Pontoon boats are not just meant for cruises and parties. Their design can also be adapted to enable activities such as fishing. Pontoon Boats for fishing come with a variety of equipment pre-fitted that can make the fishing expeditions much more exhilarating and fruitful. These include fishfinders, fishing stations, chairs made for fishing and livewells. There are quite a few boats around from multiple brands that boast of these features.
The best pontoon boat for fishing from the house of Premier is their Castaway. The platoon boat has four compartments which are well equipped with fishing equipment to facilitate a comprehensive fishing experience. There are two livewells, one attached to the fish station situated at the stern end of the boat, and another at helm. The platoon is also equipped with a fishfinder manufactured by Lowrance. The platoon boat has 25” tubes and an engine capable of delivering 115 horsepower. The Castaway has options of two and three tubes and 30” and 36” PTX packages. The three tube and both PTX packages deliver 175hp.
Bennington S21 Fishing Pontoon Boat
S21 fishing boat manufactured by Bennington features 25” tubes with a deck capacity of 10 people as standard with a maximum performance of 115hp. Various additions are available for this pontoon boat for fishing including a rod holder that can cradle four poles and a L-shaped live well placed at aft side. User can choose between Striker 4 fish graph and Simrad GPD 05. Additional packages include an express performance package that allows 11 people and a Sports Performance System package that accommodates 12 and delivers 175hp for the performance enthusiasts. Its price starts around $24000.
Avalon’s Eagle Fish
For people looking for small to medium sized pontoon boats for fishing, the Eagle Fish from Avalon are a perfect fit. The models are available as 14-foot and 16-foot with two fishing chairs and 18-foot with four fishing chairs. A fishing center at aft is available that includes a livewell and rod holders in QF and RF models. Gar. Compact fishfinder is also available as an add-on. They can accommodate from 5 to 7 people and have engine options with 50 to 75hp. It is economical with price range of $11000 to $18000.
Berkshire STS Fishing Series
The STS series of platoon boats for fishing from Berkshire blend luxury and utility. They have 25” tubes. Equipment includes a fishing center at the aft end of the boat, a livewell cooler, option between analogue gauge Murphy graph with push button feature and a fish/depth graph from Humminbird and vertical fishing rod holders. These are available as a 21-foot model with 115 to 300hp and 23 and 25-foot models with power of 150 to 350hp and can accommodate 9 to 13 persons. Performance packages are available for the enthusiasts.
Capress Cay Cabana Series
Capress Cay Cabana fishing boats are available as 22 and 24 foot models with all requisite features for a fishing expedition including a trolling motor outlet and rod holder. Fishing gadgetry includes a Hook 3X fishfinder, Hook 4 fishfinder with GPS, a 5” dash mounted SIMRAD GO 5 chartplotter with sonar and downscan and an aerated livewell. The bundles vary from a 115hp sport package to a 400hp performance package. Depending on the package and the addons chosen, the Cabana pontoon boat for fishing can cost anywhere between $28000 to $ 60000.