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Stingray 185 LS
(w/ 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0GL)

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Stingray 185 LS
Stingray 185 LS
The 185 is now Stingray’s entry level bowrider. Just because it is entry level, don’t think it means you get just the basics and lack the power and performance! The 185 has the same Z-planing hull design they patented that gives you 3 point planing with the extended running surface.

This multi-purpose boat fits the need of a family that likes to fish, ski and cruise yet fits into the family budget without breaking it. Two versions of this model allow you to decide the best fit for you. The LX version has a full bench seat across the stern with two adjustable bucket seats for the driver and navigator, while the LS version has the back-to-back lounger and aft jump seats separated by the engine box.

Stingray 185 LS Captain's Report is archived.

Stingray 185 LS Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Stingray 185 LS is 48.0 mph (77.2 kph), burning 11.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 44.28 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Stingray 185 LS is 28.9 mph (46.5 kph), and the boat gets 5.32 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.26 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 101 miles (162.54 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0GL.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Stingray 185 LS Standard and Optional Equipment
CD Stereo Standard
Power Steering Optional
Trim Tabs Optional
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional
Full Canvas Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Stingray 185 LS Warranty

Stingray 185 LS 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
Link http://www.stingrayboats.com/products/warranties/warranty_2007.html
Blistering Warranty
Years 3-Year Hull Blister Protection Plan
Link http://www.stingrayboats.com/products/warranties/warranty_2007.html
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification USCG, IMCI, EC

Stingray 185 LS Price

Stingray 185 LS Price
Price as Tested $17,155.00
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.

Test numbers for this model are archived.