Jan 25, 2018

Compact Pontoon On TrailerWhen the Halifax Boat Show opens on February 8th there will be an excellent selection of pontoon boats to chose from. However, I don’t think any of them will be in the same category as the Compact Pontoon on display at the New Star Marine & Scooter booth. 

Compact Pontoon Launch

Norman Wiechert tells us this little boat was developed in co-operation with another boat dealer in Ontario and is built for them in Quebec. The idea was to have a pontoon boat that offered quality and comfort at a modest cost. With a towing weight of under 1,500 lbs, this little boat is easy to tow with a small car and easy to launch. The fact that the package will fit in a normal sized garage means further savings in the off-season.

Compact PontoonEasy to handle, maintain or trailer. Lots of space for storage and with a capacity of up to six people. New Star Marine is offering the NEW Compact Pontoon with a Special Edition Package including: Deluxe Steering Console, Suzuki High Thrust 9.9 EFI 4-Stroke outboard, upgraded electric start with power tilt, deluxe Bimini top, navigation light and boarding ladder, four doors, all aluminum in white with attractive marine graphics.

Options available include a stereo system, fish finder/chart plotter, BBQ, dining table, fully enclosed camper style canopy and a custom storage cover.

Norman points out that “For about the same price as a Deep V aluminum fishing boat package, a fisherman can easily catch fish in the shallow water with a buddy on one day and please the spouse the next day on a family boat outing.”

- Glen Cairns
www.marineandscooter.com

Compact Pontoon Running

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