Doral190 Sunquest Portland OR
Doral 190 Sunquest Captain's Report
Tested By Capt. Bob Smith
I went up to the Georgian Bay in Midland, Ontario to test Doral’s latest releases. New owners took over the company about three years ago and are setting their focus on delivering some of the highest quality boats in the business. In three short years it seems they have taken good aim and are well on their way to meeting that goal.
This year’s 190 Sun Quest replaces the 186 of last year and does not have many visible differences. Most of the significant changes are in the liner and hull where you don’t see them. Weight has been reduced which should also improve top end performance. She has 18 degrees of dead rise.
There is 316 stainless steel is used throughout her construction including grab handles, gunwale moldings and cleats. Up front she has a non skid deck for boarding across the bow. Bow seating wraps around from helm to companion fronts with removable seat cushions with storage below.
Cockpit seating is two bucket seats with swivel and slide adjustments and side panels that create an armrest. The companion pod has a smoked plastic cover over the glove box which houses the stereo with CD player. A cup holder is on top just above this and to the port corner.
The helm has heavy duty power steering, Faria instrumentation and our test boat had the deluxe wood steering wheel. Both foot wells had angled foot rests for more comfortable cruising. Rather than the dull straight bench across the back, the 190 has a sculpted bench with has storage under it. A long center floor hatch cover is over the floor storage for wake boards and long skis. ...