Looking For Pontoon Performance? Make It A Triple-Tube
August 7, 2013
With a growing customer demand for high-performance pontoon boats, Godfrey Pontoons continues to refine and expand its lineup of boats featuring an optional center pontoon, including the exclusive TOTAL Package and G-Force III technologies for its popular Sweetwater line.
The increasing popularity of triple-tube packages continues to be driven by customers who are demanding more speed and performance than ever before. Of course, pontoon owners can still enjoy a leisurely cruise or on-water picnic, but now they can just as easily fire up the motor with six to eight people aboard and effortlessly pull a skier at 30 mph.
“The great news is that today’s pontoon boats can do far more today than ever before,” said Godfrey Pontoons Brand Manager Bob Wachs. “And when you add the reassuring comfort, stability and handling of a well-designed triple-tube system like TOTAL Package, these pontoons stack up against any other boat on the water.”
This year’s TOTAL Package (Triple Outperforming Tube And Launchpad) for the Sweetwater line includes:
• Chambered G-Force III center pontoon with in-floor ski locker
• Sleek Godfrey premium nose cone and all-welded V-keel
• Performance lifting strakes
• Stay-dry, no-splash fins
• Smooth-riding aluminum under-deck skin
• Quick-to-plane G-Force III LaunchPad motor pan
• Full-day 50-gallon fuel tank
• Optional extended center pontoon
• Power-assist steering system
Not only does the added center tube improve watersports performance, but it also makes the boat much easier to handle, with a stable ride, even in rough water and when making hard, high-speed turns.
Increasing the stability and handling has also lead to the ability to add outboard power up to 300 horsepower, which means that consumers looking for top speeds of up to 50 mph now can consider 24- to 25-foot triple-tube pontoons such as Sanpan and Aqua Patio when making a buying decision.
Even value-oriented buyers have options like a triple-tube equipped 22-foot Sweetwater, which is rated for up to 150 horsepower. A recent test by Mercury Marine, with a 22-foot Sweetwater and Mercury Verado 150 hp 4-Stroke, resulted in a top speed of 40 mph, making it one of the fastest 22-foot triple-tube pontoons on the water!