Pontoon boats are a popular and growing boating trend… Review the brands, manufacturers and models available for today’s pontoon boat buyers
Best Pontoon Boat Brands and Manufacturers
Some of the more popular pontoon boat brands include:
- Aqua Patio (manufactured by Godfrey Marine)
- Avalon Luxury Pontoons (manufactured by Avalon & Tahoe Mfg. Inc.)
- Bennington (manufactured by Bennington Marine)
- Bentley (manufactured by Encore Boat Builders, LLC)
- Berkshire Pontoons (manufactured by Forest River Marine/Odyssey)
- Fisher Boats (manufactured by Tracker Marine, LLC)
- G3 Boats (manufactured by G3 Boats)
- Harris FloteBote (manufactured by Harris Kayot Marine, LLC)
- Lake Pro (manufactured by Pond King, Inc.)
- Landau (manufactured by C.R.C. Development Company, LLC)
- Legend (manufactured by Legend Boats)
- Leisure Kraft (manufacturered by Leisure Kraft Pontunes)
- Leisure Pontoons (manufactured by Premier Marine, LLC)
- Lowe Boats (manufactured by Lowe Boats)
- Manitou Pontoon Boats (manufactured by Triton Industries, Inc.)
- Monark Marine (manufactured by Starcraft Marine, LLC)
- Parti Craft (manufactured by Godfrey Marine)
- Pond Kind Pro (manufactured by Pond King, Inc.)
- Prairie Adventure (manufactured by Prairie Adventure, LLC)
- Premier Pontoons (manufactured by Premier Marine, Inc.)
- Princecraft (manufactured by Princecraft Boats)
- Prowler Series (manufactured by Prairie Adventures)
- Sanpan (manufactured by Godfrey Marine)
- Sea Ryder (manufactured by Godfrey Marine)
- Smoker Craft (manufactured by Smoker-Craft, Inc.)
- South Bay Pontoons (manufactured by Forest River Marine/Odyssey)
- Starcraft Marine (manufactured by Starcraft Marine, LLC)
- Sun Tracker (manufactured by Tracker Marine, LLC)
- Sunchaser (manufactured by Smoker-Craft, Inc.)
- Suncruiser (manufactured by Lowe Boats)
- Sweetwater (manufactured by Godfrey Marine)
- Sylvan (manufactured by Smoker-Craft, Inc.)
- Tahoe Pontoons (manufactured by Avalon & Tahoe Mfg. Inc.)
- Triton Boats (manufactured by Triton Boat Company)
- Tuscany (manufactured by Godfrey Marine)
- Yamaha Motor Canada (manufactured by Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd.)
Common Features Available in Pontoon Boat Models
Pontoon boats are known for their ability to hold a large number of people – up to 15 people in some models. Pontoon boat seating is all about comfort. Typically pontoon boat seats run the length of both sides of the boat, making optimal use of the space. A variety of pontoon boat accessories can also be added to customize the deck layout and use of the space.
The wide open deck space of a pontoon boat makes fishing from any angle very easy. The ability to take the boat in nearly any depth of water (because of the shallow depth of the pontoons) makes it a great choice for fisherman. There are also some models designed exclusively as fishing pontoon boats or bass pontoon boats.
Evaluating the Best Pontoon Boat Brands and Manufacturers
There are pontoon boats to fit every budget – from economy to luxury models. Boat manufacturers carry multiple brands to cater to the variety of needs on the market. Be sure to compare objectively when deciding to buy a pontoon boat.
For example, pontoon boats with outboard engines will be cheap and more economical, but will lack power on the water. A stern drive engine will increase the cost, but will offer speed and power for skiing and tubing with a pontoon boat. Decide how the pontoon boat will be used on the water and let the intended usage guide the final buying decision for the best pontoon boat brand.
Many pontoon boats offer boaters an affordable way to get into boating with their first boat purchase. Marine lenders can offer very attractive boat loan financing with payments that can make owning a pontoon boat very similar in owning a second car.
Pontoon Boat Accessories
Check out these pontoon boat accessories to give your boat an upgrade!
Sources: Discover Boating.com
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