Pontoons have been a popular option for boating enthusiasts looking for a relaxing day on the lake for decades, but recently there’s been a surge in popularity of high-performance tri-toon boats. If you’ve never been on a tri-toon, you may wonder what the difference is besides the obvious addition of a third pontoon. Believe us when we say it’s not just a cosmetic upgrade!
Tri-toons offer higher performance
If all you’re planning for your day on the lake is to putt around at slow speeds on a calm day, a regular pontoon is perfectly fine for that. What makes the tri-toon different is that the third pontoon adds more stability and lift to the boat, meaning a smoother ride over even choppy water and the ability to use bigger, more powerful engines. That means you don’t have to choose between relaxation and performance anymore a luxury tri-toon offers both in one seamless package!
The added stability, smoothness, and high performance engine also opens up new activities you might never think you could do on a pontoon boat, like skiing, tubing, or wakeboarding try doing any of that on your granddad’s old fishing barge!
The 250HP Manitou X-Plode 23, available now at the Carefree Boat Club’s location at Lakeshore Marina on Watauga Lake, has a jaw-dropping top speed in the mid-50’s without sacrificing a comfortable, smooth ride. That’s not to say it’s all horsepower, either. The X-Plode series boats come standard with hydraulic power assist steering for an easier drive, built-in coolers and tables, comfortable seating for at least ten of your friends, and much more to set these boats apart from both old-fashioned pontoons as well as much smaller speedboats.
Purchasing a tri-toon
One of the main complaints about tri-toon boats is not really a complaint at all: they’re hard to find on the used market since so many owners don’t want to get rid of theirs. They’re also considerably more expensive than a traditional pontoon boat considering the increase in stability and performance. That’s where a boat club comes in as a member of the Carefree Boat Club, you have access to an entire fleet of high-performance, luxurious tri-toon boats and all of the lakes in the region!
Join the Carefree Boat Club and try out one of our many tri-toons and see the difference for yourself! Your granddad’s old pontoon just won’t be the same anymore.