By Lenny Rudow
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.
-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.
-Pontoons have three separate welded chambers, reinforced nose cones, strakes, and steps.
-Multiple lounges are extremely comfortable and have rugged rotomolded bases.
-Many additional features are integrated.
-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.
-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.
-Lighting package illuminates the cupholders, rubrail, trim – there are even underwater lights.
-Bow & stern cameras display at the helm.
-“Extreme” tow bar for wakeboarding and water skiing.
- Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including Boats.com and Yachtworld.com. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design who has won 28 BWI and OWAA writing awards.
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