2020 Stanley 22 Pulsecraft

Boat Reviews

Boat Review by: Richard Crowder


All-Canadian Stanley Boats of Parry Sound, Ontario, a division of Connor Industries, offer consumer oriented all-welded aluminum boats from open utility to bowriders to center consoles to cruisers. They are eight different series with seventeen models from fourteen to twenty-six feet. Stanley also produces commercial oriented custom work and rescue boats up to fifty-five feet in both steel and aluminum.

The Pulsecraft series in twenty-two, twenty-four, and twenty-six feet are unique in design with virtually parallel and vertical hullsides, culminating in a hand-winch operated five foot wide drop-down loading ramp at the bow.

All three lengths of the individual Pulsecraft model configurations are virtually identical in dimensions, features and available options except for the added length and obviously, the weight. Four configurations are available; CC (Centre Console), DC (Dual Console), OC (Open Cabin) (also referred to as OWH or Open Wheel House), and CLC (Closed Cabin) (also referred to as CWH or Closed Wheel House).

While this review is directed at the 22 Pulsecraft, all information and specifications supplied are appropriate to the respective 24 and 26 Pulsecraft configuration offerings. The four configurations mentioned above can really be simplified into two; the Dual Console is unique among them with its full beam, walk-through, wrap-around windshield and seating availability.

The Center Console layout applies to the Open Cabin and Closed Cabin layouts, all of which have similar basic helm consoles. All of these layouts include a four-foot wide forward-sloping windshield structure extends to the added hardtop in the Open Cabin and then fully encloses the entire helm area. There are also sliding side entry doors in the Closed Cabin configuration.

All configurations in all lengths ride on a moderate 15-degree deadrise V-hull of sturdy one-quarter inch aluminum hull bottom thickness and three-sixteenth inch side thickness. All have keel guard protection, hull bottom lifting strakes to assist in planing, and all have a recommended outboard maximum horsepower rating of 200 from the manufacturer of your choice. All have a fifty gallon built-in fuel tank. Hydraulic steering is standard as are side rails.

The flat, self-bailing full beam floor of the forward cargo area is of three-sixteenth, non-skid diamond-plate aluminum supported by heavy duty framing between it and the hull bottom and sides. The helm area is as far aft in the cockpit as possible in order to maximize the size of the forward cargo area. A handy optional starboard hullside entry door immediately ahead of the helm allows easy access into the boat from a dock.

Standard seating in the Dual Console consists of two adjustable swivel seats and a full-width stern bench seat with storage underneath. Standard seating on the Centre Console, Open and Closed Cabins is a pedestal or center bolster seat along with a stern bench seat and storage locker. In all configurations, the helm and dash are straightforward and basic with a six breaker panel for horn, navigation lights, and a 12-volt receptacle. You can then add all of the accessories and electronics you want to personalize the Pulsecraft to your liking.

Notable options available for all four configurations include an extra weld on the motor bracket, an ice package, tow bollard, handy cargo tie downs, a lean seat cushion, and a telescoping stern boarding ladder. To the Dual Console model you can also add a stern railing with cushion backrest and full seat, a pair of pedestal seat cushions with backrests, side free ports, and a high bimini top with stainless steel frame, clear side and windshield connector panels to which you can add a clear walk-thru drop curtain.

To the Center Console you can add the stern railing with cushion backrest and a full seat cushion. To the Open Cabin, add a hardtop head liner and three-piece clear drop curtain set, and to the Closed Cabin the hardtop head liner and a rear bench cushion.

Stanley Boats’ Pulsecraft models in each configuration are unique, purposeful, yet versatile and designed for loading and offloading large volumes of cargo even in the most remote or inaccessible locations. For cottagers, contractors, equipment haulers, or bulk suppliers of goods, it is in Stanley’s own words “your SUV of boats.” The Pulsecraft also makes for an incredible party boat. Simply set up a picnic table with an umbrella and take your party with you, or even have a dance on the foredeck!

Length: 22'5" 6.83 m
Beam: 8'4" 2.54 m
Dry weight: 3,200-3,500 lbs (Boat Only) 1,452-1,588 kg (Boat Only)
Fuel Capacity: 50 US gals 189 L
Base Engine / Drive: Evinrude, Honda, Mercury, Suzuki, Yamaha Outboard
Engine HP: Max 200
Fuel Type: Gas
Deadrise: 15
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