G3 228 Fish and Cruise

Published in the April 2009 Issue April 2009

The 228 Fish and Cruise from G3 Boats is an outstanding addition to G3's line of value-priced pontoons. Its style, comfort and affordability combine to form this family-friendly fishing pontoon.

Designed for angling or cruising, the 228 has all of the extras for both pastimes. There are plenty of comfortable fishing seats that allow for the entire family to participate when the fish start to bite. The flotation filled, U-shaped performance logs and the all-aluminum motor pod, along with its through-bolted floors and marine-grade pressure-treated flooring, form a sturdy foundation for family fun! The deck makes for a worry-free platform.

This pontoon can fit up to 12 people so the whole family will feel comfortable and safe. The 228 also comes with a variety of features to make every outing special. Wrap-around lounge seating with under seat storage, a Sony AM/FM CD stereo, easy access livewell, 12-volt accessory outlet, rear entry boarding ladder, bimini top with boot and a console are just some of the highlights to this family-friendly model.

With its Yamaha F 90 engine and a 30-gallon fuel tank, you and your family will be able to keep fishing until the fish stop biting. The 228 also has a four-step boarding ladder to help make swimming just as fun as fishing. G3's 228 Fish and Cruise is available in the eye pleasing color of Sunset Gold.


LOA: 22 feet

Beam: 8' 6"

Approximate weight: 1,820 pounds

Maximum person capacity: 12

Horsepower: 40 to 115

Phone: 479-253-8391

Web: www.g3boats.com

Sweetwater Tuscany Series SWT 2486 FC

If you are looking for a toon that delivers fun and value, your search is over. The Sweetwater Tuscany Series SWT 2486 FC from Godfrey Marine has all the things you need for a family fun machine. This 25-foot pontoon is loaded with many standard features to make this the ultimate boat for every need. Since it's from Godfrey and they have a lifetime warranty on the structural and wood of its pontoons, you'll be sick of fishing long before this pontoon is.

With anodized aluminum rails, GX48 expanded vinyl and stainless steel hardware, you know this craft is going to last you through many fishing trips to come. The SWT 2486 FC is stocked with four fish seats, an aerated livewell and enough rod holders for everyone to enjoy. Its rear-entry boarding and three-step ladder make it easy to get on and off the toon.

The stock changing room and a table with built-in cup holders make it easy to turn your fishing trip into a swim party. Mix it up with the chaise lounge and deluxe marine-grade carpet and this boat can fulfill all of your party needs as well.

Upgrade your helm on the SWT 2486 FC and include the depth and fish finder and this boat is ready to give your family and friends everything they need to get out on the water. Besides tricking out your helm, you can also get a stainless steel grill, a cooler in the chaise, and a bow cooler. And for the finishing touches, throw in a ski/tow bar to really make your SWT 2486 the family fun machine.


LOA: 25 feet

Beam: 8' 6"

Approximate weight: 1930 pounds

Maximum person capacity: 12

Horsepower: 150 max

Phone: 574-522-8381

Web: www.tuscanyboats.com

Ebbtide 2100 SS FC

Ebbtide's 2100 SS FC O/B is for the outboard enthusiast and includes all the great features. Whether you are looking at outboard power to extend your boating season, simple winterization, easy maintenance, shallower draft or coastal cruising, Ebbtide will take you there in style.

The 2100 SS FC O/B features L-shaped cockpit seating with a huge cooler box underneath, an entertainment center with storage, full bow seating and optional filler cushions. Fore and aft stainless steel boarding ladders make easy boarding from the beach or water. The enclosed head and changing room is located forward. There are coolers located forward and aft for those warm days on the water. Bring your water toys in the large in-floor storage locker and put your fishing gear in the built-in rod locker on the starboard side. Along with that, the built-in fishing rod holders make this boat perfect for fishing and playing. This Ebbtide comes with a bimini top and with an optional bow bimini to provide additional shade.

Other standard features include a dash with custom panels and instrumentation including a dimmer control, fuel gauge, speedometer and LCD fish finder. The fuel tank can hold up to 24 gallons so you can stay out on the water longer. This 21-foot boat can hold up to 12 people as well as all of their gear to keep you out on the water from dawn until dusk.


LOA: 21 feet

Beam: 8' 6"

Approximate weight: 2,660 pounds

Maximum person capacity: 12

Horsepower: 200 max

Phone: 615-797-3193

Web: www.ebbtideboats.com

NepToon 23 Fish

The NepToon 23 Fish from JC Manufacturing has all of the luxury features of JC's other NepToon models, plus a practical fishing area in the stern. The stern fishing area has a durable vinyl deck that makes it easy to clean and better for wear and tear. It also has two bass seats and an optional livewell which can also be a third rear seat with rod holders to accommodate every angler you want to invite on your boat.

All NepToons feature standard white power-coated rails, a Clarion stereo with four speakers, changing room with an optional portable toilet, 55-gallon fuel tank and a 10-inch Sunbrella bimini top to make sure everyone on your pontoon is comfortable. With the optional fishing features such as a Hummingbird fish locator and trolling motor harness, this boat will make all of your fishing buddies green with envy.

The NepToon 23 Fishing model is offered with a choice of three hull designs. The traditional twin U-shaped SuperTube model, the TriToon three SuperTube model, and the TriToon Sport model with three SuperTubes, standard lifting fins and power-assisted hydraulic steering. Add a ski/tow with a wakeboard rack and this pontoon is able to transform into more family fun. Other optional additions include a satellite radio with Clarion speaker upgrades and a 12-foot power bimini. With all of the trusty features that JC offers in its fishing model, this is a pontoon that will accommodate every angler's fishing dream.


LOA: 23 feet

Beam: 8' 6"

Approximate weight: 1875 pounds

Maximum person capacity: 3050 pounds

Horsepower: 115 max

Phone: 574-834-2881

Web: www.jcpontoon.com

Parti Kraft 2186 DF

The Parti Kraft 2186 DF from Godfrey Marine is loaded to the gills with storage to hold everyone's fishing gear. This 21-foot pontoon is made to withstand it all with anodized aluminum rails and a NextWave electrical system. This pontoon has two rear fish seats and an aerated livewell to meet all of your fishing needs.

The 2186 DF is standard with a 24-gallon fuel tank and NMMA certified to keep you out on the water. This pontoon can fit up to 10 passengers and with Godfrey's total comfort seating system, everyone is happy with the seat they get no matter where they are on the toon. The 2186 DF has entertainment center that is built-in to the helm as well as a built-in sink and cooler storage area.

This fish package for the Parti Kraft 2186 DF comes with a trolling motor harness with a plug and a rod box with a movable cup holder. The helm can be equipped with your choice between three different fish finders, a compass and an upgraded stereo with an MP3 input and stainless steel speakers.

Other optional equipment can be added to this Parti Kraft, such as a table and a bow cooler, a portable toilet, snap-in carpet in the pit area, and a rod storage box. A stowable, stainless steel four-step ladder can also be included and makes it easy to climb in and out of your boat.

The Parti Kraft 2186 DF comes in six different color choices and with its lifetime warranty for the structure and wood, this boat will be ready to go fishing whenever you are for as long as you want.


LOA: 21 feet

Beam: 8' 6"

Approximate weight: 1515 pounds

Maximum person capacity: 10

Horsepower: 115 max

Phone: 574-522-8381

Web: www.partikraftboats.com

Tahoe Fish N Fun

Tahoe Pontoons has a fishing line that is fully-loaded with everything you would need while fishing for that catch you thought you could only dream about. Tahoe's SE-B Fish line gives you your choice of five fully-loaded fishing models that include many fishing amenities such as a livewell, comfortable fishing chairs and a Garmin fishfinder.

With the Fish N Fun and Fish N Cruise models from the SE-B Fish line you gain two front fishing stations, each with a rod holder, and two rear fishing stations with rod holders as well. The built-in tackle box and livewells make these fishing models a smart choice. With two bow benches and all the fishing chairs, you'll be able to take everyone!

Most of the Tahoe pontoons from this line offer a 24-gallon fuel capacity and an oval table top with chairs and cup holders and include an eight-foot bimini top with quick release pull pins to make sure all your pals are comfortable. Other popular features from this line include an MP3 player storage bin with a smoked glass lid to protect all of your music, and a surface storage tray for your cell phone and any other personal items.

Tahoe Pontoon Boats offers many different layouts and extras to add to your boat. With all of the different fishing layouts available in the SE-B Fish, it should be easy to find the fishing setup that's just right for your family


LOA: 20 feet

Beam: 8 feet

Approximate weight: 1750 pounds

Maximum person capacity: 10

Horsepower: 115 max

Phone: 989-463-2112

Web: www.tahoepontoons.com

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