Pontoon Boats Under 19 Feet

Published in the June 2008 Issue June 2008


713 Fish N Cruise

Lower End of the Price Spectrum

If you're shopping for that perfect mini-pontoon, want to keep it under 19 feet long, and still want all the things you need for family fun packed into a compact model, the Gillgetter 713 Fish N Cruise could be the answer. It has 13-foot pontoons with a seven by ten foot deck, which makes for a good-sized yet cozy fishing area-or even plenty of space to just relax and cruise around. It comes with a seven-foot square bimini top to keep the sun's rays at bay as well.

Standard features include 20-ounce cut loop carpeting, two fishing seats at bow on removable pedestal assembly, rod and cup holders. Working your way back you'll find the upholstered helm stand with horn, switch panel and windshield with quick release. It also has a rear bench with armrests as well as a livewell in the seat base and full length keels.

Plan a day out soon with your four closest friends or take the family as it will comfortably seat five. This model weighs in on the price scale at approximately $9,814 with a Honda 8 horsepower, four-stroke with power tilt. For more information, log on to www.gillgetter.com, or call 989-681-0037.


1700 Sundeck

Middle of the Price Spectrum

Small packages can offer a pretty big bang for your buck. At 17 feet long with a six and a half-foot beam, you can have the feel of a compact model with the Kennedy 1700 Sundeck and still enjoy the many standard features and space enough to lay out and catch some sun in the soft sun tanning area. It measures over six feet overall in width so you can stretch out and relax. It also has storage built into the sundeck area for fuel tanks, allowing for easy access to the motor compartment as well.

It has L-shaped rear lounge seating and a moveable cocktail table, which can either be placed either bow or stern. It also has two swivel fishing seats in the front and bench seating in the rear with full storage inside the seats. It has all the amenities you need for a fun day on the lake.

The 1700 Sundeck is also easy to handle at the helm, especially because of its size and helm design. Pontoon logs are 23 inches in diameter and are octagon-shaped with multiple chambers with individual pressure venting to each chamber, and provide over 30 square feet of planing surface below. It runs about $10,722 with an optional four-stroke 15 horsepower outboard motor.

To find out more, visit www.kennedypontoons.com, or call 715-640-6000.



716 RE Fish

Higher End of the Price Spectrum

On the short list of mini-pontoons, but not to be confused with coming up short of your expectations, the Qwest 716 RE Fish has all the standard features and amenities you could need in a smaller luxury `toon. Bring six guests along for a day of water fun on this higher-end compact boat.

Here's what you're going to find onboard. The helm stand is a sturdy fiberglass construction with a deluxe captain's chair. The windshield is quick release. It also comes complete with a Humminbird depth finder for fishing time and JBL Stereo CD with MP3 plug and JBL speakers for relaxation time. The control panel and glove box are also upholstered.

Seating in the rear includes a 46-inch deluxe bench seat with integrated armrest and livewell built in the seat base. It comes with cup holders placed throughout, including in the corners of the bow area in front of two fishing seats.

This model also features a sundeck in the rear as well as permanent boarding ladder and rear-entry gate. You'll also find a side gate closer to the bow area.

This model will cost approximately $14,790 with a 20 horsepower, four-stroke with power tilt. For more information, you can call 989-681-4300 or log on to www.gillgetter.com.

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