If you’re on the market for a pontoon boat, there are countless manufacturers and dealers for you to choose from. For you to make an intelligent decision when buying Bennington pontoon boats, you need to know all the crucial factors that contribute to the durability and value of a watercraft. Always keep in mind that price is not the only measure of a good purchase.
Pontoons are mostly used for fishing or cruising but recent developments in pontoon technology have allowed the manufacturing of pontoon boats capable of pulling other water toys or adult skiers. There has also been a big difference in both the exterior and interior appearance of this watercraft ever since. Before buying a pontoon, there are three things that you need to consider: the size of the boat, its amenities, and the price and services that go with it.
To determine the right size of the boat for you, you should consider the number of persons it can accommodate. An 18- to 20-foot boat can seat 2 to 6 persons and is used mostly on small and calm bodies of water. Meanwhile, a 22- to 24-foot boat is big enough for 6 to 10 persons and can be used on lakes or rivers with rough waters as long as they don’t have big waves.
The amenities that go with a boat depend mostly on how you would like to use it. There are dedicated fishing pontoons, dedicated cruising pontoons, and fish & cruise models. You would want to have a sun deck, casual or intimate seating arrangements, food and drinks storage, and easy access in and out of the water for cruising pontoons as well as a live well, a fish locator, and fishing chairs for fishing pontoons.
The pricing for boats mostly depends on its size and the amenities that go with it. People spend roughly $20,000 for standard pontoon boats. Luxury boats with toilet, changing room, plush carpets and coverings may go up to $40,000.
Buying new or used Bennington pontoon boats for sale from established businesses like White’s Marine Center can be a significant investment. Take advantage of warranties that cover maintenance and repair costs to keep your boat in top shape.
(Source: Pontoon Boats 101, Our Pontoon Houseboat Odyssey)