SunChaser offers the new Geneva 22 LR DH Sport as a performance package. Our tester was dressed with a performance-enhancing X-Treme PR25 Performance Package and hung with an Evinrude E-Tec G2 200, giving a lively 42 mph top-end performance and zero to 30 in just 6.8 seconds — great numbers for those with a watersports jones. It’s stingy on fuel too; though our best economy numbers were recorded at a slow cruise (7.9 mph, 2,000 rpm, 4.4 mpg), the results were nearly linear all the way to 4,000 rpm (26 mph and 3.7 mpg). SunChaser has this package set up well; with a Rebel 15.5-by-15-inch three-blade prop and stainless-steel wheel, handling and turning were secure and predictable.
Aboard the Geneva, the interior layout is ideal for big families and partiers. In the bow, curved facing loungers invite relaxation, conversation or both. A pop-up changing station fits neatly into the rear bulkhead of the portside lounger. Amidships, the cockpit station is raised for better visibility. The dash layout is standard fare, with analog instruments and Evinrude binnacle controls. A standard Kicker audio system provides the sounds. Captain and co-pilot chairs are plush, high-back and reclining. Astern, the seating arrangement mimics the bow setup with facing curved loungers separated by a stern access door. At the stern, there’s a short swim platform with a watersports tow and aluminum boarding ladder, and a set of speakers for those in the water. Underneath the seat cushions and behind the access doors, assembly and rigging quality are great. This boat is built on the same assembly lines as SunChaser’s other boats, so quality is not compromised.
At 23 feet 10 inches in length, 2,100 pounds dry, and $49,923 out the door as tested, the Geneva fills the bill for those looking for a well-equipped pontoon that’ll last. SunChaser’s Lifetime Plus 6 warranty (lifetime hull warranty, six years on everything else) is standard on this model, giving new owners security and a no-worries purchase that’s transferable to the next owner.
* X-Treme PR25 Performance Package offers lifting strakes, underskin covering cross members (reduces drag), and full-length center tube, giving this entry-level package performance and handling to rival more-expensive rigs.
* Sport Package includes black powder-coated railings and rub rail, high-back pilot/co-pilot chairs, and raised helm for better visibility.
Price: $49,923 (as tested)
How We Tested
Engine: Evinrude E-Tec G2 two-stroke 200 hp
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Evinrude Rebel 15.5″ x 15″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 2.17:1
Fuel Load: 30 gal.
Crew Weight: 375 lb.
SunChaser Boats – New Paris, Indiana; 866-719-7873; sunchaserboats.com