We Say: The Premier 270 S-Series is a fast, agile pontoon with a cool profile. Premier enhances this ‘toon’s sleek look with retro rectangular windshields over both consoles. That’s right, the 270 S-Series is a dual console. The windshields offer ample wind protection for the captain and co-pilot, as well as the crew lounging on the plush furniture in the main cockpit. The forward raked sport arch includes a Bimini to provide more protection.
With a Mercury Racing 400R outboard, the boat takes off like a rocket. In our efforts to record time to plane — hard enough to do on any pontoon — we had to settle for declaring it instantaneous. It took a mere five seconds to hit 30 mph en route to a 48.7 mph top speed. But the real beauty provided by Premier’s signature PTX package is agility. The triple-tube configuration includes strakes on the outer tubes and an aft pad on the center tube that generates lift. The PTX package gives the 270 S-Series V-hull-like handling, with inboard lean in hard-over turns at speed.
The cockpit has plenty of creature comforts, including plush couches with rear-facing backrests behind the helm seats so passengers can kick back and watch the wake or serve as spotters for watersports. There’s plenty of seating in the bow too.
Who’d Want One: ‘Toon lovers looking for a boat with a little extra oomph.
Another Choice: The Harris Solstice DC 250 ($70,999 with a 200 hp Mercury Verado) is a dual console.
Bottom Line: $99,217 (as tested); pontoons.com