A pontoon boat aimed at anglers? SunChaser’s Geneva Sport 23 Fish offers a capable fishing platform that doubles as a family party boat. Fishing amenities revolve around a center-mounted fillet table aft, a built-in fish scale (that doubles as a cocktail table), molded-in rod holders, and a 30-gallon aerated livewell. Two swiveling, high-back fishing chairs make casting easy while doubling as comfy lounge seats. Aft of there, dual rear gates provide great access to the stern deck, which is plenty wide and deep for family swimming, sunning, watersports prep, and landing fish, of course.
Amidships, the port side features a long lounger with facing angled end cushions that can seat three comfortably. The helm station features a high-back plush chair bolted directly behind the console, offering excellent access to the tilt wheel, which commands hydraulic steering, and to the instruments. A Jensen stereo is standard, as is a Lexan windscreen. In front, twin facing loungers flank a center forward entry door.
Rigged with a Mercury 150 FourStroke outboard (rated for up to 300 hp if you boat with a large crew or desire higher speeds), the Geneva Sport 23 Fish hit nearly 37 mph, and it accelerated from zero to 30 mph in under 9 seconds. It’s also a fuel-sipper. We logged just 3.3 gph and 4.7 mpg at 15.6 mph, its most economical speed. You can cruise and fish all day long.
A tritoon, the Geneva Sport 23 Fish also proves stable and predictable in chop and when turning, and delivers an overall pleasant ride. Lift, handling, turning and acceleration all benefit from the Xtreme Performance Package, with strakes on the outsides of the outer tubes and both sides of the center tube.
The overall appearance is sleek yet subdued; the standard blackout railing finish coupled with the dark-gray perimeter panels complements the two-tone pillow-top upholstery. The standard power Bimini top sports a black powder-coated frame to match the railings, and is easy to lower and raise with the push of a button for easier trailering and navigating under bridges. Overall, this pontoon provides you with a fantastic cruising and fishing platform.
- Upgraded Sea Weave vinyl flooring looks sharp and is easy to clean.
- Power canopy works with the push of a button.
- Loaded fishing station abaft easily doubles as a cocktail table.
How We Tested
- Engine: Mercury FourStroke 150 hp
- Drive/Prop: Outboard/Mercury Mirage Plus 15 3/4” x 15″ 3-blade stainless steel
- Gear Ratio: 2.08:1 Fuel Load: 45 gal. Crew Weight: 250 lb.
Pricing and Specs
|Price:||$65,290 (as tested)|
|Dry Weight:||2,061 lb.|
|Seat/Weight Capacity:||11/1,500 lb.|
|Fuel Capacity:||60 gal.|
SunChaser Boats – New Paris, Indiana; 574-831-2103; sunchaserboats.com