Princecraft took a simple approach to the one appearance weakness that has plagued high-end pontoon boats. On the aptly named Vogue 25 XT, the fencing that supports the outer skin is installed on the inside of the side panels instead of on the outside, which is what you’d find on most pontoon boats. Princecraft calls it Advanced Premium Styling. You’ll call the gleaming black panels on our test model among the most stylish you’ve ever seen. The internal supports make cleaning the boat easier as well.
The boat has the performance to match. With triple pontoons fitted with lifting strakes and power provided by a 225 hp Mercury Verado four-stroke outboard, we hit 45.1 mph, and in turns the Vogue 25 XT tracked like it was on the proverbial rail. The driver is comfortably positioned in a high-back bucket seat, with an armrest for his throttling arm. Even better, the co-pilot also gets his own captain’s chair. The only change we’d make is to swap spots between the depth gauge and the trim indicator so the latter is on the right side of the dash panel closer to the throttle lever. Throughout the boat, there’s plenty of room to stretch out, and the lockers have excellent capacity for your gear, including boards and skis. Call the Vogue 25 XT elegantly efficient.