2012 Buyer's Guide

The Year Of The Buyer - Now Is The Best Time To Buy

Published in the January 2012 Issue January 2012 Feature, Industry

Intro picNew-generation pontoons and sporty-looking deck boats are attracting cost-conscious buyers with a seductive blend of speed, versatility and affordability. These family fun boats seem to have a special appeal to baby boomers, many of them new to boating, and to people downsizing from bigger vessels or from two boats to one. Whatever the reason, pontoon boats as well as deck boats are once again on the rise and growing in popularity.

And as usual, PDB magazine is here to make sure you're prepared for your visit to the convention hall, marina or sales floor this spring. Examine the pages within to decide which pontoon or deck boat manufacturer best fits your boating lifestyle.

Finding it hard to choose? Take a closer look at our bios this year. We've researched each manufacturer's most popular model as well as looked ahead to the exciting new features for each one in 2012.

In addition, look for special features on everything from dealer insights to financing your new purchase. We've got loads of information dedicated to helping you make an informed decision as you head out to the jungle that is the boat-buying season.

From all of us at PDB magazine, we wish you well in your hunt for the perfect boat, and hope our efforts to make you the savviest shopper on the sales floor this year lead to success.

Aqua Patio

574-522-8381  www.godfreypontoons.com/aquapatio

Aqua PatioAqua Patio's pontoon construction is the result of more than 50 years of experience, innovation and constant product improvement. With the exclusive StrataTech chassis, the trademark for the unibody understructure of all pontoon boats built by Godfrey Pontoons, these pontoons are designed to last a lifetime. Sporty and versatile, Aqua Patio pontoons offer the cost-conscious buyer a great blend of standard features and performance options. These roomy pontoons are designed with energetic families searching for pure enjoyment in mind.

Aqua Patio has 12 unique models, ranging in size from 20 to 25 feet and all come with high performance, 25-inch diameter pontoons. For the family that enjoys a sunset cruiser, Aqua Patio has raised the bar. The Aqua Patio 250 Wet Bar provides the perfect entertaining space with an acrylic bar top, two stools, cooler storage, bottle holder and LED lit cupholders. If soaking up some rays is more your style, the Aqua Patio 240 Sun Lounger is a great option. With two aft facing lounges contoured to be the ultimate in comfortable seating, relation is taken to a whole new level on GX 50 Soft Touch vinyl while cruising or at the sandbar. Providing the ultimate in relaxing comfort, these models are the perfect mix of Aqua Patio's legendary performance, stylish design and innovative amenities.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 240 SL
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Bar seating package
One word to describe the company: Stylish
The target buyer: Someone looking for a nicer boat at a good price

Avalon Pontoons

800-334-2913  www.avalonpontoons.com

AvalonAvalon Pontoons, based in Michigan, is one of the largest pontoon manufacturers in the world, with nearly 40 years experience in pontoon boat manufacturing. Avalon offers over 200 models at eight different price points, from entry level to fully-loaded crafts with every feature, color and style imaginable. Avalon is the industry's most vertically integrated manufacturer of pontoons in the nation. They build the framing, furniture, covers and more, using the latest high-tech equipment right at its production facility in Alma, Mich. This total control of the process assures customers will get a boat produced with the highest quality. Avalon prides itself on cutting edge construction, performance and designs, including the all-new Deco series models. Avalon is rated as having one of the lowest incidents of warranty claims in the industry and also won the NMMA CSI Award for outstanding customer service three years in a row.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: The Avalon LS
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Rear lounge seats
One word to describe the company: Innovative
The target buyer: Anyone who appreciates a high-quality boat


843-761-6090  www.azureboats.com

AzureInnovative, the one word that simply describes the Azure brand. Whether through the introduction of a new model or one-of-a-kind feature, Azure is innovative in pushing the envelope, which separates them from being just another boat. Azure becomes the better choice. They choose to think differently, to challenge convention and move forward. A passion to improve the boating lifestyle. They're doing just that and their boats reflect this passion.

From years of boating experience, Azure knows the wants and needs of boaters. So they designed and built their boats around that experience, offering something for families and water sport enthusiasts alike. Through bold styling, advanced performance technology and innovative engineering, Azure has broken that mold and redefined the standard-defining the company commitment of striving for perfection from the start.

Azure Boat Company is locally owned and operated with more than 50 years of boat building experience. Azure offers a full line of sport boats to include bow riders, sport decks, cuddys and cruisers. All Azure boats are NMMA Certified and meet or exceed United States Coast Guard standards. Azure proudly powers their boats with MerCruiser inboards.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: AZ258 Bow Ride
Big deck boat feature for 2012: AZ220 XTREME Wake Package Sport Deck
One word to describe the company: Innovative
The target buyer: Families and water sports enthusiasts


574-264-6336  www.benningtonmarine.com

BenningtonThis year Bennington unveiled "Shatter," a pontoon boat that showcases the company's unmatched capabilities and commitment to fine detail. Bennington's top-of-the line Q Series serves as a foundation for Shatter, taking luxury pontoons to a new level.

Shatter is the fusion of a luxury pontoon and the attitude of a sport boat. It boasts mesmerizing gold fleck painted panels, interior details inspired by the ultimate in European sports cars and a forward raking sport tower complimentary to Bennington's signature streamline rail system. The boat uses a fresh new palette of neutral hues anchored by Bennington's 2012 Ivory interior base vinyl featuring double-needle, diamond stitched detail used tastefully throughout giving it a sophisticated edge.

Shatter creates a new class of pontoons confirming Bennington's commitment to expand boundaries and bring needed change to the marketplace. "Shatter" challenges the pontoon stereotype and reinforces Bennington's position as a leader in the industry. Bennington's 2012 product line is a reflection of this vision of luxury. Theses exciting new options are available in the 2012 product line on Q and R Series models: Sport Tower, Custom Painted Panels and Diamond Pillow-Top Interior.

Established in 1997, Bennington was recognized immediately for its quality product and remains committed to its vision statement to this day.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 20 SL (entry-level model)
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Bennington's Sport Tower, custom paint and pillow-top interior
One word to describe the company: Refined
The target buyer: Discerning buyers of all ages/demographics

Berkshire Pontoons

574-825-8696  www.berkshirepontoon.com

BerkshireBerkshire is the proud manufacturer of several pontoon lines; all devoted to giving boaters what they're looking for in a life on the water.

The Premium Series aims to be distinctive and uncompromised, giving the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.

Choose from five models: CL, CLO, Entertainment, SL, SLX and XB in lengths from 20 to 28 feet. The series features a fiberglass console with raised butterscotch wood dash and steering wheel, Humminbird color GPS and fish/depth sounder, premium soft touch sand dollar interior upholstery with color-coordinated accents, LED interior lighting and deluxe portable cupholders.

The STS Series is known for being styled with luxurious upholstery, contemporary rail design and high-end amenities. CL, CLO, SFX, SL, SLX and XB models are available in lengths from 20 to 28 feet.

This series features an integrated 'D' rail with full-color panel skin, brushed aluminum LED docking lights, butterscotch fiberglass table with coordinating accents throughout and a five-year stem-to-stern warranty.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: LTD Series-230CL LTD & 231RFC LTD
Big 'toon feature for 2012: The new BP1 Package (center tube, underskin and lifting strakes)
One word to describe the company: Quality
The target buyer: A broad range of buyers looking for a boat to suit any budget and lifestyle


229-686-7481  www.chaparralboats.com

ChaparralChaparral's popular Sunesta Series helped launch the deck boat craze more than 19 years ago. Innovation has indeed keyed Chaparral's success. Chaparral has earned 48 awards for product excellence, including 12 Boat of the Year trophies. Known for its phenomenal customer service, high quality workmanship and reassuring financial strength, in the last five years the company has introduced 20 new models, including six boats for 2012.

Additionally, the International Standards Organization (ISO) audits the company's standards, procedures and final products. Chaparral's ISO 9001:2008 certification sends a signal to customers worldwide that this company is dedicated to achieving ultimate customer satisfaction through design innovation, manufacturing excellence and after-sale service.

For more than four decades, Chaparral has offered boaters the ultimate advantage in styling, performance, workmanship and value, which explains all those awards.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Sunesta 244
Big deck boat feature for 2012: U-Slide aft seat converts the back seats to a sun lounge
One word to describe the company: Innovation
The target buyer: Families


618-937-6426  www.crownline.com

CrownlineAt Crownline, they listen and learn from their customers which is why their boats are loaded with standard features that set them apart from the competition. You will be sure to enjoy your time on the water in an E4 'toon, with the full-size three-position aft sunbed seating, fully equipped head compartment, comfortable pillow top seat cushions, upgraded Sony Stereo and Large integrated swim platform with soft touch mat at both the bow and transom.

The E4 is also equipped with convenient features such as color-matched bow and cockpit canvas, bimini shade, snap-in carpet, courtesy lights, dual battery switch and tilt steering wheel.

Safety is a top priority at Crownline, which is why the E4 comes standard with a four-step rear and forward boarding ladder with anti-slip grips, depth sounder and fire extinguisher.

Crownline has a reputation for building quality into every boat. You will notice the abundance of stainless steel hardware in the E4 including stainless steel grab handles, cupholders and hardware.

Buying a boat is an investment and your boat should represent you. Crownline allows you to customize your boat to your total satisfaction with a variety of popular options to make your boat one of a kind.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: E-4
Big deck boat feature for 2012: 3-position aft seating
One word to describe the company: Innovative
The target buyer: Families

Cypress Cay

260-432-4555  www.cypresscaypontoons.com

Cypress CayThe Cypress Cay 2012 pontoon lineup consists of six unique model series. From an all new premium segment to new fish 'n cruise layouts and more rear-facing lounger models, Cypress Cay offers something for every lifestyle and every budget.

There were many major updates made to the Cypress Cay line for 2012, including a significant exterior change to the premium Cancun series. Silver anodized railing, rubrail bimini frame and ladder, plus a new, edgier graphics pattern really makes the Cancun stand out in a crowd. The all new 2012 Cayman series boasts a daring fence design with intricate railing and optional two-tone graphics for a sophisticated look. The Cayman interior features a rich, elegant pattern.

Completely redesigned for 2012 is the Cozumel series, now featuring a fully inset panel and new sporty graphics. A brand new instrument panel with recessed gauges and tilt steering wheel was added to the helmstand. Furniture changes include an updated vinyl pattern. The Seabreeze series has been updated with a new helmstand and new interior.

Along with all the great changes made to the model series, Cypress Cay has also introduced its brand new XPS Performance Package. Take performance to a whole new level in 2012 with the Extreme Performance System, featuring a lowered center tube, performance motor pod, lifting strakes and full skin kit. The entire 2012 Cypress Cay model line is now available at dealers nationwide.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: The new Cayman
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Rear-facing loungers that convert to forward seating
One word to describe the company: Quality
The target buyer: Someone who knows that when they're ready to spend time away from it all, their pontoon boat will be there

Destination Yachts

812-486-2628  www.destinationyachts.com

Destination YachtsThe first thing you notice when you see a Top Deck from Destination Yachts is its extreme size. In addition to the main level, a high upper deck allows fearless shipmates to launch directly into the water from the slide. Comfort amenities abound on the Top Deck. You won't find yourself wishing for more space and with the enclosed bath and holding tank, privacy onboard isn't an issue, either. Another unique amenity is the wet bar, which is far more than you would expect; its crescent shape accommodates four to five bar stools and nearby you'll find easy access to the sink, refrigerator and microwave. With all of these options, a high-end sound system, and room for all your friends, the weekend is certain to be memorable.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 40- by 12-foot top deck
Big 'toon feature for 2012: A real bathroom, no portable toilets on this boat
One word to describe the company: Flexible
The target buyer: Families with lots of friends


615-797-3193  www.ebbtideboats.com

EbbtideEbbtide takes particular pride in its manufacturing process. Every Ebbtide delivers a quiet, stable ride even in the roughest water. The hand-laid decks feature hardware and thru-hull fittings of the highest quality stainless steel reinforced with laminated aluminum backing plates and secured with aircraft lock nuts. Custom-made interiors of the highest quality Stain Resistant Topcoat complement the wide variety of color choices offered on all Ebbtide boats.

Taking the time to ensure that each boat is hand crafted limits production for Ebbtide but its philosophy remains "better-not more." With a 16-year track record of awards for excellence, it is fair to say this reputable company manufactures deck boats that deliver superior performance, agile handling, luxurious comfort and head-turning style. It's an art that Ebbtide has been perfecting since 1965.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 2400 SS FC O/B
Big deck boat feature for 2012: The Z-Trak Vented chines
One word to describe the company: Craftsmanship
The target buyer: Families who are ready to step up to a quality boat

Encore Boat Builders

803-391-3000  www.bentleyencore.com

EncoreEncore Boat Builders thrives on manufacturing a good quality boat at an affordable price. Bentley Encore has a selection of floor plans and options for whatever your fancy, be it cruising or fishing. These floor plans are available in 20-, 22- and 24-foot pontoons and are offered in many different color variations. All of the models come standard with one and a quarter-inch powder-coated railing, which adds a luxurious clean look to the boat. The changing room and 9-foot bimini is another standard feature on all models. The fish models are well-equipped for the avid fisherman or just a fun family fishing outing, with standards that include a livewell, fishing chairs and rod holders. The Bentley Encore is a great boat with a lot of value.

Encore Boat Builders Marine has established a dealer network throughout the United States and Canada to expand the reach of these new Bentley Encore pontoons. According to Encore CEO Steven Deese, the company's goal is to produce quality boats at an affordable price with features and workmanship superior to other available models.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 240 Cruise SE Package
Big 'toon feature for 2012: 300 Entertainer
One word to describe the company: Quality
The target buyer: Every age group

G3 Boats

800-588-9787  www.g3boats.com

G3G3 Boats is one of two Yamaha-owned boat companies. Yamaha purchased Generation III Boats, a company with fewer than two dozen basic models, in March of 1997 from the Lowe family. Since then, the original 80,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility has doubled in size, to over 160,000 sq. ft., employing 250 boat-builders, producing a full-line of quality aluminum boats under the G3 Boats brand.

The management team at Lebanon has expanded the original line to include the Mod-V Eagle Series, mid-price range, all-welded fishing boats; the Angler Deep-V Series, aluminum multi-species boats; the Sun Catcher Pontoon Series and the Gator Tough Welded Jon Boat series.

G3 Boats has been successful in introducing competitively priced fishing and pontoon packages with superior quality and their position in the market has outperformed the industry year after year. The Sun Catcher line of Pontoons includes the LV, LX, LX3 and Elite series.

New for 2012, G3 Boats is introducing the Elite 322 SS. The Elite 322 SS is a true luxury pontoon built on a premium platform with three 23- by 25-inch diameter U-shaped flotation filled logs, under deck performance shield and an extended all-aluminum motor pod. Standard on board features include a flush mount Garmin Map 431s GPS, removable ski/tow bar, rear facing lounge seating layout, snap in carpet, three boarding locations and a newly designed boarding ladder.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: LV208 F&C
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Stern seating
One word to describe the company: Satisfaction
The target buyer: Families


989-681-4300  www.gillgetter.com

GillgetterWhen it comes to pontoon boats, Apex Marine set out to prove that good things really do come in small packages. Gillgetter Compact Pontoon Boats have been hitting the water for over 22 years and have earned a reputation for quality and dependability. They are thoughtfully engineered to maximize space and functionality in a small pontoon boat featuring heavy-duty robust construction in a simple, compact and affordable design. They are ideal for use on smaller lakes, electric-only lakes, restricted lakes and ponds. They are easy to trailer, easy to maneuver and uniquely adapted to smaller outboards or electric drives. Gillgetter Pontoon Boats are an excellent alternative to larger boats or V-bottom boats. With a wide range of models and sizes, they are ideal for fishing or cruising.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Gillgetter 715 Fishmaster
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Small size with great quality
One word to describe the company: Progressive
The target buyer: Anyone looking for a quality-built smaller pontoon boat


231-775-1351  www.glastron.com

GlastronFor 55 years, the Glastron brand has been known for performance-and its deck boats are no exception. These boats are quick to plane, have impressive top-end speed and give you rock-solid handling.

It's obvious that Glastron has put a lot of thought into the design of its four deck boat models. Everything from the cupholders to the boarding gates are right where they need to be. You'll also see it in things like generous walk-around space, extra-tall swim ladders and easy-to-clean fiberglass floors with snap-in carpet. And bow to stern, every model is loaded with upscale standard features like a Sirius satellite-ready stereo with MP3 adaptor.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: DS 205
Big deck boat feature for 2012: DS 200-Versatile and roomy
One word to describe the company: Innovative
The target buyer: Families and young couples

Hampton by Playcraft

573-765-3265  hamptonpontoons.com

HamptonAfter 37 years in the performance pontoon segment, PlayCraft decided to break out of their niche, but without losing focus on what they had already achieved. Dealers still needed more in a lineup for customers looking for a luxury/cruise model at a strong value point without compromising performance or quality. With years of experience and some input from industry veterans, Joe Dorris and team went to work designing what would later become Hampton. The lineup consists of 20- to 24-foot pontoons and triple pontoons available in fish and cruise models that all reflect the simply elegant goal PlayCraft had in mind from the start. PlayCraft made many trips to the lake to test the Hampton and make sure the ride is there. Hampton boats may not go 70 miles per hour, but it's a nice feeling to know that your boat is running at peak efficiency.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 2485 RL
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Patented, built-in rear entry steps in pontoon
One word to describe the company: Elegant
The target buyer: Families

Harris FloteBote

260-432-4555  www.harrisflotebote.com

Harris FloteBoteIn commemoration of Harris FloteBote's 55th anniversary, 2012 offers an astounding year full of design innovations, contemporary styling and luxurious amenities. From the complete redesign of the Sunliner series to the launch of additional Cruiser models, Harris FloteBote offers a rich assortment of marine craft excellence.

The popular Grand Mariner series now features a standard rear swim deck and additional fence panel and graphics combinations create a completely new look. Also new is the ultra-comfortable dual rear-facing lounger floorplan available on Grand Mariner SL models. The Solstice received updated interior furniture patterns to add to the stylish series. The Sunliner was completely redesigned and several models were added for a new lineup of cruising, fishing and luxury pontoons. An intricate curving fence on the outside and high-end furniture on the inside helps make the Sunliner among the leaders in this class. The Cruiser series has been updated with an all-new sporty helm stand and new accent vinyl for the furniture.

Every model in Harris FloteBote's prestigious pontoon lineup offers an innovative and stylish boat built to last.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: PIII or XTR performance packages
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Lighting options
One word to describe the company: Excellence
The target buyer: Someone who expects only the best


574-522-8381  www.hurricanedeckboats.com

HurricaneAs one of the most versatile boat on the water since 1974, Hurricane Deck boats are built for family fun and all-around value. Hurricanes come in a variety of multi-purpose layouts designed to maximize your time on the water whether you're fishing, cruising, skiing, tubing, camping, rafting up or just relaxing. By opening up the bow to provide more seating and storage than similar boats of the same size, a Hurricane boat means no one gets left at the dock.

Hurricane is known as one of the leaders in the deck boat market and the value associated with the 2012 models provides even greater reason why. Building on the huge success of the Amazing Boat Deals program launched in 2011, Hurricane now has 11 boats in the popular collection, including five I/Os and six outboards. Standard throughout all Hurricanes, you will find nice touches such as stainless steel-trimmed cupholders, logo-embossed stainless steel pop-up cleats and premium vinyl upholstery.

So when you're looking for the ultimate SUV on the water that's big on comfort, styling and performance, Hurricane is ready for action. It's not about the destination, it's about the fun you have getting there.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: SunDeck Sport 188 OB
Big deck boat feature for 2012: Graphics on SunDecks and SunDeck Sports
One word to describe the company: Versatile
The target buyer: Families who want to do a variety of boating activities

JC Manufacturing

574-834-2881  www.jcpontoon.com

JCFor over 30 years, JC Manufacturing has dedicated itself to innovative design and superior quality. It has always been their goal to build a boat that is comfortable and practical without losing the ability to perform. The original TriToon (registered trademark) hull was the first successful integration of deck boat performance into a luxury pontoon and continues to be a favorite choice for a smooth ride in rough water. JC now offers a new generation of performance based upon the TriToon Sport Hull with standard lifting fins and power-assisted hydraulic steering. This modern hull design gives its boats more speed (tested over 50 mph with certain engines) and better handling than anything it has built in the last 30 years.

Unlike some manufacturers who rely on countless outside suppliers, JC Manufacturing is very self-sufficient. With all major components, rail systems, upholstery, pontoon tubes and bimini tops made in-house, JC has the ability to meticulously monitor all of its processes.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: NepToon 23 TT
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Stainless Steel Wakeboard Tower w/speakers
One word to describe the company: Innovative
The target buyer: Young performance-oriented families

Kennedy Pontoons

715-640-6000  www.kennedypontoons.com

KennedyKennedy Boats has evolved immensely throughout its history, but its reputation for quality marine products has never changed. These quality pontoons have been built by the Kennedy family since 1964. In 1978, they created the industry's first narrow beam "compact pontoon boat." This model was originally 15 feet in length and was packaged with a custom roller trailer. If you are in the market for a compact, the unique design of the 1700 Sundeck offers both roominess and performance rarely seen in the "compact pontoon" market.

This is the ideal model for anyone seeking the convenience and maneuverability of a narrower beam pontoon boat. You will quickly experience the excellent performance that the 23-inch octagonally-shaped pontoon logs provide. With over 30 square feet of planing surface, the "flat-bottomed" log design allows for quicker planing and a shallower draft than others with round logs.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 1700 Sundeck
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Compact size
One word to describe the company: Eco-friendly
The target buyer: Limited horsepower and electric-only waterway users


417-532-8096  www.landauboats.com

LandauSince 1974, the Landau name has stood for quality. Today is no different. From ownership to management to every associate on the line, Landau takes personal pride in its work. Offering a range of categories and options to satisfy customer budgets and interests, you can count on a Landau pontoon to deliver years of carefree enjoyment.

Landau's U-shaped, foam-filled logs offer maximum safety and performance. They strive to offer customers a well-built pontoon boat that will deliver a great experience on the water. Whether your passion is cruising or fishing, Landau ensures that every boat is built with safety, quality and value in mind. Offering four series to pick from (Harbor, Alure, Atlantis and Signature), its boats range from 18 to 27 feet.

Landau Boats is NMMA certified, proving its products meet and often exceed the industry's strictest quality and safety standards.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: The Atlantis 230 Cruise with three pontoons
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Rear lounge seating with JBL/Infinity speakers
One word to describe the company: Quality
The target buyer: Families

Legend Boats

800-461-4050  www.legendboats.com

Legend BoatsThis Canadian builder allows its customers to start planning in the comfort of their own home with fully-priced print ads, user-friendly website and catalogue. Legend doesn't want people to just buy a pontoon boat; they want them to invest in the Legend lifestyle that will help them make great memories.

Deciding to invest in boating is absolutely one of the best moves a person or family can make. The benefits are endless and truly priceless. When shopping for a new pontoon boat, the abundance of options in manufacturers can be overwhelming and the entire "ad speak" can be confusing as well. At Legend, they strive to earn a potential customer's trust and business by not only offering unmatched quality and value, but also complete transparency in their fully-priced, fully-customizable boat buying program. Its unique program includes complete prices in Canadian dollars including the most popular engine sizes, options and accessories.

Legend continues to provide a quality product at affordable, transparent pricing and is known for putting that extra element of pride into each boat.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Genesis Fusion
Big 'toon feature for 2012: The SmartDeck feature
One word to describe the company: Canadian
The target buyer: Families

Leisure Kraft Pontoons

931-484-2681  www.leisurekraft.com

Leisure KraftLeisure Kraft Pontoons, Inc. is a family-owned, factory-direct pontoon boat manufacturer in Crossville, Tenn. They've been in business for over 21 years making and delivering quality pontoon boats. They build their boats from the ground up, including every weld and bend in the aluminum pontoons, structure and decking. They also create the Roto molded furniture bases as well as every stitch in the furniture and tops. Everything is designed, created and assembled at their factory so they can provide the highest quality at the lowest price to their customer. Their patented pontoon design, their quality construction and their years of boat-making experience give Leisure Kraft an edge over its competition.

Leisure Kraft is proud to announce that they recently won the Suzuki Cutting Edge Award for being rated number one in the Southeast Region of the U.S. for customer satisfaction and service. Whether it's for fishing, leisure, water sports or a combination, Leisure Kraft can get the pontoon boat that's right for you. And if you're looking for speed, then check out its 50-mile-per-hour plus, three-logged pontoon.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 24' Prestige Pontoon
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Low maintenance
One word to describe the company: Dependable
The target buyer: Anyone who enjoys boating with family and friends

Lowe Boats

417-532-9101  www.lowe.com

Lowe BoatsCarl and Dianna Lowe founded Lowe Boats in 1971, with one goal in mind: build high-value aluminum boats to fit the "on-water" lifestyle of families and anglers. And from day one, they got it right. Fast forward 40 years, and Lowe is a leader in the aluminum boat market. Lowe Boats is the first full-line aluminum boat company to earn ISO certification for its approach to product quality and constant process improvement. Plus, after earning 19 CSI awards, Lowe Boats is truly focused on customer satisfaction.

Today, second and third generation customers return to Lowe Boats to purchase where their parents and grandparents purchased, knowing they can count on the value, performance, features and fun they grew up with. These satisfied customers are purchasing from some dealers that have been with Lowe throughout the 40-year ride.

Lowe Boats is very proud and celebrates multiple achievements throughout its 40-year history. For 2012, there's another evolution going on. Harnessing the power of the brand, Lowe re-launched the full line of pontoons under the Lowe umbrella. For the first time, the SS Cruisers, SF Fishing Pontoons, GS value boats and their all new game-changer, the Platinum Series will be sold under Lowe Pontoons.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: SS 210
Big 'toon feature for 2012: The attraction for the next generations is speed and water sports
One word to describe the company: Authentic
The target buyer: Families and anglers


800-999-9788  www.manitouboats.com

ManitouManitou Pontoon Boats are among the leaders in the industry in leisure, luxury and performance pontoon boats. Their persistent emphasis on excellence has made their name synonymous with quality, service, performance and design. A hallmark of this quality is the CSI award for customer satisfaction that Manitou has received for 10 consecutive years; that is every year since the award's inception.

The 2012 year offers another model year full of innovation and excitement as Manitou offers something for every budget, lifestyle and desire on the water. Choose between its leisure pontoon boats that allow you to design a floor plan that best suits you and your family, to the luxury pontoon boats that offer amenities that virtually eliminate the need to return to land. Manitou's performance pontoon boats with patented V-Toon Technology has redefined what a pontoon boat is capable of in terms of speed, acceleration and handling.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: The 22 Aurora VP
Big 'toon feature for 2012: The new LX Helm
One word to describe the company: Innovative
The target buyer: Baby boomers with extended families

Misty Harbor

515-573-1093  www.mistyharborboats.com

Misty HarborMisty Harbor pontoon boats include the top-of-the line Grand Mistique models that are full-feature luxury pontoons that include the 2085GM, 2285GM and 2585GM models. These models have an eight and a half-foot-wide beam and full-length decks of 20, 22 and 25 feet respectively. The Grand Mistique features an exciting new look with sculptured side rails that sweep gracefully from front to rear and are complemented by an all-new graphic scheme. This is a whole new look for pontoon boats and is sure to catch the attention of the most discriminating buyer.

The Grand Mistique also comes standard with privacy enclosure, large padded aft deck for sunbathing and up to three chaise lounges for added comfort. The handy rear entry with boarding ladder and optional ski/tow bar are great for skiing and pulling water toys behind the boat. Also, the reclining captain's chair with armrests and seat slider keep the captain of the boat completely comfortable all day long.

A triple pontoon option is available that can convert a traditional pontoon boat into a high-performance boat that will run fast, pull multiple skiers and handle rough water like a dream.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Biscayne Bay 2285CS
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Rear-facing lounges like the 2285RL
One word to describe the company: Value
The target buyer: Families


330-452-3866  www.monsoonmarine.com

MonsoonMonsoon Marine tackles safety from a performance and comfort point of view. Efficient tubes attached to a rigid, yet flexible cross-member structure ensure a well-behaved vessel. Moderate horsepower offers a forgiving motion and carefully designed ergonomics provide day-long comfort for all aboard. Add solid construction with the finest materials, hand-crafted interiors and massive storage, and you'll have a safe and comfortable boat that will be the envy to those on the water.

The new 2009 Storm series performance pontoon boats are taking the pontoon industry by storm. At first glance, you'll notice the phenomenal fit and finish. Everything is well rounded and color coordinated. The powder-coated railing and earth-tone interior is soft on the eye, yet the accent colors grab your attention. The interiors tastefully match the exterior graphics, which look fast while sitting still.

These boats plane quickly, ride smoothly and offer the exceptional speed and handling that no big production builder can match.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Storm 20
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Performance pontoons
One word to describe the company: Versatile
The target buyer: Families


662-256-5636  www.nauticstarboats.com

NauticStarDrawing from the resources of its expertise of manufacturing bay boats, offshore boats and family-style deck boats, NauticStar, LLC introduces its all-new innovatively designed 203SC Sport Deck.

The 203SC merges deck boat style open interior with the ride and drive of a vee hull runabout. Today's buyers demand versatility, durability, value and performance in their boating decisions and NauticStar feels its 203SC delivers just that.

The exclusive hull design has a shallow draft dead rise at the transom for stability at rest. Forward you have a full V to give you a soft ride in rougher waters. This design is very unique for a deck style boat.

The hull also incorporates an air assisted chine that releases water helping the boat to plane quicker and lift higher.

Founded in 2002 and located in Amory, Miss., NauticStar Boats is a privately owned LLC. Located on a campus of two plants totaling 160,000 square feet and 30 acres, NauticStar manufactures high quality bay boats, deck boats and off shore boats from 18 to 25 feet.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 210 Coastal
Big deck boat feature for 2012: Innovative 203SC
One word to describe the company: Universal
The target buyer: Families from grandparents on down

Parti Kraft

574-522-8381  www.partikraftboats.com

Parti KraftSometimes life calls for a party. And some people hear the call more than others. If that's you, here's some great news. There's a boat line just for you, and it's called Parti Kraft. These are truly boats for fun people. The Celebration series includes the Wet Bar, Sun Lounger, Dual Lounger models and more. Socializing has never been easier or more convenient. With standard carry-on coolers, Total Comfort Seating and even optional wet bars on some models, you'll know you've found your match the moment you step on board. There are even full-featured fishing models with aerated livewells and pedestal for the angler in your family.

Backed with more than 50 years of experience, this Indiana-based manufacturer has a solid idea of what consumers are looking for. If you haven't decided what your next adventure will be but you know you're looking for spontaneous thrill, Parti Kraft offers ample options. Its pontoons feature the StrataTech chassis, which is designed to last a lifetime. Parti Kraft has been a five time recipient of the marine industry's CSI award, indicating its commitment to customer satisfaction. With extra added touches and superior fit and finish, Parti Kraft defines style, versatility and comfort.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Parti Kraft 2086
Big 'toon feature for 2012: The Soft-Touch Vinyl upgrade
One word to describe the company: Fun
The target buyer: Families


573-765-3265  www.playcraftboats.com

PlayCraftTo be fair, no PlayCraft boat has ever broken the sound barrier; but it sure feels like they could. Driving a PlayCraft is not for the faint of heart, as tests of the PowerToon with various engine setups has produced speeds from 50 to over 70 miles per hour. So impressive is the PowerToon and its Race-R-Fin design that this anomaly sometimes overshadows the rest of the PlayCraft lineup As NASCAR fans know, "If you blink, you will miss it." Now, thanks to PlayCraft, it applies on the water too.

It's not all speed either. PlayCraft toons with the Race-R-Fins setup carve like nobody's business. PlayCraft boats are some of the very few pontoons in the industry that actually get up on plane and can stay on plane down to 11 mph before falling off.

A boat line that performs so well must be built to handle the performance. PlayCraft also manufactures a successful deck boat line that is equally as impressive as its 'toons-and on par with competing deck boats in the overall quality, performance and fit and finish categories.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Xtreme 2700
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Custom
One word to describe the company: Performance
The target buyer: Families with a desire for speed

Premier Marine, Inc.

800-815-6392  www.pontoons.com

PremierIf you look into Premier, you'll find innovations such as 10-foot wide decks, exclusive PTX triple tubes, plus a plethora of patents for the marine industry. Among these advancements are specially hinged seating, raised railings for draining and snap-less J-clip covers. If you're still not convinced Premier is right for you, check out the builder's PTX technology. The PTX is a shaped hull with a 12-inch flat surface, giving you exceptional lift and stability. Such innovations coupled with Premier's ability to produce performance-oriented 'toons truly make them a sound buy and great luxury boat. Premier is well-known in savvy consumer diaries for using the highest level of technology to tool its product. It is just that type of innovative thinking by company engineers that has catapulted this 20-year-old company to the heights it has already reached.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: The SunSation
Big 'toon feature for 2012: The new Grand Entertainer
One word to describe the company: Innovation
The target buyer: Virtually any boater looking to entertain and enjoy the water


800-395-8858  www.princecraft.com

PrincecraftPrincecraft Boats was founded in 1954 in Princeville, Quebec-approximately 100 miles from Montreal. Throughout all these years, Princecraft has been designing superior quality boats to make every day on the water a memory. Every Princecraft boat is built with five key elements in mind: safety, comfort, reliability, performance and innovation.

Princecraft still uses one of the strongest materials to build all of their products-H36 aluminum that will make the boat more resistant to shocks while also improving the overall performance at high speeds.

Invented by Princecraft, the double reverse chine ensures remarkable maneuverability, maximum control and better planning no matter what boating conditions you encounter. The double-plated, single panel hull bottoms offer unparalleled durability and rigidity throughout the life of your deck boat.

When a Princecraft boat leaves one of the factories to become part of your life, the company's pride goes along with it because this builder knows it will continue to inspire passion. Proudly part of the Brunswick company, Princecraft's reputation of quality, precision and performance is known across all of North America.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Versailles 27-SE
Big 'toon feature for 2012: New Vantage 23-XT layout
One word to describe the company: Durability
The target buyer: Families, fishermen, entertainers


989-681-4300  www.compactpontoons.com

QwestApex Marine continues to thrive in the compact pontoon market by building boats that are a smart choice for many of today's boaters. With leading edge designs and exceptional quality, these 'toons offer the comfort and amenities of larger boats but in a smaller more manageable size. Its Qwest Pontoon Boats are ideal for most inland waterways and activities. They feature a unique lightweight design that makes them easy to trailer, easy to maneuver and capable of higher performance with smaller outboards or electric drives.

Available in a Luxury Series with elegant styling, high-end amenities and plush seating or a value packed Adventure Series, Qwest Pontoons offer a multitude of models and sizes for every occasion. The all-new Fusion triple tube package adds a center pontoon, lifting strakes on all three tubes and a rounded tunnel hull to deliver a smoother ride and enhanced performance. This is the first and only high performance pontoon boat in a smaller size and is available on its 16-, 18- and 20-foot Qwest models.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Qwest LS 7518 XRE Cruise
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Fishing and cruising amenities
One word to describe the company: Progressive
The target buyer: Those looking for a quality, smaller pontoon


574-522-8381  www.sanpanboats.com

SanpanAfter several years in development, the entire Sanpan lineup has been completely re-imagined for 2012, with nearly every detail of every boat updated from the deck up. Whether you prefer a sunset cruise, a day of tubing with the grandchildren or just welcoming friends and family dockside, the Sanpan line delivers more entertainment options than ever with all-new innovative layouts, helm stations and standard features.

A new, modern rail design catches your eye well before you even step onboard and luxurious pillow-top furniture provides the most comfortable seating you have ever enjoyed on a boat. Never-before-seen layout options mean boat buyers can really find the boat that works best for their lifestyle, whether it's a beautiful and functional bar on the aft-deck, rear-facing double chaise lounges or an oversized U-lounge that brings everyone into the conversation. The stylish features of Sanpan will be sure to get you noticed both while cruising and at the dock.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Sanpan 2500 FE
Big 'toon feature for 2012: New Sanpan look with pillow-top furniture
One word to describe the company: Luxury
The target buyer: Those who appreciate the finer things

Sea Ray

865-522-4181  www.searay.com

Sea RayThe Sea Ray story began more than 50 years ago, in 1959, when founder C.N. Ray inspired a great tradition of building superior-quality boats. From the start, Sea Ray was focused on the meticulous craft of making the best vessels available. C.N. took a longitudinal view of where his company was going, and it wasn't going to get there with just one big thing.

The pursuit of perfection-commitment to the "little things"-requires forward-thinking product development, precise construction processes and tireless quality control. It also demands innovation. No wonder Sea Ray components represent the state-of-the-art in marine technology. The quality is there. The performance and dependability are there. The confidence Sea Ray has in its boats is unparalleled.

Sea Ray's sleek, value-packed Sundeck models have the edge to suit watersports enthusiasts and the comfort and safety features for exceptional family excursions. It all starts with a performance-inspired hull, designed with a deeper V than other deck boat bottoms for a smoother ride and superior handling. Then, Sea Ray piles on hassle-free standards such as multifunctional seating, head compartments, wet bars, extended swim platforms and SmartCraft diagnostic instrumentation-all optimized for convenience and quality time on the water.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: The 260 Sundeck
Big deck boat feature for 2012: Forward-facing, folding tower option
One word to describe the company: Confidence
The target buyer: Active families

Silver Wave

405-382-0349  www.silverwavepontoons.com

Silver WaveRoger and Pam Parks have always had a passion for building boats and it's been in their family since 1954 with Roger's two uncles, father and brothers. They remember like it was yesterday, finishing the first Blue Wave boat and driving all night to deliver it to a dealer in time for their boat show.

Blue Wave Boats began in a 1500-square-foot facility in 1992. As the years went by, the Parks sons, Richard and Steven, gradually became owners, too. With their 39th expansion, their boats are now manufactured in a 165,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Oklahoma.

When the Parks decided to introduce the Silver Wave pontoon line in 2010, they experienced great confidence and support from their dealers. By teaming up with Bill Nickell, who has built pontoons for over 25 years, they were able to combine his many years of experience in the boat building industry to produce a line of high-quality pontoons.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 220 Play
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Quality of construction all around
One word to describe the company: Trustworthy
The target buyer: Families

South Bay

574-825-8696  www.southbaypontoon.com

South BaySouth Bay has a long tradition of creating head-turning pontoons, and the 900 Series is no exception. These boats feature superior quality and luxury with signature arched exterior rails and meticulous attention to detail. Performance to satisfy the need for speed and excitement; perfect for entertaining friends. Available in two models: Sport Model and Entertainment Model, in 22- and 25-foot lengths.

Stand out features of this line include: granite top cote fiberglass console, Murphy digital touch screen with GPS and chart plotter/depth sounder, fuel level, voltmeter, trim and oil pressure and soft-touch Steel Spring suspension seating.

The 700 Series is another great line that is exceptional due to its sophistications and impressive list of features, lavish seating and a classic architectural exterior look. CR, CRO, CLR, CPTR, SL and OSL models are available in lengths from 20 to 28 feet.

700 Series stand out features include steel framed high-back reclining captain's chair with arms and manual adjustment, redwood fiberglass table with stainless steel base and privacy hoop with curtain.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 522FCR & 724SL
Big 'toon feature for 2012: 900 Series Entertainment models
One word to describe the company: Unique
The target buyer: A broad range including the value buyer, all sports buyers and the luxury buyer


229-377-2125  www.southwindboats.com

SouthWindThere is a good reason why SouthWind is one of the fastest growing deck boat lines in America, and it starts with style, quality and versatility. With eight different models of fiberglass-hull hybrids and five stylish models in their Sport Deck Series, SouthWind deck boats offer something for every deck boat buyer.

All SouthWind deck boats feature 100 percent wood-free construction, premium fit and finish, fuel-efficient outboard motors and tons of extras All SouthWind boats are built saltwater-tough to provide years of carefree boating in any conditions.

SouthWind's 229 FS Hybrid is the best-selling model in the Hybrid Series. Premium-built, beautifully styled, loaded with storage and available with both special fishing and sport packages, the 229 FS is the perfect platform for whatever kind of day-on-the-water activities you have planned.

The SouthWind Deck Boat line can be summed up in two words: premium grade.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 2400 SD
Big deck boat feature for 2012: The new Hybrid line
One word to describe the company: Family
The target buyer: We have a model for about every type of boater

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 2400 SD
Big deck boat feature for 2012: The new Hybrid line
One word to describe the company: Family
The target buyer: We have a model for about every type of boater


866-772-4538  www.starcraftmarine.com

StarcraftYear after year, Starcraft finds more ways to enhance the performance, comfort and versatility of its boats. The Indiana-based manufacturer has been at it for more than a hundred years, building great boats and pioneering a recreational lifestyle. It's about being there for generations, not just lifetimes. Whether you're shopping for a pontoon or a deck boat, you're likely to be impressed by what this builder has to offer. With 20 deck boats and 24 pontoon models, you are sure to find the boat to meet your need. When it comes to quality, safety and reliability, you can count on Starcraft to make no compromises. And with countless details-from the deeper interiors on its V-hulls to its flush, unobstructed pontoon decks-this Indiana boat manufacturer is setting new safety standards for you and your family.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 20-foot deck boat, Limited Series pontoon
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Majestic Starliner with Bar
One word to describe the company: Heritage
The target buyer: Older, more experienced boater with families

Sun Tracker

888-487-2253  www.suntrackerboats.com

Sun TrackerSun Tracker is known for thinking of everything that will turn a day on the water to a memorable cruising, skiing, fishing or laid back outing. With comfortable furniture and features like pinchless fishing chairs, double-latched gates that open inward for added safety and the new extruded deck trim, Sun Tracker boats are great for family outings or speed runs with your college buddies. Plus, everything is backed by a limited, lifetime warranty.

Sun Tracker offers various models of pontoon boats, and recognizes that its customers are looking for fun and time together with family and friends. So its boats accommodate that idea with spacious layouts, comfortable seating and family-friendly features. With Sun Tracker, you can choose to spend less or get more boat for your budget. When you are ready to buy, your decision is made easier with no-haggle, no-hassle pricing from this manufacturer.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Fishin' Barge 21
Big 'toon feature for 2012: The XP3 (three pontoon) versions
One word to describe the company: Customer-Driven
The target buyer: A very diverse groups of buyers


866-772-4538  www.sunchaserboats.com

SunChaserA SunChaser pontoon is an ideal way to introduce your family to the water with a product that will meet your immediate needs, as well as afford growth as your boating demands expand. And because it's part of the Smoker Craft family of products, you'll get the same great quality and attention to detail inherent in every Smoker Craft product.

Extreme value is the phrase that best describes the SunChaser line of pontoons by Smoker Craft. From its inception, SunChaser pontoons have been designed to maximize value while maintaining the high-end features that are most important to the first-time buyer. It's no wonder they're one of the most popular brands in the market today. The straightforward, family-friendly floor plans make choosing the perfect model an enjoyable and hassle-free experience.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: DS Series
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Value-oriented Oasis series
One word to describe the company: Heritage
The target buyer: Entry-level family


574-522-8381  www.sweetwaterboats.com

SweetwaterA Sweetwater pontoon boat is the ideal boat for the family who loves to do it all on the water-fishing, cruising, going to the sandbar, entertaining and more. The Sweetwater and Sweetwater Premium Edition pontoons not only have a diversified group of layouts, stunning graphics, colors and logos, but also have more competitive pricing than ever, making them what the manufacturer refers to as "the sweetest deal" on the water!

The Sweetwater series continues to prove that it's a great value from top to bottom. With entry-level boats packed with head-turning designer touches such as stainless steel-trimmed cupholders and behind the scenes benefits like a 24-gallon fuel tank, a Sweetwater is a solid choice. Sweetwater pontoons are also available with Premium packages that include great features like oversized changing rooms, snap-in carpeting, Versa-Teak decking fore and aft and upgraded stereo systems. New for 2012 is the Sweetwater 2086 BF that's loaded with great fishing features.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Sweetwater 2086
Big 'toon feature for 2012: The value of the 2086
One word to describe the company: Value
The target buyer: Value-minded consumer


574-831-2950  www.sylvanmarine.com

SylvanFor four generations, the name Sylvan has been a mainstay in the pontoon industry. Year after year, Sylvan pontoons have graced the waterways throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. A loyal following of repeat customers is testimony to the quality, safety and comfort of every Sylvan product. All Sylvan tubes are designed using "fluid lock" chambered construction methods for safety, and full-length solid keels for additional strength and stability. Sylvan's exclusive hat-channel deck construction guarantees a solid and secure deck, and its extensive warranty guarantees customer satisfaction.

Sylvan introduced its true planing tube in 2008 and coined it the RPT (Revolutionary Planing Tube). It maximizes fuel efficiency and minimizes weight. Sylvan's design team has once again set the bar on high-end models with a full makeover of its popular Mandalay series. Sylvan has hit the mark in 2012 and is sure to find a new generation of loyal customers eager to hit the water.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: Mirage Series
Big 'toon feature for 2012: RPT with third tube
One word to describe the company: Heritage
The target buyer: Younger, more performance-oriented, but value-conscious

Tahoe Pontoons

800-334-2913  www.tahoepontoons.com

Tahoe PontoonsWhen it comes to having a wide variety of boats to choose from, no one does it quite like Tahoe. The Tahoe line offers one of the broadest selections of pontoon boats in the industry. Whether you choose from its Classic upper-end series or the Special Edition value series, Tahoe Pontoons is an exclusive builder that offers just about every possible option. When you order a special edition value series, you truly get a terrific value for your dollar. Rest assured that your Tahoe is unique, with over 150 special edition interiors to choose from. It's well thought design features also ensure you'll be happy with your Tahoe. You can equip your boat with a walk-on hard top, a primary power electric trolling motor, camper enclosure and many more optional features. Tahoe has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years by marketing boats for as many applications as possible while providing outstanding customer service.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: The Tahoe LT
Big 'toon feature for 2012: The new Deco series
One word to describe the company: Innovative
The target buyer: Anyone who appreciates a high quality boat


417-873-4555  www.tahoe-boats.com

TahoeAny on-water activity, including skiing, fishing, cruising or lounging can easily be supported by one of the models offered by Tahoe from Tracker Marine Group, the boat manufacturing division of Bass Pro Shops. True to its family heritage, the Tahoe lineup delivers more boat and more fun for your money than should be allowed. At Tahoe you find truly versatile boats with exciting performance, eye-catching styling, thoughtful features, backed by one of the largest boat builders in the world. And the boats are sold through Bass Pro Shops stores and a national network of dealers with a no-haggle, no-hassle selling policy. A great boating value, all models in the Tahoe line are sleek, stylish, and filled with thoughtful features to make your outing more comfortable and fun.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: The Q5i, followed closely by the Q5 SF
Big deck boat feature for 2012: Fishing and cruising dual-purpose boats
One word to describe the company: Value
The target buyer: Over 40 percent of Tahoe buyers are first-time boat owners


573-346-1904  www.voyagerboats.net

VoyagerSince 1988, Voyager has been focusing on the quality of their construction and integrated countless innovations. Engineered for greater water displacement, the U-shaped pontoon logs outshine many others by providing optimum buoyancy. The strength of these logs and understructure are nearly unmatched in the industry. For greater buoyancy, Voyager's pontoon 25- by 23-inch diameter U-shaped pontoons are filled with non-absorbing closed cell flotation, adding strength, safety and sound reduction.

Voyager has combined manufacturing technology with the art of handcrafted detail to create a history of boatbuilding excellence.

All Voyager pontoons are equipped with plenty of plush amenities and practical conveniences. They offer many different models to meet the many different needs of their customers.

Whatever the needs or desires of their customers, from performance, comfort and style, affordability to excellent resale value, Voyager is committed to providing a superior product that will live up to their reputation of building family fun.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: 22' Fish 'n Cruise
Big 'toon feature for 2012: With our economy, it has to be the value
One word to describe the company: Flexible
The target buyer: Families


574-825-8696  www.xcursionpontoon.com

XcursionAppealing. Distinctive. Uncompromised. Xcursion offers a selection of floor plans from traditional cruising to stern lounge and fishing models. All have stylish exteriors, luxurious interiors and are loaded with features. Standout features include: a fiberglass console with raised royal mahogany wood grain dash, factory-installed color-coordinated mooring cover, extended stern vinyl platform and a stainless steel ladder and suspension furniture seating with vinyl wrapped bases and chaise lounge storage.

Deluxe Xcursion models include all of the features above plus: coordinating royal mahogany wood grain steering wheel, high back captain's chair with headrest, two stainless steel portable cupholders and more.

Notes From The Manufacturer:

Best-selling boat for 2011: New line for 2012
Big 'toon feature for 2012: Xcursion's' Extensive list of standard features
One word to describe the company: Innovative
The target buyer: Families, younger people, speed enthusiasts, older couples; everyone!

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