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2019 Starcraft MDX 211 OB CC

Starcraft's MDX 211 OB CC excels at both family fun and fishing duty.

January 1, 2019
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The MDX 211 OB Center Console is a new-for-2019 twist on the builder’s popular deck-boat design that excels at both family fun and fishing duty.

Family amenities start with a wraparound bench that spans the front perimeter of the cockpit. Comfortable, thickly padded cushions line the interior wall. A pair of removable seat backs offer additional forward-facing back support for those who prefer to stretch. Another passenger perch is built into the front of the center console. Aft, the captain’s 3-foot-wide bench offers the convenience of a leaning post with a flip-over backrest that also allows attention to be focused aft. There’s also a two-person transom bench and single jump seat that combine to accommodate more crew in plush comfort.

2019 Starcraft MDX 211 OB CC
LOA: 21’10” | Beam: 8’6″ | Draft (max): 2’11” | Dry Weight: 2,715 lb. | Seat/Weight Capacity: 12/1,700 lb. | Fuel Capacity: 44 gal. Bill Doster
2019 Starcraft MDX 211 OB CC
A wraparound bench spans the front perimeter of the cockpit. Bill Doster

Does your family’s fun include watersports? A pull-up ski pylon awaits at the transom, elevated to clear the outboard motor. A generous swim platform includes a boarding ladder and plenty of space to walk from one side of the platform to the other without tangling with the motor.

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When it’s time to fish, the transformation is quick. Aft bench seat backs lower to reveal a spacious 5-foot-4-inch-by-2-foot-6-inch casting deck. A livewell is plumbed below the starboard transom walk-through, and the built-in insulated cooler below the aft bench can also be converted. A deep 2-foot-8-inch bow platform adds another elevated casting spot. Thanks to the center-console design, anglers can also work a fish along the entire perimeter. Removable coaming bolsters slide into tracks 27 inches high along the gunwale. A trio of rod holders is built into the port and starboard gunwales. The console dash offers plenty of space for brackets or flush-mount electronics.

2019 Starcraft MDX 211 OB CC
The console dash offers plenty of space for flush-mount electronics. Bill Doster
2019 Starcraft MDX 211 OB CC
There’s a two-person transom bench and single jump seat. Bill Doster

Starcraft’s modified dihedral-V hull design proved stable in wind-chopped waters, and the boat handled with finesse through increasingly aggressive turns. Paired with a 150 hp Yamaha outboard, the hull planed in just over 4 seconds and reached 30 mph in 9. Top speed peaked at 47.6 mph. That engine also proved efficient, consuming as little as five gallons per hour at a 23 mph cruising speed.

High Points

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  • AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth and auxiliary port
  • In-floor storage and removable 36-quart Igloo cooler below leaning post
  • Bimini top with storage boot

Price: $44,495

2019 Starcraft MDX 211 OB CC
Starcraft MDX 211 OB CC Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested
Engine: Yamaha F150
Prop: Yamaha Reliance II 13 3/4″ x 19″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 2.0:1
Fuel Load: 44 gal.
Crew Weight: 155 lb.

Starcraft Marine – New Paris, Indiana; 574-831-2950; starcraftmarine.com

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