One of the charges leveled against stern-drive fishing boats is that the engine takes up
valuable fishing room at the aft of the craft. You can't say that about the Stingray 200MS.
This walk-around, center-console speedster puts the engine amidships. A jackshaft transfers
its power to a conventional stern-drive at the transom.
On board, the 200MS has built-in tackle drawers, which, by making tackle boxes unnecessary,
effectively adds more fishing rooms. It has horizontal rod storage, upright rod holders, a
14-gallon aerated livewell, fish boxes at both bow and stern and a rigging station at the
transom. And you can chase a fish round and round the center console.
The result is not simply a handy fishing configuration, either. For wakeboarding, there's
no need to play with ballast to get the right wake; the driver can adjust the outdrive.
When it's time to move, you do it on a Stingray-patented Z-plane hull for smooth water
flow, higher speeds and better fuel economy. The hull carries a five-year protection plan,
three years against blister. Hardware is stainless steel and the fiberglass cockpit floor
liner is self-bailing. In most engine packages, there's no charge for power steering.
A special convenience package adds, at no charge, custom engine vibration dampeners, an
electronic fuel management system, a stainless-steel boarding ladder and a magnetic compass.
You can add a custom T-top with handrails, a wakeboard tower with rocket launchers or a
Sunbrella Bimini top.
Then get ready to fish from your big boat.
Boating Life Magazine