2023 Princecraft Vectra 23 XT

V-hull-like handling combined with a plush layout.

Feature-rich, stylish, sporty and affordable, Princecraft’s Vectra 23 XT rates as a must-see for families looking to spend quality time on the water. Construction includes durable, corrosion-resistant 5052-H36 marine-grade aluminum pontoons with 2 ½-inch heavy-duty extruded Z-aluminum cross channels.

Princecraft Vectra 23 XT cruising
The Vectra 23 XT smoothly skims across the waves. Courtesy Princecraft

Full-length extruded aluminum keels and a V-shaped aluminum engine pod provide directional stability, while lifting strakes enhanced speed. Our boat had V-hull-like handling thanks to the Sport configuration that includes a bow-central half third log with lifting strakes and a spray shield.

Topside, we found three gates in the 1 ¼-inch anodized aluminum perimeter rail to ease boarding, one each at the stern, bow and port side, each with lift and lock hinges. 

Princecraft Vectra 23 XT helm
The helm can be upgraded with an optional Kicker KMC 100 stereo. Courtesy Princecraft

Plush facing loungers in the bow and aft areas provide plenty of room for family and friends to kick back, with tons of storage below each of them. The captain and co-pilot settle into a pair of deluxe, swiveling bucket seats, part of the Silver Premium Classic Edition package that also includes metallic color accents, raised chrome Princecraft logos, chrome dock lights, LED lighting under the helm, an upgraded steering wheel and more.

Princecraft Vectra 23 XT storage
There’s cavernous stowage under each seat. Courtesy Princecraft

The roomy aft swim platform, known as the Fun Zone, adds a pair of rear-facing recliners for relaxing while on the anchor, sandbar or beach. There’s cavernous stowage under each. The Fun Zone also includes a stainless-steel telescoping boarding ladder to starboard, and an optional ski pylon can be added to enjoy watersports. A ski locker is available with the Sport or Performance configurations to stow skis, towropes and more.

Need music? Crank up the optional Kicker KMC 100 stereo in the helm console. It pumps out 200 watts through four speakers.

Princecraft Vectra 23 XT aft seating
The roomy aft swim platform, known as the Fun Zone, adds a pair of rear-­facing recliners. Courtesy Princecraft

Our 23 XT came with a Mercury 115 Pro XS FourStroke outboard that launched this tritoon from zero to 20 mph in 8 seconds, reaching 30 mph in 11.5 seconds and accelerating to a top speed of 32.5 mph. The boat banked comfortably into turns and smoothly skimmed across the waves.

High Points

  • Optional pedestal table lets crew enjoy snacks in the bow area.
  • Molded-in drink holders abound.
  • Optional storage area under the helm console.
  • Bimini top offers plenty of shade.
Princecraft Vectra 23 XT performance data
Princecraft Vectra 23 XT Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested

  • Engine: Mercury 115 Pro XS
  • Drive/Prop: Outboard/Spitfire 13″ x 31″ 4-blade stainless steel
  • Gear Ratio: 2.33:1 Fuel Load: 25 gal. Crew Weight: 500 lb

Pricing and Specs

Price:$40,334 (base MSRP with Mercury 115 Pro XS)
Draft (max):1’0″
Dry Weight:1,900 lb. (with power)
Seat/Weight Capacity:12/1,623 lb.
Fuel Capacity:27 gal.

Princecraft – Princeville, Quebec, Canada; 800-395-8858; princecraft.com