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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."

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."

Company

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."

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."

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

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

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

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."




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