Barletta’s Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge features standard triple 26-inch tubes, patented dual-stage lifting strakes, and Wave Tamer spray rails on the outsides to keep riders dry. A full underbelly skin runs from bow to stern. It delivers commanding performance with Mercury’s V-8 300 Verado: 46 mph top speed, and zero-to-30 mph acceleration in just 6.3 seconds. The exterior features a contrasting matte black and white perimeter enclosure with heavy-duty top rails. Inside, soft-touch pillow-top Argento Grey vinyl with diamond stitching and charcoal accents awaits. The bow seating features facing curved lounges with cubbies for storage, Yeti-ready oversize cup holders with RGB lighting, deep toe-kick seat bases underneath, and an automotive-style subwoofer hidden under the seats. A standard anchor locker fits in the center tube, directly behind the bow entry door. An integrated trash receptacle fits in the starboard side just before the console. A top-level Audison sound system provides awesome audio for the entire craft. Underfoot, find a standard ski locker, with a new built-in lockable storage drawer hidden beneath the deck. The helm console is raised 4 inches off the deck for better visibility and features huge legroom recess, a tilt wheel, electric-assist hydraulic steering, electronic analog gauges, plus a Simrad 7-inch touchscreen multifunction display. Overhead, the 10-foot-long power Bimini top is standard.
The Meridian lounges sit to the port and starboard sides of the boat. The port side reverses and reclines into a full lounge couch with a pop-up armrest. This creates an aft lounge pit for four, keeping everyone together but with their own full-length lounger, with the capability to lie facing forward or aft. A center-mounted removable cocktail table folds in half to make it easier to walk by. The stern is protected by stainless-steel gates for those who want to lie facing aft while underway. Notably, the aft deck is pre-tapped to mount the wonderfully functional Lillipad boarding ladder and also has pre-tapped “ghost mounts” for a diving board or even more amenities. With its pet-friendly Doggie Dock View boarding doors and integrated dog dish, that crowd can easily include your canine friends too.
- Doggie Dock View boarding doors give pets a great view.
- Hideaway dog food and water dishes integrated into the helm.
- VIP system vibration isolation rubber pads reduce vibration, squeaking and rattling.
How We Tested
- Engine: Mercury Verado V-8 FourStroke 300 hp
- Drive/Prop: Mercury Enertia Eco 16″ x 17″ 3-blade stainless steel
- Gear Ratio: 1.85:1 Fuel Load: 38 gal. Crew Weight: 250 lb.
Pricing and Specs
Barletta Boat Company – Bristol, Indiana; 574-825-8900; barlettapontoonboats.com