2023 Stingray 211DC

The 211DC is a sleek, versatile and top-performing sportboat.
Stingray 211DC running
The 211DC combines power and stability. Courtesy Stingray Boats

Stingray makes sleek, versatile and top-performing sportboats for all types of families. Every one we’ve tested proved to be quick, agile, smooth-riding, and packed with amenities for family boating or fishing fun. The 211DC combines all these features.

The dual-console design is growing in favor, and Stingray’s dual-console with an almost-deck-boat look is a departure from some of the boxy high-bowed competitors. This one is sleek but retains a bow seating depth of nearly 3 feet. The maximum cockpit depth is 58 inches at the windshield, and the aft cockpit is 34 inches. Families will feel safe, secure and still part of the surrounding seas.

Stingray 211DC bow seating
Forward seating offers a great view. Courtesy Stingray Boats

Stingray uses a Z-plane hull, a reverse chine design we’ve found maximizes performance on moderate horsepower. Max horsepower on this model is 225, but knowing Stingray’s skill at making strong boats light, we think a 200 would make a nice package. Fuel capacity is 42 gallons, a generous amount, giving an excellent range for a boat in this class. We’ve found Stingray helms comfortable, and this one is enhanced with an integrated touchscreen digital-switching system, the kind normally found on larger and far more expensive boats.

Stingray 211DC helm
The helm is enhanced with an integrated touchscreen digital-switching system. Courtesy Stingray Boats

The 211DC’s vinyl seats are tough and stain-resistant. Stingray’s upholstery shop is its own, and the work has a custom look. Aft cockpit seating is thickly cushioned and generous for a big crew. Forward seating is just as comfortable with a better view. The deck plan is ideal for cruising but doesn’t leave serious anglers out in the cold.

Stingray 211DC head
The optional head and sink are worthy upgrades. Courtesy Stingray Boats

Rod holders on the transom and gunwales accommodate trolling, rigging and bottomfishing. The fishing package includes rod holders, a casting chair and an 11-gallon livewell. A transom shower, head, sink and 13-gallon freshwater tank are included in an optional package. And for summertime clamming and scalloping, there’s a stainless-steel boarding ladder on the generous swim platform.

Stingrays come with a limited lifetime structural warranty and a three-year hull blister protection plan, and are NMMA-certified to be built to best practices of the ABYC and USCG specifications.

Stingray 211DC cockpit
Aft cockpit seating is thickly cushioned and generous. Courtesy Stingray Boats

High Points

  • Stingray’s Z-plane hull optimizes power and stability.
  • Self-bailing cockpit for convenience and safety.
  • Integrated LED docking lights.
  • Igloo 25-quart carry-on cooler with dedicated storage.
  • Sporty dash includes touchscreen and Italian wheel.
  • Bow seating area is spacious and deep for kids.
  • Bimini top is standard.
  • Dual bucket seats for the skipper and passenger are comfy.

Pricing and Specs

Price:$65,722 (with Yamaha 150XB)
Draft:1’5″ (drive up)
Dry Weight:3,248 lb. (with 150 hp)
Seat/Weight Capacity:12/2,535 lb.
Fuel Capacity:42 gal.

Stingray Boats – Hartsville, South Carolina; 843-383-4507; stingrayboats.com