An important consideration before choosing the right deck boat is the weight.
This is especially important if you wish to buy a trailer-able boat considering the towing capacity of your vehicle.
What is the average weight of a deck boat?
At dry weight, the average weight of a deck boat is about 3,100 pounds and about 4200 pounds when you add the passengers, engine, fuel, battery, and your gear.
We have reviewed popular deck boats and their dry weights to help you make an informed choice.
Exact Weight Of 10 Popular Deck Boats
Here are ten examples to give you an indication of how much deck boats weigh on average.
1) NauticStar 223 DC Sport Deck
The 223 DC is designed for leisure with its 10-person seating capacity.
This boat comes with a JBL Marine Audio system, a 22-gallon cooler and a smooth Sea Star hydraulic steering system for seamless navigation.
Portside is a changing room for privacy when you need to wear swimming gear.
The fore and aft boarding ladders make entry and exit from the water fast and stress-free.
Whether you are a professional angler or a fun-loving family person who loves hanging out on the water, the 223 DC is a dream deck boat with all the amenities to keep your time on the lake or river memorable.
- Dry Weight: 2,873 pounds
- Fuel Capacity: 62 gallons
- Seating Capacity: 10 passengers
- LOA: 22’7″
- Beam: 10’2″
2) StarCraft Limited 2000 OB Fish
Boasting 20 feet of deck space, the Limited 2000 OB from StarCraft delivers an unprecedented level of comfort.
With trim fittings, an MP3 port, and a 12-passenger capacity, this boat can handle a small-sized boat party.
The Limited 2000 OB features a sophisticated steering system, a removable table, and a wide range of custom packages for people who love a refined aquatic experience.
You can get everything from dedicated audio systems, satellite navigation and communication systems, snap-in carpet, rod holders and a livewell among others.
Regardless of what you love doing most on the water, this craft offers endless possibilities for your marine experiences.
- Dry Weight: 2715 pounds
- Fuel capacity: 44 gallons
- Sitting capacity: 12 passengers
- LOA: 20’4″
- Beam: 8’5”
3) Chaparral Sunesta 264
Chaparral is a big name in the boat making industry and its Sunesta 264 is the brand’s flagship deck boat.
This boat comes with jaw-dropping design, plenty of sitting space, a center walk-through design for easy access bow to stern, sound system, abundant storage space beneath the seats and more.
There is a Bimini top, a depth finder, trim tabs and a powerful engine that churns out 380 HP for an unbelievable cruising experience.
The Sunesta 264 can accommodate 14 passengers and still have room to spare. If you need a powerful boat with all the frills and thrills of a yacht, this boat foots the bill.
- Dry weight: 5,400 pounds
- Fuel capacity: 80 gallons
- Sitting capacity: 14 passengers
- LOA: 26’4″
- Beam: 8’6”
4) Hurricane SunDeck Sport SS 188 OB
Hurricane is a leading designer of deck boats, pontoons and a cross between the two. Its SunDeck Sport SS 188 OB combines affordability with premium trims and spectacular marine performance.
Despite its low price point, the 188 OB sits 10 passengers comfortably and comes with all the facilities to make it an ideal floating station for anglers and families.
This boat features telescoping ladders bow and stern, a Sony CDMX-20 player with MP3 input jack, a livewell, and a 25-quart cooler for quenching your thirst while you gyrate to titillating grooves on the water.
Hurricane offers more refined upgrade packages for people that desire a luxurious outing every time they hit the marine space. If you want a special deck boat on a budget, the 188 OB might be the perfect watercraft for you.
- Dry weight: 2,425 pounds
- Fuel capacity: 36 gallons
- Seating capacity: 10 passengers
- LOA: 18’10″
- Beam: 8’5”
5) Tahoe 195 by Tahoe
While the Tahoe 195 boasts exceptional comfort, safety, and speed, it’s pricy. However, no attention was spared to ensure you get the best of the aquatic world while lounging on this superb craft.
The 195 features a chemically bonded hull tightly fastened to the deck, a special non-skid deck surface and fiberglass protection for the engine. Fishing or partying on this boat is the real thing.
This deck boat comes with two removable fishing seats, ample space, and a powerful 220 horsepower V6 MerCruiser motor that can reach speeds up to 50 mph.
You can choose from a variety of entertainment options and premium upgrades elevate the extraordinary experience to celestial heights.
- Dry Weight: 3050 pounds
- Fuel Capacity: 36 gallons
- Seating Capacity: 8 passengers
- LOA: 19’11″
- Beam: 8’5”
6) Bayliner 190 DB
At 18’7″, Bayliner’s 190 DB deck boat provides enough leg room to fish, party, and just run about the serene aquatic environment with family and friends.
While this is a standard package, the boat can carry up to 11 passengers, has plenty of storage space and is powered by a four-stroke engine from EFI that delivers 115 horsepower to the propeller for an exciting and fun-filled time.
The 190 DB offers different upgrades including fishing gear such as bow trolling motor, wakeboard tower, livewell, Bimini top among others.
The best part is that it’s affordable for its size. If you want to get maximum value for your investment, this craft is worth considering.
- Dry Weight: 3,040 lbs.
- Fuel Capacity: 35 gallons
- Seating Capacity: 11 people
- LOA: 18’7″
- Beam: 8’1”
7) Stingray 192SC
Stingray wows boaters with its futuristic designs that provide unbelievable space, exceptional stability and superior handling on the water.
The company’s 192SC features a single console deck, a walkthrough design to the swim platforms and bow and plenty of storage space.
There are boarding steps, a port side sink, a Bimini top, and a signature Z-Plane hull design that cruises gracefully at the behest of the powerful 115 HP Suzuki outboard that comes standard with the package.
There is an upgrade package to further embellish this craft to your taste.
However, the basic trim can still deliver many unforgettable trips on the water for fun-loving families.
- Dry Weight: 2,600 lbs.
- Fuel Capacity: 46 gallons
- Seating Capacity:
- LOA: 20’1″
- Beam: 8’3”
8) Bayliner Element E21
If you are familiar with boating, chances are you’ve heard or rode a Bayliner watercraft in the past. The brand makes durable boats that are affordable and within the reach of most people.
Its Element E21 can carry 10 passengers, comes with a four-stoke 115 horsepower Mercury outboard and a spacious playpen-style seating arrangement.
The innovative design allows you to convert the fore and aft areas into open spaces for play, sunbathing, fishing and everything in between.
The Element E21 is big, affordable and provides everything a family expects in a deck boat.
Plus, this boat comes with a trailer so you can tow it anywhere you like and store it on your property.
- Dry Weight: 2,645 lbs.
- Fuel Capacity: 44 gallons
- Seating Capacity: 11 passengers
- LOA: 20’8″
- Beam: 7’9”
9) Sea Ray SDX 250
The SDX 250 from Sea Ray drives marine design to another level with its exceptional abundance of space to the starboard, below deck and a beautiful cockpit that provides an extended view for the skipper.
Rather than fore and aft seats, bow lounges port is on the starboard area, allowing plenty of leg room and playground for adults and kids.
There is a double-wide helm seat behind the windshield, a head compartment and aft benches that you can adjust to facing forward while underway.
The level of ingenuity and attention to detail in this boat is phenomenal and you can get even more premium fittings with the many upgrades from the company.
- Dry Weight: 5,301 lbs.
- Fuel Capacity: 63 gallons
- Seating Capacity: 14 passengers
- LOA: 25’2″
- Beam: 8’6”
10) Four Winns HD 180 OB RS
There is something especially different about the design and performance of the Four Winns HD OB RS deck boat. It comes standard with a custom trailer, an easy-to-access aft deck connected to double swim platforms and a spectacular cockpit with all the equipment for seamless cruises.
There is a wraparound seating area at the bow, smoked windshield and plush trimming all over the boat for an exquisite experience. The HD 180 OB RS’s breathtaking design and comfortable detailing make it look and feel like a yacht.
It comes standard with sound systems from Four Winns, sophisticated cockpit equipment, floor storage compartment among other excellent features.
If you love water sports and boat parties, you will love the purpose-built design of this boat that is optimized for fun and excitement.
- Dry Weight: 2,359 lbs.
- Fuel Capacity: 32 gallons
- Seating Capacity: 11 passengers
- LOA: 23’7″
- Beam: 8’5″
11) REGAL 22 FASDECK
This deck boat from Regal is not only beautiful but comes with a different cockpit design and plenty of space. The 22 FasDeck has a walk-through arrangement that provides easy access to the swim platform.
You can adjust the backrest on the observer’s seat to face aft or forward or create a port side area for privacy.
There are a rear bench and aft-facing bench to keep tabs on your kids as they splash water in the swimming platform and a telescopic ladder allows for easy entry and exit from the water.
If you can foot the bill, this sturdy and visually appealing boat is an excellent platform for spending time on the water.
- Dry Weight: 3850 lbs.
- Fuel Capacity: 40 gallons
- Seating Capacity: 12
- LOA: 22’4″
- Beam: 8’6”
Deck boats are the ultimate party and go-around boats for families and small groups. They are trailer-able, fast, and provide all the convenience to make your time on the water memorable.
We hope the information in this article will help you choose a watercraft of the right weight for your towing needs and water activities.
Morten is the founder of GoDownsize. He has filmed and interviewed people living in tiny houses and RVs since 2011. He grew up on the coast where his dad took him boating from a young age. He has completely rebuilt two RVs in which he travels with his family for months at the time. Read more about Morten here.