Stingray 192 SC

May 13, 2015

When independent boat builder Stingray Boats introduced an all new deck boat line last year with the introduction of the 212 SC, we gave it a glowing report. Hot on the 212’s heels comes the second model in what this all-new line for Stingray Boats: the 192 SC. This new deck boat line is in addition to their existing sport boat, sport deck, and cuddy/cruiser lines.
Dockside, the 192 SC is only a slightly shorter and 1 inch narrower than its’ bigger brother. On the scales, it’s significantly lighter at just 2,600 lbs making it easily trailerable by more vehicles on the road today.
The bow deck is large but not overly, the forward seating is proportionately the same as the aft seating area, the helm console sits aft of centre on the hull length and the stern swim platform admirably brackets the outboard motor. Overall, the 192 SC presents as a very well-balanced layout.
Climbing aboard at the stern, you’ll find a swim platform that is integrated into the hull – not a bolted on after-thought. The two large storage hatches lift to reveal ample access to the bilge pump, battery and plenty of additional wet storage space for gear beneath a removable liner. There’s a threestep stainless re-boarding ladder to starboard.
A slight step-over transom to starboard leads to the cockpit. Behind the stern bench seat there are cup holders and a spot for the removable ski tow bar. The l-shaped stern bench features a lovely high back seating surface, with easily removable cushions and a built-in cooler with drain and storage areas underneath. It wraps up the portside to the port side entry stairs. Just aft of the stairs there is a freshwater sink and a large removable trash receptacle (under a hatch) conveniently placed where literally everyone aboard can access it without having to ask anyone to move. This carefully planned design creates a rear-facing seatback for the spotter directly opposite the helm seat.
Moving forward, the forward port side bench faces the starboard side bench (both with storage areas underneath) to create a bow seating area where at least four adults could enjoy a floating lunch. Don’t forget to order the optional bow filler cushion if you want a sunpad.
The bow deck is accessed via a centreline step with a cooler underneath. The deck area itself is the full beam width of the hull and is deep enough to sit on without feeling like you’ll fall in. There’s a re-boarding ladder and anchor locker under a hatch. The optional fishing package has a fishing chair mount here flush with the deck. We’d suggest adding the optional stereo remote.
The 192 features a full fiberglass liner, and a two-tone fiberglass helm console which features a large underneath storage area for the cooler, black-on-white gauges with plenty of room to add an aftermarket GPS or a fishfinder. The compromise on the 192 over the 212SC is the loss of a standup changeroom.stingray192spec
Performance wise, the 192 rides on Stingray’s exclusive and time-proved true Z-plane hull. This may be a deck boat, but it has a true runabout hull with a 20 degree deadrise. Although the 192 SC is rated for up to a 150hp outboard engine, it likely won’t need it to delight both riders and captain! Correctly propped and trimmed, I’d expect top speed of just over 40 mph. In fact Yamaha’s own Performance Bulletin with their 115XB outboard produced at top end of 40mph @ 6300 rpm using 10.5 gallons per hour, and reported a very economical and comfortable cruising speed of 23.8mph @ 4000 rpm using just 4.1 gallons per hour.
Stingray’s 192 SC is the second model in an all new line for this proven boat builder. She’ll deliver up both space and ear-to-ear grin-producing performance and economy in a 20’ day boat!