Crestliner introduces entry-level pontoon series

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Crestliner has added the Sprint Series of pontoon boats that is targeted at novice boaters. The new models come a year after the company re-entered the pontoon market with the Rally series.

“The Sprint fills a hole in the pontoon market,” said Crestliner president Eric Hendrickson in a statement. “There is a large contingent of boaters out there looking for an accessible pontoon they can hop into without hassle and use for a variety of on-water activities — from fishing to cruising and everything in between. Add to that an exceptional value, and the Sprint is exactly what a lot of families are looking for.”

The Sprint series is available in three sizes, 16, 18 and 20 feet and comes in cruise and fishing layouts. All the boats have an open floorplan design with a captain’s and passenger seat and a stern bench with storage in the base. The helms have removable windscreens, rocker-style accessory switches, gauges and space to mount electronics. Retail pricing for the 16-footer with a 25-hp Mercury fourstroke outboard starts at $16,079.

The Fish & Cruise layout has fishing seats in the bow, storage compartments to port and starboard and a 15-gallon aerated livewell. The Cruise version has port and starboard bow seating and both models have seven drink holders, a four-step boarding ladder and a 9-foot bimini top. Owners can choose Black Metallic, Maroon Red or Slate Blue for exterior colors and options include a skin kit with lifting strakes to improve performance.

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