Most prominent among the SS series of Lowe pontoons is the stainless-steel aft-railing system, which adds durability, good looks and a better view over the transom thanks to the open rails. That view will be particularly relished from the conversion-lounge seating arrangement at the transom that gives this boat its “CL” initials. Flip both seatbacks forward and forward-facing benches become aft-facing lounges. Flip just one and two can recline facing each other—a romantic touch for a sunset cruise.
That view will be even more exciting thanks to the added speed and buoyance provided by the third (middle) tube. All three tubes are 25 inches in diameter and stoutly made from .080-gauge aluminum. Lifting strakes on each tube aid in buoyancy, lifting them to a planing attitude to increase speed. The strakes also assist in control, helping the boat heel into turns instead of awkwardly outward.
The control helm is acrylic, durable and sleek, sporting analog gauges, 12-volt and USB ports, a smooth throttle and hydraulic steering with a tilt wheel.
A large swim platform allows easy passage from port to stern and a powder-coated boarding ladder allows easy reboarding after towed watersports using the stainless-steel tow pylon.
Aside from the stainless-steel aft rails, powder-coated side and bow rails are an option, as are two-tone side panels. Anodized aluminum and a single color are standard.00 Added comfort for the captain comes from the helm seat upgrade, a living-room-quality recliner with self-adjusting arm rests. Bow seating has thickly padded cushions with ample stowage underneath and the backrests fold out easily, offering excellent stowage access for fenders or other gear.
There was a vinyl sea-weave matt on the deck of our tester that is optional, but after experiencing it, we don’t know how you could go back to carpet—it’s soft on the feet, nonskid and easy to clean. It remained cool to bare feet in the hot sun, but a large stowaway Bimini top offers plenty of shade to the cockpit.
Lowe’s expertise in creating luxury and performance is clear in the SS 210 CL.