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Premier's New 310 Encounter: A Pontoon Boat with a Cabin

Premier's new pontoon boat has living space belowdecks.

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Premier's New 310 Encounter: A Pontoon Boat with a Cabin

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With all the buzz at Premier's recent dealer meeting about the 900-hp strapped to its new 310 Dodici, it was almost possible to overlook the new 310 Encounter--a pontoon with a cabin belowdecks. Wait, what? You read that right, using its 42-inch PTX performance package, Premier built a master stateroom into the massive center tube. Abovedecks, it is cleverly hidden beneath a sunpad and a forward facing couch so you might not notice in profile view. But when you step aboard, a bifold door to port of the helm opens to reveal this:

Premier Pontoons Encounter

Premier's New 310 Encounter: A Pontoon Boat with a Cabin

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I'll go into more detail in my performance report set to appear in our 2016 Buyer's Guide, but here are a few quick specs, gathered with a triple 250-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard package:

Top Speed: 59.6 mph

Time to Plane: Instantaneous

0-30 mph: 4.4 seconds

Click here for a more detailed introduction to the Premier 310 Encounter.

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