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2022 Crest Caribbean RS 230 SLRC

An entertainment platform that's built to last.

Crest Caribbean RS 230 SLRC cruising on the lake
The Caribbean RS 230 SLRC offers a comfortable and stable ride. Courtesy Crest Marine

Available in three floor plans—SLRC, SLC and SLS—Crest’s Caribbean RS series pontoons also come in lengths of 23 and 25 feet. Pictured is the 230 SLRC plan, sporting a fabulous layout that boasts rear chaise-style lounges. Just as the coolest people at a house party end up in the kitchen, the coolest spot aboard this pontoon is in one of these reclining seats. With armrests, plush, durable PermaGuard upholstery, and a great view, these sweet chaises offer the best seats in the house.

Forward, Crest places two swiveling captain’s chairs, upholstered in equally high-quality, multitone marine fabric. The backrests of these are 29 inches high, and the seat portion incorporates a flip bolster, so standing up or sitting higher is readily accomplished while running the boat. Either way, it’s easy to see the standard Simrad GO7 touchscreen at the helm. In fact, the entire dash layout proves both attractive and functional, with gauges, the ignition and accessory switches arrayed in convenient reach. 

Crest Caribbean RS 230 SLRC aft lounger
The 230 SLRC plan sports a fabulous layout that boasts rear chaise-style lounges. Courtesy Crest Marine

In the bow, a wraparound lounge provides room for the whole crowd. There’s storage within, and some of this space is dedicated as built-in bow coolers to keep your refreshments chilled. You’ll also find a spacious ski locker in the floor in the bow. For a nice touch, the filler seat can be removed to access the bow boarding door, which leads to a functionally sized bow deck.

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Crest prides itself on the construction quality of its boats, and the Caribbean RS series is no exception. Full-height perimeter panels ensure safety for small children and pets alike. Crest powder-coats your pontoon’s rails, ensuring they last and look good for the long haul. Seating is upholstered using special CoolFeel fabric, which is 25 percent cooler to the touch in hot sun. Thicker panels, crossmembers, and nose cones combine with high-quality tubes, sturdy deck rails, and what the company calls “the best deck system in the business” in order to provide owners with confidence.

Crest Caribbean RS 230 SLRC helm
The standard Simrad GO7 touchscreen at the helm is easy to view. Courtesy Crest Marine

Seeking a pontoon designed to entertain and built to last? Consider a Crest Caribbean RS.

High Points

  • Standard CP3 Performance Package comes with two 25-inch-diameter outer tubes bracketing a 26-inch-diameter center tube, also including underskinning and more. 
  • Full-height panels provide more safety than boats without. 
  • Wakeboard tower elevates both the style and the sport.
  • Optional ski-tow bar enhances watersports action and fun.
  • Bow coolers prove functional and innovative.

Pricing and Specs

Price:$65,569 (starting)
LOA:26’6″
Beam:8’6″
Draft (max):3’3″
Dry Weight:3,719 lb. (23′); 4,319 lb. (25′)
Seat/Weight Capacity:13/1,815 lb. (23′); 15/2,075 lb. (25′)
Max Horsepower:400
Available Power:Single Mercury, Honda or Suzuki outboard to 400 hp

Crest Marine – Owosso, Michigan; crestpontoonboats.com

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