 195CS Cuddy from Lakeland Boating (2005/12)
“…is built to give the 195CS better handling than its predecessors.”
195CS/CX — Stingray 195CS and 195CX from Great Lakes Boating (2004/10)
“The new 2005 cuddy cabin models 195CS and 195CX ride on Stingray’s Z-Plane hull that has an extended running surface that delivers better perrformance and handling that its predecessor.”
195LR — Propfest 4.3 from Trailer Boats (2006/03)
“Stingray’s sportboats are built for speed and efficiency, and are relatively light (compared to some hulls) to eke out every bit of horsepower.”
195LR — Boat Test – Stingray 195LR from Lakeland Boating (2004/04)
“At that speed, the boat rides freely, almost completely out of the water, giving the distinct feeling that you’re riding on a cushion of air — which, in fact, you are. It’s an exhilarating experience.”
195LR — Watch This Stingray Fly from Go Boating (2004/04)
“The Stingray 195LR is a no-brainer for boaters who want a great midsize bowrider that offers performance boat speeds along with the family-friendly amenities you won’t find on most performance boats.”
195LR — Stingray’s Zippy New Bowrider Really Fast from The Log (2004/03)
“I recently had the opportunity to test-drive the company’s new 195LR, a bowrider that rides on the company’s patented next-generation ZP-Hull – it is uncharacteristically fast.”
195LR — The Fast and The Curious from Boating World (2004/03)
“At its top speed of 60 mph, you will likely get some curious onlookers at the lake, and you’ll even be able to wave back to them thanks to the stable ride even at terminal speed.”
195LR –Dog Fight – MerCruiser vs. Volvo Penta from Trailer Boats (2004/03)
“When Stingray president Al Fink told us he could get a legitimate 60 mph out of his new 195LR with only a production V-6 for power, he got our attention.”
195LR — Just Cruisin’ from Trailer Boats (2004/02)
“It is undoubtedly one of the most efficient planing hulls on the market today.”
195LR — Boat Test – Stingray 195LR from Power Boating Canada (2004/02)
“Even while performing an aggressive series of high speed turns, I could not break the hull free. It was a very sure-footed and comfortable ride.”
195LR — Z-plane raises performance ante from Boats and Places (2004/02)
“At that speed the boat does indeed ride free, gently floating on air mostly.”
195LR — Stingray 195LR from Boating Life (2004/01)
“We consistently see Stingray boats perform better than similar-size boats with equal horsepower and in similar water conditions due to this unique hull style.”
195LX — Southern Comfort from Power Boating Canada (2005/07)
“I was impressed and even surprised at how quietly she rode at its minimum planing speed of 22 mph…”
195LX — Money’s Worth from Boating World (2005/07)
“Stingray’s 195LX kicks efficiency up a notch with top-level performance and convenience.”
195LX — Boat Test – Stingray 195LX from Power Boating Canada (2005/01)
“With two adults and a full tank of fuel, dead stop to plane consumed an eye blinking three seconds! Wide-open throttle, at 4,800 rpm, produced 60 mph! I was impressed.”
195LX — Stingray 195LX from Boating Life (2005/01)
“Stingray always sets a high standard in performance that makes us look forward to testing each new design.”
195RX — Tests – Stingray 195RX from Boating (2012/02)
“Check out the notched transom. Found on off-shore race boats, the design allows the drive to be mounted higher, reducing drag and increasing speed.”
200CS/CX — True Values from Boating Life (2004/04)
“The 200CS is a prime example of the company’s ability to put not only practicality but also fun into a value-priced boat.”
200CS/CX — Stingray 200CS/CX from Lakeland Boating (1995/05)
“A stingray boat is an extremely well-built boat, and the [200CS/CX] lives up to the company’s reputation.”
200CX — Stingray 200CS from Boats and Places (2006/12)
“For its size, the Stingray 200CS cuddy cabin will deliver a high level of versatility along with strong performance, whether you use it for family cottage duties, waterskiing or cruising…”
200LS/LX — Stingray 200L Bowrider from Lakeland Boating (2001/03)
“Stingray’s new model features the latest ergonomic design, updated deck styling, bow anchor storage, stainless steel cleats, a molded-in boarding ladder and recessed bow lights.”
200LS/LX — Buyer’s Guide 2001 – Bowriders – Stingray 200LX from Boating Life (2001/01)
“This 20-footer is ideal for trailering, and its solid ride will be comfortable on many of the roughest boating waters in North America.”
200LS/LX — Stingray 200LX from Lakeland Boating (2000/11)
“The 200LX is a can’t-miss selection for any powerboater.”
200LS/LX — Stern-Drive Boat Tests from Water Ski Magazine (1996/02)
“This year, the [200LS/LX] passed [performance, comfort, and value] with flying colors.”
200LS/LX — Compact Boat of the Year from Hot Boat (1995/05)
“…is supremely responsive, handles rough water like a larger boat and turns as if on rails.”
200LS/LX — Stingray 200LS/LX from Hot Boat (1995/03)
“The … [200LS/LX] is without question one of the fastest [boats] in production history.”
200LS/LX — Flawless Performance from Hot Boat (1993/04)
“Smooth, forgiving and predictable under every imaginable condition, the Stingray proved an impressive steed, and made its driver feel instantly in control.”
200LS/LX — Carolina Magic from Power Illustrated (1993/01)
“Construction quality is high and Stingray’s Hartsville, S.C., plant is highly advanced, with computer-controlled processes and streamlined production.”
200MS — Quick Looks – Stingray 200MS from Boating Life (2003/03)
“What looks like a great fishing boat is a cool wakeboarding boat too.”
200MS –Diesel Power from Great Lakes Angler (2003/02)
“I expected a rumbling, slow ride, but that boat got on plane in less than seven seconds and accelerated quickly to its top speed of 42 mph—not bad for a 120-hp motor.”
200MS — Driving Range from Boating (2001/09)
“That means an angler who takes the helm of the Stingray 200MS center console can stalk fish very far away and for a long time.”
200MS — Stingray 200MS – Sporty Utilitarian Performance Boat from Boats and Places (2001/08)
“In this case, the result is a 20-footer that handles waves and rough water better than many 24-footers.”
200MS — Stingray 200MS MerCruiser Diesel from Power Boating Canada (2001/08)
“It’s designed with a sharper entry and deeper freeboard for running in rougher water.”
200MS — Stingray 200MS – Boat Test from Lakeland Boating (2001/05)
“Considering its price and versatility, the 200MS is a good value for the dollar spent.”
200MS — Center Piece from Trailer Boats (2001/05)
“Once on plane, the 200MS did a nice job of cutting through the 2-foot afternoon chop.”
200MS — Center of Attention from Trailer Boats (2001/03)
“The new 200MS may be just the ticket for those who enjoy fishing and wakeboarding.”
200MS — Making Waves from Popular Mechanics (2001/03)
“The hull structure is unique in that it has more room under the helm than any other boat in its class.”
200MS — Stingray 200MS from Boating Life (2001/03)
“We had so many folks eager to take a test ride that we decide the fun factor would be more important than running numbers on it.”
200MS — Sport Ute from Motor Boating (2001/02)
“Whether you decide to rig this Stingray for fishing, skiing, diving, or other water sports, the 200MS is one “sport ute” fit for marine use.”
200MS — Stingray 200MS Centre Console – Boat Test from Power Boating Canada (2001/02)
“The mid-engine location coupled with power trim allows for a wide range of wake adjustments while skiing or wakeboarding.”
200MS — Everybody Loves ‘Ray from Go Boating (2000/12)
“Whether your boating goal is to fish, ski, wakeboard or day cruise, Stingray’s 200MS is built to do it — in style.”
200MS — Stingray 200MS from Lakeland Boating (2000/11)
“The full transom maximizes cockpit space, which sure comes in handy when you’re reeling in fish.”
204LR — Stingray 204LR from Boating World (2012/01)
“On plane in 3.3 seconds with minimal bowrise, the boat reached 30 mph in 9.9 seconds. Top speed was 44.3 mph, which is 6 to 9 mph faster than comparable boats. It handled very well, whether at top speed or loafing along at 20.5 mph — where Yamaha recorded it getting better than 6 mpg.”
205CX — Free Spirit from Trailer Boats (2008/12)
“Stingray’s new cuddy is not prone to excessive bow steer when running with the bow down and, when trimmed up, rides free, easy and fast.”
205CX — Stingray 205CX from Power Boating Canada (2008/01)
“…the 205CX cuddy will please family boaters with not only its ideal towing weight, but with its long list of practical appointments.”
205CX — Stingray 205CX from Go Boating (2008/01)
“A small luxury cruiser built on a performance hull, the 205CX is a boat the whole family can appreciate.”
205CX — Stingray 205CX from Power Boating Canada (2007/12)
“Stingray’s new 205 series of bowriders and cuddies are twenty-one footers and packed with lots of great features that will make your life on the water sporty and accommodating.”
205LR — Stingray 205 Series from Power Boating Canada (2008/07)
“I have found over the years of testing many Stingray models that the Z-Plane design requires very little drive trim to achieve optimum running characteristics. This is even more true of this new revised design.”
205LR — Stingray 205LR from Lakeland Boating (2008/07)
“There was no slipping or sliding when, at 50 mph and continuing to trim, I hit the sweet spot and began to accelerate to 60.”
205LR — Stingray 205LR from Boating Life (2008/01)
“Speed, handling and comfort are priorities of Stingray engineers, and they bring it all in for a value price.”
205LR — Feel The Sting from Boating World (2007/12)
“Stingray’s 205LR is a comfortable, well designed bowrider with excellent performance and an enticing price point.”
208LR — To The Max from Trailer Boats (2011/04)
“…the 208LR matches up favorably against comparably sized runabouts with greater power.”
208LR — Stingray 208LR from Boating World (2011/01)
“Stingray is all about delivering performance with less power with its patented Z-Plane hull, and the 208LR is no exception.”
210CX — Room to Maneuver from Boating World (2007/09)
“The stern area is well designed for family play, with a large sunpad and extended swim platform with boarding ladder.”
210CX — Stingray 210CX from Boating Life (2007/03)
“We know most cuddy owners use their cabins as big storage compartments, but newer models like the 210CX are making this style of boat practical again.”
210CX — Stingray 210C from Power Boating Canada (2006/12)
“To add performance with good looks and comfort, the 210 rides on Stingray’s tried and true Z-Plane hull, designed to provide users with the optimum performance, fuel efficiency and first-rate handling characteristics.”
210LR — Performance Tested – Stingray 210LR from Go Boating (2007/10)
“With current fuel prices, an important consideration for many boaters is fuel consumption. With the performance provided by the 210LR we feel the craft isn’t very thirsty for the level of performance.”
210LR — DockTalk>just cruisin’ from Trailer Boats (2007/08)
“All told, Stingray’s racy 210LR delivers excellent performance and outstanding fuel economy (5.1 mpg at a 2500 rpm cruise) at a reasonable price.”
210LR — Stingray 210LR from Boating Life (2007/01)
“Better performance, top-notch quality and comfort on the water are the distinguishing factors of the new Stingray, and we like what we see.”
210LR — A Better Boat from Go Boating (2007/01)
“In fact, we were able to post a blistering speed of 57.4 mph with our 220 hp V-6 MerCruiser stern drive, which is an impressive speed for only 220 hp.”
210LR — Coolest View from Boating World (2006/12)
“The roomy sundeck and wraparound lounge across the transom and up the side provide room to spread out a little.”
210LX — Stingray 210LX from Lakeland Boating (2007/07)
“Fast, functional…and did we mention fast?”
214LR — Tests – Stingray 214LR from Boating (2012/04)
“Powered by a Yamaha 150, the 214LR planed in 3.4 seconds, cut ridiculously tight turns and hit 46.9mph. Impressive.”
214LR — Stingray 214LR – Z is for Awesome from Boating (2012/01)
“Spirited Z-plane hull delivers maximum performance and handling from less horsepower.”
214LR — A True Sport Boat with Space and Performance from Power Boating Canada (2011/12)
“It’s a trailerable family-friendly sport deck that will deliver some exciting performance well into the extended season thanks to the versatility and simplicity of outboard power.”
215CR — Stingray 215CR from Les Plaisanciers (2011/03)
“Le 215 CR est un petit cruiser facile ˆ remorquer qui est parfait pour celui qui commence une famille, et qui dŽsire partager sa passion pour le motonautisme avec elle, sans compltement mettre de c™tŽ les sensations de performance de son ancien bateau sport de cŽlibataire.”
215CR — It’s About the Little Things from Power Boating Canada (2010/12)
“The 215CR is a trailerable cuddy that’s built for the guy who’s starting a new family, wants to take them out on the water to share his passion, but isn’t ready to give up the true performance and speed of his old boat.”
215LR — A Spacious Deck Boat That’s Sure to Please from Lakeland Boating (2011/07)
“It has the deck boatÕs spaciousness that also delivers an adrenaline-pumping performance without the flat-bottom, pounding ride that some deck boats can deliver. In fact, this boat performs like a vee hull, while not compromising its skinny-water, drive-up draft of just 17 inches.”
215LR — Southern Stingray from Boating World (2011/04)
“Stingray gets you off to a good start, loading up your 215LR with a list of 27 value-added standard features that most builders call options.”
215LR — When Little Things Make a Big Difference from Power Boating Canada (2011/03)
“The bow area is spacious thanks to the wide-body stance that allows the beam to carry far forward.”
220CS — Focus on Stingray 220CS from Go Boating (2007/05)
“Hidden from view but easily accessible on the 220CS are a molded-in sink, butane stove and portable toilet, which are all great features to make your boat a home away from home.”
220CS/CX — 1996 Performance Trials from Lakeland Boating (1996/01)
“Excellent performance is a hallmark of every Stingray model.”
220DR — 4Comparison from Go Boating (2008/04)
“The 220DR’s performance hull makes it not only stable, but highly maneuverable and sure-footed in turns.”
220DR — Smoke on the Water from Trailer Boats (2007/02)
“In corners the boat stays planted, making tight turns easily.”
220DR — Stingray 220DR from Power Boating Canada (2006/07)
“It’s a model designed to be all things to all people in terms of family enjoyment and water activities.”
220DR — Top-Notch from Go Boating (2006/06)
“It only took slight adjustments in the trim to air it out for top speed or to push the nose down for aggressive cornering—we usually have to use a lot more trim to do this on other boats.”
220DR — Stingray 220DR from Lakeland Boating (2006/06)
“When I consider using the 220DR in our neck of the woods, I immediately think of the smaller lakes and what a great day boat this would be.”
220DR — Stingray 220DR from Trailer Boats (2005/12)
“DURING THE PAST QUARTER century, Stingray Boats has missed few opportunities to excel, and is constantly evaluating and upgrading existing popular designs.”
220DR — Stingray 220DR Deck Boat from Lakeland Boating (2005/12)
“For those who want to catch some rays, the wraparound cockpit has cushions that convert to a full sunpad.”
220DR — Decked Out from Go Boating (2005/10)
“And thanks to Stingray’s patented Z-plane hull, you’re getting better performance and fuel economy with fewer horses.”
220DR — Quick Looks – Stingray 220DR from Boating Life (2004/03)
“As in all Stingrays, performance is in the blood of the 220DR.”
220DR — Stacked Deck from Trailer Boats (2003/09)
“Stingray’s new 220DR is a blast to drive, thanks to a finely tuned hull and a superbly designed helm.”
220DR — Cooling Off from Boating World (2003/05)
“Whatever the reason, the bottom line is the hull performs admirably in all maneuvers.”
220DR — Floating Game from Boating (2003/04)
“The ride is silky, and turns are tight and controlled.”
220DR — Boat Test – 220DR from Power Boating Canada (2003/02)
“As I took the boat through a series of high-speed slalom turns at that speed, the 220 felt very secure and sure-footed without the slightest feeling of the hull breaking free.”
220DR — Stingray 220DR from Lakeland Boating (2003/02)
“It also has more of a high-freeboard bowrider look than the flatter design of conventional deckboats.”
220DR — is there a DR in the house? from Go Boating (2003/02)
“However, that Z-plane hull allows the boat to cut through the water better than most of the pontoon boats and other deckboats out there on the water. That equates to both fuel efficiency and speed.”
220DR — Stingray 220DR from Boating Life (2003/01)
“A blast to drive, with enough deck space for a party.”
220DR — Sea Trials – Full Plate from Motor Boating (2003/01)
“…this deckboat offers creative features and plenty of oomph for those who enjoy a thrill ride.”
220DS — Buyer’s Guide 2001 – Deck Boats – Stingray 220DS from Boating Life (2001/01)
“The Stingray 220DS deckboat lacks nothing. Look no further than its deck plan, which is ideally suited for fun, camaraderie and pleasure cruising.”
220DS — Stingray 220DS from Boating Life (2000/03)
“Stingray’s new 220DS blurs the traditional lines between deck boats, runabouts and performance sport boats.”
220DS — The Gang’s All Here from Lakeland Boating (1998/03)
“Stingray’s new 220DS deckboat manages to be everything you’ve always wanted in a boat without compromising anything.”
220LX — Too Hot to Handle from Go Boating (2008/07)
“Steering was very responsive, even at high speeds. The prop never lost its bite in hard turns, and the driver feels in control at all times.”
220LX — Boat Test – Stingray 220LX from Lakeland Boating (2002/06)
“Just shy of 22 feet, the 220LX should be popular among boaters who want something roomy, versatile and trailerable.”
220LX — Put to the Test — Ray of the Future from Go Boating (1998/06)
“But what really sets the 220LX apart is the quality of the construction and detailing that seems impossible at such a reasonable price tag.”
220LX — 1998 Performance Evaluations from Hot Boat (1998/03)
“The Stingray’s solid overall workmanship, strong interior engineering and responsive acceleration– plus, a legitimate 60-mph top end–make it a great addition to any family boating agenda.”
220LX — Stylish Stingray from Motor Boating (1997/01)
“The ride was also quiet and dry, the wake skier-friendly.”
220LX — Z Difference from Hot Boat (1994/06)
“This time, however, it was a cakewalk for the Stingray entry as the [220LX] far outdistanced its rivals and was the clear-cut winner in its class.”
220SX — 4 Red-Hot Models from Boating Life (2008/06)
“Rig the 220SX with max power, and without a doubt, you’ll run past every family boat on the lake—unless there’s another Stingray out there.”
220SX — Comparison Test – 4 Muscle Boats from Popular Mechanics (2003/03)
“This is one of the best small-boat monohull designs in production.”
220SX — Stingray 220SX from Boating Life (2003/01)
“Find more boating fun and quality for the money and we’d suggest you buy it before the price goes up.”
220SX — Throttle Rocket from Trailer Boats (2003/01)
“Although I have a reputation for being conservative on speed, even I couldn’t hold back while driving this 21 1/2-footer.”
220SX — Hot Boats and Hot Days from Family & Performance Boating (2001/01)
“The sporty look with the performance to back it up with a patented hull design that truly works, accompanied by a well-appointed interior are just some of the things the 230SX and 220SX have going for them.”
220SX — Twice the sting from Today’s Boating (2000/08)
“The patented Z-plane hull offers the kind of control, enhanced handling and inherent stability you need in a small, fast boat and building to carefully controlled specs ensures light, strong construction.”
220SX — Righteous Rebel from Boating World (2000/05)
“…the Stingray looks and sounds the part of a performance boat, and laying the throttle forward makes it apparent that this is no sheep in wolf’s clothing.”
220SX — 2000 Performance Evaluations from Hot Boat (2000/03)
“And once again, Stingray has reaffirmed its place in the performance jungle, as HOT BOAT’S fastest stock, production small-block vee-bottom stern drive tested to date.”
220SX — Red-Hot Stinger from Powerboat Magazine (1999/12)
“With a potent small-block providing the juice the Stingray 220SX turned in a sizzling performance.”
220SX — Red Hot from Go Boating (1999/10)
“If you’re looking for the styling and excitement of a high-tech speedboat, but the practicality of a family cruiser, the 220SX truly offers the best of both worlds.”
220SX — Hassle Free from Powerboat Magazine (1995/02)
“… a well-equipped family boat that runs happily into the 60mph range and costs less than 30 grand.”
225CR — First Cabin from Trailer Boats (2009/08)
“Stingray’s reputation has been built on family-friendly boats with an exceptional level of performance. Few builders get as much speed per horsepower as Stingray.”
225CR — boat test: 225LR & CR from Lakeland Boating (2009/06)
“Being from the land of big lakes, I was impressed with how this deep and beamy hull offers safety and a dry ride, particularly on a wet day.”
225CR — 2009 Deals of the Century – Stingray 225CR from Boating Life (2009/01)
“Our test shows comfort, performance and attention to detail are carefully crafted into the 225 CR.”
225CR — Stingray 225 Bowrider and Cuddy from Power Boating Canada (2008/12)
“I was pleased to see the extensive use of synthetic (no wood) “starboard” construction material in the seating, and the fact that it is colour-coordinated to the interior accent colours of the boat.”
225LR — Zee-licious! from Boating (2009/08)
“The 225LR offers a 200-mile range, better known as several Saturdays tearing up the lake without stopping for fuel.”
225LR — 10 Best Boats of 2009 – Stingray 225LR from Boating Life (2009/05)
“Stingray has been on a steady march to bring quality to boaters while keeping its boat firmly in the value-price range of its target customer.”
225LR — Finish-Line Winner from Boating World (2009/03)
“We streaked to 30 mph in 4.7 seconds and accelerated to a top speed of 61 mph, which is at least 5 to 6 mph faster than most other boats in this class.”
225LR — Tested 2009 – Stingray 225LR from Boating World (2009/01)
“It will turn hard without ventilation and we didn’t detect any porpoising, which many sterndrives of this size will do at select speeds.”
225LR — Excellence in Design – Value from Trailer Boats (2009/01)
“In addition, the bottom design minimizes resistance as the boat moves through the water. All of this results in stellar speed, fabulous fuel efficiency and a place in our awards lineup for 2009.”
225LR — ’09 Boat Preview from Boating World (2008/11)
“Stingray’s dedication to performance is evident in the 225LR, a runabout featuring the Z-plane hull, which gives the boat three points of contact for smooth rides and a quick holeshot.”
225LR — Sneak Peek at the 2009 Models from Power Boating Canada (2008/10)
“The walk-thru companionway converts with a filler cushion into a sunpad, providing both the integrity of a full size transom and a bench seat over the generous-sized swimplatform.”
225SX — Transfer of Power from Trailer Boats (2011/05)
“Stingray’s new 225SX sport cuddy looks nearly as racy at the dock as it does streaking across the lake.”
225SX — Stingray 225SX from Boating (2011/03)
“It literally looks fast standing still. That it backs up that impression on the water, and does it for a significantly lower investment than does much of its competition, shouldnÕt come as a surprise to those familiar with the brand.”
230LX — Snap to It from Powerboat Magazine (2001/03)
“The boat carved through those maneuvers with a comfortable inward lean and nary a twitch or slide, just as it carved its way through ever-tightening circles at cruising and full speeds.”
230LX — Fluid Motion from Boating (1999/12)
“Fast and efficient, the 230LX also boasts good looks, excellent construction, and—hello—a low price, making it one of today’s best bowrider buys.”
230LX — King of the Lake from Motor Boating (1999/08)
“Mated to Stingray’s Z-Plane hull, it is a thrill-a-minute ego booster.”
230LX — 1999 Performance Evaluations from Hot Boat (1999/04)
“I wonder if people will realize what a bargain this boat is,’ wrote a test driver, commenting on the LX’s stout makeup and surprising performance.”
230LX — Fine Addition from Powerboat Magazine (1999/03)
“After driving it, we found the 230LX offered even more dependable handling and a true top end of 60-plus mph. That made it one well-rounded bowrider.”
230LX — The Stingray 230LX from Trailer Boats (1999/02)
“Performance is the area where Stingray boats shine, and the 230LX is no exception.”
230LX — Stingray 230LX from Boating Life (1999/02)
“Radar clocked at 61 mph, the 230LX is the fastest boat in this year’s tests. Even at that speed, the boat remains composed and stable.”
230SX — Hot Boats and Hot Days from Family & Performance Boating (2001/01)
“Trimmed out at full throttle, the boat rides on only the last couple of feet of the hull, and the feeling is like floating softly on a cushion of air.”
230SX — Hotshot from Motor Boating (1998/10)
“This little hotshot is the end product of what has to be the most technologically advanced boat company in the world.”
230SX — 1997 Performance Trials from Hot Boat (1997/03)
“Stingray’s interior layout is a study in functional excellence.”
230SX — 1996 Performance Trials from Hot Boat (1996/03)
“Stingray’s [230SX] brings the performance oriented family boater the best of both worlds…”
230SX — Speed Limits from Powerboat Magazine (1996/01)
“With its patented Z plane hull, Stingray manages to massage event last mile per hour out of stock Merc power.”
234LR — Power Shift – Stingray 234LR Sport Deck from Boating World (2012/05)
“The 234LR Sport Deck features one of the most thoughtfully designed bows in the business.”
235CR — Life in the Fast Lane from Lakeland Boating (2010/07)
“Sure, this boat can deliver a thrilling ride and cruise a good ways; it also delivers a lot of comfort when you just want to relax.”
235CR — Stingray 235CR from Boating (2010/03)
“The Stingray 235CR cuddy we tested offered performance, style and comfort, and it comes from a company that, though not untouched by our economy, is certainly undefeated by it.”
235CR — Split Personality from Power Boating Canada (2009/12)
“A large, integrated, extended swim platform with transom shower, storage box and concealed boarding ladder enhances multiple watersport activities and a new starboard side companionway permits easy access to the deep cockpit.”
235DR — Easy Come, Easy Go from Power Boating Canada (2010/07)
“Stingray continues to tweak maximum performance and handling from its patented Z-Plane hull design with notched transom. This new 235DR takes this design to yet another level with both low and high speed handling second to none.”
235DR — Playing With a Full Deck – Stingray 235DR from Boating World (2010/02)
“The 235DR separates itself from the deckboat pack with the sleek styling you usually find on sporty runabouts.”
240CR — Boat Test – Stingray 240CR from Lakeland Boating (2003/07)
“After I took the Stingray 240CR for a sea trial, I wanted to take it home with me.”
240CR — Gimme Shelter from Boating World (2002/06)
“Having the option to stay aboard a boat overnight expands your boating horizons considerably.”
240CR — Running With the Big Dogs from Go Boating (2002/02)
“For a compact, affordable cuddy cabin, the Stingray 240CR proves to be much more boat than meets the eye.”
“I put the 240 through a number of different turns, watching the boat respond instantaneously to all my commands.”
240CR — Buyer’s Guide 2002 – Stingray 240CR from Boating Life (2002/02)
“From the moment we stepped into the Stingray 240CR, we knew this would be, like all Stingray family boats, a user-friendly craft.”
240CS — Overnight Sensation from Boating Life (2001/05)
“We spent less for an entire weekend than my neighbor would have shelled out just to fill his cruiser.”
240CS — Stingray 240CS from Boating World (1995/06)
“The [240CS] is a livable 23 foot cruiser with sleek, Eurostyle styling.”
240CS — Room to Spare from Trailer Boats (1995/03)
“Stingray’s [240CS] not only provides … sleeping room for the whole family, it actually offers … privacy.”
240CS — Stingray 240CS from Lakeland Boating (1995/03)
“Weekends go by a little faster with this mid-cabin family cruiser.”
240CS — Family Groove from Boating (1995/01)
“The [240CS] is a big 23 footer that you can curl up in. It’ll turn heads and raise a few eyebrows…”
240LR — an ode to luxury from Go Boating (2003/08)
“Here’s a 24-foot boat that impresses with amenities and performance that will please the most discriminating boating enthusiast.”
240LR — Balancing Act from Trailer Boats (2002/02)
“Stingray’s new 240LR shows fresh thinking in transom and cockpit design.”
240LR — Boat Test – 240LR from Power Boating Canada (2002/02)
“The design is appealing and reminiscent of its larger sisters but in a scaled down and less expensive package.”
240LS — Stingray 240LS Home comforts, on the water from Boats and Places (2001/04)
“As a practical crowd-friendly day-cruiser, it’s a winner.”
240LS — First Look – Stingray 240LS from Lakeland Boating (1999/10)
“The speed, lines, and grace of the Stingray 240LS make for a truly remarkable vessel. Just be ready to be the focus of attention.”
240LS — Stingray 240LS – Boat Test from Power Boating Canada (1999/07)
“Compared to other 24-foot bowriders, and cuddies with large motors, this one is fast.”
240LS — Confident Handling, Convenient Space from Today’s Boating (1999/06)
“Also impressive is the boat’s ability to stay on plane right down to about 2,000 rpm, its agility in tight corners and ability to handle good-sized swells.”
240LS — Comfort Zone from Boating World (1999/06)
“A good portion of the 240LS’s performance – even its quiet ride – must be attributed to the carefully designed hull features.”
240LS — What a Difference a Day Makes from Boating Life (1999/03)
“Taking the 240 out for a spin revealed things we’ve grown to expect from Stingray — and some surprises.”
240LS — Stingray 24: Coming Back For More from Boating (1998/11)
“How does this boat make those chatter-free U-turns and still stay easy to drive?”
250CR — Run for the Money from Trailer Boats (2005/09)
“Stingray burns up the waterways with a potent new 250CR cuddy that easily surpasses 50 mph—even with small-block power.”
250CR — Stingray 250CR from Lakeland Boating (2005/05)
“The boat maneuvers much like a runabout, carving tight turns on demand and jumping on plane quickly.”
250CR — High Style from Boating World (2005/04)
“At a cruising speed in the 30- to 40-mph range, the handling is excellent.”
250CR — Deep Pockets from Go Boating (2005/03)
“This boat would be ideal for a cruising couple looking for an extended adventure or for a family that wants a day boat loaded with conveniences and a cabin for the kids to nap.”
250CR — Boat Test – Stingray 250CR from Power Boating Canada (2005/01)
“The 250 was extremely quiet at cruising speeds and easily allowed converstations.”
250CR — Stingray 250CR from Boating Life (2005/01)
“Trimmed high, the boat reached its top speed while giving a soft ride capable of handling rougher lakes and bays.”
250CS — Our Best Buys from Boating Life (2008/04)
“The flagship of Stingray’s cruiser line, the 250CS is priced $5,000 to $6,000 below comparable models from other brands.”
250CS — Excellence in Design from Trailer Boats (2008/01)
“When it comes to boat cabins, it’s often the little things that count, and there are lots of those on board Stingray’s 250CS.”
250CS — Thrills and Chills from Trailer Boats (2007/05)
“In fact, the 250CS proved fun to drive, delivering nimble handling and good throttle response. Despite its agility, this hull is not tender, meaning it doesn’t lie on its side in hard turns like most cruisers do.”
250CS — A True 25-Foot Cruiser from Go Boating (2007/04)
“One of Stingray’s design goals was a small cruiser with big-boat headroom in the cabin, and that’s exactly what the 250CS has.”
250CS — The Big Easies from Boating World (2007/02)
“The wide-open helm/cockpit layout adds a sense of space and roominess so the 250CS feels as accommodating as a much larger boat.”
250LR — Better Every Time from Go Boating (2006/04)
“In terms of handling we could easily tell the difference between Stingray’s patented Z-plane hull and conventional hulls.”
250LR — Stingray 250LR from Power Boating Canada (2005/12)
“All controls came readily to hand and visibility through the high windshield (with opening side vents) was excellent.”
250LR — Pony Up! from Boating Life (2005/10)
“People think bigger means it burns more gas,” says Litgens. “But at three-quarters throttle a bigger engine will actually burn less than a smaller engine running harder.”
250LR — Stingray 250LR from Boating Life (2005/06)
“In spite of the 250LR’s beefy size and sizzling straight-ahead speed, we found this boat willing to dive into hard-over turns and stick them out until the end.”
Company — Under Control from Professional BoatBuilder (2009/12)
“…his web based computer network, developed to monitor every aspect of the company’s operation, is arguably the most advanced system in American boat manufacturing.”
Company — Full Disclosure from Go Boating (2007/05)
“There’s more to building boats than meets the eye.”
Company — Rags to Rigs from Boating Life (2005/05)
“This isn’t just any 17-foot Stingray bowrider; it’s the very first boat this Hartsville, S.C., builder made.”
Company — fast families from Boating Life (2003/08)
“Stingray’s patented Z-plane hull creates a sort of “reverse chine” that provides lift without drag-inducing strakes on the hull’s surface.”
Company — Building a Better Boat from Go Boating (2001/06)
“Changing technology for changing times.”
Company — Cruising the Net from Boating (2000/04)
“Stingray (www.stingrayboats.com) offers three simple steps to boating nirvana.”
Company — On The Cutting Edge from Boating World (1999/12)
Still proudly independent after 20 years, Stingray has compiled an impressive list of “firsts” through its history.
Company — Troy Tempest for a day from Sportsboat Magazine (1998/11)
“…based in Hartsville, South Carolina, Stingray Powerboats boasts one of the most advanced boatbuilding operations in the business… “
Company — Control Tweak from International Boating (1998/10)
“The Stingray reputation for excellent performance stems from good power-to-weight ratios and clever design.”
Engines — Big Power, Small Package from Boating Life (2009/03)
“We could see the skier benefit immediately. Set your throttle position, and the electronic throttle will manage the drag of sharply turning skiers without any manual adjustment.”
Engines — Propfest 4.3 from Trailer Boats (2006/03)
“Stingray’s sportboats are built for speed and efficiency, and are relatively light (compared to some hulls) to eke out every bit of horsepower.”
Engines — Diesel Power from Great Lakes Angler (2003/02)
“I expected a rumbling, slow ride, but that boat got on plane in less than seven seconds and accelerated quickly to its top speed of 42 mph—not bad for a 120-hp motor.”
Engines — Stingray 200MS MerCruiser Diesel from Power Boating Canada (2001/08)
“The bottom line is this little diesel is fast and very economical on fuel!”
Engines — Juice Squeezer from Trailer Boats (1999/02)
The MerCruiser 350 Mag MPI V-8 vs. the MerCruiser 7.4L MPI V-8
Engines — Just What is a ZP Hull Anyway? from In The News (1994/06)
“Stingray has set out to revolutionize the boating industry and bring quality to a new peak.”
Engines — The V-8 Debate from Trailer Boats (1994/05)
“Our test pitted a MerCruiser 5.7 … 350 … and Volvo 5.7 against each other.”
Other — River Rats Reunion from Go Boating (2002/06)
“Our small boat flotilla is proof that you don’t need a big cruiser or cuddy to make this trip.”
Technology — The Hull Truth from Boating Life (2008/01)
“Stingray, which introduced its CAD-designed and patented hull in 1989, knows plenty about the pluses and minuses of the V-bottom boats with lifting strakes.”
Technology — The V-8 Debate from Trailer Boats (1995/05)
Topics : Engines
Technology — Fast Forward from Hot Boat (1995/01)
Topics : Automation, Computer Aided Design
Technology — Z Difference from Hot Boat (1994/06)
“They use the same MerCruiser packages everyone else does, and their boats are priced so reasonably that it often makes their competition wince.”

Warranty Information

2013 Owner Registration and Limited Warranty


Warranty Registration:

A copy of this form must be completed, signed, and returned to STINGRAY within fifteen (15) days of date of purchase to receive WARRANTY COVERAGE or access to MyStingray.com Owners web site. Date of purchase is defined to be the earlier of the date of sale or delivery to the original retail owner. This warranty only applies to 2013 model boats.

Disclaimer of Implied Warranties:


5-Year Limited Transferable Structural Hull Warranty:

STINGRAY Boat Co. (hereafter “STINGRAY”) warrants the HULL against structural defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase or six (6) years from the date of manufacture, whichever period elapses first. The warranty provided in this section is to the original retail owner only and applies only if the boat is purchased from an authorized STINGRAY Dealer. During the warranty period described above, STINGRAY will repair (at the factory) or replace, at its option, the fiberglass HULL at the factory if it is determined, in Stingray’s discretion, to be structurally defective in material or workmanship. For purposes of this warranty, the HULL is defined as the part of the boat in contact with the water when at rest. The warranty provided in this section is subject to all limitations and conditions contained herein. The remaining term of this HULL Warranty, if any, may be transferred to the second owner if, within 60 days of purchase, the new owner registers the transfer with STINGRAY and pays the established warranty transfer fee. Contact STINGRAY Customer Service at stingrayboats.com/transfer for further details on transferability.

3-Year Limited Osmotic Hull Blister Warranty:

STINGRAY warrants against hull blistering caused by osmosis that is discovered and reported to STINGRAY during the first 3 years of ownership (subject to the prorated schedule below). The warranty provided in this section applies to the original retail owner only and is VOID if the original factory gelcoat surface has been altered by excessive sanding, scraping, sandblasting, or accident repair. A marine barrier coating with proper surface preparation is required if the boat is bottom painted or if the boat is left in fresh or salt water for more than 60 days in any 90 day period. In the event of osmotic blistering, STINGRAY will, at its option, repair or cause to be repaired any hull damage and apply a layer of marine barrier coating to the affected surface area(s). Osmotic hull blisters are defined as those blisters, larger than one-eighth inch in diameter and with a depth greater than one-sixteenth inch, which occur on the hull below the waterline. Repairs will be performed (at STINGRAY’S discretion) by the selling dealer, a designated service center, or the STINGRAY factory. The following prorated schedule of parts and labor will be covered by STINGRAY: Blistering discovered and reported to STINGRAY less than one (1) year from date of purchase – 100%; between one (1) and two (2) years from date of purchase – 66%; between two (2) and three (3) years from date of purchase – 33%. All osmotic hull repairs must be pre-approved by STINGRAY prior to any work being performed. Transportation cost is the boat owner’s responsibility. Reimbursement shall be limited to one repair, not to exceed eighty US dollars ($80 USD) per foot of hull length resting below the waterline prior to prorating.

1-Year Limited General Warranty:

STINGRAY boats are warranted to the original owner to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period
of one (l) year from the date of purchase (not to exceed two (2) years from date of manufacture) subject to all
limitations and conditions contained herein.

This Limited Warranty Does Not Cover The Following:

(a) Repairs made necessary by normal wear and tear, including light bulbs;
(b) Engine and power train, windshield breakage or leakage, fading and deterioration of fabrics, canvas and
(c) Gelcoat including, but not limited to, cracking, crazing, discoloration and/or blistering except as provided
(d) Options and accessories installed after the boat was manufactured by STINGRAY, and/or any damage caused
(e) Damage caused by lack of proper maintenance, negligence, misuse, accident, galvanic corrosion, fuel
contamination, or improper trailering or trailer set up;
(f) Damage caused by operation contrary to any instructions furnished by STINGRAY, or the engine manufacturer,
or by operation in violation of any federal, state, Coast Guard or other governmental agency laws, rules, or
(g) Damage to boats which are used for competitive driving, racing, rental or commercial purposes;
(h) Costs, charges or monetary loss resulting from travel, haul-outs, inconvenience and/or other special,
incidental or consequential damage of any kind or nature whatsoever;
(i) Any published or announced performance characteristics regarding speed, fuel and/or oil consumption;
(j) Any boat that has been structurally altered or powered beyond STINGRAY’S recommendations;
(k) Damage caused by loading and unloaded from trailers, cradles, or other boat storage devices or by travel
lift or forklift;
(l) Water damage, dry rot, staining, discoloration, bleeding or absorption of water by condensation or
otherwise to interior surfaces, polyurethane foam or interior wood;
(m) Damage to or failure of interior or exterior components caused by maintenance and/or cleaning supplies;
(n) Tear down and/or repair costs if it is established that the defective part or parts are not covered by
(o) Damage caused by continued use of the boat after a defect is or should have been discovered including any
additional damage caused by the continued use of the boat; and,
(p) Component parts covered by any other manufacturer’s warranty.

Owner Obligations:

Below are conditions precedent to any warranty claim hereunder:
(a) STINGRAY products must be purchased from an authorized STINGRAY dealer;
be signed by the owner and the dealer and submitted to STINGRAY within fifteen (15) days of the date of
(c) The owner must notify the dealer from whom the boat was purchased of any claim under this warranty within
thirty (30) days after the claim or defect is or with reasonable diligence should have been discovered;
(d) The owner must follow the Service Guide as set forth in the Owner’s Manual;
(e) Receipts showing dates and services performed must be kept and furnished upon request;
(f) Do not agree to any repairs without the express authorization of STINGRAY;
(g) Transportation costs are the boat owner’s responsibility; and,
(h) If the STINGRAY boat owner believes a claim has been denied in error or the dealer has performed warranty
work in an unsatisfactory manner, the owner must notify STINGRAY’S Customer Service Department in writing for
further consideration.

Under This Warranty:

STINGRAY’S obligation is limited, at STINGRAY’S option, to repairing or replacing those covered components deemed by STINGRAY to be defective within the warranty period because of faulty materials or workmanship. No claim for breach of this warranty will cause the sale of the boat to be canceled or rescinded. STINGRAY may, at its option, provide for the repair or replacement of a covered component by an authorized STINGRAY dealership or service center or, STINGRAY may make necessary repairs under this warranty at the STINGRAY factory. Return transportation costs of any kind are the responsibility of the owner. The liability of STINGRAY shall in no event exceed the actual cash (NADA) value of the covered item at the time of the claim. OWNER REGISTRATION AND LIMITED WARRANTY form shall be presented to the dealer when owner requests service. This warranty is limited expressly to the terms and conditions herein set forth and cannot be modified or amended except by written agreement between STINGRAY and owner. STINGRAY reserves the right to improve its products and does not guarantee the availability of all product features and options as displayed in STINGRAY publications. STINGRAY further reserves the right to change specifications and prices without obligation to incorporate improvements in boats manufactured prior to such improvements. Dealers are not agents of STINGRAY. STINGRAY does not authorize any person to modify or create for it any obligation or liability. The laws of the State of South Carolina govern the interpretation and administration of this warranty contract. Owner agrees that any suit or claim against STINGRAY shall be administrated or litigated in the State of South Carolina, County of Florence.


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