BOAT BUYERS GUIDE 2018 | 94 | BOATINGMAG.COM
Whoever originally coined the phrase “put the pedal to the metal” was obviously not thinking of a pontoon
boat. But if you substitute “throttle” for “pedal,” then for the modern pontoon, it works. Thanks to advance-
ments in construction and design, we’ve now got pontoon boats with performance attributes capable of
handling big power plants, including both outboards and sterndrives. That said, the original ’toon mission
holds true: carry a lot of people on the water in comfort and provide the space and amenities to entertain
them. The pontoons we’ve tested here do all of this, which is why as you flip through these pages, we’re
confident you’ll find one that’s perfect for you.