Loads of Options and Great Value.
By Timmy MacNamee
Boat Test #1684
Little Miss Popularity is the Crest 200 L. One of the most pleasing manufacturers and models on the market for it’s simplistic, versatile performance and options. Crest Pontoons have made a mark in the pontoon world for their superior build quality and durability. Crest pontoons builds all of their own furniture in house, giving Crest Pontoons ultimate individuality in space, design and build structure. If you’re looking for a pontoon that will potentially “last a lifetime”, Crest will surely not disappoint.
What makes this 20’ pontoon unique is its selection between pontoon and tritoon to fit your performance needs. If you’re looking for a basic package, opting for the pontoon may be perfect for your needs. Add more versatility and horsepower for watersports with the tritoon option. Crest provides long brackets and fittings to ensure stability from the bottom up. From the outside, their classic look fixed with thicker fence panels and powder coated rails, gives all Crest pontoons a fit and finish of superiority. Docking and navigation lights are located on the outside of the boat in the fencing out of the way of the deck surface. Getting accustomed to the entrance of Crest, you’re greeted with solid slide-lock gates free of any pinch points. Choose between seagrass breathable flooring or polyvinyl and avoid any stains and odors for a flooring that keeps its youth and longevity.
The interior cockpit is a spacious L shape layout, with two chaise loungers located in the bow and the cockpit. The storage of Crest pontoons is one of the most ergonomic on the market, with open ventilated storage under each seat, the flip up seats provide 40% more space over competitors. The LX 200L elegant trim is noticeable in the seat bases throughout the boat, with a wrap vinyl finish that makes the fit and finish of the Crest stand out. The LX 200L comes standard with bimini, and mooring cover in each package. The rear deck is a spacious 2’ area, equipped with a stainless steel ladder, that allows for space and easy access for swimming. For any watersport activities the ski tow package is an option for more fun!
Crest pontoons has their own fibreglass shop, and the helm is classically outfitted on the 200L. Their signature “Captains cool cupholder” provides a chilled drink holder insert to keep your beverage cool on those hot days! Optional tilt steering, depth, and fish finder are available for comfort and convenience. Fusion Bluetooth audio stereo is an option throughout the LX 200L, with the speakers ergonomically placed on the outside of the furniture bases, avoiding pulling any wires in the storage compartments. The rear sun pad converts into an optional change room with optional porta-potty, or optional midship table for those that prefer to sit back and relax.
With its notorious reputation on the market for durability and toughness, Crest gives the LX 200L many options to choose from to suit your perfect day on the water. If you’re looking for a pontoon that delivers it all at great value, the Crest 200L should be on your list.
Overall Length: 21’6
Tube: Pontoon or Tritoon
Fuel Capacity: 40 Gal
Additional Options: $1,000 – $8,000
MSRP: approx. base $38,000
For more information: www.crestpontoonboats.com