Comfort is a vitally important attribute of any boat, but the ability
to draw gawking stares as everyone on shore watches your beautiful craft
zip by really satisfies a hard-to-reach itch. Why consume conspicuously
if you can't be really conspicuous about it? If you see Stingray's 240LS
go by, you can't be blamed for your slack-jawed staring; anyone who owns
one in all likelihood purchased it because they themselves were dumbfounded
This newest addition to the Stingray open-bow stable is like the scion
of a highfalutin show pony and a hard-driving track racer. With the 240LS,
you'll get to enjoy the best of both worlds.
The cockpit offers standard backlit instrumentation, a tilt steering
wheel, a woodgrain dash, a floor-mounted table and an insulated ice chest.
Also included are Stingray's premium seats. These polypropylene-core seats
are more durable than their wood-core counterparts. The molded foam
inserts are then covered with UV-stable, nearly puncture-proof vinyl. All
of this attention to detail is certainly justified; after all, what is as
important as a comfortable seat?
The 240LS comes standard with a Sunbrella top, curved safety glass
windshield and integrated swim platform. Other standard features include
a 500-gallon-per-hour bilge pump and carpeted floor storage. Some of the
optional features are Sunbrella aft curtains, bow cover and full canvas
set, side curtains, and a walk-through flap.
But it's in the hull where Stingray's legendary attention to quality
really pays off in the 240LS. All Stingray hulls are NMMA- and U.S. Coast
Guard-certified. Because they have such a passion for staying ahead of
their competition, Stingray uses computer modeling and 3-D milling to
simulate the hull construction in the planning stages. This exacting
process allows Stingray to confidently offer a five-year owner protection
plan. This guarantee will appeal to your rational side, though you will
definitely feel this vessel's benefits in the seat of your pants.
The 240LS has three MerCruiser power options. With a light load and
an SS prop, the 5.0L EFI Alpha tops out a 50 mph. The 5.7L EFI Alpha,
which is also available with Bravo III drive, gets up to 53 mph. The
top-of-the-line 350 MAG MPI Alpha pushes the 240LS to a top speed of
The speed, lines and grace of the Stingray 240LS make for a truly
remarkable vessel. Just be ready to be the focus of attention.