Since it started building pontoon boats out of its Seminole, Oklahoma, facility in 2010, Silver Wave has been known for customizable pontoons that are great for bringing aboard a crew to cruise or fish — or both. The Silver Wave 230 Grand Costa CLS is one of the company’s most popular models because it’s a great base boat with an extensive options list so that you can rig it just how you want it.
The 23-foot, 10-inch length overall Grand Costa CLS features plush couches to port and starboard both in the back and the bow of the boat. The two bow couches feature forward-facing backrests with fold-down armrests should any passengers want to kick back and lounge. The portside sofa in the main cockpit features a rear-facing backrest for lounging or for someone to serve spotter duty during a skiing or tubing session. The high-backed bucket seat at the helm is matched by a twin on the port side, so the cocaptain can ride in comfort too.
Overall, the boat has a 12-person capacity, and should you choose to bring 11 guests, each and every one will have a place to sit. The helm has space for a flush-mounted electronics display.
One thing that stands out about the 230 Grand Costa CLS is its distinct styling, with two-color fencing and rails accented by molded-fiberglass panels at the bow that give the boat a seriously sporty look. On the inside, the available amenities list is about as long as you can stand, with underwater and courtesy LEDs available, a portable potty, chart plotters and fish finders, a trolling motor and much more.
Should you want more performance, and a bit more range, Silver Wave offers three different triple-tube packages, which offer variations of 4- to 6-inch lifting strakes and power-steering upgrades, plus an increased fuel capacity of either 47 or 75 gallons. The most comprehensive upgrade — the Rough Water Package — adds 27-inch tubes, the 75-gallon fuel tank, Sea Star steering and stouter crossmember construction to handle any anticipated big-water outings.
No matter how you choose to rig the Silver Wave 230 Grand Costa CLS, you’ll be able to take 11 of your closest friends out on the water in comfort and style.
- Unique fiberglass panels on the bow fencing give the 230 CLS a sleek, sporty look.
- Buyer has the choice of Yamaha, Suzuki or Mercury outboards up to 250 hp — with the third tube.
- Adding one of the third center-tube packages boosts performance and handling and allows for a 47- or 75-gallon fuel tank.
- Nine standard cup holders can be lighted with different color LEDs.
Price: $36,596 USD (with a 140 hp Suzuki)
Silver Wave Pontoons – Seminole, Oklahoma; 405-382-0349, silverwavepontoons.com