Stingray Powerboats – based in Hartsville, South Carolina - is a family-oriented boat manufacturing company, famed for its unsurpassed quality and performance. Founded by Al Fink in 1979, Stingray has now grown to consist of more than 20 models. Stingray boasts of one of the most sophisticated manufacturing facilities in its 225,000 square feet manufacturing space. Many of its award-winning models are designed using cutting-edge robotic laminations. Mostly, the technologies employed here are incorporated from auto as well as computer industries, which in turn have led to a revolution in the boating industry. Stingray’s patented Z-plane Hull is an example for this, which is developed using Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Stingray has been credited to be the first marine manufacturer to employ process automation using analog and digital technologies. Further, Stingray Boats holds the distinction of being the one and only boat manufacturer in the US, employing low styrene laminating resins and gel coats in all of its products. Each of the items used by Stingray for boat manufacturing complies with California’s Strict Rule 1162. Besides, since a member of such reputable organizations as the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Stingray Boats follows well-respected industry standards, including fuel tank design and installation, wiring, engine ventilation, and emergency floatation. In addition, Stingray is also a leader in marine environmental recycling, and its recycling programs cover stainless steel, cardboard, aluminum, wood, motor crates, and steel drums.
Stingray’s complete line of boats includes open bows, cuddies or cruisers, and sport boats. Among Stingray’s 2007 Open Bows models are 180RX – designed for a budget conscious boater, 185L Bowrider resembling a Swiss army knife, and 195FX with secret weapons for angling. Prominent of the 2007 models from cruisers are new 195CS and 195CX cuddy cabins featuring a driver's bucket seat and a back-to-back fold-down passenger lounge and 250CR with a built-in refreshment center and fresh water sink. Stingray’s 2007 sport boats series consist of 195LX Bowrider and 220SX coupled with a sleek profile and nimble performance.
All of the Stingray’s boats are sought after due to its features such as competitive pricing, ergonomic designs, pressure treated wood, lamination, notched transom, patented z-plane hull, fiberglass stringer systems, fiberglass cabinet liner, generous storage, fiberglass cockpit liner, and shrink wrapping, which protects the boats from collecting road tar and grime. Features also include anchor locks, stainless steel hardware, power steering, curved safety glass windshields, electronically designed dashes, Teleflex gauges, state of the art sound systems, contoured bow seats, lounge seats, stainless steel boarding ladder, integrated swim platform, and bow access step. Above all, all of the Stingray’s boats are fast and environmental-friendly.