A great place to have a party on the water is aboard a pontoon boat and, luckily for you, there are 16 excellent choices to get the party started.
WWhoever 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 advancements 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.