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Base Price: $34,599
(with twin 110 hp, 1,052 cc Yamaha Marine engines)
LOA: 21'3" Beam: 8'6" Displacement: 2,875 lb.
(with 220 hp MerCruiser 4.3L MPI Alpha sterndrive)
LOA: 22'5" Beam: 8'6" Displacement: 3,950 lb.
If you like the idea of all that space on a pontoon but still want a planing hull, check out a deck boat like the Tahoe 228, which basically takes the semi-V bottom of a runabout and marries it to a more passenger-conscious layout. The 228 is rated for 12 passengers with spacious lounges forward of the windshield and a large L-shape seating area in the cockpit. The driver and co-pilot travel in bucket seats that swivel and adjust fore and aft.
If you want to keep drinks and snacks chilled, there’s a removable cooler under the aft bench seat and an insulated locker beneath the nonskid fiberglass sole. Dry stowage is available in two additional large in-sole lockers as well.
When the time comes to break out those snacks and drinks, a removable table can be installed in the cockpit, and you can enjoy your lunch beneath the color-matched Bimini top. If you like to beach your boat and relax while the kids swim, the 228’s bow ladder that stows in its own locker makes reboarding simple. For easy passage to the stern, there’s a walk-through transom gate.
Tahoe’s PowerGlide hull design features reverse chines that lift it up on plane quickly and let the boat ride smoothly through lake chop. The smooth ride is enhanced by the boat’s construction, which features a fiberglass stringer system. The quick planing times make the boat a great candidate for towing skiers, tubers and boarders, and when you’re done with your run, you can access the locker for stowing your board right from the transom.
Notable & Boatable
Flip-up armrests for the bow seats make the lounges feel even more like chaises.