It’s rare to find a 19-foot bowrider with an anchor locker, but the Starcraft Limited 2119 IO has one, big enough for an appropriate hook and rode. Open the hatch and you’ll also find a four-step telescoping swim ladder, another runabout rarity. It told me right away that the 2119 makes the most of its space.
Start with the fact that the Limited 2119 IO has a full 8-foot- 6-inch beam, where many runabouts of comparable length have a width of about 8 feet. Those extra few inches help provide a wider bow cockpit, as the beam tapers moving forward, allowing for a little more legroom.
Storage is also better than on most runabouts; the bow seats lift to reveal large carpeted bins, and the backrests lift for more space in each console. In the cockpit sole, the ski locker lifts on two gasassisted struts to reveal stowage wide and deep enough to hold all your toys. I lifted the cushions under the transom bench and found finished fiberglass bins for even more hideaway room. There’s also a plastic tub located under the port section of the sun pad.
Taking my turn at the helm, I appreciated the stylish windshield that’s constructed of a single sheet of curved glass per side, plus the centerline walkthrough. The silver metallic dash is recessed into the helm console, preventing glare and annoying reflection in the windshield.
With 17 degrees of deadrise, this moderate V-hull handled a small wind chop and routine wakes from boat traffic with no difficulty, and I could execute sharp turns at 30 mph without blowout. Going 30 mph at 3,500 rpm, it felt like I found the sweet spot, but the boat felt smooth and safe all the way up to its 45 mph top end.
The standard extended swim platform increases this boat’s water access.
The 2119 has a fiberglass liner, and snap-in carpet is an option.
The bucket helm seats come equipped with a flip-up bolster.
The sun pad over the engine compartment is big enough to hold two people.
» Test Engine: Mercruiser 190 HP 4.3L Alpha 1.81:1
» Test Prop: Mercury 14¼” X 20″ Four-Blade Aluminum
» Test Load: People (200 LB.); Fuel (45 GAL.)
» Top Speed: 45.4 MPH @ 4,800 RPM
» Time to Plane: 3.5 sec.
» Time to 30 MPH:** 7.3 sec.
» Minimum Planing Speed: 16.4 MPH @ 2,500 RPM
» Length Overall: 19’2″
» Beam: 8’6″
» Dry Weight: 2,100 LB.
» Seating/Weight Capacity: 10/1,400 LB.
» Fuel Capacity: 45 GAL.
» Max HP: 300
» MSRP: $26,540 (w/ test power)
» NMMA Certified
Starcraft Marine – New Paris, Indiana; 574-831-2950; starcraftmarine.com