2003 Stingray 220 LX Bowrider
- Stock #095751 -
Mercury 5.0 MPI 260 Hp / Looking for OFFERS /Very Nice boat !
Understated, the 220 LX boasted a two-tone beige-and-cream gelcoat accented with vinyl graphics. Mold work was several cuts above production-boat standards, as was the installation of the boat's aluminum rubrail with rubber insert, and the Water Bonnet walk-through windshield.
The manufacturer didn't supply detailed lamination schedule information. However, a representative from the company did say the 220 LX was hand laid with multiple layers of woven roving and had a fiberglass stringer system.
The engine hatch raised manually on two gas struts. That gave us access to the top of the motor. Two fold-down panels gave us access to its sides. With those panels folded down, we could see that the engine was secured with lag bolts driven into the stringers and the standard transom assembly. The boat's liner gave the engine compartment a neat appearance, as did the black gelcoat over the bilge and the competently routed and supported wiring.
Rather than an anchor locker, the compartment in the sole of the 220 LX turned out to be a cooler lined with plastic. The backrests for the lounges were comfortably angled, and under the bottom cushions we found generous stowage space. Inset in the gunwales rather than bolted on top of them, which would have marred the boat's profile, grab handles were fitted within reach of both bow lounges.
Definitely outfitted for entertaining, the 220 LX had another cooler in the cockpit sole. In the port-side dash forward of the co-pilot's bucket was a carpeted glove box, a Clarion CD stereo and a grab handle. That handle, plus the angled molded footrest, should help the co-pilot stay in his seat when the ride gets rough.
The driver's bucket, like the co-pilot's seat, had a flip-up bottom for added "altitude." That can be much-appreciated during the planing and docking processes. All gauges at the helm were set in a woodgrain panel above the tilt steering wheel. Rocker switches for accessories were in two panels, one on each side of the wheel, and the Mercury throttle/shifter was mounted on the gunwale.
The rear bench could handle three or four passengers. Under the bench bottom cushion, which flipped forward on a dual-position hinge, there was ample ski stowage, though not enough space for a wakeboard. Boards would likely go in the engine compartment on each side of the motor, where there was more stowage.
That stowage could come in handy, because the 220 LX turned out to be a nifty wakeboarding boat. The pull out of deep-water starts was gentle, yet firm. The wakes sloped gradually, but with enough angle for launching beginner and intermediate riders plenty high.
Our test skier wasn't particularly jazzed with the boat's punch in deep-water starts, but then, coming out of the hole is more demanding on a slalom ski than it is on a board. On the plus side, he found the wakes at various slalom speeds to be small and soft. That enabled him to rip hard cuts on each side of the boat, and our ski-test driver definitely felt him behind the boat.
The people at Stingray are adept at matching power to their boats. They've done it again in the 220 LX, a snappy performer that should provide seasons of entertainment.
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