View Full Version : 1999 Maristar VRS 230 with LTR........

05-13-2007, 10:23 PM
Anyone have an idea how fast a 1999 Maristar VRS 230 with LTR (330HP).

Our speedometer has never worked right. Initially I figured about 45 or so, but I'd swear we're going quicker than 50, and I have experience to know (been a while though).

...I know some on here have that boat but that's high for a MC.

Maybe the Maristars are geared a little different since it's more of a family boat than the non-Vdrives? This boat is very fast for an inboard.

Could I really be topping 50???

05-13-2007, 11:08 PM
I've got a '98 VRS 225...basically same boat but with the base engine...I can get to upper 40s with my 14x20 prop on.

05-13-2007, 11:33 PM
Yep, same boat pretty much. That sounds about right. Some guy who sold me the boat said they hit 55. I knew better and I highly doubt it but flying around today, the boat will really scoot. Moreso than any inboard I've ever been in. (and I own this one!) I love this boat!!!!!!!

05-14-2007, 06:52 AM
I get between 44.x to 45.x in 2000 230VRS with LTR. I would be surprised if it were over 50. Check with a GPS.

05-14-2007, 10:32 AM
same engine, stock 14x20 prop, 21 foot 205V and 47 is the max

05-14-2007, 11:14 AM
Mine is 1999 Maristar 230VRS Indmar.Vortec 5.7. Tranny is one to one.
I had four people on board (no big folks) when tach went over 5000 I pulled back. GPS was showing 52. It felt like it might could do a little more. But, I don't like getting rpm's that high. Prop is stock I assume. I am not the original owner. The lady will haul!

05-14-2007, 11:43 AM

You might want to check your transmission
I never heard of a 1:1 in a 230

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05-14-2007, 12:44 PM
Jim ,
will do . I have been told it is 1:1 the manual shows fluid capacties for both a 1:1 and a 1:5 to 1 for that engine. I recall checking once before but I don't remember how. The manual for the tranny is in the boat in the slip under cover. When I pull it out I will check. Other than the manuals what is the easiest visual to check?

05-14-2007, 05:53 PM
I’m reading from the manual of my 98 225VRS and it lists top speed as 45MPH or 49MPH with the LT1.
Gearbox options were 1:1 or 1.5:1