Cobalt R3 WSS

Cobalt R3 WSS

The 2014 R3 featured a sleek, low profile that was perfect for Cobalts WSS treatment. Taking it to the WSS level created a new-for-2015 package that sporty boaters will love.



Starcraft SLS 5

Starcraft SLS 5

For 2015, Starcraft extends its streak with the SLS 5, a pontoon with more than a little attitude and a lot of value.


Berkshire 250E STS

Berkshire 250E STS

Known informally as the bar boat, Berkshires 250E takes your entertaining chops to the next level, but its more than just a floating version of Cheers.


Tigé Z1

Tigé Z1

One of the most entertaining parts of wakesurfing might now be a thing of the past, namely the pantomime between rider and driver as the former tries to act out what sort of wave he wants.


Ranger 620FS

Ranger 620FS

For a couple of decades now, Rangers 600 series has been the gold standard for fiberglass multispecies boats, but for 2015 its gone platinum with the 620FS.


MasterCraft NXT 20

MasterCraft NXT 20

Usually, sticker shock is associated with a high price that will immediately crush your dreams of owning whatever its stuck to. MasterCrafts NXT 20 sticker will still shock you, but in a different way.


Malibu Wakesetter 22 VLX

Malibu Wakesetter 22 VLX

For 2015, Malibu grew the 21 VLX to make it longer and wider and found a way to improve one of its best surf machines. Spinal Taps Nigel Tufnel would agree that the 22 VLX is one better boat.


Stingray 192SC

Stingray 192SC

The 192SC is a compact deckboat with loads of features and great performance at a price that wont push your retirement date back a couple of years.


Bennington 2575 QSD

Bennington 2575 QSD

When we talk of social media platforms, usually Facebook and Twitter come to mind. But a case could be made for Benningtons new 2575 QSD being an alternative networking venue one that just might give its followers well-thumbed keyboards a break.


Yamaha VX Cruiser

Yamaha VX Cruiser

Usually when manufacturers offer a price-point PWC, they strip it of all the goodies you see on the more expensive luxury models. With the new VX Cruiser, Yamaha blows that strategy right out of the water.


Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO

Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO

The FX Cruiser SVHO is an awesome watersports machine with the power to easily extract any size rider with ease


Splendor 220 Odyssey I/O

Splendor 220 Odyssey I/O

Splendors newest deckboat, the 220 Odyssey I/O, is a compact version of its proven cat hull designs that also come in near 24-foot and 26-foot lengths and give passengers a smooth ride in the chop. And it has the chops to play many roles in boatings smorgasbord of activities.


Sylvan S5 Extreme

Sylvan S5 Extreme

When people buy a pontoon that will be used for watersports, not only does it have to achieve a higher level of performance to pull skiers and boarders easily, but it also has to provide loads of comfortable seating, since watersports is a crowd-funning activity.


Four Winns Horizon 260SS

Four Winns Horizon 260SS

Four Winns Signature Series line is all about luxury colliding with sportiness, and for 2015, the ante is upped on the biggest bowrider in this bold trim line, the H260SS.


Lowe Infinity 270 CL

Lowe Infinity 270 CL

New for 2015, Lowe has unveiled a line of pontoons that ratchets the luxury level up to new heights. Aptly named Infinity, the line redefines expectations of what a pontoon boat can be but doesnt break the bank with a stratospheric price tag.


Qwest LS 820 Splash Pad

Qwest LS 820 Splash Pad

Boat manufacturers can get into trouble trying to be all things to all people and losing focus on what exemplifies their core strengths. Qwest has staked out the compact pontoon sector and is owning it by continuing to build the best in class.


Crownline Eclipse E6

Crownline Eclipse E6

Crownline runabouts all have a sleek, predatory look about them, and just because the E6s designers built it with some extra room up front doesnt mean it has to look like a soccer moms mode of transportation.


Scarab 165 HO Impulse

Scarab 165 HO Impulse

Many peoples first exposure to Scarab boats was the sexy 38 KB owned by Sonny Crockett on the 1980s TV show Miami Vice.


Stratos 386 XF

Stratos 386 XF

One of the biggest battles an avid angler can face is selling the idea of a tournament-ready fishing boat as a family boat to people whose idea of fun isnt get getting up before dawn on weekends to catch the morning bite.


Marker One M27 by Cobalt

Marker One M27 by Cobalt

Cobalts company motto pretty much says it all: Compromise Nothing. Since 1968, the boat builder from the town in Kansas that no one pronounces correctly the first time, Neodesha (knee-oh-da-shay), has been the envy of the industry and a bar-setter for quality.


Formula 330 CBR

Formula 330 CBR

Its hard to believe a 33-footer would be anything but the alpha dog of a boat builders bowrider line, but Formula doesnt think small.


Avalon Windjammer 2785 RL

Avalon Windjammer 2785 RL

A handful of pontoon brands manage to retain a look thats readily noticeable from afar. In a sea of sameness, Avalon attacks the status quo with innovative styling, whether its the retro/modern Art Deco series or the sporty Windjammer series model we tested.


SunCatcher V 322 GT

SunCatcher V 322 GT

Pontoons with bars are about the hottest thing going, and just when you think youve seen every permutation, along comes G3s SunCatcher V 322 GT. It features a huge port-side entertainment countertop surrounded by four barstools, which are height adjustable for passenger comfort.


Cobalt 200S

Cobalt 200S

Its generally established that Cobalt is one of the most prestigious boat brands, and its no secret the builder isnt shy about charging for the privilege of owning one. So in order to get some new blood into the Cobalt family, the builder created the 10 Series, of which the 200S is the smallest member.


Crownline B21

Crownline B21

Crownline has positioned itself as a premium brand, so it logically follows that a corresponding price tag accompanies its luxurious boats. But in order to reach a wider following and get new blood into the Crownline family, its designers created the B-Series, which has many of the goodies found on the builders more upscale models but at a much reduced price.