Choosing an aluminum fishing boat when the selection is enormous is at best difficult. If you are attending […]

During the first 2 weeks of December 2018, Boater’s Chat proceeded to take a detailed examination of the construction characteristics of most major recognized pontoon brands available in Ontario.  These pontoon brands will be displayed at the 2019 Toronto International Boat Show. For the purposes of the comparison to be fair to all parties we selected a 23’ mid-level 3 tube pontoon model as designated by the builder.  The largest selling model at this time in the Ontario marketplace is the 23’ 3 tube model which provides an excellent family boating platform for many recreational activities at the cottage.

Thinking about purchasing an aluminum or fiberglass constructed fishing boat for the family?  Welcome to Boater’s Chat and the continuing series on purchasing aluminum or fiberglass built fishing boats at The Toronto Boat Show or during the boating season!  In the first article we covered the Utility series with its strengths and weaknesses….now we move on to the side console, dual console and walk through windshield models….the meat of the fishing boat wish list!

Looking for a pontoon boat that will make your heart pound with excitement?  Crest, South Bay, Starcraft, Princecraft, Bennington, Cypress Cay, Harris and Manitou Pontoons to name a few are all looking for their pontoon boat to be tied up at your dock.  All of these recognized brands offer three tube and two engine models…all promise performance and handling…but what are the features you should be considering?

There is new competition for those very expensive Wake Surf or Wake Skate boats at The 2017 Toronto Boat Show.  Are you looking for an option that is under 90K  but can completely fill more than high level family watersports needs?  In January this year Campion Boats will unveil their class leading 595 and 645 Wake Surf Family bowrider which joins Monterey Boats, Regal Boats  and the rumored boats underdevelopment from units Four Winns and Chaparral. 

Looking for a new bowrider in 2017?  Going to the Toronto Boat Show to try on some new shiny bowriders for family fun and adventure?  Lots of bowrider boat brands to consider like Campion Boats, Regal Boats, Chaparral Boats, Monterey Boats, SeaRay and Crownline to name a few of the most recognized brands.  All of these brands are well-known, respected in the industry and worthy of consideration.  How do I separate the brands and models that work best for my family?