Stingray 192SC: Covering All the Bases

Stingray Boats, of Hartville, South Carolina, has been building small powerboats since 1979. As of 2015 the company is making 26 models, ranging from 18 to 25 feet in five styles – sport runabouts, deck boats, sport decks, fishing boats, and cuddy-cabin cruisers. Some of the individual designs share basic hull forms with other styles, with most of the difference seen in the fit-out abovedecks,  but all Stingray boats feature well-regarded Z-Plane hydrodynamics.

The Stingray 192SC offers a lot in 20 feet -- swimming, fishing, tow-sports, and two great lounging zones. The bimini, with stainless fittings, is standard.

The Stingray 192SC offers a lot in 20 feet — swimming, fishing, tow-sports, and two great lounging zones. The bimini, with stainless fittings, is standard.

At just over 20 feet, the new 192SC  is a multi-talented performer. It’s small enough (with a beam of 8’4”) for easy trailering and garage storage, but big enough to handle plenty of outboard power. With a 115-hp Mercury the boat tops out at about 40 mph; for a few thousand dollars more it will take a 150-hp Merc and run 10 mph faster.

On deck the 192sc shines as a capable all-arounder. Across the wide bow is a platform with molded non-skid for swimming or casting, a small bow locker, and a recessed forward boarding ladder. Just aft is a roomy seating area with ventilated stowage under the seats. There’s a walkthrough between the helm and the freshwater sink to port (a standard item) then another comfortable lounging scheme in the cockpit. A second walk-through to starboard allows easy access to the transom and aft swim platform – where there’s more stowage and a folding swim ladder.

There's a walk-through from the aft seating area to the swim platform, home to a swimming ladder and   stowage  for wet gear.

There’s a walk-through from the aft seating area to the swim platform, home to a swimming ladder and stowage for wet gear.

Other standard features include a bimini with stainless fittings, an Igloo cooler, an aerated livewell aft, and other high-quality touches like stainless cup holders, rod holders, and rubrail.

Brett Becker has a full review off the 192sc on boats.com: Stingray 192SC: Hit the Sweet Spot. And for more information, visit Stingray Boats.

 

Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    Now only if it was within my budget

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