Sylvan Mirage 8522 Lounger

Sylvan Mirage 8522 Lounger

One of the basic tenets of pontooning is that to achieve sporty performance you need triple pontoons and at least a 150 hp engine. Sylvans Mirage 8522 Lounger (LZ) shows you how to do more with less.



Stingray 212SC Deck Boat

Stingray 212SC Deck Boat

When Stingray decided to build an outboard-powered deckboat, two things had to happen: It had to look good the floating shoebox look wasnt going to cut it and it had to be a master of function. Sure, there are plenty of other deckboats out there the designers could have copied, but then it wouldnt be a Stingray.


Sea Ray 240 Sundeck OB

Sea Ray 240 Sundeck OB

Across the lake you see a sleek new deckboat streaking toward you. It looks familiar, but you cant quite pin it down. It appears to be a Sea Ray, but theres an outboard on the transom.


Glastron GTS 229

Glastron GTS 229

Face it, most cuddy-cabin boats have a bit of an image problem. Sure, they allow you to use your boat as a floating motel for days on the water you dont want to end just because the suns going down, but often they are wood-panel-minivan-ugly.


Ranger 212LS Reata

Ranger 212LS Reata

Fish-and-ski boats tend to get very little respect from either the fishing or skiing community, but the new Ranger 212LS Reata will earn some converts from boaters looking to broaden their horizon.


NauticStar 243 DC

NauticStar 243 DC

When we tested NauticStars 223 DC last year, we could tell its designers were on to something big; it was one of the few 22-something deckboats with an adult-sized head. We were right.


Chris-Craft Carina 21

Chris-Craft Carina 21

I dont always drive a small runabout, but when I do, I prefer the Carina 21. Be warned, when you drive this stylish new boat from Chris-Craft, you might just lapse into the persona of the worlds most interesting man. Its that cool.


Berkshire STS Series 230E

Berkshire STS Series 230E

While the passenger rating of Berkshires STS Series 230E is 12, in actuality you only have room for 11 guests. Thats because this boat warrants nay, demands a professional mixologist accompany your band of merrymakers.


Sun Tracker Signature Series Party Barge 24 XP3

Sun Tracker Signature Series Party Barge 24 XP3

When Tracker Marine started building Sun Tracker pontoon boats 31 years ago, the boats were about as basic as you could get. They were affectionately called Party Barges, and the idea was to have an affordable platform for taking large groups of family and friends out on the water at a low price.


Qwest LS Series 820 RLS

Qwest LS Series 820 RLS

Last year when we tested the 818 Splash Pad, we knew Qwest was on to something special. Its stern bar was an unheard of feature on an 18-foot pontoon boat, but it wasnt too surprising: Qwests designers have been busting myths about compact pontoons for a long time.


Glastron GTS 245

Glastron GTS 245

Glastrons GTS series gets a new flagship that has the playful sportiness of its smaller brethren but is the only bowrider model in the lineup to have a console big enough to hold a head compartment. And for many families with small kids, this is the tipping point.


Tigé ASR

Tigé ASR

When Tig set out to build the ultimate wakesports boat, the words bigger, better, baddest probably dominated conversations during the two-year RD phase of its new ASR (Apex Series Riders Edition). While the engineers and designers did their thing, pro riders gave their input to help make it real-world ready.


Mastercraft X25

Mastercraft X25

MasterCrafts X25 is the perfect sub-22-foot wake-producing machine for boaters who live on larger lakes and want something most other ski boats cant provide: a comfortable ride in the chop. For 2014, MasterCraft takes its bestselling boat to a whole new level with its advanced wake-engineering technology.


Axis Wake A24

Axis Wake A24

If youve been pricing new ski boats, you know prices can easily slide into six-figure territory with the addition of a few options, and not everyone has the wherewithal to swing that. But what doesnt change for someone looking for a new wakesurfing/wakeboarding boat is the desire to have meaty, massive wakes for launching or surfing.


Cruisers Sport Series 328 Bow Rider

Cruisers Sport Series 328 Bow Rider

In September 2012, Cruisers Yachts jump-started its Sport Series by acquiring the Azure line, the highly regarded group of fiberglass bowriders built by the Bennington group. Since then, Cruisers Yachts has been building them in its home of Oconto, Wis., to the same exacting standards as its lineup of cabin cruisers that range from 31 to 54 feet long.


2014 Yamaha FZR and FX Cruiser SVHO

2014 Yamaha FZR and FX Cruiser SVHO

On the surface anyway, the 2014 Yamaha FZR and FX Cruiser couldnt be more different. The FZR is built for extreme riding and racing, as evidenced by the recent cover of Pro Rider magazine, which shows a helmeted Dustin Farthing in full race mode, slashing a hard turn.


Sea-Doo Spark

Sea-Doo Spark

For the last decade, PWC manufacturers have been leapfrogging each other in a hotly contested battle to make PWCs more powerful, more capable of handling rough water, more able to carry more passengers and more feature rich. Sea-Doo, in particular, has led the technological charge with features such as Intelligent Suspension, Intelligent Brake and Reverse (iBR) and Intelligent Throttle Control.


Stratos 186 VLO

Stratos 186 VLO

Piggybacking off the success of last years 176 VLO, Stratos unveiled the 186 VLO for 2014. It is not just longer and wider but has even more capability than the smaller V-low, which is limited to 75 hp.


Cobalt 220 WSS

Cobalt 220 WSS

Cobalts 220 WSS is the largest model in its 10 Series, which is designed to make owning a Cobalt more affordable. It has a lower, sportier profile than its larger siblings and comes in a wide variety of color schemes along with custom WSS stitching on the upholstery.


Four Winns Horizon 200

Four Winns Horizon 200

The designers at Four Winns missed their calling. Instead of building boats, they should be designing apartments in New York City, because they are the masters of maximizing space, as evidenced by the Horizon 200 a new 20-footer that will make you think youre shrinking.


Avalon Catalina DRL 24

Avalon Catalina DRL 24

Every year when we test Avalon pontoons, the one thing we know is were going to see something weve never seen before, and the Catalina DRL 24 doesnt disappoint. This is one of Avalons more affordable models, but its designers didnt forget to make it stylish and luxurious.


Triton 21 TRX

Triton 21 TRX

They say if youre not the lead dog your view never changes, and on many bass boats, the co-anglers view is similar. With el capitn standing proudly on the bow working the trolling motor and plunking his baits in every likely bass hole, the economy-class angler on the stern casting platform is relegated to working pockets that have just been picked over.


Razor 247 Etoon by Caravelle

Razor 247 Etoon by Caravelle

When Don Littlefield, the new owner of the Caravelle Boat Group, decided to get into the pontoon business, one of his main reasons was to be a supplier for his own superstore in Rockwood, Tenn., called Boat n RV.


Larson Escape 21

Larson Escape 21

So after 101 years in the boat-building business, the folks at Larson decide to build a pontoon boat. True or false: It will be pretty much like ones already being built.


Hurricane SunDeck 2690

Hurricane SunDeck 2690

When Hurricane decided to build the SunDeck 2690 its biggest outboard-powered boat ever the design team enlisted the services of one of the most storied architectural firms in the marine world, C. Raymond Hunt and Associates.