Never has a pontoon at such an attractive price been offered with powder-coated logs.
The new Regency 254 DL3, offering similar features and more motor options than Tracker Marine’s most luxurious pontoon, the Regency 254 LE3, is full of incredible amenities and built using tough, durable construction materials and techniques.
In 2013, Tracker Marine added a powder-coating furnace to its aluminum boat factory in Lebanon, Missouri. The company doesn’t paint boats anymore. The powder-coated finish helps your pontoon stay showroom beautiful and free of dingy corrosion along the waterline. Rails and tubes are color-coordinated. Tracker claims to be the only maker capable of building its full line this way, due to its sophisticated forecasting for annual demand and a modular assembly process that ensures efficiency and reliability on each boat.
Both the DL3 we tested and the LE3 have a length overall of 27 feet 5 inches. Lifting strakes and wave deflectors provide a dry ride along with extra lift, buoyancy, speed and handling. The deck is built to resist the elements as well as moisture seepage with a seven-ply pressure-treated deck. All furniture backs and bases are roto-molded, and all the upholstery is foam-wrapped with a moisture barrier for long life.
Wraparound bow lounges with deep cushions, pillow-top backs and lumbar support boast lockable stowage within and floor-level drink holders. The stern lounge comes with a pop-up changing room. Swimmers have access to a full-width platform with a padded nonskid surface.
The heavy-duty fiberglass console is elevated for maximum visibility. Our test boat had a Lowrance Elite-5 color depth finder/chart plotter with GPS, deluxe sport steering wheel with burl-wood accents, a mobile phone holder and full instrumentation. An easy-to-access automotive-style fuse panel is tucked under the console. For entertaining, the refreshment center with freshwater sink, pullout sprayer, food-prep area, drink holders and courtesy light proves ideal.
With a maximum horsepower rating of 300, the 254 DL3 has five motor options: Mercury OptiMax 200 and 250 Pro XS and Mercury Verado 200, Verado 250 Pro FourStroke and Verado 300 Pro FourStroke . The LE3 offers Verado 250 and 300 hp models.
*Ten-year bow-to-stern warranty and limited lifetime structural and deck warranty are transferable to a second owner.
*You'll find a color-keyed polyester Bimini top with LED lights, color-keyed two-tone protective boot and easy-snap hardware.
*In-console AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth capability, dash-mounted remote and four speakers is standard.
*Upgraded vinyl upholstery offers more luxury and comfort.
*Removable table that sports molded-in drink holders has tall and short pedestals.
How We Tested
Engine: Mercury OptiMax 250 Pro XS
Prop: Enertia 13" x 24"
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 22 gal.
Crew Weight: 405 lb.
$46,395 (with test power)
Regency Springfield, Missouri; 417-873-4985; regencyboats.com