For Those Who Need Their Space

The Vectra SD 2200 Cruise

Published in the August 2008 Issue Published online: Aug 26, 2008 Shanna McCord - Santa Cruz Sentinel
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You can have your space and still bring the whole family out for the day with Vectra. It's just how they envisioned it to be. Here's where it all started for them. In the early 1960s, the first Smoker Craft boat was built, a result of the love of the Smoker family for boating. Since then its tradition of quality craftsmanship has continued for this family-owned company. Based in New Paris, Ind., over 45 years and three generations later the family is still going strong manufacturing solid, top-quality boats. It has been dedicated to the satisfaction of its customers through the years, and with that commitment comes highest quality and one of the best warranties on boats available in the industry.

The Smoker Craft product family includes, of course, the Smoker Craft line, Sylvan Marine, American Angler and SunChaser. So from pontoons, optimal fishing options, to high-performance deck boats and runabouts as well, you can find just about any option with the Smoker Family product line. That's not the complete list though. In keeping with the time-honored tradition of quality in the Smoker line, Vectra Boats were born. They are not all flash though. They have the goods to back up the beauty of the product as well.

The idea with this deck boat line was to provide the performance needed for waterskiing, wakeboard-ing and other performance-related activities with the spaciousness of a pontoon boat. It really is a dual purpose model the whole family can enjoy. You can add a wakeboard tower and swim platforms to these sporty, eye-catching models and provide hours of fun and entertainment on the water for everyone.

One model in particular that is lighting up the water is the newest addition, the Space Deck 2200 Cruise. You're going to find reliability and performance of a fiberglass hull as well as the roomy feel of a pontoon boat with this model measuring a little over 22 feet. The beam is 102 inches, and you'll have plenty of room for your favorite dozen crew members. Pack for the day and bring the whole family.

It has all the comforts you need for a good, long day on the water, including a changing room and portable toilet that both come standard. You're powered up for plenty of skiing and tubing with a 200hp Mercury motor. A long list of standard features comes with this model.

Starting with the smaller, yet not less important features, you'll find the courtesy lights, docking lights and navigation lights. You'll also find plenty of ski storage to help keep your outing organized.

The console area is complete with circuit breakers, speedometer, horn and fuel gauge. It of course has a tachometer and volt meter as well. The stereo system is AM/FM with auxiliary port for an MP3 player, which is a nice option for listening to your favorite tunes onboard. The dash is a stylish silver metallic.

So let's get down to the seating. You want your crew to be comfortable and feel stable when relaxing, and the comfortable seating with Rotocast seat bases make this possible. There is plenty of under seat storage as well.

A few other things worth mentioning are the deluxe helm on slider, hydraulic tilt steering, plenty of convenient cup holders and a 12-volt receptacle. The captain of this ship is going to love all the creature comforts associated with being at the helm. It's a comfortable ride with a good view.

At the stern you'll find a padded sun deck, perfect for relaxation and a little sun worshipping on a hot summer day. This model also has a removable 25-quart cooler for your convenience. You'll also find a removable table with screw-in base.

The SD 2200 C is of course manufactured in keeping with the high standards of the Vectra line. Rub rail and bow and stern eyes are all made of durable, stainless steel. It has posi-lock gate latches and stern entry as well. You'll enjoy the convenience of the transom walk-through door.

It also has a bimini top to keep the sun away when you've had enough but aren't ready to leave the water. In addition to all the features, Vectra has gone the extra mile to add aesthetically pleasing design to each model, right down to the colors offered and the application. Full band del stripes grace the sides of this boat to add that much durable detail to the picture.

Some of the optional features include a satellite radio system, depth finder, dual battery switch, hour meter, and snap-in carpet.

All of the same attention to detail that has been incorporated to every model in the Smoker Family product line has been carried over into the Vectra models. Everything about them says quality, and your whole crew can enjoy the ride no matter which activity you choose for the day. Even if you're just looking for a great way to relax and connect with the family, you'll enjoy your space on this model-and plenty of it.

Vectra offers many other models, and it is dedicated to designing and manufacturing eye-catching, functional boats you will be proud to spend your recreation time on. To find out more, visit www.vectraboats.com, or call 574-831-2103. You can also log on to its website or call 866-719-7873 to find the dealer nearest you.

SD 2200 C Specs:

Length: 22'3"

Beam: 102"

Transom Width: 94"

Dry Weight: 3147

Max Persons: 12

Max Capacity: 2750

Max HP: 200

Fuel Capacity: 50

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