There are many different types of boats, so it can be hard to narrow down which is the best one to suit your needs. Plus, if you’re not sure whether you want a new or used boat, the options can be overwhelming.
If you simply want to look at boats for sale that offer versatility, your best choice may be a pontoon boat.
The Features of a Pontoon Boat
A pontoon is a flotation device that has enough buoyancy to float itself as well as a heavy load. A pontoon boat is one that relies on its pontoons to stay afloat, unlike a traditional boat whose hull design and built-in buoyancy keep it afloat.
A pontoon boat can incorporate a very small draft, which in some cases is as shallow as eight inches. This means that the risk of grounding or underwater damage is significantly reduced, so a pontoon boat can be used on almost any body of water.
Pontoon boats are also built to maximize seating and storage. This is because the bow section is carried as far forward as possible. Many people enjoy days out with their family on a pontoon boat because of its plentiful deck space.
A pontoon boat can glide across the water with far less horsepower than a traditional boat, contributing to its fuel efficiency.
Because pontoon boats can be used practically any type of water, including lakes, rivers and the sea, they can be used as a vessel for a number of water-related activities as well. Many people enjoy using their pontoon boat for water activities, such as cruises and watersports.
Pontoon boats tend to be popular with anglers, due to their low cost in relation to passenger capacity, and the amount of space available for fishing rod holders and tackle. Bennington boats are one great example of a versatile pontoon boat because of their wide array of models and amenity to customization by the buyer.
New or Used?
Many prospective buyers don’t know whether to look for new or used boats. One factor that influences people is price. Buying a used boat can mean getting more for your money–perhaps a longer boat or one with more horsepower than if you bought it new. A new boat, on the other hand, can be customized to your personal tastes, and you receive a warranty on your purchase. It’s best to consult with a boat salesperson dealing in both new and used boats so that you can make an informed decision.
Pontoon boats are a great alternative to traditional boats. To find out more about them and what you can get, you should contact a reputable boat sales company.
Buying a Pontoon Boat or a Deck Boat, DiscoverBoating.com
Buying a Boat: New v Used, BoatAdvice.com