For people who love to entertain on the water, the pontoon boat is a perfect boating choice. Pontoon boats, also know as "Party boats," are made of a hull constructed of round tubes that are attached to a large flat deck. Safety railing on all sides surrounds the deck of the pontoon boat. Generally speaking, pontoon boats can hold six to twelve people but higher end pontoon boats can carry more.
It must be noted that pontoon boats are best for calm lakes and other quiet bodies of water. Pontoon boats should not be exposed to waves over two feet high. The ocean and larger lakes put both the boat and passengers on the pontoon in danger.
The basic pontoon boat can be furnished with lawn furniture for seating and eating. However, deluxe pontoon boats can come equipped with built in and upholstered seating, dinette tables, roofs and even a bathroom. The level of amenities on your pontoon boat is only limited by your budget.
These boats are great to use as party barges. You can put a canopy over the deck of your pontoon boat to protect your guests from the sun. Pontoon boats are perfect to use to take your friends and family out for an afternoon cruise. They also make stable platforms for fishing. Owning a pontoon boat can guarantee hours of fun and blissful water time in your future.
Pontoon boats are normally between 16 and 22 feet in length. They can be used with a trailer, but a special pontoon boat trailer is needed to transport them. Pontoon boats range in price between $ 8,500 and $ 30,000 for newer models. Used pontoon boats can be found between $ 1,500 and $ 15,000. If you are considering a used pontoon boat, be sure to thoroughly inspect the boat for damage or potential problems before you buy.