Sun Tracker’s Regency 254 pontoon boat delivers luxury on the water. The model is made sweeter knowing that it’s made by Tracker, whose boats are available through dozens of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World stores, and boasts a strong network of top service centers.
Our tester was powered with a 250 hp Mercury OptiMax outboard for spicy acceleration and top speed. The power was maximized by an extended center engine pod that adds lift. Wide tracking tubes provide stability in power turns. Stately and luxurious, the Regency 254 is also tuned for water sports.
A full-beam-width swim platform with a vinyl deck surface boasts a sturdy boarding ladder. A tow pylon is available.
The aft lounge comfortably fits two, and could make balmy camping in dry weather feasible. Beneath it is a changing room, which can be easily equipped with a portable head.
Thoughtful design gleans stowage from nowhere: The lounge’s corner molding is a perfect example. A chromed, three-tiered shelf is ideal for sunscreen, keys or cell phones.
Sun Tracker’s rails are sturdy and the panels tight, preventing rattles and minimizing the drumming typical of low-end pontoons. Gateways feature polished cast-aluminum brackets through-bolted to the deck. These sturdy substitutes forgo toe-stubbing gussets and enhance the finely finished pontoon.