If a bowrider is claimed to be faster, more efficient, and less expensive than its competitors, plus it handles like a dream, you'd be first in line for a sea trial, right? After my test of Stingray's 225LR, I say get in line. Powered by a 300-hp Volvo Penta 5.7 Gi DuoProp stern drive, my tester hit an impressive 58 mph. Most boats this size and weight, comparably powered, struggle to top 52 mph. Also, at 33 mph, the 225LR burned only 8 gph, delivering better than 4 mpg. In other words, the 225LR goes nearly 10 mph faster than its competitors while delivering the same efficiency. What does this mean for you? The 225LR offers a 200-mile range, better known as several Saturdays tearing up the lake without stopping for fuel. Some of this can be attributed to its low weight: at 3,364 pounds, the 225LR weighs several hundred pounds less than many 22' bowriders. Its transom is also notched, allowing the drive to be mounted higher for less drag. But credit must also go to Stingray's patented Z-plane hull.