I have been searching the internet looking at pontoons because I am wanting to purchase a new one sometime soon. I don't want the same old slow 20mph max pontoon boat that my parents had when I was growing up as a kid. Wanting something that I can pull skiers with and run 40mph + when I want to catch some wind.
Problem I am having is finding any prices online other than Suntrackers. Curious if anyone knows about what the going rate is on something like a Manitou with the SHP package or Bennington with the ESP package is going for. I like the idea of the triple toon setup with the larger center tube so the boat acts similar to a v-hull. Also noticed Suntracker offers a package with lifting strakes as well. Looking for a 20-22ft boat. I had thought about just getting the basic 20ft Suntracker Party Barge thats like 13k with a 40hp and upgrade to a 90 or even the max 115hp that they rate it at but I still don't think its going to do as well as a boat made to run faster thats fitted with say a 75hp.
Any suggestions?? Who makes a good one now days? Trying to stay under a 25k budget if possible.