Why Choose a Pontoon Boat?
If you have been considering a pontoon, but are not sure if it’s right for you, you have come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of the top five reasons why a pontoon might just be your perfect mate.
Ultimately, it really will depend on what you’re looking for in a boat. However, pontoons are so versatile, they really have a little something for everyone.
And if you find yourself nodding your head to any or all of the following reasons, a pontoon may just be the perfect fit for you.
Plenty of space
The amount of space is definitely one of the top reasons to buy a pontoon. Most models can accommodate at least 7 to 12 people, and that’s comfortably. This is more than enough room your friends, family, fishing gear, water sports equipment, and more. Boat for boat, there is no better vessel for the money when it comes to having room to roam.
Perfect for fishing
You can find many pontoon models that are geared towards fishing. Outfitted with rod holders, tool holders, easy to clean flooring, live well systems and more. It’s no flats boat when it comes to draft, but you can reach most fishing spots just fine. Another bonus is, again, the space you have for a larger group and all of your gear. If you fish close to home, a pontoon could be your best friend!
Relaxation at its finest
What better way to relax than to kick up your feet in the shade under the awning of your pontoon. Pontoons have plenty of room for cold storage, general storage, and very stable for anchoring up or cruising slow. Pop the top off of a cold one and grill dinner on the boat. And while you’re at it, take a relaxing dip in the water right off of the deck.
Fun in the sun
Fun is among the top reasons to buy a pontoon as well. Bring all the friends & family along for any occasion. Enjoy tubing, water-skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding and more. The deck and storage throughout allow plenty of room for everyone’s choice of water sport equipment, safety gear, and personal belongings. Here are some other fun ideas:
- Take a group of close friends and family on the lake to watch the fire works for the Fourth of July. It will be an experience they’ll never forget.
- Offer boat tours at your next family reunion.
- Celebrate a milestone birthday with a grill and chill on the water.
- Take that special someone out for a dinner cruise.
Low Cost of Ownership
If money is important to you, you’ll quickly notice that no other boat will bring you as much value. With new pontoons ranging anywhere from $11,000 + , (Sun Tracker Bass Buggy 16 DLX), and used pontoons a plenty, you’re already off to a great start in saving money while getting out onto the water. Consider pontoons are simply made and easy to repair, additions are easy to perform and therefore cheap, and they aren’t over complicated leaving little to go wrong. This without a doubt will be the most affordable vessel you’ll ever own.