SunCruiser SS210 Boat Test Notes

Extra details from the video boat review of this pontoon boat

2nd April 2011.
By Jeff Hemmel

Jeff Hemmel tests out the SunCruiser console.

Overview: Attention to detail and thoughtful use of materials make this party boat a good buy.

View the SunCruiser SS210 Video Boat Review

Test Conditions: Light chop, full fuel tank, two people aboard

• Above-average finish/details, budget-conscious price
• Spacious, 8’ 6” wide deck
• Seating for 12, abundant stowage
• Versatile ride, can handle cruising, even light tow duty

• 25” Aluminum pontoons; three individual airtight compartments
• Continuous outboard riser adds strength, also functions as skirting
• Lifetime-guaranteed, marine plywood deck
• Raised, anodized rails with embossed aluminum outer skin

• 27.6 mph top speed w/Mercury 90 outboard
• Fuel-efficient; 2.7gph at 15mph cruise
• Optional performance package adds third pontoon, 115hp

• Spirited manners, carves tight corners without excessive list
• Sensitive to weight distribution; can plow if weighted forward/not trimmed properly
• No power-assist steering; must muscle wheel during high-speed corners

• Acrylic helm console adds upscale looks, resists fading
• Lounges feature thigh bolsters, rearward cant to secure passengers
• Rotomolded seat bases virtually maintenance free, provide finished stowage areas
• Aluminum trim w/raised rubrail, cleats welded to pontoons
• Fuel tank located in engine pod, lowers center of gravity, opens up stowage room on deck

Read the author’s review, SunCruiser SS210: More Comfort and Max Fun

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About the author:

Jeff Hemmel

Jeff Hemmel writes for, Boating,, and Powersports Business. The former Senior Editor at Watercraft World, Jeff is a multi-time award winner as well as a 2008 inductee into the IJSBA Hall of Fame. His first book, "The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon...and 101 Other Things For Young Mariners To Try, Do, & Build On the Water," received a bronze medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. For more info, visit Jeff Hemmel's website.

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