Good looks and great speed combine with quality aboard the Princecraft Vogue 29 SE. We were impressed with the APS (advanced premium styling) side panels; smooth and dynamic, they lend this ’toon a unique sleekness.
A “prestige” model, this pontoon featured standard niceties that other boats normally list as options. Check out the LED lights installed on the “logs,” in the drink holders and behind the stereo speakers. When the sun goes down, the lights ramp up the fun aboard the Vogue 29 SE.
Have a seat and you’ll appreciate the Reflections vinyl lounges. This upholstery is softer than lesser coverings, plus it does not feel as hot on bare skin when the sun is blazing as compared with other coverings.
Faux granite counters also might be optional aboard other boats. There’s also a corner module with a sink and built-in 12-volt refrigerator to aid when entertaining, and a special removable seat that fits into the bow gate location to increase seating when desired, which can be removed easily when the crew needs to use the gate. Other seating includes the rear chaise lounge and a reclining, swiveling captain’s chair at the helm. All the seating is upholstered in the aforementioned Reflections vinyl in monochrome styling.
Running the boat proves to be a blast. The Vogue 29 SE easily handles the stampede of horses unleashed when the throttle is advanced and the Mercury Verado 350 winds up. During our test, this pontoon hit 30 mph in a speedy 8.8 seconds and rocketed to its top speed of 50 mph (50.1 mph, actually, but let’s not nitpick). The boat is quiet, vibration is attenuated by rugged construction, and our test boat’s engine hit 6,400 rpm, the recommended maximum, proving that Princecraft propped this pontoon perfectly.
Exactly what you’d expect.
*50 mph performance
*APS side panels grant this ‘toon a sleek appearance.
*Four-seat bar makes this boat an entertaininer.
*Rugged 2½-inch heavy-duty extruded Z-aluminum cross channels, and full-length extruded aluminum keels and skirting
How We Tested
Engine: Single 350 hp Mercury Verado 350
Drive/Prop: Outboard/14½” x 17″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 20 gal.
Crew Weight: 350 lb.
$62,780 (base with a Mercury Verado 200)
Princecraft Princeville, Quebec, Canada; 800-395-8858; princecraft.com