The Infinity 270 CL is well named for a pontoon bursting with uncounted luxuries. It’s one of the sleekest in this popular category of day-cruising vessels, and it’s bristling with features to make your day on the water complete.
The Infinity’s sleek look comes from the swept-forward styling of the side gates and rails. Panels are set inside the finished D-channel rails, and the palette of paints serves to streamline the profile. The side gates curve forward amidships, and stainless-steel rails aft meet them in complementary curves. Even the stainless-steel Bimini frame sweeps forward to match the lines.
Our test boat was carpeted but the swim platform was covered with tough, beautiful sea-grass vinyl flooring that drains and dries quickly. That sea-grass flooring could be brought forward throughout the passenger seating area and is a top option to consider for easy care and good looks.
Seating features pillow-top backrests and contoured seat bottoms to hug the passengers for a comfortable, secure ride. Sea-grass kick panels at the bottom complement the look and provide tough resistance to scuffing. The coolest features are found amidships, and high on our list is the first mate’s seat to port of the helm. It’s an L-shaped affair that offers cozy seating facing the helm or facing forward. In the latter position, the rider can drop down an armrest from the seat back and pull a hassock from beneath to rest the feet.
Aft of that you’ll find the boat’s namesake feature: the conversion lounge. It can be configured as dual couches facing each other — seating for up to six people — or you can flip the aft backrest forward and it converts the dual couches to a double sun pad with a backrest. This is the spot from which to enjoy watching the wakeboarders or tube riders attached to the standard ski pylon on the deck.
Lowe’s experience of four decades in the boatbuilding business has come together beautifully in this new luxury ride.
*Soft blue LED lighting throughout the boat provides a moody glow to the evening.
*Rope lights surrounding the seat edges ensure confident footing during night cruises.
*LED cup holders add even more excitement to the look.
*Polk’s PA 450 UM stereo is one of the best in the entertainment business and boasts LED backlit speakers as well.
*Bluetooth connectivity allows anyone with a Bluetooth MP3 player to be the DJ.
*Aft, bow and amidships gates give plenty of boarding options for any docking situation.
*Verado power was so quiet it could hardly be heard — check that out on our video.
How We Tested
Engine: Mercury Verado 250
Prop: Mercury Enertia 15″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.85:1
Fuel Load: 35 gal.
Crew Weight: 400 lb.
$61,636 (with Verado 250 and optional LED light package)
Lowe Boats Lebanon, Missouri; 417-532-9101; loweboats.com