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20 Best Pontoon Boats

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20 Best Pontoon Boats

Premier 290 Grand View 10 Wide
A raised helm, incredible seating, and top notch swim platform make this performance pontoon--which broke 50 mph with twin 300-hp Evinrude E-TECs--a ‘toon that can hang with the big fiberglass day boats.

Premier 290 Grand View 10 Wide Review & Video

Premier Pontoons

20 Best Pontoon Boats

Princecraft Vogue 25 XT
With the rails that support the aluminum skin mounted on the inside rather than out, the Vogue 25 XT is one of the sleekest, sexiest ‘toons around.

Princecraft Vogue 25 XT Review & Video

Princecraft

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Manitou 23 Legacy SHP
It’s patented V-Toon technology makes this triple-tuber one of the best handling pontoons you could ever drive, with the layout and construction to match.

Manitou 23 Legacy SHP Review & Video

Manitou

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AquaPatio 250 Express
With one of the most cutting-edge designs in the category, the 250 express is a pontoon boat that will appeal to the wakeboard generation as much as the cruising world.

AquaPatio 250 Express Review

AquaPatio

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Bennington 2575 RCW I/O Sport Tower
A pontoon with a sterndrive, this boat’s MerCruiser 350 Mag and powder-coated aluminum sports tower give this boat an edge in handling and board sports.

Bennington 2575 RCW I/O Sport Tower Review & Video

Bennington

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Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner
Holy cow, a pontoon with an electronically-actuated retractable sun shade and a fantastic aft bar. The bar even has a recessed motorized lift that can support an aftermarket flat screen television.

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner Review & Video

Starcraft

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Sun Tracker Regency 254

Sun Tracker Regency 254
Thoughtful design considerations help this boat maximize stowage space, while the tube design allows for a 45+ mph top end when paired with a 250-hp Mercury outboard.

Sun Tracker Regency 254 Review

Sun Tracker

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Harris FloteBote Solstice 240
The raised helm sits five inches above the deck and the plush aft bucket seats are worthy of man-cave duty, with adjustable recliners.

Harris FloteBote Solstice 240 Review & Video

Harris FloteBote

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Lowe X250
With plush furniture, sleek looks, aggressive styling and a svelte console, the X250 is a flashy, classy offering that raises the bar for Lowe pontoons. This ain’t grandpa’s pontoon.

Lowe X250 Review & Video

Lowe

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G3 Sun Catcher X322 RF
The Yamaha F150 outboard paired with this pontoon package and layout brings comparisons to a fiberglass deckboat.

G3 Sun Catcher X322 RF Review & Video

G3

20 Best Pontoon Boats

Cypress Cay Seabreeze SL 230
An attractive price combined with an attractive layout and predictable performance make this ‘toon one of the best values on the market.

Cypress Cay Seabreeze SL 230 Review & Video

Cypress Cay

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Sylvan 8525 Mandalay Bar
The aft bar takes the idea of on-water entertainment on a pontoon boat to the extreme. The RPT triple-tube technology helps this boat perform admirably too.

Sylvan 8525 Mandalay Bar Review & Video

Sylvan

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Avalon Windjammer Elite
The sleek two-tone side panels give this pontoon a racy look, and the Mercury Verado 250 gives it a racy performance, with top speed exceeding 45 mph.

Avalon Windjammer Elite Review

Avalon

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PlayCraft Powertoon Xtreme 2700 I/O
Party girl meets track star, with a triple-tube running surface and a 430-hp MerCruiser sterndrive giving it serious perfmance chops.

PlayCraft Powertoon Xtreme 2700 I/O Review & Video

PlayCraft

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Sunchaser 8522 LR
This classic pontoon boat keeps a premium on value, with a price that’s hard to beat, but with a layout and features that will last.

Sunchaser 8522 LR Review & Video

Sunchaser

20 Best Pontoon Boats

Sanpan 2500 FE Bar
The FE stands for “family entertainer” and with a layout that evokes a high-end living room, it is sure to do just that.

Sanpan 2500 FE Bar Review

Sanpan

20 Best Pontoon Boats

JC Spirit 242 TT
One of the first builders to employ the triple tube concept, JC’s Tritoon offers excellent performance at an affordable price.

JC Spirit 242 TT Review

JC

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Premier 250 Grand Majestic LTD
Another entry from Premier, and another high performance pontoon with a fantastic floor plan--this time in a 25-foot package.

Premier 250 Grand Majestic LTD Review & Video

Premier Pontoons

20 Best Pontoon Boats

Bennington 2550 RCB
With an entertainment bar and innovative lounges, this pontoon is set to help you entertain whether on the hook or on the go.

Bennington 2550 RCB Review & Video

Bennington

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Premier 290 Grand Entertainer 10 Wide
By adding beam and improving the best bar we’ve seen on a pontoon, Premier made the 290 Grand Entertainer truly live up to its name.

Premier 290 Grand Entertainer 10 Wide Review & Video

Premier Pontoons

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