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    Surf toon

    Weve been joking about this idea for a while in the shop. Guess someone with more time for R and D than us, and a lot more manufacturing abilities figured it out. All hail the real aluminum surf boat lol(should be a LOT less than a Pavati).

    https://boatingindustry.com/news/201...-surf-pontoon/

    It will be interesting to see if they actually throw a decent wave.
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    I'd sure like to see it in action.
    midwest lakes would eat that up with the number of tooners around. if they keep the pricepoint around 75k for a pretty well equipped unit it'll probably do well.

    lists changing room and john so guessing that's nothing more than the popup units you see on tooners now?

    wonder if they are filling up one/both of the logs with water using a center one for floatability/engine pod and deploying a fake-gate of sorts
    2012 22ve.. RIP 4/17
    2014 Z3.. Surf away

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    If this thing can half way surf and do it safely, both for the surfer and passengers, I see it getting a little marker share. Heres why. The Pontoon is like the 2nd fastest growing market. I think its in part to the middle aged boater moving from the thrills of fast or water sports boats, to more casual cruising and lake social life. Kids are grown and delivering grand kids.

    Novice wave from a boat that seats 12+ comfortably and has a wet bar? Yes, they're in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chpthril View Post
    If this thing can half way surf and do it safely, both for the surfer and passengers, I see it getting a little marker share. Heres why. The Pontoon is like the 2nd fastest growing market. I think its in part to the middle aged boater moving from the thrills of fast or water sports boats, to more casual cruising and lake social life. Kids are grown and delivering grand kids.

    Novice wave from a boat that seats 12+ comfortably and has a wet bar? Yes, they're in.
    Toons aren’t for old people. Young families around here more and more. I was one before I discovered surfing. If you can get over the ego blow of their appearance, their roughwater ride is unparalleled, the room is crazy, and the stability is great. I always said there was nothing bad about my boat other than it’s slightly ugly appearance.

    There also super duper easy to board and offload because they are typically at dock height or close. Just sweetness for a herd of kids. Or old people!

    Mine went bye-bye when I discovered surfing. Otherwise I would still have it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dakota4ce View Post
    Toons aren’t for old people. Young families around here more and more. I was one before I discovered surfing. If you can get over the ego blow of their appearance, their roughwater ride is unparalleled, the room is crazy, and the stability is great. I always said there was nothing bad about my boat other than it’s slightly ugly appearance.

    There also super duper easy to board and offload because they are typically at dock height or close. Just sweetness for a herd of kids. Or old people!

    Mine went bye-bye when I discovered surfing. Otherwise I would still have it!


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    I didnt say only old people own toons, even though I do. However, the growth in the toon sector is spurred by the demographics I described. I do biz with a lot of toon owners, I see who has them, all types, just speaking the one of the main reasons the toon market is growing so fast right now. Long time boaters that are moving from go-fast, run abouts, wake/ski boats. Their family unit has evolved, so their lake use has as well.

    I agree with everything you say about toons. Not hard to find a $175K toon. Not many 30 somethings with 3 kids are buying those
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    Quote Originally Posted by chpthril View Post
    If this thing can half way surf and do it safely, both for the surfer and passengers, I see it getting a little marker share. Heres why. The Pontoon is like the 2nd fastest growing market. I think its in part to the middle aged boater moving from the thrills of fast or water sports boats, to more casual cruising and lake social life. Kids are grown and delivering grand kids.

    Novice wave from a boat that seats 12+ comfortably and has a wet bar? Yes, they're in.
    You’re right Mike, they’re on fire! Lots beautiful ones speeding around at 45mph 🤣


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    Quote Originally Posted by dakota4ce View Post
    You’re right Mike, they’re on fire! Lots beautiful ones speeding around at 45mph ��


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    Damn near every boat dealer around here carries a line of toons. At the boat show, its nothing to see at least 3 lines, carried by more then one dealer. Competition is now down to manly price.
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    It will take https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNiaYARLen8 to a whole new level, that's for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&P Powell View Post
    It will take https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNiaYARLen8 to a whole new level, that's for sure!
    This is awesome. Made my day. Thanks!!

    Well said Dakota. I had a 25.5 ft double decker up in McCall (5k ft elevation). Boat weighed over 7k, 12 people on board, and crushed BIG rollers at 42MPH. Sure it had a supercharged 250 Verado on it so that helps. I was there babysitting some toons at a wooden boat show that we help sponsor. I can say I talked to all kinds while there that were interested in toons. Gpas that were ready to ditch the comp boats and young families that just want to cram the bbq, SUPs, jakets, coolers and a zillion people on. Seems like a lot of the toon crowd will roll a jet ski or two for people to go get nuts on then come back to the boat.

    Mike, we carry two pontoon lines and wouldnt be suprised if we picked up more if our area keeps growing at its current rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D&P Powell View Post
    It will take https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNiaYARLen8 to a whole new level, that's for sure!
    you hijacker...

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&P Powell View Post
    It will take https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNiaYARLen8 to a whole new level, that's for sure!
    that was awesome!!
    We've said a couple times need a friend to get the party barge so we can have the best of both worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&P Powell View Post
    It will take https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNiaYARLen8 to a whole new level, that's for sure!
    I don't care how beautiful you are, or if it is a Pontoon...TAKE OFF YOUR DAMN SHOES! She could even take off more than her shoes...just saying

    If you read through it, you will see that this is a Mark Overbye project. He is the founder of Gekko Ski Boats. He has alot of connections in the industry over the years. It sounds like they have a deal with PCM, this will be an inboard (v-drive?) toon.

    Last I knew, after Mark got Gekko back he tried to revive it and then was acquired by Floe International. They had been known for their docks, but they wanted Mark to help launch their boat line, which started with the Afina
    http://www.floeintl.com/floecraft-afina/
    Mark was working the Floe Afina booth last year at the Minneapolis boat show. This is your real party barge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandy View Post
    It sounds like they have a deal with PCM, this will be an inboard (v-drive?) toon.
    that's correct...they have a picture of the powerplant on their site which includes the v-drive.

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    After watching the video posted by D&P...
    I'm in.
    I wonder if they have a Dukes of Hazzard paint scheme.

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    I guess it’s hard to tell who owns them from looking at them, because there is usually 15 people on them of varying ages 🤣


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