Why Should I Buy a Pontoon Boat?
If you want to know why you should buy a pontoon boat, buckle in and enjoy the ride because listing all the benefits could take a while! Pontoon boats are easy to fish from because there is so much room. You can fish from different locations, stow a ton of gear, and it’s stable – steadier than a traditional fishing boat – so it doesn’t spook the fish. They are great for the whole family. Little kids get bored on traditional boats because they can’t move around enough. On a pontoon boat, there is plenty of room and there are high rails for safety. They are great for older kids too because they hold 10-15 people, so friends can always come along! And because of the flat hull, it’s also so much easier to pull up to great beaches in a pontoon. They are cheaper to repair than traditional fishing boats because there is no gel coat involved, and clean-up after a day on the water is a breeze. And if you live in the New Smyrna Beach area, you are in luck because there are so many places to enjoy a pontoon boat right here!
Gerry’s Marina, the leading pontoon dealer in Central Florida, has been selling quality pontoon boats for over 30 years. If you have any questions, just give us a call at 866-881-1100.
The pontoon motorboat was invented in 1952 by a farmer who lived in Richmond, Minnesota, “the land of 10,000 lakes.” He longed for a boat with a sturdy deck and more stability on a lake than conventional boats, so he placed a wooden platform on two columns of steel barrels welded together end-to-end…and the first pontoon boat was born. He built a few, and was met with so much unexpected demand that he was later inducted into the Minnesota Marina Hall of Fame!