This reputation is changing—and fast. Many of the latest and greatest pontoons offer speed, handling, seaworthiness, and even the ability to be used as legit tow boats for skiing and wakeboarding…perfect for your lakefront property. Yet they haven’t abandoned their strengths: passenger comfort and amenities have never been more cushy or diverse. And if you’re watching your pennies there’s good news for you, too. Leave off some of those plush amenities and speed, and basic models can be had for as little as $10,000. And yes, that’s with a motor, wise guy.
Thinking of tuning into the ‘toon? Here are 10 of our current favorites (in no particular order), guaranteed to please any passion—and any depth of pocketbook.
With up to 300 available horsepower, the Express has the power to deliver on its promise. Triple pontoons are oversized to 27” diameter and sport lifting strakes on the center tube, as well as the inside of the outer tubes. The combination delivers aggressive handling, but avoids excessive lean. Big tubes also prove a good match for big crowds, as well as bigger waters. For more info, visit the Aqua Patio 250 Express webpage.