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Stingray 225 SX (2012-)
Stingray 225 SX (2012-)

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Cuddys are designed for a focused audience of boaters who ask for little more than speed, performance, comfort –- and sports-car looks! These enthusiasts want to go fast and look cool first and foremost. Issues such as ski/wakeboard storage and Bimini tops usually arise later, if it all. Where once nearly all sportboats were cuddys, today fewer than 10% of the new sportboats sold are of that type. But they might be having a Renaissance!

Specifications

Stingray 225 SX (2012-) Specifications
Length Overall 22' 0''
7.0 m
Dry Weight 3,225 lbs.
1,462 kg.
Beam 100''
254 cm
Tested Weight N/A
Draft N/A Fuel Cap 57 gal.
216 L
Deadrise/Transom 20 deg. Water Cap none
Max Headroom N/A Bridge Clearance 45''
114 cm
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Stingray 225 SX (2012-)Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power Not Available

Stingray 225 SX (2012-) Captain's Report

Captain’s Report by Dan Armitage

Stringray 225 SX

Stingray’s sole cuddy in the company’s 23-model line-up, the 225 SX measures 22 feet, 11 inches and is in its second year of production.

The Mission

Stingray design and engineering team focused all of its expertise into one package to produce the 225 SX. The concept was to build a 21' boat that could handle lots of power, go fast, look sexy blasting across the lake, be easy to handle, and not cost the farm. While Stingray builds other cuddy models, the 225 SX would have an emphasis on performance.

Stringray 225 SX

With 20 degrees of deadrise the hull of the 225 SX makes for a smooth ride when skipping across waves. We think 20-degrees is a good compromise between speed and riding comfort.

Distinguishing Features

You might think that all cuddys are pretty much the same, and you would be right -- until you drill down. That's when you will find the differences.

It starts with the boss. Stingray’s founder and president, Al Fink, is a bit of a speed enthusiast. In fact, his love for fast cars inspired the design for this new 225 SX. When word comes from on high that the boat will be fast, guess what happens? In this day of corporate mergers, professional managers, and accountants calling the shots, it is easy to forget why some people go boating -- for thrills on the water! Stingray's Al Fink hasn't forgotten.

Stingray’s patented "zp" or "Z-plane" design. According to Stingray, its proven design eliminates additional surface area by incorporating horizontal planing surfaces to the hull rather than adding traditional strakes. The company says the Z-shaped planes act as horizontal faces when submerged and the outside edge of the Z-plane allow a spray release at the surface and in other ways reduces drag.

Stringray 225 SX

Drawings from Stingray website.

Built for speed. When we compare the Stingray 225 SX to other boats its size in class we see that it is much lighter, and few inches narrower, and lower to the water. Its topside is sleek and not encumbered by things such as sea rails and lifelines. Taken together all of these design elements add up to a vessel that can be pushed through the water faster than most boats in class.

Performance and Price

Anyone familiar with Stingray knows that WOT speed is a major theme of the company, no matter which model it is promoting. In that culture, the 225 SX stands out as getting an extra boost. We have not tested the boat, so we can not verify its speed and fuel consumption. However, the company says that when powered by a MerCruiser 5.7 L MPI (Catalyst) 300-hp engine with a Bravo I drive the boat will approach the mid-60 mph range.

The 225 SX has an MSRP of $45,108 with the 5.7 L engine mentioned above.

Stringray 225 SX

We like the understated-yet-classy, two-tone color and steel-trimmed design found in the 225’s cockpit.

Comfort Features

Bolstered, adjustable bucket seats and ample legroom greet the operator and any companion along for the ride in the Stingray 225 SX. The dash offers backlit gauges and control switches with circuit breakers, and a magnetic compass set in a panel accented by faux burl and stainless steel.

The bi-fold door to the cuddy cabin is lockable and supports a convertible two-step panel that gives a welcome leg-up to access the forward deck through the center section of the low-profile windshield.

Stringray 225 SX

The 225’s forward deck is all for show and to minimize drag at speed. It looks cool, but don't go there when it is slippery.

Stringray 225 SX

The bow hides a cuddy cabin with 32 inches of head clearance surrounded with netted storage pockets above and vinyl-covered cushions below.

Stringray 225 SX

Remove the cuddy cabin’s center pad section and you have a low-profile privy with self-contained Porta-Potti.

Stringray 225 SX

An ergonomically padded bench seat split by a skid-free icebox hatch for accessing the sunning pad and swim platform anchor the aft-end of the 225’s compact cockpit. The aft-hinged sunpad panel lifts to reveal the engine, making it accessible from the cockpit.

Stringray 225 SX

The large, integrated swim deck includes a notched transom, adopted from the offshore racing boats that allows the drive to be mounted higher to reduce drag and increase performance. Remote controls for the standard 180 watt stereo and tilt and trim for the outdrive are standard.

Stringray 225 SX

The layout of the 225 SX is traditional for a sportboat in its class.








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Standard and Optional Equipment

Stingray 225 SX (2012-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Head: Portable Standard
Trim Tabs Optional
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional Snap-in
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Canvas
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Stingray 225 SX (2012-) Warranty

Stingray 225 SX (2012-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years 5-Year Hull Protection Plan
Blistering Warranty
Years 3-Year Hull Blister Protection Plan

Stingray 225 SX (2012-) Price

Stingray 225 SX (2012-) Price
Pricing Range $45,108.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

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