Good pontoon boat models include the Aqua Patio 250 Express and Premier 221 Cast-A-Way. These are in the top 10 list of pontoon boats, according to Boats.com.
The Aqua Patio 250 Express is a sleek, stylish boat with molded fiberglass seating modules fore and aft. It has up to 300 available horsepower.
The Premier 221 Cast-A-Way is tailored to fishing with a composite fish station aft with an integrated livewell and two flanking fishing chairs. It has built-in tackle trays and rod lockers.
The Cypress Cay Seabreeze SL 230 is also rated highly by Boats.com. It has high-end upholstery and an upscale layout with a forward-facing loveseat across from the helm. There is a spacious sunpad at the aft.
The Manitou 23 Legacy Ship is a pontoon with a sports handling package. This includes positive-angle lifting strakes, beefed-up nosecones and power-assist steering. It can reach top speeds of over 50 miles per hour. The deck layout is traditional with a raised helm that offers a commanding view.
Other good pontoon boats include the Premier 290 Grand View 10 Wide, according to BoatingMag.com. This pontoon has a raised helm and swim platform. It has twin 300-hp Evinrude E-TECs, which can reach 50 miles per hour.