Pontoon: Sun Tracker Party Barge 22 Sport Fish
About This Boat: Luxury seating abounds with curvy, contoured lounges styled to match the flowing lines sweeping along the rails and gates of this economical boat. There’s a shade-making Bimini top and, underfoot, a fully carpeted deck. We stomped on this, and the deck absorbed the abuse without reverberation. The “sport fish” handle comes from dual casting seats forward, each with its own tackle console, rod holder and beverage holder. Only the reclining captain’s chair, with its armrests, lumbar support and a reclining back, was more comfortable aboard this pontoon with twin oversize tubes.
Fun Factor: Available with up to a 115 hp Mercury four-stroke, this ’toon will provide weekends of family and fish-frying fun.
You Get: A nonskid-finished swim platform complete with a fold-down ladder that deploys from the water but stows away safely. In addition, the side panels sport stylish swoopy graphics.
Price: $28,995 (with 60 hp Mercury four-stroke)
Specs: LOA: 24'3" Beam: 8'6” Draft: 1'4" Displacement: 2,300 lb. Deadrise: NA Fuel Capacity: 42 gal. Max. Horsepower: 150
Contact: Sun Tracker Pontoons; Springfield, Missouri; 417-873- 4555; suntrackerboats.com
Test Data: Sun Tracker Party Barge 22 Sport Fish
Not Only That! In addition to twin bow fishing seats, Princecraft’s Vantage 23-4S offers a two-seater angling console with livewell on its aft deck and retails for $21,705 with a 25 hp Mercury four-stroke.