Our First Impression
When you have a lot of standard features it's a good thing.
This means everything you see with the Voyager Extreme 25 CR/SL is part of the
standard package, giving you a fully loaded, top-of-the-line model that is
ready for the water.
By using a clear coat on the newly designed anodized rails,
combined with the assertively designed decal wrap really make this pontoon jump
off the water. There are more contours to the rails, especially as it curves
down in the stern. Plus we've always liked the arch design for the bow gate.
The helm station is slightly raised and includes a light for
the step up. The captain can really get comfortable on this model with the
fully-adjustable reclining helm seat that feels extra tall. The console itself
is fully loaded with instrumentation that includes a Clarion CD, 12-volt and an
MP3 plug. It's a functional console design with easy-to-read gauges has a
simplistic, but contemporary look. Just forward of the helm is a nice solid
granite top, and below is a solid storage area if you weren't interested in
upgrading to a fridge. Another great storage spot is the in-floor locker that
includes two doors for easy access. It's plenty big for skis and boards and the
floor locker includes an automatic bilge pump that can also be operated by a
Across from the helm is a pop-up changing room that is easy
to operate and stands over five feet tall when opened. What we especially like
about the enclosure is the bench seat over the top of the battery that is
practical and useful.
In the stern are two great lounge seats with plush cushions so
you can really stretch out. If we had to be picky, the stern rail height at
just under 20 inches tall could be considered a little too low, but we do love
the view from the rear loungers. Outside the gate is a solid ladder with good
handholds, plus we know the stainless ski/tow bar is going to be put to good
use with the 250 Suzuki.
Three foam-filled U-shaped pontoons are the solid base for
this pontoon. There are only two options on this boat. One option is the
lifting strakes on the inside of the exterior pontoons as well as on both sides
of the interior center tube. The other option is the aluminum deck and we noted
the C-channel cross-members on 16-inch centers are bolted nicely to it.
Up top, the layout is very inviting; in fact, you can easily
make your way through the center of the boat from bow to stern with ease.
This Voyager is quick to plane thanks to the hull design as
well as the nice Suzuki 250 SS outboard. At full throttle we nearly reached the
45-mile-per-hour mark, and we were thrilled by how well she slightly banked in
the sharp turns. We had high expectations based on the outboard power, but the
sheer size of this pontoon at over 25 feet in length cuts down slightly on its
responsiveness. Overall we were still very impressed by how well this Voyager
can really handle.
Who Should Buy It
You really can't ask for a better engine package for this `toon
than the Suzuki. You pay for performance so naturally having a 250hp engine is
going to bump up the total cost for this boat. With that said, the two together
provide a lot of value, making this Voyager very attractive to a lot of potential
Number of Occupants 16
Price As Tested With Power $51.9K
Maximum Speed: 44.7
Wild Ponies: 250hp
No. of Gates 3
0-20 MPH 4.5
Ladder Measurement: 3'
Why we love this boat.The layout
is great and we love the roomy, walk-around feel to the boat. Great storage
options, comfy rear lounges, raised helm station-the list goes on and on.
Just being picky.Voyager's new rail design is beautiful, but
the stern rail height could be considered a little low for some families.
in middle pontoon, mooring cover, stainless steel package, stainless steel
docking lights, full instrument panel, raised floor around console w/lighting,
stainless steel ski/tow, hydraulic steering, changing room, reclining captain's
chair and aft-entry ladder.
OPTIONS ON TEST BOAT
floor and four lifting strakes.
LOA 26' 4"
Hull Design Three Pontoons
Dry Weight 2,900 lbs.
Fuel Capacity 40
Cylinder Type V6
Cubic-inch Displacement/Horsepower 245.6ci/250hp
Lower Unit Gear Ratio 2.08:1
Propeller 16 X 20
RPM vs. SPEED
800 3.5 mph 72