No matter what kind of boat you buy, you don’t want to pay for things you don’t need – so it’s refreshing to see that the Princecraft Vectra 23 pontoon boat isn’t loaded with a bunch of cost-adding extras no one really cares about.
The helm’s also nicely laid out, with a stereo, lighted rocker switches, and gauges. The windscreen is removable, too, so it’s easy to clean.
The 2014 Princecraft Vectra 23 is simply laid out with plenty of lounge space.
You can upgrade the Vectra with the Classic package. Our test boat had it, and the graphics really make it look a lot nicer. Plus, other areas of the boat show that a lot of attention is paid to detail. Look at the Bimini wiring, for example, which has a waterproof quick-disconnect, and runs up through the aluminum frame.
Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including boats.com and YachtWorld. 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, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.