2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge Review

Barletta Boats is the manufacturer of the 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge, often referred to as the 25 ML. The pontoon boats crafted by this manufacturer are not only constructed to last a lifetime but they are also made with some of the finest and most durable materials available on the market. When you purchase a Barletta pontoon, you know you are getting a top-quality boat that you can be proud of.

The Lusson 25 Meridian Lounge is a marriage of amenities and comfort both on board and on the water. You can expect to enjoy a smooth ride. To help ensure a smooth ride, vibration isolation rubber pads are installed to reduce any rattling and squeaking that your passengers would otherwise hear as you take on the waves.

A problem often faced with pontoons is that passengers get wet as you accelerate and plane the waters, especially at some of those higher speeds. However, with the 25 ML, you don’t have to worry about that as the boat features Wave Tamper spray rails that prevent splashing water allowing your passengers to keep dry.

Barletta has focused on constructing a boat that has a solid frame and is one of the strongest offered throughout the boating world. The construction of any pontoon boat is extremely important as it will affect your experience on the water and the way the boat rides. This is exactly why Barletta has made a commitment to ensuring each boat is made to be top-notch.

There are several factors that set Barletta’s construction of their boats aside from other manufacturers. Some of the features that help make Barletta a well-built pontoon include:

  • Deck fasteners
  • Heavy-duty risers and brackets
  • Marine-grade plywood
  • Hybrid cross member beam
  • Full-length, thick F-channel
  • Extended motor pod
  • Oversized C-channels
  • 090-gauge aluminum tubes

As a customer of Barletta Boats, you will find that you can relax and enjoy your pontoon as opposed to feeling like you constantly have to monitor its performance. You will know that you and your passengers are safe on the water.

If you are in the market for a new boat, check out the 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge. It is worth the look as it is built for premium comfort, safety, and convenience. You will immediately fall in love with the 25 ML.

We invite you to continue reading this review below as we will dive in-depth to cover just what the 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge offers you. We will look at its interior, accessories, price, and warranty.

Read more below and get to know the 25 ML.

Interior and Accessories

The high-performance 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge is going to change the way that you boat from this moment forward. Stepping foot onto a Barletta is an experience in itself and definitely one that you will not forget.

Black and white work together and contrast with one another beautifully to decorate the exterior of the 25 Meridian Lounge with heavy-duty black rails. You will find that the styling of the exterior and the color combination really sets this pontoon boat apart from others and you do not get the “it’s another pontoon” feeling when you look at it.

The interior is very large and designed to seat many passengers. You can have social gatherings and the best part – you don’t have to sacrifice space. You will find that you can walk and move around flawlessly without having to wiggle past someone or avoid bumping into someone else. The interior is extremely roomy.

All of the seating within the interior is crafted using gray vinyl styled with charcoal accents and diamond stitching. The vinyl itself is not like your traditional vinyl and it is both plush and pillow-like. You will feel as though you are sitting on a cloud.

At the bow, you will find curved lounges on both sides that face one another. This is an excellent area for your passengers to gather and sit comfortably. These loungers feature cup holders to hold drinks while on the water and you can access plenty of storage underneath the seating itself. The storage space is cubby-style allowing everyone to have their own space. Hidden underneath the seats is a subwoofer for the ultimate entertainment experience. Additionally, RGB lighting is in the cup holders and toe-kick seat bases reside underneath.

The bow is also home to the boarding door, which swings open for ease of getting on and off the boat itself. There is a doggie dock view on the boarding door to allow your pet the ability to see around them as you are cruising on the water.

Heading towards the console is an integrated trash receptable area and the large co-captain’s chair. This chair features a pop-up armrest that can be lowered or raised as you see fit. The chair also transforms into a lounger so that you can easily kick back and relax in a reclined position. It is simple and easy to switch from chair to lounge position by simply adjusting the cushions.

Directly across from the co-captain’s chair is the helm. The helm has been designed to be the central hub for the captain and includes a built-in phone charger, so you will never feel disconnected or find yourself wishing you charged your phone beforehand. The captain’s chair is large and plush for a comfortable ride on the water. There is plenty of legroom under the console area and the steering wheel is comfortable to hold onto as well.

Inside of the console area is an Audison sound system that will deliver premium audio to the entire boat. The console is elevated by four inches to provide you with an excellent view as you cruise on the water. Over top is a powered Bimini top that offers you shade when you want and need it most. You can easily lower and raise the Bimini top with the click of a button.

As you move from the helm to the aft, you will immediately notice a yacht-style table that has multiple cup holders recessed into the top of it. The top half of the table flips up to save space and allow you to transition throughout onto the stern of the boat.

Here at the aft, you will find a quad lounging area that is multifunctional. You can use the seating as a lounger and sit face-to-face with passengers or you can flip the cushion back and create individual loungers that some of the other Barletta models offer. These rear loungers include pop-up armrests as well.

The stern features stainless-steel gates to add another level of safety. Here at the aft you will also find a boarding ladder for easy on and off access and a swim platform making getting into the water both fun and easy.

Additional Included Features on the 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge:

  • Bimini dome light
  • Dimmer switch
  • Premium steering wheel
  • Pet food and water dishes integrated into the helm
  • Under helm storage pocket
  • LED docking lights
  • Underseat mood lighting
  • USB charging ports


The 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge comes standard with a single Mercury 300 V8 Verado engine. This engine is powerful enough to flawlessly move your pontoon on the water during acceleration and while cruising. Mercury Verado engines are known for being powerful yet easy on vibration and noise making it an excellent choice for a pontoon.

While the Mercury 300 V8 Verado comes standard, Barletta does allow you to upgrade or change the engine that is equipped on the boat. They offer many different engine options with a maximum horsepower of 450. If you are not looking for a Mercury engine, you can choose from several Yamaha engines as well.

Handling of the 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge is considered to be easy and flawless. You will find that you can turn the boat with ease, and it does not feel like a big bulky pontoon boat. There are many features packed into the 25 ML to make it comfortable to steer.


  • Plenty of storage
  • Extended swim platform
  • Underbelly skin to protect the bottom of the boat
  • Pop up and down armrests
  • Adjustable lounges
  • Oversized and plush seating

Pricing and Specifications

The price of the 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge is not displayed or published on the Barletta Boat’s website. However, Barletta Boats are said to be affordable luxury. Through some additional research, it appears that the 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge may have a base MSRP of somewhere between $150,000 to $175,000.

It is important to note that this price can fluctuate depending on the true MSRP base price and of course, any additional features or upgrades that you may choose.

Barletta Boats does allow you to customize and upgrade the 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge. They offer a number of upgrade options and packages including:

  • Powered double Bimini top
  • Seat covers
  • Exterior lighting
  • Stainless steel flag holder
  • Ottoman with a built-in cooler
  • Bow filler seat
  • Stereo remote
  • Decking upgrade

2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge Specifications

  • Length of Deck: 27 feet 6 inches
  • Length of Tubes: 25 feet
  • Beam: 8 feet 6 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 48 gallons
  • Maximum Horsepower: 450
  • Passengers: 14
  • Estimated Boat Weight: 3,793 pounds


Barletta Boats prides itself on making some of the best pontoon boats on the market. They boast about the high-quality products they use and how well-constructed the boats themselves are. With that said, Barletta Boats does provide a warranty on all of their boats including the 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge.

To help give you the peace of mind you want with the purchase of a boat, Barletta Boats offers a limited-lifetime structural warranty and a 10-year bow-to-stern warranty.

Barletta states that they make the industry’s best pontoon boats, and every boat goes through a 200-point inspection. They stand behind their pontoons!

When looking at the Barletta warranty, the lifetime structural warranty includes every component that makes up the actual structure of the boat itself. This will include the chassis of the boat along with the components attached to it including the Bimini frames, gates, railings, keels, strakes, transom, welds, and similar. Each one of these items is protected from any failure or defect due to material or workmanship.

It is important to note that the decking on the boat is not part of the structural warranty, but your new 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge will come with a limited warranty to protect the decking. The decking has a 25-year warranty offered by the manufacturer (Barletta does not manufacture the decking.)

Lastly, the 10-year bow-to-stern warranty covers everything that sits on the decking besides the structural components. This includes the vinyl, helm, furniture, electronics, mechanics, canvas, and similar items. All of these items are protected for 10 years despite any manufacturer warranties that may come with them. For example, if the manufacturer of the console electronics offers a 4-year warranty, Barletta will cover the electronics for an additional 6 years for a total of 10 years.

The engine itself does come with a warranty from the manufacturer. Engines are considered separate from the boat for warranty purposes.

To better understand the true warranty you will receive with your new 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge, speak with an authorized dealer who can review it with you in detail.

Final Thoughts

Every Barletta pontoon is made with the best and highest-quality materials to ensure that your boat is both safe and durable. You can always feel confident behind the wheel of a Barletta. Barletta does offer a pontoon that is equipped with plenty of amenities and space for your passengers. You will find that the starting price of the 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge is reasonable and the boat itself comes with an awesome warranty to protect your new investment.

When you purchase a 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge, you can expect to enjoy a smooth ride on the water, versatile seating options, creature comforts, and premium construction.

If you are in the market for a new boat, you should definitely check out the 2023 Barletta Lusso 25 Meridian Lounge as it is a showstopper.

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