Harris Flotebote Grand Mariner SL 250 Boat Test Notes

Here are the specifications, performance data, and detailed notes for a top-of-the-line pontoon boat with triple logs and plenty of bells and whistles.

2nd March 2013.
By Lenny Rudow

Watch our video review of the Harris Flotebote Grand Mariner SL 250

Concept

-Create a crème of the crop pontoon boat that’s a class leader.
-Use a triple-log design and offer lots of horsepower, for performance over 40-mph.

Construction
-Pontoons have three separate welded chambers, reinforced nose cones, strakes, and steps.Harris FloteBote Grand Mariner SL 250 performance data
-Multiple lounges are extremely comfortable and have rugged rotomolded bases.
-Many additional features are integrated.

Performance
-Cruises in the mid 20’s to lower 30’s.
-Top end breaks 40-mph.
-At speeds in to mid to upper 20’s, fuel economy is at or better than 2.0 MPG.

Handling
-Triple logs allow for tight turns and fast maneuvers, during which the helmsman always feels in control.
-Plenty of weight and length to handle a moderate chop, even at fast speeds.

Unique features
-Lighting package illuminates the cupholders, rubrail, trim – there are even underwater lights.Harris FloteBote Grand Mariner SL 250 specifications
-Bow & stern cameras display at the helm.
-“Extreme” tow bar for wakeboarding and water skiing.


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