THE ULTIMATE FISH AND CRUISE BOAT
Published: Monday, March 12, 2018
STINGRAY Boats has been offering fishing packages for years, but the company is making a big splash in the fishing boat market with the introduction of the 236CC Deck Boat, a big brother to the recently introduced 186CC and 206CC center console deck boat models. At 23’ 8”, the 236CC offers both more room and lots of extra amenities.
Most noticeable, as you approach the 236CC, is the leaning post, outfitted with custom molded flip-up bolster seats and a 74-quart Engel cooler beneath, and the optional custom T-top. These features alone set it apart from its little brothers. Add a few options and the 236CC is ready for some coastal fishing. Go ahead and call your fishing buddies now!
Fishing rods and accessories are easily accessible thanks to abundant rod storage around the boat, including molded-in gunnel storage port and starboard, built-in holders on the leaning post, rod holders at the stern, and even more rod holders built into the optional T-top. An optional mounting pad and wiring harness for a 3rd party trolling motor is a popular option for the 236CC. For the captain, you will find a carefully thought out helm, including a real tempered glass windshield, stainless grab handles and cup holders, a storage nook for small items like keys or cell phones, USB and 12-volt outlets, backlit switches, a large flat space for a GPS or other 3rd party electronic display, and more! The stern features a standard 14-gallon blue-lined live well, and the forward-facing bow bench features a blue-lined cooler that can be upgraded to a live well. The bow cushions can be easily removed to create a casting platform. Lift the seat cover for access to another storage spot that can be used as a large cooler or fish box. Just behind the bow are two countertop areas. The starboard side houses a sink and optional pressurized water system and freshwater hose. The port side area can be used for storage and houses the raw water wash-down hose below; this optional feature makes for easy cleanup of the interior after a day of fishing.
While the 236CC Deck Boat is designed for use as a fishing boat, it’s really a multi-purpose boat that can be used for a multitude of on-the-water activities — pulling kids on a tube, cruising to dinner, or just a leisurely ride along the lake or inland waterways.
For a day out with your family and friends, the 236CC offers lots of space for maneuvering about, plus seating for up to 12 passengers. To ensure that the deck area is uncluttered, STINGRAY designers effectively made use of all the space on board to incorporate lots of storage areas. The two rear flip-down seats make it easy for passengers to enter and exit the boat from either port or starboard. The bow area is large and roomy and can be fully outfitted with optional filler cushions for kids, or even the family dog. Side bolsters and a stainless steel bow rail add extra comfort and security for your passengers while underway. Beneath the helm is a large area that can be used as a changing compartment. The compartment, which has 58” of standing space from the floor to the top of the console, can be upgraded to a head compartment with the addition of the optional porta potti. When not in use, the porta-potti slides out of the way underneath the console to make full use of the space.
Other popular options include the 200W Polk audio system, Blue LED underwater and speaker lighting, and Yamaha Command Link gauges for Yamaha powered boats.
If you’re looking for a versatile boat with a smooth ride for your family that’s also a truly functional fishing boat, look no further than the STINGRAY 236CC. It’s the ultimate trailerable fish and cruise boat. Visit www.stingrayboats.com/236cc for more information.
236CC DECK BOAT
LOA: 23' 8"
Average Dry Weight (w/ popular engine): 3648 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 68 gallons
Max Capacity: 12 ppl / 3250 lbs
Base MSRP (in US dollars): $55,151 (w/ Suzuki 175 hp)
This article first appeared in the Spring Issue (Mar/Apr) 2018 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.
tags: New Boat Models