Is the sturdy aluminum sport arch adorning the new Premier 250 Intrigue PTX cool or hot? It looks awesome, and the Bimini top that extends and retracts with the push of a button keeps everyone shaded. It also has skylights to keep the cockpit bathed in natural light, if that’s what you want, and the built-in stereo speakers are pretty hot. So, in a word, the boat’s both.
The 250 Intrigue is laden with more features that support either argument. Our test model featured the PTX performance package, which adds a third tube that tapers to a flat planing pad at the transom. The PTX package gives the 250 Intrigue sporty handling and an instantaneous hole shot, which is great for towing boarders or tubers. The PTX package allows Premier to build a 7-foot-long ski locker in the center tube, hidden under the bow flooring. Powered with a Yamaha F250 outboard, our test model hit 42 mph, taking 7.3 seconds to reach 30 mph.
Whoever takes the wheel will love the high-back Flexsteel 7-Star helm chair. The Liberty II helm features a raised two-tone fiberglass console and a carbon-fiber-looking dash with an inset Beacon display. The touch-screen system is like the nerve center of the boat, giving the captain fingertip access to digital gauges, the stereo controls, the GPS and other amenities. You can even access the owner’s manual should you need it.
Behind the helm, the galley held a pleasant surprise underneath the Corian countertop. With the push of a rocker switch, an electrically actuated wine waiter raises up. The rear-facing lounge behind it houses the Mirage changing room, which pulls open to deploy without hassle. The twin convenience centers on the transom hold more amenities, a built-in cooler to port and a sink and paper towel holder to starboard. There are two cup holders per side.
Besides the sport arch and PTX package, our test boat had several other noteworthy options, including the Polk stereo system with LED speaker grilles, the Turbo Swing tow bar, the movable deluxe cooler table, the sea-grass floor and black hammered rails.
*Touch-screen Beacon helm display offers fingertip access to gauges, GPS, stereo controls and more, including the owner’s manual.
*Aluminum sport arch features skylights, built-in stereo speakers and an electric Bimini top.
*Galley has an electrically actuated wine waiter.
Dry Weight: 3,350 lb.
Seating/Weight Capacity: 20/3,900 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 47 gal.
How We Tested
Engine: Yamaha F250 outboard
Prop: SDS 15½" x 17" 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 2.00:1
Fuel Load: 47 gal.
Crew Weight: 350 lb.
$98,253 (as tested)
Wyoming, Minnesota; 800-815-6392; pontoons.com