If you are looking for a boat that handles easily, is versatile, offers ample seating, extensive storage and can accommodate a large crew of friends and family, then look no further than a pontoon boat.
Pontoon boats have a history that goes back to the late 1950s and were first introduced at the Chicago World Fair where their simple design and ability to accommodate lots of crew members was an instant hit. It was a boat that could get the party started and keep it going for long periods of fun times on the water.
Pontoon boats have come a long way since their early days, and today’s modern Pontoon is all about style and comfort.
Styling and comfort
The pontoon boats of today have advanced radically from their first basic designs and generally come in a variety of aesthetically appealing colours, with a variety of high-quality vinyl covered seats, masses of space for friends and family and extensive storage. If comfort is what you are looking for, then a pontoon boat will be right up your alley.
Ride and handling
Pontoon boats are always going to be handled with ease and by the very nature of their design, they reach the plane very easily with less horsepower. This is great for cruising with your mates and for reduced overall petrol consumption.
Most pontoon boats have hydraulic steering to assist with sharper turns, but a pontoon boat is designed for cruising and will always turn in a wider arc than a conventional boat. Who wants tight turns when you’re having fun?
Pontoon boats with a triple tube system will offer extra stability and buoyancy with a reduced turning circle.
The pontoon boat is ideally suited for a variety of fun options such as fishing, entertaining and water sports. You can kit your pontoon out with rod holders, braais and even a livewell if you’re a hardcore fisherman – or you can simply relax back on the super comfortable seating and take in the sun’s rays.