4 Fast Pontoon Boats That Are So Sophisticated They Cost Over $300,000 Each
The words “pontoon boat” conjure up images of slow, square, family-friendly boats perfect for lazy days on the water. Pontoon boats are great for fishing, especially with large crowds, or for swimming and sunbathing. Their square design makes them easy to get in and out of the water with ease.
However, the humble pontoon boat has seen a small revolution recently. Some manufacturers design pontoon boats that can exceed 78 mph and offer luxury items such as full galleys, portable heads, and apps to control certain features remotely. As you might expect, luxury like this comes at a price. Let’s take a look at four pontoon boats that are over $300,000.
1.Harris Crown SL270
This deluxe pontoon is 29 feet tall and features a sculpted fiberglass body to give it a bit more visual appeal. Up to 900 horsepower twin Mercury Verado outboards are available, and joystick control allows for easy low-speed maneuvering.
According to Report Rob, the Harris Crowne SL270 will set you back $549,631 with Powered Sport Arch, twin Mercury 450R outboards and joystick steering. For its design, the original Crowne won an NMMA Innovation Award. He did away with the boxy look that was previously associated with pontoon boats in favor of sloping bows and modern exteriors.
2. Bennington 25 QX Sport
The futuristic looking Bennington 25 QX Sport looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. It’s the definition of avant-garde with aggressive exterior contours, a designer color scheme and an interior design comparable to a high-end luxury car. It has a great sloping windshield and an integrated Roswell wake tower, a must for towing the watersports fan.
Plus, there’s a commercial-grade built-in refrigerator and an extra-large sink. This pontoon costs $392,271 with Yamaha 425 outboards that deliver a maximum of 425 hp.
3. Premier Escalante 350
Looking a bit more like the traditional pontoon boat, the appearance of the Premier Escalante 350 resembles its boxy ancestors except for the two-deck design. However, don’t be fooled by the unassuming exterior. Dual 425hp outboard motors will get you where you want to go fast. This family-friendly pontoon even comes equipped with a waterslide that exits from the upper deck on the second floor.
The main level features a massive 36ft deck, with plenty of seating and a galley equipped with a fridge and sink. If that wasn’t enough, there’s even a changing room with a portable potty, sink and shower. Cost is $370,318 with two Suzuki 350 outboard motors.
4. Manitou 27 XT RARS
The Manitou 27 XT SRW is powered by a pair of powerful 450hp Mercury Racing outboard motors capable of just under 78mph. Manitou’s V-Toon technology provides better handling and faster acceleration. Several on-board features can also be managed using a remote transmitter, app or Garmin smartwatch. According boats of triumph, the XT is available in four different configurations, the most expensive of which is the split rear windshield, or SRW. A Bimini top with an electric arm and LED lights is standard equipment on all models. The price of this luxury pontoon boat is $330,914 with two Mercury 450R outboard motors.
There are few things more enjoyable than spending the day on the lake with family and friends, and a pontoon boat is a perfect option as it has the space to accommodate everyone. If you can afford it, these luxury vessels can make your time on the water even more enjoyable by adding a few comforts and speed to the basic pontoon boat.
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