Heavy-duty is a theme on the 25 Paradise Elite. Beneath the deck, Avalon eschews skirted risers in favor of continuous risers that run the entire length of the 25-inch-diameter pontoons. Bow- and stern-entry gates are stainless steel rather than aluminum. Even seat bases break from the norm: Rather than the typical rotomolded plastic, they’re fashioned from aluminum framing. The method increases space, avoids water collection and, combined with exterior venting in the fence panels, helps ward off mildew in the compartment.