Pontoon boats offer a variety of advantages over other boats. For one, while speed boats are nice, they’re not easy for just anyone to drive. With a pontoon boat, though, pretty much anyone of legal age and ability can take over the captain duties, allowing others to sit back and relax. Plus, pontoon boats feature wide gates and open floor plans, providing easy access and space for those with mobility issues.
Pontoon boats are also easy to use, easy to maintain and have a low cost of ownership. As long as you take care of it, a pontoon boat will last a long time. In fact, pontoon boat ownership tends to be 20–25% longer than any other boat. And since they come with outboard motors, winterizing becomes a smaller task than with sterndrive or inboard motors.
Because of that, pontoons provide a big return on a person’s investment. In terms of resale value, pontoons are phenomenal—the best boat segment overall. And that’s not even going into the non-monetary returns—photos, laughs and memories. And now that you know why the pontooning lifestyle is so good, the next question is simple.