SUNCHASER GENEVA 22 LR PSB
SunChaser’s Geneva 22 LR PSB offers big-hull security and comfort, and when packaged with a midrange Yamaha F115 for power, brings the price within reach of many first-time pontooners who might want to dip their toes before going all-out on a V-6 package. For $50,000, it’s a sound investment. That price brings an acceleration of zero to 30 mph in 6 seconds—on par with many larger rigs; the Geneva’s most economical cruising speed is 16 mph, using 3.6 miles per gallon. The only area feeling somewhat sedate is the top-end speed; at 28.5 mph, the top-line 150 hp upgrade could be the ticket to see speeds in the mid- to high 30s and much stronger pulling power.
Regardless, the Geneva 22 shines for family cruising and sightseeing as well as sandbar rafting, watersports and dinner cruising. Yamaha power proved quiet: The highest noise level we recorded at full throttle was 83 decibels. At cruise speeds, we averaged about 68 decibels—that’s barely conversation level noise.
The Geneva features the optional Executive Helm Package, which provides a raised-helm platform and a high-back helm chair that slides and reclines. A tilt Verona steering wheel and Kicker stereo system are also included. A low Lexan windscreen offers some wind protection. The gauge package has electronic units presenting an analog appearance.
For the hull, the optional PTS Performance Package also comes standard, and includes three 25-inch-diameter tubes with performance lifting strakes and below-deck shield.
The forward layout includes two facing lounges that can fit a pair of riders each.
The optional teak-weave floor covering is clean and provides easy washdown. Amidships, the reversible portside couch allows for versatility in cruising or lounging. A foldout table on the port side provides storage behind it when closed.
Abaft, the long portside lounge fits four people with room to spare, and faces a starboard lounge that fits three. The stern deck is closed off by a perimeter fence with a center door; out back, a large deck is fitted with a stainless-steel boarding ladder and tube ski pylon.
SPECS: LOA: 22'10" BEAM: 8'6" DRAFT: 1'3" DRY WEIGHT: 2,061 lb. SEAT/WEIGHT CAPACITY: 11/1,500 lb. FUEL CAPACITY: 38 gal. HOW WE TESTED: ENGINE: Yamaha F115 four-stroke 115 hp DRIVE/PROP: Outboard/13.5"x 12" Yamaha 3-blade aluminum GEAR RATIO: 2.15:1 FUEL LOAD: 28 gal. CREW WEIGHT: 400 lb. Price: $49,737