SunCruiser SS210 Boat Test Notes

Extra details from the Boats.com 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 Boats.com SunCruiser SS210 Video Boat Review

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

CONCEPT
• 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

CONSTRUCTION
• 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

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

HANDLING
• 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

FEATURES
• 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

MORE INFORMATION
Suncruiser web page


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Jeff Hemmel

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Jeff Hemmel writes for boats.com, Boating, PersonalWatercraft.com, 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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