20 Best Pontoon Boats

Shopping for a new pontoon? Check out these top models.

20 Best Pontoon Boats
Premier 290 Grand View 10 Wide
Premier 290 Grand View 10 WidePremier Pontoons

Premier 290 Grand View 10 Wide

A raised helm, incredible seating, and top notch swim platform make this performance pontoon--which broke 50 mph with twin 300-hp Evinrude E-TECs--a ‘toon that can hang with the big fiberglass day boats.

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Princecraft Vogue 25 XT
Princecraft Vogue 25 XTPrincecraft

Princecraft Vogue 25 XT

With the rails that support the aluminum skin mounted on the inside rather than out, the Vogue 25 XT is one of the sleekest, sexiest ‘toons around.

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Manitou 23 Legacy SHP
Manitou 23 Legacy SHPManitou

Manitou 23 Legacy SHP

It’s patented V-Toon technology makes this triple-tuber one of the best handling pontoons you could ever drive, with the layout and construction to match.

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AquaPatio 250 Express
AquaPatio 250 ExpressAquaPatio

AquaPatio 250 Express

With one of the most cutting-edge designs in the category, the 250 express is a pontoon boat that will appeal to the wakeboard generation as much as the cruising world.

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Bennington 2575 RCW I/O Sport Tower
Bennington 2575 RCW I/O Sport TowerBennington

Bennington 2575 RCW I/O Sport Tower

A pontoon with a sterndrive, this boat’s MerCruiser 350 Mag and powder-coated aluminum sports tower give this boat an edge in handling and board sports.

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20 Best Pontoon Boats
Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner
Starcraft Majestic 256 StarlinerStarcraft

Starcraft Majestic 256 Starliner

Holy cow, a pontoon with an electronically-actuated retractable sun shade and a fantastic aft bar. The bar even has a recessed motorized lift that can support an aftermarket flat screen television.

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Sun Tracker Regency 254
Sun Tracker Regency 254Sun Tracker

Sun Tracker Regency 254

Thoughtful design considerations help this boat maximize stowage space, while the tube design allows for a 45+ mph top end when paired with a 250-hp Mercury outboard.

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Harris FloteBote Solstice 240
Harris FloteBote Solstice 240Harris FloteBote

Harris FloteBote Solstice 240

The raised helm sits five inches above the deck and the plush aft bucket seats are worthy of man-cave duty, with adjustable recliners.

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Lowe X250
Lowe X250Lowe

Lowe X250

With plush furniture, sleek looks, aggressive styling and a svelte console, the X250 is a flashy, classy offering that raises the bar for Lowe pontoons. This ain’t grandpa’s pontoon.

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G3 Sun Catcher X322 RF
G3 Sun Catcher X322 RFG3

G3 Sun Catcher X322 RF

The Yamaha F150 outboard paired with this pontoon package and layout brings comparisons to a fiberglass deckboat.

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Cypress Cay Seabreeze SL 230
Cypress Cay Seabreeze SL 230Cypress Cay

Cypress Cay Seabreeze SL 230

An attractive price combined with an attractive layout and predictable performance make this ‘toon one of the best values on the market.

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Sylvan 8525 Mandalay Bar
Sylvan 8525 Mandalay BarSylvan

Sylvan 8525 Mandalay Bar

The aft bar takes the idea of on-water entertainment on a pontoon boat to the extreme. The RPT triple-tube technology helps this boat perform admirably too.

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Avalon Windjammer Elite
Avalon Windjammer EliteAvalon

Avalon Windjammer Elite

The sleek two-tone side panels give this pontoon a racy look, and the Mercury Verado 250 gives it a racy performance, with top speed exceeding 45 mph.

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PlayCraft Powertoon Xtreme 2700 I/O
PlayCraft Powertoon Xtreme 2700 I/OPlayCraft

PlayCraft Powertoon Xtreme 2700 I/O

Party girl meets track star, with a triple-tube running surface and a 430-hp MerCruiser sterndrive giving it serious perfmance chops.

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Sunchaser 8522 LR
Sunchaser 8522 LRSunchaser

Sunchaser 8522 LR

This classic pontoon boat keeps a premium on value, with a price that’s hard to beat, but with a layout and features that will last.

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Sanpan 2500 FE Bar
Sanpan 2500 FE BarSanpan

Sanpan 2500 FE Bar

The FE stands for “family entertainer” and with a layout that evokes a high-end living room, it is sure to do just that.

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JC Spirit 242 TT
JC Spirit 242 TTJC

JC Spirit 242 TT

One of the first builders to employ the triple tube concept, JC’s Tritoon offers excellent performance at an affordable price.

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Premier 250 Grand Majestic LTD
Premier 250 Grand Majestic LTDPremier Pontoons

Premier 250 Grand Majestic LTD

Another entry from Premier, and another high performance pontoon with a fantastic floor plan--this time in a 25-foot package.

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Bennington 2550 RCB
Bennington 2550 RCBBennington

Bennington 2550 RCB

With an entertainment bar and innovative lounges, this pontoon is set to help you entertain whether on the hook or on the go.

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Premier 290 Grand Entertainer 10 Wide
Premier 290 Grand Entertainer 10 WidePremier Pontoons

Premier 290 Grand Entertainer 10 Wide

By adding beam and improving the best bar we’ve seen on a pontoon, Premier made the 290 Grand Entertainer truly live up to its name.