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2021 Tahoe 2485 LTZ Quad Lounge

The 2485 LTZ Quad Lounge combines solid construction with vast entertainment options.

April 6, 2021
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Tahoe 2485 LTZ Quad Lounge running shot
The 25-foot Tahoe hit a top speed of 38 mph. Tom King

Tahoe’s 2485 LTZ Quad Lounge shows off Tahoe quality and features at a bargain price. It bristles with higher-end construction, materials and amenities, yet the as-tested price is just $54,012 with a Mercury 150 FourStroke outboard. With that compact and fuel-miserly engine, the 25-foot Tahoe hit a top speed of 38 mph at 5,400 rpm, accelerated from zero to 30 mph in 7.6 seconds, and recorded a best cruise speed of 17 mph at 3,000 rpm, where the Mercury sipped 87-octane regular fuel at 3.6 gph (4.7 mpg). At that pace, normal room-level conversations were easy—the engine and hull noise level recorded was a whisper-quiet 72.5 decibels. Range from the 38-gallon tank is just over 161 miles while leaving 10 percent in reserve.

Tahoe 2485 LTZ Quad Lounge bow seating
The LTZ features a full-surround bow seating arrangement. Tom King

Despite the great price, Tahoe doesn’t skimp on construction. The optional triple 25-inch Sport performance pontoons are mated to the deck with heavy-duty, double-bolted hat-channel crossbeams. An aluminum underdeck Wave Shield helps improve airflow and efficiency. The deck is ¾-inch PTP marine flooring that has a lifetime warranty, with optional in-floor storage. A 3-inch-tall perimeter rub rail caps the deck, with a black rubber insert to cushion docking. Our test boat featured the valuable in-floor storage option. Tahoe seat frames are all aluminum, which gives excellent storage room underneath, along with ventilation to minimize moisture. A 10-year bow-to-stern warranty and lifetime hull-and-floor warranty are standard.

Tahoe 2485 LTZ Quad Lounge helm
New ergonomic Smart 80 touchscreen dash provides the captain with all the information he could want. Tom King

The LTZ features a full-surround bow seating arrangement with tri-tone Matrix 50 premium-cushioned vinyl. A removable bow seat connects the twin facing loungers; it’s removable for beaching or docking access through the bow door. The captain’s console is positioned forward, making the bow conversation pit best suited for two. A removable snack table fits neatly between. Abaft, twin facing loungers create a larger gathering area for up to four. Behind the aft perimeter fencing is an extended deck with a storage canister center-mounted in front of the Mercury outboard. The installed optional ski-tow bar is a must-have.

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Tahoe 2485 LTZ Quad Lounge aft platform
Behind the aft perimeter fencing is an extended deck with a storage canister. Tom King

High Points

  • New Deco 4 smooth-look perimeter multipanel wall skins grant this pontoon a sleeker look and help make cleanup easier.
  • New ergonomic Smart 80 touchscreen dash provides the captain with all the information he could want about the Mercury outboard at a touch, and it’s easy to navigate.
  • Blue Ice interior lighting package creates a silky mood for evening cruises.
Tahoe 2485 LTZ Quad Lounge performance data chart
Tahoe 2485 LTZ Quad Lounge Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

Specs

LOA: 24′6″

Beam: 8′6″

Draft: 1′6″

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Dry Weight: 2,800 lb.

Seat/Weight Capacity: 12/2,580 lb.

Fuel Capacity: 38 gal.

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Price: $56,985

How We Tested

Engine: Mercury FourStroke 150 hp

Drive/Prop: Outboard/Mercury Enertia 15″ x 15″ 3-blade stainless steel

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Gear Ratio: 1.92:1

Fuel Load: 22 gal.

Crew Weight: 250 lb.

More Information

Tahoe Pontoon Boats – Alma, Michigan; 800-334-2913; tahoepontoons.com

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