We Say: Many a pontoon owner has thrown a rod or two on board to take advantage of the boat style’s space, stability and ability to float in shallow water. So it’s no surprise to see dedicated fishing pontoons like the new Premier 241 Cast A Way.
Premier built two matching high-back executive chairs in corners of the bow to serve as fishing chairs. Each corner features a molded-in cup holder, a stereo speaker and a flip-up rod holder. A vertical rod rack for three fishing rods hides behind the port seat.
The fishiest feature on the boat, though, is the Captain’s Station on the transom. It is a molded fiberglass component with a recirculating livewell in the center, lockable tackle drawers with slots for three trays to either side, stand-up rod holders, cup holders and space to mount a fish finder. Two high-back deluxe fishing chairs flank it.
The elevated SpinCaster helm offers a flush-mounted Humminbird 386ci color fish finder and the lockable rod holder behind the captain’s chair. A 40-gallon livewell resides at the front of the helm console in addition to a sink and paper-towel holder. With the 115 hp Mercury FourStroke outboard, the 241 Cast A Way approached 30 mph while climbing onto plane in 2.2 seconds.
Who’d Want One: Anglers who love a pontoon’s space and amenities.
Another Choice: Lowe makes a fishing-centric SF234 that starts at $24,015 with a 115 hp Yamaha.
Bottom Line: $47,161 (as tested); pontoons.com