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2022 Tahoe 2485 LTZ Versatile Rear Bench

The 2485 LTZ Versatile Rear Bench proves to be a diamond in the rough.

2485 LTZ Versatile Rear Bench running near shore
The Wave Shield helps improve ­airflow and efficiency. Bill Doster

Tahoe’s 2485 LTZ Versatile Rear Bench features a unique reversible aft lounge storage seat and a cool aluminum diving board securely bolted to the aft deck. Powered by a Suzuki DF200 outboard, the 2485 gives excellent performance. We accelerated to 30 mph in 7.6 seconds and topped out at 42 mph. At best cruise speed, we recorded a stingy 4.9 mpg (3.3 gph) at 3,000 rpm and 16.2 mph. At this speed, the noise level was a workable 70 decibels, and the fuel tank range is over 167 miles. All this for an as-tested price of $62,198 makes the Tahoe a diamond in the rough.

2485 LTZ Versatile Rear Bench bow seating
The 2485 has a full-surround bow seating arrangement. Bill Doster

Our test boat had optional triple 25-inch-diameter Sport performance pontoons with lifting strakes mated to the deck with heavy-duty, double-bolted hat-channel crossbeams. An aluminum underdeck Wave Shield helps improve airflow and efficiency. The deck made of 3/4-inch-thick PTP marine flooring has a lifetime warranty, with optional in-floor storage. A 3-inch-tall aluminum rub rail wraps the deck with a black rubber insert to cushion docking. Tahoe seat frames are all aluminum, which gives excellent storage room underneath along with ventilation to minimize moisture. 

2485 LTZ Versatile Rear Bench helm
The helm sports a full gauge package and a Garmin graph. Bill Doster

The 2485 features a full-surround bow seating arrangement that comfortably seats six, with Buckskin premium cushioned vinyl upholstery. The center removable bow seat connects the twin facing loungers; beaching or docking access through the bow door requires moving this filler seat. The driver’s console is positioned amidships, with a matching co-pilot’s chair to port. The helm sports a full gauge package and a Garmin graph, plus a Fusion silver sound package with four speakers. Abaft, the reversible lounger creates a great sun pad for aft-facing sun-seekers with the backrest positioned aft, or serves as a forward-facing addition to the conversation pit amidships. A ski tow is a must-have option, as is the LTZ Premium Package, which provides the high-back -recliner chairs, Garmin graph, mooring cover, LED chrome docking lights, and nice touches like polished deck corners and a soft-grip, chrome-spoked steering wheel with a tilt helm.

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2485 LTZ Versatile Rear Bench
The reversible lounger creates a great sun pad for aft-facing sun-seekers. Bill Doster

High Points

  • Suzuki DF200 outboard installed on our test boat  is a powerful and efficient inline-four engine that provides solid power and helps make a value-priced package.
  • Diving board installed at the portside stern platform will make the water-loving members of your crew flip.
  • Reversible aft lounger provides a fantastic viewing point for watching watersports action aft or serves as a plush, forward-facing sofa.
Tahoe 2485 LTZ Versatile Rear Bench performance data
Tahoe 2485 LTZ Versatile Rear Bench Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested

  • Engine: Suzuki four-stroke 200 hp
  • Drive/Prop: Outboard/Mercury Enertia 15″ x 15″ 3-blade stainless steel
  • Gear Ratio: 2.29:1 Fuel Load: 33 gal. Crew Weight: 250 lb.

Pricing and Specs

Price: $62,198
LOA: 24’6″
Beam: 8’6″
Draft: 1’7″
Dry Weight: 2,800 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: 12/1,780 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 38 gal.

Tahoe Pontoon Boats – Alma, Michigan; 800-334-2914; tahoepontoons.com

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