PDB Shootout: Starcraft Marine SVX 210 OB

October 2022 Boat Test Monday

First Impression

We got our first glimpse of the all-new SVX series back in 2020 when the all-purpose value line of deck boats in a variety of different models was first released. This year Starcraft is celebrating 60 years of fiberglass boat building by launching the SVX 210 OB, which is a perfect fit to this evolving series.


If the SVX 211 OB that was released last year caught your attention, you’re really going to love the 210 version that was just added to the affordable lineup. The most noticeable difference between the two models is the full wraparound windshield that enhances the sporty look and feel of this boat.

At the center of the helm console is a nice display of multi-function chrome bezel gauges with the optional Simrad touchscreen located just left of the steering wheel. Instead of mounting it in the center, we like the location of the Simrad because if you choose not to add the optional touchscreen, it won’t look like something is missing from your dash. Also at the helm, the JL Audio stereo controls are within easy reach for the captain, with lighted and well-labeled rocker switches below. Really the only thing missing is a glove box for the captain to store smaller items, but overall there are plenty of places to stow away your gear including the deep in-floor ski locker which is ideal for your tubes and wakeboards.

The interior feels extra family-friendly with a deep design that includes taller seatbacks that are not typically found on deck boats. There are also two more chaise lounges in the bow, proving there is ample seating for everyone on this 20-footer.

Out on the swim deck you have plenty of walk-around space with a telescoping ladder hidden nicely in its own compartment, along with a massive ski/tow bar. A second ladder is located in the bow and both ends of the boat come standard with MarineMat flooring that ties in perfectly as an accent color with the interior vinyl. This flooring also helps make boarding the boat safer. We realize this value-driven model is designed to get you on the water at an affordable price with the benefit of adding options as needed, but if we’re being picky we’d like to see the ski/tow bar as well as snap-in MarineMat cockpit flooring be part of the list of standard features.

Closer Look

The modified dihedral padded V-hull provides great water flow and the air injection vents help ensure a smooth, dry and stable ride. Up top, the gunwale or sides of the boat measure over 31 inches tall for a deep and safe family design with the bow measuring at 25 inches tall.

Throttle Down

We just missed the 50 mph mark at full throttle after a quick 0-to-20 mph time of just over 4 seconds with the Yamaha 200hp on the back. The hull and power pair up nicely for a fun ride and we know the all-black ski/tow bar is going to see a lot of great use on this model.

Why Buy

If you’re searching for an affordable boat that is loaded with a good balance of options and standard features (that is capable of comfortably reaching speeds in the high 40 mph range as well), this latest addition to the SVX series is worthy of a closer look.

New Paris, Ind.

Number of Occupants: 14       
Price As Tested With Power: $54K
Maximum Speed: 47.6 mph                     
Wild Ponies: 200 hp
No. of Gates: 2
0-20 MPH: 4.4 seconds     
Ladder Measurement: 3’ 10” deep

Why we love this boat… Smooth running and feature-rich, as tested this deck boat offers a lot of value not typically found at this price point.

Just being picky…. Designed as a price-point boat where you can add options as needed, we feel the standard Marine Mat flooring on the bow and stern should also be inside as well.


Bow & Stern Marine Mat, Bimini Top, Hydraulic Steering, Wraparound Windshield, Bow & Stern Telescoping Ladders and SS Bow Rails.


JL Audio System w/Speakers, Simrad Multifunction Display, Deck-Mounted Ski/Tow and RGB Lighting.


LOA: 20’ 8”             
Beam: 8’ 6”
Hull Design: V-Hull
Dry Weight: 2,650 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 48 gallons


Engine: Yamaha 200
Cylinder Type: Inline 4
Cubic-inch Displacement/Horsepower: 170.9ci/200hp
Lower Unit Gear Ratio: 1.86:1
Propeller: 14 1/4 X 17

RPM     vs.      SPEED     vs.    DB-A

900                  2.1                   74.5
1000                3.1                   77
1500                5.8                   82
2000                7.7                   87
2500                9.9                   85.5
3000                13.1                 88.5
3500                20.8                 90
4000                27.7                 96
4500                31.8                 99
5000                36.0                 100
5500                39.0                 107.5
6000                45.4                 109
6200                47.6                 110.5             


Price As Tested: $53,988
(Boat and Motor)

Base Price: $45,171
(Boat w/150hp Yamaha)

This article originally appeared in our 2021 Shootout issue. If you are interested in seeing more boat tests like this, click HERE to subscribe.

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