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Vectra 1940 OB (2007-)
(w/ 1 x 150-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard))

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Brief Summary

The Vectra 1940 Outboard makes a great family boat that is easy to drive, easy to clean and has high interior sides to keep the little ones safe. The easy maintenance design has a self bailing cockpit so when water does get inside, it will quickly bail back out. The extra flotation and composite material will keep you afloat and last a lifetime. The diehedral-vee design delivers a smooth, fast and comfortable ride.

Key Features

  • Integrated swim steps with boarding ladder
  • Fender storage at transom
  • UV stabilized marine grade upholstery
  • Stern bench seat with storage
  • Fully padded cockpit and bow coamings
  • Fully adjustable bucket helm seat with flip up bolster
  • Removable 36 quart cooler
  • Fresh water sink with pump faucet
  • AM/FM stereo with CD player
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 19' 0''
    Beam 102''
    Dry Weight 2,250 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 13 deg.
    Max Headroom Open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 51 gal.
    Water Capacity None
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 150-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard)
    Opt. Power 1 x 150-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard)

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    760 3.3 2.9 0.5 6.6 5.7 303 263 51
    1000 4.5 3.9 0.7 6.9 6.0 318 276 59
    1500 6.0 5.2 1.1 5.5 4.7 250 218 66
    2000 7.0 6.1 1.6 4.4 3.8 201 175 67
    2500 8.1 7.0 2.6 3.2 2.8 146 127 70
    3000 13.3 11.6 3.0 4.5 3.9 207 180 70
    3500 24.7 21.5 4.1 6.0 5.2 277 240 77
    4000 29.9 26.0 5.8 5.2 4.5 237 206 79
    4500 33.7 29.3 6.6 5.2 4.5 236 205 84
    5000 38.2 33.2 8.3 4.6 4.0 212 185 86
    5500 41.5 36.1 12.1 3.4 3.0 158 137 86
    5600 43.5 37.8 13.9 3.1 2.7 144 125 88
    760 263 488 5.30 1.89 2.81 51
    1000 276 512 7.20 2.65 2.94 59
    1500 218 402 9.70 4.16 2.32 66
    2000 175 323 11.30 6.06 1.86 67
    2500 127 235 13.00 9.84 1.35 70
    3000 180 333 21.40 11.36 1.92 70
    3500 240 446 39.80 15.52 2.56 77
    4000 206 381 48.10 21.96 2.19 79
    4500 205 380 54.20 24.98 2.19 84
    5000 185 341 61.50 31.42 1.96 86
    5500 137 254 66.80 45.80 1.46 86
    5600 125 232 70.00 52.62 1.33 88

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.5 sec.
    0 to 30 7.2 sec.
    Ratio 2.14 : 1
    Props PowerTech OFS 15 1/4 X 18 X 3 Stainless Steel
    Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 78 deg.; 50% humid.; wind: 10 MPH; seas; calm

    Captain's Report

    Affordable & Fun-- Vectra 1940 O/BBy Capt. Bob SmithI had the pleasure of testing some of Smoker Craft’s family of boats at Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, Indiana recently. I had no idea they had such a wide variety of boats to offer. The Vectra 1940 Outboard was one of the two fiberglass deckboats tested. This boat is a great example of making the best use of space and footprint with a keen eye on the budget.WarrantyThe planing hull on the Vectra 1940 carries a 5-year warranty and has a composite transom reinforcement and a one-piece composite stringer system, but the sturdy construction does not stop there. Vectra uses an injected foam system for better flotation and elimination of voids and has a full fiberglass inner liner. At the bow are docking lights to make it easy to see the trailer on approach at night or to see the slip as you are roll in from a day on the water. The bow platform takes full advantage of the deckboat bow design and has a beach boarding ladder to easy climb back on board. There is storage in a bow step that could be used as an anchor well or even as a short-term cooler. Lounging spaces in the bow is comfortable and there is plenty of room beneath the seats to store your gear or the boat covers while you play. Upholstery is heavy-duty marine grade and it comes with a 3-year warranty. If you really like to lounge in the sun and work on the tan, opt for the bow filler cushions and make a large sun lounge out of it. In the floor up front is a large compartment to store water toys.Functional HelmThe helm offers excellent leg room, even for a big guy like me. The layout is functional with a fixed position 3-spoke wheel (which can be upgraded to a tilt hydraulic wheel). The gauges are positioned high and are easy to see, and power is controlled with aircraft style paddle switches with lighted tips. Great tunes are onboard with a stereo mounted low and to the left of the wheel. If you like to be your own DJ, an MP3 jack is on the side of the helm for plugging in your IPod or other MP3 player. On top of the helm is a pump action sink for rinsing off the sand before picking up the snacks.Stern FeaturesKeep your snacks and drinks cool and pack them to carry on board in the cooler that fits neatly under the port side of the bench. There are grab bars are on either side of the stern bench seat and beneath the seat on the starboard side is a conveniently located battery switch. A courtesy light next to it illuminates the switch and the floor to make moving around at night safer. When you are ready to take a dip out in the lake, access to the ladder is via walkthrough safety gate. A really smart feature is the fender holders in the engine well which will keep the fenders right where you need them. Across to starboard is a large locker easily reached from the stern for water toys and storing the docking lines.SpecificationsThe Vectra 1940 O/B can handle up to a 200-hp engine and carries 10 people or a total of 2250 lbs. She weighs 2,250 lbs dry without the engine and has a 51 gallon fuel capacity. She measures 19’0” length overall and is 102” across the beam. The interior depth is a very kid-friendly and safe 30”. PerformanceTesting on an inland lake, I found the 1940 Vectra easy to handle. The ride was responsive, smooth, and dry. She was on plane in just 3.5 seconds and up to 30 mph in only 7.2 seconds. She is at cruise around 24.7 mph and 3500 rpm while she reaches top speed at 5600 rpm doing 43.5 mph. At cruise she will deliver 277 miles of fun and entertainment on a full tank of fuel and at top speed she will still give you as much as 144 miles. We tested the 1940 with a Honda 150-hp Four Stroke outboard on her stern.If you like the thrill of speed boating and skiing yet have a need to be able to safely and comfortably carry a larger crowd with you, deckboating is likely in your future.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Vectra 1940 OB (2007-) is 43.5 mph (70 kph), burning 13.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 52.61 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Vectra 1940 OB (2007-) is 24.7 mph (39.8 kph), and the boat gets 6.02 miles per gallon (mpg) or 2.56 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 277 miles (445.79 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 150-hp Honda 4-stroke (outboard).

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard
    Shore Power Optional
    Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
    Washdown: Raw Water Optional

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional Snap in
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Tower: Watersports Optional
    Transom Door Standard
    Transom Shower Optional


    Bimini Top Standard
    Cockpit Cover Optional


    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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