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

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Stingray 185 LX
Stingray 185 LX
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.

Key Features

  • Floor Storage with Oversize Door
  • High Output Bilge Blower
  • Performance Notched Transom
  • Bow Storage
  • All Weather Marine Carpet - 20 oz.
  • Backlit Instrumentation and Switches
  • Integrated Electric Horn
  • Prem. 36oz. Foam Backed Vinyl with PreFixx
  • Oversized Cup Holders
  • Power Trim and Tilt with Indicator
  • Remote Oil Change System


Stingray 185 LX Specifications
Length Overall 18' 5'' Dry Weight 2,155 lbs.
Beam 85'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 29'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 21 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity N/A
Deadrise/Transom 19 deg. Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance 41'' Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) N/A
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 185 LX Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 1 x 135-hp Volvo Penta 3.0GL
Opt. Power Not Available

Stingray 185 LX Line Drawing


Stingray 185 LX Photo Gallery

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Lots of Room for Friends

Bow Seating

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Cockpit Layout

Helm Features

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Stern Seating

Swim Platform

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Swim Ladder

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Stingray 185 LX Captain's Report is archived.

Stingray 185 LX Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Stingray 185 LX is 49.4 mph (79.5 kph), burning 11.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 44.28 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Stingray 185 LX is 29.7 mph (47.8 kph), and the boat gets 5.66 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.41 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 107 miles (172.2 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 LX 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 LX Warranty

Stingray 185 LX 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 LX Price

Stingray 185 LX Price
Price as Tested $17,620.00
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.