At top speed we were urged to crank the power-assisted steering wheel all the way. Tighter. Tighter. The boat reversed course and raced back up the lake, barely losing any momentum. No other pontoon boat can do that. Manitou has been focusing on the SHP (Sport Handling Package) the past few years. It's based on Manitou's V-Toon technology, a trademarked evolution of the triple tube. The diameter of the inner tube is larger than the outers. Yes, other pontoon builders have done that. But Manitou next lowered the center tube in relation to the others. The result? Virtually a three-piece hull that heels inward like a sport boat. The setback on the engine and the V-Toon also create a bow-up running attitude -- it's not enough to impact sightlines, but friction is reduced enough to liven up the ride and to keep it dry across rough water.