Comfortable and Luxurious.
By: Captain Christopher Kourtakis
The perfect trailerable boat does exist and it has a little bit of everything for everyone in the family. The Princecraft Ventura 220 WS is well equipped for watersports or cruising the lake on a hot summer’s day.
The high-performance aluminum deep v hull has a top speed of 71 kmph with a Mercury Verado 175 HP outboard and a cruising speed of 35 kmph at 3,600 rpms. Trimming the engine was quick and effortless with the great hull design. If you want a little more power, upgrade to the optional 200HP or more.
The layout on the Ventura 220 WS offers ample seating and entertainment areas on the boat for friends and family members to relax. The L-shaped lounge area in the cockpit surrounds a small but functional removable table with 3 cupholders. In front of the helm is a functional fresh water sink opposite to the lounger on the starboard side of the boat.
The transom sun pad is super plush and comfortable. One feature that I really like is that the aft padding angles at 45° so that you won’t roll off and can use it as a pillow. The pad opens easily to provide walk through access to the swim platform to the starboard side. The stainless-steel ski pylon is precisely mounted for easy accessibility, strength, and durability. The swim platform has a convenient 4-step telescoping ladder for easy access to the boat from the water. The optional wake board tower is a must have on this boat as it not only adds style, but also functionality.
The plush loungers in the bow provide plenty of space to soak up the sun’s rays. The piano hinges provide easy access to store your gear underneath the benches. Additional storage can be found in the floor for wakeboards and waterskies and the cabinets provide easy access under the sink and helm station.
The helm is equipped with an optional bolster captain’s chair that has a flip up bottom to help with visibility as needed. The dash is fully equipped with all the gauges that you will need and lighted rocker switches to the immediate right. The tilt helm with hydraulic steering make handling the corners a breeze. The digital shifter is mounted in an easy to operate location for the captain. Surrounding the helm is an ergonomically designed windshield that not only looks good but protects the entire crew.
The sporty design and overall layout is functional, practical and perfect for most size families and their friends. Equipped with enough power to get up and go, the easy access front, and high gunnels in the cockpit only add to the functionality of the boat. Having a fully aluminum hull will give you the confidence that you will need if you boat in smaller lakes with rocky bottoms such as Lake Superior.
If you are in the market for a trailerable all-purpose family boat, the Ventura 220 WS needs to be on your list. Perfectly powered, durable and well equipped, this boat has a little of everything for a great and fun day on the water.
LOA: 6.8 m | 22’-2”
Beam: 2.5 m | 97”
Dead Rise: Not Available
Fuel Capacity: 174 L | 46 US gal
Water Capacity: Not Available
Holding Tank Capacity: Not Available
Boat Weight: 956 kg | 2108 lb
Max Horsepower: 200 HP
Passenger Capacity : 12
Engine Manufacturer: Mercury
MSRP: $59,999 CAD base
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