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We rely on two principles when developing performance runabouts, 1) don't compromise the proven Z-plane hull and 2) design with the boater in mind. These principles are evident in the 225 series.
Both 225 versions inherit the next generation hull, which features unique contours to the running surface that extend beneath both sides of the integrated swim platform, creating three-point water contact for an extremely stable ride. It allows the boat to get out of the hole and on plane quicker for faster speeds and a freer riding hull. A three-dimensional, domed hull graphic, located in the style line amidships, adds sizzle and class to the already "go fast" look. And, if it's a deep boat with ample freeboard for "big" water that interests you, the 225 is just the ticket. At 22' 11" and a beam of 100", this is one deep and wide boat that offers safety and performance, all in the comfort of a spacious cockpit.
An overhead view, beginning at the transom, reveals an integrated swim platform that is the perfect size for initiating water sports or for on-water entertainment. Gain cockpit access via our popular walk-thru companionway and bench seat step found on our larger boats. It provides ease of entry and exit and maintains the integrity of a full transom without sacrificing seating. When not in use as a walk-thru, a custom filler cushion transitions this feature into a full sundeck.
Inside the cockpit, you will be surrounded by a U-shaped seating configuration that provides maximum seating capacity for your "brood" and any friends they may bring along. And, if it's storage you need, you will find cavernous seat bases ideal for most any item you bring onboard. We have designed a storage place for virtually everything. A rectangular, fiberglass table insert that mounts aft is neatly "battened" down and stowed under the rear sundeck. A full fiberglass liner with molded-in seat bases allows for ease of maintenance and can be equipped with optional snap-in carpet for more comfort or to enhance the look.
"Soft touch" vinyl prows top off two-level fiberglass dash pods. A full complement of gauges is used to monitor onboard operations. The center gauge is actually four gauges in one monitoring fuel level, engine temperature, oil pressure, and volts. The second tier houses the remote stereo control to the left of the steering wheel and rocker panel switches to the right. On the passenger side is a built-in stereo compartment housed in a locking glove box. Below is a great "catch-all" for sunglasses, magazines, sun tan lotions, etc. These dashes cap off under-helm storage on both passenger and driver sides. Access is easy through starboard doors accented with stainless steel hinges and latch. Notice the twin recessed speakers and stainless steel cup holders in the cockpit.
The 225CR has built in steps between the dash pods that lead to the non-skid foredeck and bow for easy access when docking or anchoring. Bi-fold doors to the port side of the steps, with smoke Lexan inserts and a key-entry lock, provide privacy for overnighting or when the facility (porti-potti or optional dockside pump out) is in use. An entry step to the cabin leads to a spacious V-berth with a port side freshwater sink and storage cabinet, center cabin porti potti and starboard side portable stove, all neatly tucked away under starboard lids. Once inside the cabin, a round deck hatch with screen provides ample cabin light and ventilation. The hatch is multi-position and with just the turn of a hand tensioner, the opening can be adjusted to suit any conditions. On deck, the hatch is complemented by a full bow rail that begins just below the side windshields and rises to the bow.
Stingray's new 225 series is packed with amenities, including a new standup bimini top as standard equipment, has a select list of options if you feel the need to "glam" it up, and has unmatched performance as it rides on Stingray's next generation Z-plane hull; looks as though the designers "stuck to their principles!"
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