With a top speed of nearly 65 miles per hour, you couldn’t ask for much more performance from a single-engine pontoon. PlayCraft’s PowerToon X-Treme 2700 makes this speed with triple powder-coated tubes with a Mercury Racing 450 hp outboard bolted to the center one. The motor’s styling perfectly complements PlayCraft’s well-practiced designers’ and upholsterers’ work to make the X-Treme look extremely fast just sitting at the dock.
The center tube is longer than the outboard tubes, giving the boat a rakish bow. The buoyancy of the center tube adds passenger-carrying capacity. Lifting strakes, long, extruded aluminum fins that resemble chines on the outside edge of the tubes, widen them, add lift and serve to hold the boat tight in performance turns.
Thanks to PlayCraft’s long experience in building solid, U-shaped tubes and the generous use of crossmembers to join the flat-topped tubes to one another, the boat remains solid, rigid and comfortable at the highest speeds, in sharp turns and on rough waters. We should know after testing these great boats on Lake of the Ozarks for nearly 20 straight years.
With Mercury power, you get Smart Craft instrumentation with fuel-management data outputs, power steering and super-smooth electronic throttle and shift.
With PlayCraft construction, you get the most exciting-looking pontoon on the water. Checkered-flag paint is actually paint, not stick-on graphics. Super-strong side gates have swooping curves in the rails to outline the flying-flag look. Powder-coated rails, tubes and Bimini top will look great for a long boating life.
On deck, seating is luxurious, and the ride, already smooth and soft, is turned to a magic-carpet feel with the thickly padded seats. PlayCraft’s upholsterers are artists, practically quilting the seat covers of this resilient, padded vinyl in cool racing colors, with contrasting sewn-in flag graphics.
There’s lounge seating for more than a dozen passengers, plus a luxurious swivel armchair with self-adjusting arm rests for a comfortable seat at the helm.
Which is where you deserve to be.
⋅PlayCraft’s exclusive patented boarding steps are built into the starboard pontoon for convenient reboarding.
⋅The side gate is ideal for wheel-chair boarding.
⋅The large sun pad adds comfort and reduces already-quiet engine noise.
Draft (max): 1′0″
Dry Weight: 2,950 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: 15/3,000 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 30 gal. Price: $149,000
How We Tested
Engine: Mercury Racing 450 hp supercharged
Drive/Props: Bravo 20 FS 4-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.6:1
Fuel Load: 25 gal.
Crew Weight: 250 lb.
PlayCraft Boats – Richland, Missouri; 573-765-3265; playcraftboats.com