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What To Look For When Buying A Pontoon Boat 

Pontoon boats have become more popular over the years. Available in a variety of sizes, amenities, power, and performance, there’s a pontoon boat that is a perfect fit for your boating lifestyle.

With so much to choose from, it can be hard to choose what's best for you. If you don’t know what to look for when buying a pontoon boat, no worries coz’ you’re in the right place!


How To Buy A Pontoon Boat?

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Before buying a pontoon boat there are a few key factors to consider.


Deck size and how many people it can accommodate.

Two Pontoons or Three?

Twin-pontoon boats: have slower displacement speeds Tri-Toons: Faster than a twin pontoon but are more pricey.

Pontoon Tube Size

Greater diameter generally means better performance and comfort.

Pontoon’s Purpose

For fishing? Cruising? Hosting parties? Watersports?

Type of Engine

Powerful engines for more intense water activities. Normal engines are fit for leisure fishing and relaxation.

Seating Configuration

Seat configurations vary depending on what people plan to do when onboard.

What To Look For When Buying A Used Pontoon Boat?

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If you’re thinking of buying a second-hand pontoon to save money, here are important factors to look out for.

- Hull condition - Inspect furniture and flooring - Engine performance - Does it still have a manufacturer warranty? - NMMA certification sticker - Take the used pontoon boat for a test drive