The G3 SunCatcher V322 GT is built to pamper lovers of luxury, excite the performance crowd and reassure the buttoned-up folks that this boat will outlive a die-hard boater’s lust for the sport and deliver a terrific resale price when upgrade time rolls around.
But why would one want to trade this luxury entertainer? The attractive countertop blends in beautifully with the plush seating area and aft sink station, offering a place to keep drinks cool and serve them in style.
Triple tubes and hotshot power make it a performer as well as an entertainer, but with a modest fuel burn and an impressive 38-gallon fuel capacity that offer far more range than pontooners ever expect — check the performance chart.
The SunCatcher V322 GT is ideal for tubing, and acceleration is spicy enough for wakeboarding. A tow point at the stern makes them easy. So does the boarding ladder and quick-draining, easy-cleaning synthetic teak sole that G3 calls Infinity Teak. In fact, this deck treatment is more luxurious in our estimation than standard marine carpet and makes end-of-the-day cleanup a hose-and-go proposition.
For durability, the nose cones on the tubes are double-plated. This means they won’t pop like oilcans — a common flaw on bargain pontoons. They’ll last longer too, since oilcan flexing stresses metal and welds. Spray-deflecting fins are durable too, offering more resistance to an unexpected bump. For safety, all tubes receive closed-cell-foam logs before being welded airtight. To ensure plenty of buoyancy for big crews — this one is rated for 12 — the tubes are a hefty 23 by 25 inches. Strengthening the weak spot on some boats is the all-welded engine pod, fastened directly to the frame. Its design helps bring the boat up to speed quickly on acceleration by adding lift while ensuring that an uninterrupted, turbulence-free flow of water reaches the prop.
For the skipper’s comfort, he’s pampered with a high-back, swiveling chair. It adjusts fore and aft for ideal ergonomics. The helm features a speedometer, tach, trim and fuel gauge.
Luxury seating, safety and durability plus reliable Yamaha power make the G3 SunCatcher V322 GT a great long-term investment in pontoon fun.
*Alpine digital media receiver with Bluetooth and satellite-compatible radio lets everybody be the DJ.
*Standard, removable ski pylon is easily installed for water sports.
*Mooring cover is standard to keep the luxury-interior living room tidy.
*Entertain guests around the stylish countertop with adjustable stools.
*Stow skis and boards in the large center-tube locker.
*Drop-in trays are available to add storage options below the seats.
*The V322 GT’s marine-grade, pressure-treated plywood deck boasts limited-lifetime warranty.
How We Tested
Engine: Yamaha F150
Drive/Prop: PowerTech 14¼” x 14″
Gear Ratio: 2.00:0
Fuel Load: 35 gal.
Crew Weight: 400 lb.
$39,995 (as tested)
G3 Boats Lebanon, Missouri; 800-588-9787; g3boats.com