While this PlayCraft represents a midprice package at just under $120,000, it’s a full-zoot custom rig with enough power and speed to satisfy, and features and benefits to keep owners and fun-seekers occupied. Underneath, 0.09-inch-thick, 24-inch-diameter triple pontoons are fitted with skin guards on the nose keels for worry-free beaching. Foam flotation fills each pontoon for safety and noise deadening. Underdeck, all-aluminum cross members are fitted 16 inches on center and covered with aluminum spray-shield panels. Extruded side-deck bumpers and cast corner protectors are standard fare. CCA seven-ply wood decking that features a lifetime warranty is attached with corrosion-resistant fasteners.
A color-matched Bimini top is standard, as is a Wet Sounds stereo with four RGB-lit speakers and a remote. Infinity woven-vinyl flooring covers the deck. The furniture layout is spacious for parties yet still gives plenty of lounge room for riding and relaxing. Two bow and two stern sofas hinged to roto-cast bases also boast plenty of storage underneath. A removable snack table is also standard. Movable drink holders can be placed anywhere they’re convenient. The fiberglass pilot’s console features a Lexan windshield, tilt helm and full complement of instruments, along with an optional 5-inch Simrad multifunction/chart-plotter package. The captain’s helm chair is fit for a CEO, with adjustments for height and legroom, and it reclines and has movable armrests. Docking, courtesy and running lights are standard. On our test rig, RGB mood lighting was installed topside, along the rub rail and underwater. An optional wakeboard tower plus tow pylon were powder-coated in blue to complement the paint scheme.
The Verado power is exceptionally quiet, allowing for even-toned conversation at 40-plus mph speeds. It pulls like a freight train—zero to 30 mph in a cat-quick 5.1 seconds—and the straked pontoon tubes plane at a slow 14 mph and 2,200 rpm.
PlayCraft’s rigs are unique, with performance and style that are unmistakable among other pontoons. That is naturally so because each PlayCraft is custom-built, styled and rigged to suit the owner.
- Single-engine economy, with a top speed approaching nearly 55 mph.
- Bright Petty blue-and-white finish with black accents enhances the performance with a sporty look.
Dry Weight: 2,750 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: 15/3,000 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 50 gal.
How We Tested
Engine: Mercury 400 Verado FourStroke 400 hp
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Mercury Enertia 14.7″ x 16″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 50 gal.
Crew Weight: 425 lb.
PlayCraft Boats – Richland, Missouri; 573-765-3265; playcraftboats.com