Thank you so much for your involvement with the Owner's Club Forum! We hope you've gotten some great information and had the chance to interact with other owners on the current system.

Is 150 HP Enough?

knkp Member Posts: 4
Been looking for a used 22 or 23' Sundeck. Mostly what I see is Yamaha 150 on the 22'. Is a 150 large enough the push a 22' with say 5 people while pulling a tuber? Im sure I would want the 200 on the 23' just not sure about the 22'. Dont want to buy a new boat so what is out there is what I have to deal with.


  • maxbird
    maxbird Member Posts: 60 ✭✭
    Hurricane dealers mostly pushed their Sundecks with the less than the maximum hp engine to keep the price down.  Less than 20 footers usually came "standard" with 115 hp, and over 20 feet with 150 hp, even though max permissible hp was 200 or more depending upon the model.  I have a 195 Sundeck (19 ft, max hp 200)  that I optioned with a DF 175 Suzuki which has plenty of grunt, but you can still feel the drag when loaded with 5 people and a wakeboarder.  I would say that 115 hp on  a heavy 22 ft boat would be marginal for your needs.  
  • tmills3202
    tmills3202 Member Posts: 20 ✭✭
    I had an 2008 SD2000 Sundeck 20 foot with a Yamaha 200 and I felt that it was not very peppy at all. Ran like a clock but I was not impressed with the time it took to get on plane. I can't imagine how sluggish a 150 would have been. JMO
  • knkp
    knkp Member Posts: 4
    Thanks I will definitely research more. Problem is how do you test a boat with 5 people and pulling a tube. May have to rent one.
  • TimKLL
    TimKLL Member Posts: 49 ✭✭
    I have a 22' (Sundeck 2200 DC OB) with the Yamaha F200.  I debated over the same thing, but everything I saw would put the 150 as "adequate".  I wanted a little more than that.  Have been very happy with the 200.  Haven't tested the 150 under the conditions you mention, but have done exactly what you describe (5 + a tube) and it worked well - I can't help having the feeling that the 150 would have left me wanting more.
    2015 Hurricane Sundeck 2200 DC OB, Yamaha F200
  • irab520
    irab520 Member Posts: 3
    I have a Sundeck 2200 (2016) with 150 Yamaha. More than adequate even with a lid of adults. Dealer was willing to upgrade to 200hp but after a sea trial I knew that then150 would be adequate and I am not sorry. 
  • bshippjr
    bshippjr Member Posts: 116 ✭✭✭
    edited July 2018
    I have a SD217 with a 150 Johnson 2 stroke.  Loaded out with too much stuff and full tank of gas (52 gal) I can still get in 35+ mph at WOT, which is fine with me.  Generally cruise around 22-25 mph.  No issue pulling tubes.
    2000 Hurricane SD 217 OB
  • servmgr64
    servmgr64 Member Posts: 25 ✭✭
    I have a FunDeck 226 with the Merc 150 4 stroke. We pull tubers with 5-8 people in the boat all the time. Performance is very good. We have a 4 blade 15pitch prop.

    servmgr64 2013 FD226 2013 Mercury 150 4-stroke 2014 Shorelander
  • bigdill
    bigdill Member Posts: 3
    I would say go bigger than you think you need, we purchased a 24 ft that had been repowered with a honda 225, can easily pull a skier with 8  people onboard and can out run most weather
  • dalouie2
    dalouie2 Member Posts: 8
    we have a  2006 sd187   the 115  yamaha doesnt cut it  17 pitch prop  so reviewing what model  200 yamaha  will be using. just dont want to chance a 150  and if at 175 might as well go full 200 rating by then.     As fuel, passengers with the 115  my opinion was this is not working at all.      now if its mom dad and two youngsters  as im sure hurricane was marketing that as a selling point  / family fun   well then yes.    but if im going to repower im going all in   ill resell the 2005 115 hp  to recoup some of the cost      thoughts ?  THX D
  • Jeronimo21
    Jeronimo21 Member Posts: 38 ✭✭
    Dont think you can safely put a 200 on a 187 Dalouie
    1999 Hurricane Fundeck 226  (Sold)
    2008 Hurricane Fundeck GS202 (Sold)
    2023 Sundeck 2400 OB  (Current)
  • cobrafan
    cobrafan Member Posts: 9
    We have a 2016 SD 187 with a 175 Yamaha and I believe it is rated up to a 200 HP on newer models
  • Phawk
    Phawk Member Posts: 6
    After dealing with my 115 Yamaha 4 stroke with getting out of the hole, I purchased a 150 Evinrude G Tec. I slam it full throttle and within seconds I'm on plane with no problem. I don't need to trim until I'm cruising along.
  • cpufixer1
    cpufixer1 Member Posts: 54 ✭✭
    I have a 2014 SD2000 with an Evinrude 150hp and it's fine. Guess because it's a 2-stoke. Only if the boat is loaded with 7-8 people and coolers do I wish I had a 200+
  • USN_EWC_Retired
    USN_EWC_Retired Member Posts: 7 ✭✭
    2012 SD 2200 OB with a Honda BF 250 - No issues at all!  Hauls butt with a full load of pax.
    2012 SD 2200 OB / Honda BF 250
    2016 Load Rite VABT-5200
  • GoFisch
    GoFisch Member Posts: 1
    Our 2001 SD217 with the Yamaha 150 2-stroke jumps out of the water.  Runs 37mph.  Great set-up.