Manitou takes a big leap in 2021.
By Mark King
Boat Test #1685
It was just a year or so ago when BRP, Marine Group purchased the Manitou Pontoon boat company located in Lansing Michigan. Manitou’s strong branding by the original manufacturer Triton industries was a natural fit for the BRP marine group to purchase. The incredible growth of the Pontoon segment continues with no sign of stopping or even slowing down, thanks to Manitou’s continued innovation and commitment to “What’s Next”, that makes their pontoon boat a real trend setter.
oday with the all new Mercury V12 600 HP introduced it will bring powerful fuel performance and a big acceleration while using only one engine instead of two 300’s on the transoms, this may be just a winner. Manitou’s sport model pontoon will mean effortless cruising and watersports. Unparalleled handling and performance with faster hole shots, quicker planing, ability to turn on a dime at 100-plus kph along with better fuel economy are the result of the company’s patented V Toon technology.
There are two new Manitou pontoon boat models for model year 2021, meaning on-water adventurers of all types can find the boat to meet their needs.
Combining luxury and sports performance, the Manitou LX replaces the Legacy and X-Plode models, to serve those in search of both extreme fun and complete relaxation. Now quicker to obtain, thanks to streamlined manufacturing and dealer ordering processes, the new lineup makes life on the water easy for all.
The lineup was modified to reflect what people want. With the new LX, customers get the best combination of performance and comfort, with no compromise.
With breathtaking performance the new LX handles like nothing else on the water while boasting stunning looks.
You can choose any model in the lineup and build it to your style and specifications with your desired accessories.
Available with dual engine or Sport Handling Package, the new LX offers the finest in contemporary pontoon-handling technology. Positive angle lifting strakes and the Barracuda nose cone design give the Sport Handling Package pontoon boats the ability to perform optimally even at high speeds and in rough waters.
The LX comes in lengths from 23- to 27-feet, with a number of floor plans to choose from, ample storage, and tons of standard features, including; power assist steering and LED interior and exterior lighting..
A host of options are also available to precisely tailor your experience to your lifestyle, such as configurable loungers, sunpads, and windscreens.
Available in two unique color and Legacy Sport Furniture Patterns in all available colors. JL Speakers are Standard on LX models and this year Fusion Stereos replace Kicker Audio.
Crafted to deliver unrivaled experiences, the LX is unlike any other pontoon boat on the water.
Overall Length: 26’8”
Hull: SHP Dual engine
Tube Diameter: 25, 27, 25
Person: 13 ppl / 1,775 lbs.
Weight: 4,160 lbs.
Propellers: Mercury 23” Revolution 4
Max HP: 600hp
Base Model Price: $75,688 USD