Best table / bar entertaining brand and model?

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Puto
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Best table / bar entertaining brand and model?

#1 Post by Puto » Sun May 31, 2020 8:04 am

I'm window shopping (for now) a solid, quality brand pontoon boat that has the best entertaining options. Any suggestions? We do not fish, tow rarely, lounge occasionally, but primarily we use the boat to raft-off or float, so the best layout for maximizing dining / table / bar options that might still be priced (well) under $100K. $50K more reasonable. I'm happy in the 18-23-foot length range. Primary use would be 15,000 acre lake, attached to a several hundred mile long river. It would be on the lake 95% of the time. It would be (Very) nice if it were a tritoon with a three-digit HP motor. I virtually built a Bennington but I soon reached $75K on their website build options, so now I am seeking additional alternatives. Premier has some incredible bar and galley setups, but it took zero time to reach $100K on their virtual builder.

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Re: Best table / bar entertaining brand and model?

#2 Post by bradm » Sun May 31, 2020 11:39 am

South Bay, Avalon, and Manitou all build boats with bars or entertained set ups. I have never tried pricing as they don't fit our needs. It does seem that those packages are towards upper end of manufacturers lines so does not surprise me $$ run up quick. I have had two South Bays and own a Manitou now. We looked hard at Bennington and Avalon too. All nice and would own any of them. The Manitou fit best.

Good luck with search. Please update thread as you go. Interesting reading.

Where do are you using the boat?

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Re: Best table / bar entertaining brand and model?

#3 Post by steve1313 » Sun May 31, 2020 6:22 pm

Don't get fooled by the online build/configure pricing. It's easy to pay 25-30% less than what's on the manufacturer website.
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Re: Best table / bar entertaining brand and model?

#4 Post by Puto » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:15 pm

That's very good info. Thank you. I don't want to be one of the suckers who feels they have no option but to pay full price.

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Re: Best table / bar entertaining brand and model?

#5 Post by Steiner » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:42 am

The place I got mine from had a 24' 150hp tritoon with two bars in it for under $40k last year. Think it was at least a year old maybe two, brand new, and they couldn't get rid of it because it was not a setup most people wanted.....but it was pretty sweet if that's what you wanted. Might've been a Starcraft, can't remember. It wasn't this one which is a pontoon but you get the idea. I bet if you look around enough you might be able to find a dealer in a similar bind.
https://www.muddybay.com/default.asp?pa ... wInventory

Also, ditto what Steve said. I think mine was at least 25% off list without even haggling. If you order new, you have to get it in before July or so when they start new models or else you might get hit with 2021 pricing which might be 5% or more higher than 2020.
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Re: Best table / bar entertaining brand and model?

#6 Post by wingsaircharter1 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:37 pm

I got a new 2019 Misty Harbor Biscane Bay 2285 CEC which is a 3 bar stool and 2 captain chair set up for under $24k for the boat. The four stool version was about the same. Slightly used 2019 150 Merc was $10k.

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#7 Post by Steiner » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:59 am

Here you go, I think this was the one I was thinking of. I'm pretty sure it had a sign on it of $38k last year if they still have it. It wasn't what I was looking for but heck if it would've fit in my shop I would've been VERY tempted.
https://www.muddybay.com/default.asp?pa ... wInventory
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Re: Best table / bar entertaining brand and model?

#8 Post by Puto » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:34 am

Ooooh, me likey!

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