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206CC -- Let the Fun Begin from Great Lakes Scuttlebutt (2017/03)
"For a day out with the family, these boats offer lots of space for maneuvering about, plus seating for up to seven passengers on the 186CC and up to nine passengers on the 206CC."

206CC -- Stingray 206CC from Pontoon & Deck Boat (2017/01)
"It's a Stingray, so heading into our test we already knew it would be well-built and well-thought-out. However, what we weren't expecting to find was such a smart and fish-friendly layout that truly impressed us."

186CC -- Stingray 186CC Deck Boat from Boating World (2017/01)
"It's multitask-ready, but like most center consoles, fishing is high on the list of to-dos, so Stingray checked off a lot of wish-list boxes."


186CC -- Stingray 186 Center Console from Lakeland Boating (2016/08)
"With full walk-around access, a large foredeck, tackle drawers and 12 rod holders, battling a finned foe is easy."

225RX -- Rally the Troops from Boating World (2016/07)
"It's easy to make a fast boat just by giving it a huge engine and not worrying about the higher price tag and increased fuel costs. But when a builder has Stingray's Z-Plane Hull as its ace in the hole, it can achieve the thrill of great performance with less power and save money in the process."

191DC -- Stingray 191DC from Boat Guide Canada (2016/05)
"Adding the 191DC to its lineup was an excellent move by Stingray. Offering a respectable balance of space, performance, and affordability, it is sure to catch the interest of existing runabout owners who are looking to upgrade to a larger-sized vessel for entertaining."

201DC -- Stingray 201DC from Power Boating Canada (2016/04)
"Stingray's 201DC is a versatile deck boat with storage capacity, seating space, and do-it-all versatility that growing families demand."

191DC -- It's a Stingray! from Great Lakes Scuttlebutt (2016/03)
"Simply put, the STINGRAY 191DC Deck Boat gives you the best of both worlds — the open layout of a traditional deck boat AND the wind protection you get from a sport boat with a full windshield."

182SC -- STINGRAY 182SC from Boating Magazine (2016/03)
"For most people there is no perfect boat, only perfect compromises, but in a day when gas is precious, tow vehicles are smaller, and you need to save a buck storing the boat in the garage, Al Fink was right — the 182SC is the best boat he's made in years."


201DC -- STINGRAY 201DC from Boatguide Canada (2015/12)
"Considering the volume of features Stingray's 201DC provides combined with its highly competitive price point, it easily ranks as one of the best value-for-your-dollar purchases in my books."

191DC -- STINGRAY 191DC from Boating Magazine (2015/12)
"Leave it to STINGRAY Boats to bring out an entirely new deck boat, power it with an economical Mercury 90 hp four-stroke, and get rocking performance."

201DC -- STINGRAY 201DC from Lakeland Boating (2015/11)
"When you're ready to hit the water for fun and relaxation, check out the 201DC deck boat. It features everything you look for in a deck boat of its size, plus a full windshield for your passengers — not to mention its sleek sport boat looks."

201DC -- STINGRAY 201DC from Lakeland Boating (2015/09)
"Stingray Boats has developed a solid reputation for building well-made boats that deliver comfortable amenities and surprising performance. That's particularly true with respect to the Hartsville, South Carolina-based company's deck boat lineup."

188LX -- STINGRAY 188L from Boatguide Canada (2015/06)
"Even with its base 3.0L engine, our nimble vessel achieves a respectable top speed of 42 mph, according to GPS."

192SC -- Playing With a Full Deck from Boating World (2015/05)
"The 192SC is a compact deckboat with loads of features and great performance at a price that won't push your retirement date back a couple years."

Company -- 35 Years of Stingray from Great Lakes Scuttlebutt (2015/03)
"STINGRAY uses the same materials as other builders, but they provide their customers a great value by building quality, craftsmanship, performance, and efficiency into every STINGRAY model."

234LR -- STINGRAY 234LR from Great Lakes Boating (2015/03)
"It can be powered by different outboards, but a standard Yamaha F250 works quite well. Its benefits are a top end speed of more than 55 mph at less cost and with better fuel economy than comparable boats."

225CR -- STINGRAY 225CR from Great Lakes Boating (2015/03)
"This is a versatile, family-style boat made for cruising, overnighting, and just having fun."

192SC -- Stingray 192SC from Boatguide Canada (2015/01)
"With its respectable top-end speed, superb accommodation space and easy handling, it's a must see for anyone considering a deck boat purchase for this coming season."


192SC -- Tests - Stingray 192SC from Boating (2014/10)
"As with all its boats, Stingray adds a subfloor over the stringers for additional structural support, resulting in more stability and a rattle-free ride."

250LR -- Love At First Sight from Lakeland Boating (2014/08)
"The Z-Plane Hull mitigates the air and water turbulence and delivers clean, smooth water to the propeller. It means we can attain fast speeds with a lighter engine, which translates into a very economical boat in terms of fuel economy."

198LX -- Stingray 198LX from Boatguide (2014/07)
"Recently, I had the opportunity to drive the company's stern-drive-powered 198LX Sport Deck, a bowrider measuring slightly less than 20 feet in overall length, but still delivering a lively, unforgettable ride."

194LX -- Spirited Performance in a Spacious 19-Foot Package from Power Boating Canada (2014/07)
"Fun? You Bet! The Stingray 194LX and Yamaha F115B deliver exactly the kind of spirited, sporty performance that should make this combo a real hit with families looking for huge fun and ever greater value."

Company -- STINGRAY Boats for the Great Lakes from Great Lakes Scuttlebutt (2014/05)
"Stingray has been a player in the Great Lakes area for years, but the brand is continuing to grow as more and more customers realize that Stingray gives them more boat for their dollars, without compromising on features, styling, and performance."

212SC -- Stingray 212SC - All new deck boat delights. from Power Boating Canada (2014/02)
"Stingray's 212SC is an all new breed that delightfully delivers on the promise of both space and performance in a day boat under 22 feet. It'll look great tied to your dock!"

250LR -- We Drove It from Boating World (2014/01)
"While outwardly resembling a go-fast boat, its interior is loaded with features that are useful when cruising or swinging at anchor."

212SC -- 212SC Stingray from Boatguide (2014/01)
"It's sure to generate a lot of attention at upcoming boat shows this year and should be on your short-list of models to consider if you're seeking a lively ride with space to spare for entertaining friends and family."


198LX -- 'Ray of Light from Boating World (2013/09)
"Stingray's new 198LX takes what we like best about deckboats and serves it up in a sleek package that can really move."

198LX -- Stingray 198LX from Boating (2013/09)
"Getting big performance from a smaller engine saves money at purchase time and at the pump. The 198LX surpasses 4 MPG at cruising speed."

194LX -- The Best in Family-Fun Boats Just Got Better from Lakeland Boating (2013/07)
"As an outboard model, this boat can go virtually anywhere and also requires very little maintenance, yet has all the amenities one could ask for in a fun and peppy day boat."

191RX -- Just What the Doctor Ordered from Boating World (2013/06)
"Stingray's newest outboard-powered model will find a place in your heart without leaving a hole in your bank account."

198LX -- Two All New Sport Deck Models from Power Boating Canada (2013/05)
"Yes indeed I was going 60 mph in a 19-foot bowrider. It took a complete downpour to bring me back to the dock—I was having that much fun!"

194LX -- An outboard with a sunpad? Yes! from Power Boating Canada (2013/05)
"It's widely known that Stingray has always managed to get more speed and better gas mileage out of their boats compared to other equivalent models equipped with similar power. I found the sweet cruising spot at 3500 rpm doing about 22 mph and the Stingray specs show fuel economy at that speed to be a respectable 6.4 mpg."

250CS -- Stingray 250CS from Boatguide (2013/01)
"Easily towable with a full-size pickup, Stingray's 250CS has a lot to offer, making it no surprise it has become such a popular model in the company's lineup."

204LR -- Stingray 204LR from Boating (2013/01)
"The combo planed in 4.4 seconds, reached 30 mph in eight seconds and topped out at 44.2 mph."


234LR -- Fabulous Hull with the Outboard Advantage from Lakeland Boating (2012/07)
"This is a big, deep boat with an excellent interior layout and some special features that make it perfect for port hopping or just having fun on the water."

225LR -- 225LR Stingray from Boatguide (2012/06)
"With an overall length just an inch short of 23 feet and a beam of eight feet, four inches, the 225LR has a delightfully deep and wide cockpit that's packed with amenities."

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."

214LR -- Stingray 214LR from Boating (2012/04)
"Powered by a Yamaha 150, the 214LR planed in 3.4 seconds, cut ridiculously tight turns and hit 46.9 mph. Impressive."

195RX -- 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."

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."


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."

214LR -- Stingray 214LR - Z is for Awesome from Boating (2011/12)
"Multipurpose boaters will appreciate the self-bailing cockpit, ample in-floor toy stowage, fore and aft boarding ladders, and pressurized bow and transom showers. The space normally reserved for a sterndrive? It's now wide-open stowage below the sun pad."

215LR -- A Spacious Deck Boat That's Sure to Please from Lakeland Boating (2011/07)
"It has the deck boat's 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."

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."

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."

208LR -- To The Max from Trailer Boats (2011/04)
"It knifes through chop and waves smoothly, and takes nary a drop of water when tackling seas head on."

195CS -- Wise Buys Under $30,000 from Boating (2011/04)
"Exciting acceleration and smooth-as-butter turns at speeds of 58 mph are what we encountered during our test of this boat with a 220 hp MerCruiser 4.3 MPI sterndrive."

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."

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."

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."

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."


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."

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."

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."

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."

195LX -- Four-Banger Boost from Trailer Boats (2010/01)
"Stingray's Z-Plane hull design makes each of the company's boat models exceptionally fast, and the 195LX was no exception."


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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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 -- 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."

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."

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."


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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."


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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

210LX -- Stingray 210LX from Lakeland Boating (2007/07)
"Fast, functional...and did we mention fast?"

Company -- Full Disclosure from Go Boating (2007/05)
"There's more to building boats than meets the eye."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

220DR -- Smoke on the Water from Trailer Boats (2007/02)
"In corners the boat stays planted, making tight turns easily."

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 -- 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 -- 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."

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."

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..."

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 -- 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 -- 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."

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."

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."

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."


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."

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."

195CS -- Stingray 195CS Cuddy from Lakeland Boating (2005/12)
" built to give the 195CS better handling than its predecessors."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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 -- 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."

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."

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."


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."

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."

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."

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."

220DR -- Quick Looks - Stingray 220DR from Boating Life (2004/03)
"As in all Stingrays, performance is in the blood of the 220DR."

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 -- 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 -- 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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

220SX -- Comparison Test - 4 Muscle Boats from Popular Mechanics (2003/03)
"This is one of the best small-boat monohull designs in production."

200MS -- Quick Looks - Stingray 200MS from Boating Life (2003/03)
"What looks like a great fishing boat is a cool wakeboarding boat too."

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."

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."

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."

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 -- 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."

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."

220DR -- Stingray 220DR from Boating Life (2003/01)
"A blast to drive, with enough deck space for a party."


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."

240CR -- Gimme Shelter from Boating World (2002/06)
"Having the option to stay aboard a boat overnight expands your boating horizons considerably."

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."

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."

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."

240CR -- Weekend cruisin' in style from Boats and Places (2002/02)
"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."


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."

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!"

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 - 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."

Company -- Building a Better Boat from Go Boating (2001/06)
"Changing technology for changing times."

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."

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 -- Stingray 200MS - Boat Test from Lakeland Boating (2001/05)
"Considering its price and versatility, the 200MS is a good value for the dollar spent."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

180LX -- Five of a Kind from Boating (2001/03)
"The Stingray 180LS was the speed king, wringing out an impressive 48.7 mph."

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 -- 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."

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."

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..."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."


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."

200LS/LX -- Stingray 200LX from Lakeland Boating (2000/11)
"The 200LX is a can't-miss selection for any powerboater."

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."

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."

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."

Company -- Cruising the Net from Boating (2000/04)
"Stingray ( offers three simple steps to boating nirvana."

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."

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."

220DS -- Stingray 220DS from Boating Life (2000/03)
"Stingray's new 220DS blurs the traditional lines between deck boats, runabouts and performance sport boats."

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."


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.

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

Engines -- Juice Squeezer from Trailer Boats (1999/02)
The MerCruiser 350 Mag MPI V-8 vs. the MerCruiser 7.4L MPI V-8

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."


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... "

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?"

Company -- Control Tweak from International Boating (1998/10)
"The Stingray reputation for excellent performance stems from good power-to-weight ratios and clever design."

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."

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."

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."

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."


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."

230SX -- 1997 Performance Trials from Hot Boat (1997/03)
"Stingray's interior layout is a study in functional excellence."

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."

220LX -- Stylish Stingray from Motor Boating (1997/01)
"The ride was also quiet and dry, the wake skier-friendly."


181RS -- Dynamic Duo from Trailer Boats (1996/06)
"Economics aside, if you think we're impressed with this package, you're right."

230SX -- 1996 Performance Trials from Hot Boat (1996/03)
"Stingray's [230SX] brings the performance oriented family boater the best of both worlds..."

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."

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."

220CS/CX -- 1996 Performance Trials from Lakeland Boating (1996/01)
"Excellent performance is a hallmark of every Stingray model."


240CS -- Stingray 240CS from Boating World (1995/06)
"The [240CS] is a livable 23 foot cruiser with sleek, Eurostyle styling."

Technology -- The V-8 Debate from Trailer Boats (1995/05)
Topics : Engines

200LS/LX -- Compact Boat of the Year from Hot Boat (1995/05)
" supremely responsive, handles rough water like a larger boat and turns as if on rails."

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."

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."

200LS/LX -- Stingray 200LS/LX from Hot Boat (1995/03)
"The ... [200LS/LX] is without question one of the fastest [boats] in production history."

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."

Technology -- Fast Forward from Hot Boat (1995/01)
Topics : Automation, Computer Aided Design

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..."


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."

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."

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."

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."


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."

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."


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