Stingray Boats with big block Mercruiser

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Performance go fast fiberglass red power boat at speed

Here is a 2012 model from Stingray boats and Al Fink that gives good performance on the water with small block and big block stern drive or an I/O marine drivetrains. Using both Mercruiser and Volvo power packages one can go from 55-57 mph with 300 horsepower, about 60 mph with a 320 horsepower engine, and up to 75-76 mph with 400 to 420 horsepower. So, one boat can use engines and stern drive selections to go from the mid-50s to the mid-70s mph in speeds. You pay your money and get your choice.

This is one boat that you know when you see it. Most are sold finished in a bright red gel coat that stands out in a crowded launch ramp or at most all marinas. She has a long fore deck, raked back windshield, and a great cockpit that has a full width bench seat and two bucket seats for the boat driver and co-captain. She also has a very nice cuddy cabin that serves well as a place to change out of your bathing suit, use the head, or take a nap. Friends of Seabuddy even use theirs as a weekend retreat on occasion.

With a big block Chevy engine I/O she is a performance boat. While it was not rough when I took a trial, she slipped through large wakes with minor disturbance. She is peppy coming out of the hole, but does not snap your neck. And carving turns and having fun on the water was a natural with this Stingray boat. It is a boat model that brings a smile and laughing light heartedness to your demeanor. Even with a full load aboard. Take a spin on the water for yourself, but seabuddy wants to warn you, you will want to own this boat.

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