Some highly-rated pontoon boats as of 2015 are the Bennington and Premier models, according to Boating Magazine. These newer boats offer more seating capacity and provide more entertainment when compared to older pontoon models.
The Bennington pontoon boats specialize in luxury and comfort. The 2372 RCW model offers a unique look to the pontoon style with its wraparound screening, adding protection on windy days. The 2375 RCW model features generous seating, lounges and recliners. The 2552 QCW provides a full, wraparound windshield for the captain and mate. The 2575 QSD Bennington model features a starboard dinette with granite-style table and a portside gallery.
The Premier pontoon series begins with the 241 Cast A Way. With two chairs in every corner and plenty of room for stowage, this model is a pontoon built specifically for fishing. The Premier 270 is a luxury boat boasting vast interior lounge space and a forward-raked sport arch with stereo speakers and a skylight. The 290 Grand View lives up to its name by having a helm console 2 feet above the main deck, allowing the captain an unobstructed 360-degree view. The 250 Sunsation RF model offers two rear-facing recliner back seats, great for viewing tow-sports or soaking up the sun.