Why Pontoon Boat Are A Better Investment For Families Than Speedboats

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Boating is a fun sport that can pull a whole family together in a unique way. However, buying the right boat can be tricky. While many families will consider a speed boat, others will enjoy the fun benefits of a pontoon boat. Here is why pontoon boats are so great for a family with children.

Pontoon Boats Are Definitely Kid Friendly

While kids are definitely going to enjoy the feeling of flying fast on the water in a speedboat, that sensation can get boring pretty quickly. When they've driven around the lake 10 times or more, there's not much else you can do with a speedboat. It is possible to fish out of them, but they aren't really built for that. By contrast, pontoon boats are a great family boat to buy.

Pontoon boats can be converted into a grilling platform to make tasty hamburgers and hot dogs. It can also be used as a meeting and diving place for swimmers in the middle of the lake. However, it can also be used for medium-speed skiing and tubing.

Large Passenger Lists Are Possible

Another great thing about a pontoon boat is that it can hold a rather large number of people. For example, a speedboat may only be able to hold four or five people. As a result, it's harder for kids to get a turn during a busy family reunion or to take their friends out during the summer. However, a pontoon boat can hold over 10 people, creating a great party scene.

For example, kids could host a pizza party out on a pontoon boat for their birthday. And when they get older and can run the boat themselves, they can have a fun hangout place away from their parents for a little bit. The lack of speed may frustrate them at this point, but parents will love that aspect of their safer and more reliable pontoon boat.

The Price Is Reasonable

So how much can a parent looking to buy a pontoon boat expect to spend on one? The average price of these boats can vary. For example, a small boat without many amenities costs about $11,500. That's probably not the best boat to buy, though, as it won't really offer much entertainment failure for children. A $20,000 boat is probably a good start for most people.

However, they can cost up to $40,000 in some instances, due to higher powered engines and better amenities. These boats will be better for water skiing and include more seating and larger fun areas.

Comparing that price to that of some speedboats, which can coast nearly $100,000, and the answer is clear: a pontoon boat is the better investment for a family. Those looking for raw speed should of course turn to these boats, but families looking for versatile fun can't go wrong with a pontoon boat.


26 April 2017

A Pleasure Boat

When I was a child, I remember the time I shared with a special uncle fondly. During the summer, he would take me fishing at my family’s pond. Sometimes, we would fish quietly at the dock. He would occasionally steer me around the pond in a little boat. A few days ago, I found out that I will inherit the family pond. I’m extremely excited about the possibility of purchasing a boat to ride around in with my future kids. On this blog, you will learn how to shop for the perfect pleasure boat for a small body of water. Enjoy!