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2022 Princecraft Sportfisher 23-2S RL

The Sportfisher 23-2S RL is capable of watersports, fishing and comfortable cruising.

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The Sportfisher 23-2S RL is a versatile pontoon you can choose in the classic (and economical) two-tube model with a maximum horsepower capacity of 115. There is also a sport model with a center tube and streamlined engine pod behind it. The latter increases horsepower capacity and performance. 

Sportfisher 23-2S RL on the lake
The Sportfisher 23-2S RL proves to be a luxurious fishing platform. Courtesy Princecraft Boats

Choose the sport configuration for optimal performance with a 175 hp engine for crews up to 12. The pontoon chassis includes a two-thirds-length center tube in the front of a wedge-shaped engine pod. The center tube adds buoyancy and helps lift the Sportfisher in the water. The motor pod’s shape guides water to the prop for optimal hookup and control.

Sportfisher 23-2S RL helm
Fishing features are found throughout. Courtesy Princecraft Boats

The durable 5052-H36 aluminum tubes are joined together and to the deck with Z purlin beams and stainless-steel fasteners.

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Topside, high-gloss side panels and silver aluminum gates make a great look that complements the sleek tube-to-deck connection covered by side skirts.

Sportfisher 23-2S RL cockpit
The passenger bucket seat can swivel aft. Courtesy Princecraft Boats

Inside, Princecraft offers dual facing lounges, an aft forward-facing lounge and a picnic table. The passenger bucket seat can swivel aft for playing cards or conversation. A sun pad stretches out behind the back lounge, giving sunbathers a comfortable spot to relax. The aft lounge’s back can be pushed forward, turning the sun pad into a double-wide, chaise-style lounge. It’s a great spot to hang out and watch the kids swim while at anchor, or opt for the stainless-steel guard rail and the sun-pad lounge for a comfortable place to enjoy the performance-pontoon ride. 

Sportfisher 23-2S RL
Storage is found throughout. Courtesy Princecraft Boats

There’s a fiberglass helm station that pampers the captain with a high-back, spring-suspension easy chair with adjustable armrests.

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The Sportfisher looks like a luxury pontoon, which it is, but it’s also an ideal fishing platform. The forward gate is designed to close over a retracted trolling motor; flanking it are two fishing chairs, each with its own tackle station and rod holders. A large aerated livewell is optionally available to keep bait or your catch lively. Watersports, fishing and comfortable cruising are all well in hand with the Sportfisher 23-2S RL.

Sportfisher 23-2S RL rod holders
Each fishing chair has its own tackle station and rod holders. Courtesy Princecraft Boats

High Points

  • Princecraft uses only the highest grade 5052-H36 aluminum.
  • Large swim platform with boarding ladder doubles as a casting platform.
  • Standard 29-gallon fuel tank extends range.

Pricing and Specs

Price: $43,604 (sport model; base with 150 hp)
LOA: 23’6″
Beam: 8’5″
Draft: 1’8″
Dry Weight: 1,888 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: 12/1,635 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 29 gal.
Available Power: Mercury outboards from 40 to 175 hp

Princecraft Boats – Princeville, Quebec, Canada; 800-395-8858; princecraft.com

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