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  • Montara Pontoon Surf Boat

    Montara boats will be introducing the first pontoon surf boat this fall. It will be interesting if the boat is sucessful or not .

    montara-surfboss.pdf


    https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/manuf...or-wakesurfing


  • #2
    Yep, you will notice that it has a pcm vdrive and ballast system.

    Curious to know what you Nautique boat owner surfers think of this whole thing.

    Obviously, Gonna be worse on lake if pontoon owners start surfing at all, especially with ballast.


    A lais∑sez-faire capitalist would generally believe that things gravitate to their best use thru a free market. So it is in pcm best interest to sell to a pontoon mfgr, before someone else does. But yet this could create less demand for nautique in terms of people buying boats to surf. All the while, the lake get more crowded with surfers, forcing out other uses of the lake...???
    Last edited by scottb7; 10-17-2018, 01:44 PM.

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    • #3
      Couple years ago they started installing outboards backwards so they could surf behind them. Donít see that that has had a big impact on the market-likely cause the wake sucks. I also saw some gimmick the other day where you can surf behind a jet boat but the wake looked terrible. Manufacturers are recognizing the demand for people wanting to surf and doing their best to join the game. Build quality, wake quality, and price will dictate what will happen. I, for one, love the competition as it should be good for consumers. I donít love pontoons but if they build a reliable one with a great wake, features, and high quality for $80k Iíd be all over it like stink on a monkey. Love my nautique but the bank account is not bottomless.


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      • #4
        This is ideal for the family that wants a brand new boat, with surf ability, with a warranty, on a budget. Seems like a smart move for this brand.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by SoCal G-Man View Post
          This is ideal for the family that wants a brand new boat, with surf ability, with a warranty, on a budget. Seems like a smart move for this brand.
          Well maybe. This one is difficult to gauge. They're building a $70,000 pontoon boat which apparently surfs. I would think the market for that is pretty small. People buy pontoon boats because they're practical and fairly inexpensive. Now I know there are some super-luxury pontoon boats that get up into this price range, but they're on the extreme end. The average price is much lower than that.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by charlesml3 View Post

            Well maybe. This one is difficult to gauge. They're building a $70,000 pontoon boat which apparently surfs. I would think the market for that is pretty small. People buy pontoon boats because they're practical and fairly inexpensive. Now I know there are some super-luxury pontoon boats that get up into this price range, but they're on the extreme end. The average price is much lower than that.
            It will be interesting how this design plays out and whether it is will be a success or a failure, but I like the concept .
            Load up with folks and plenty of room, wave is up for grabs I guess ?

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            • #7
              Looks more like a G25 with a pontoon top deck. Everybody is trying to build something just as good . Seems to me the only thing they match is the price,

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              • #8
                I think it’s cool. Great idea . Hope it’s executed well

                65 to 75 for a pontoon kinda changes things


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                • #9
                  Chaparral surf boats accomplish the same thing for about the same price

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rcsmith727 View Post
                    Chaparral surf boats accomplish the same thing for about the same price
                    But it is not a pontoon surf boat. The next generation of surf boats is just beginning. Pack them up (20 plus) with tons of folks for under $80,000. Nobody has this

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rcsmith727 View Post
                      Chaparral surf boats accomplish the same thing for about the same price
                      Does Chaparral make V-drive surf boats? Or is it still I/O engines.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SoCal G-Man View Post

                        Does Chaparral make V-drive surf boats? Or is it still I/O engines.
                        It's not a v-drive by Chaparral, just a reversed prop on the outdrive. I've been wondering what the wave is like on those

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                        • #13
                          Correct me if I am wrong but it takes more than V Drive and ballast to create a good surf wave, the shape of the hull plays a big part of it to be good.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jon G23 View Post
                            Correct me if I am wrong but it takes more than V Drive and ballast to create a good surf wave, the shape of the hull plays a big part of it to be good.

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                            I would not disagree . I guess only time will tell whether these pontoon surf boats will be a success or a complete failure . It does have a great price point to appeal to a wide audience plus the large passenger capacity. I do like the concept although.

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                            • #15
                              Here is a link from the Portland boat show from Instagram showing the Montara Pontoon Surf Boat

                              https://www.instagram.com/p/BsdoG8Ol...on_share_sheet


                              Video clip from Montara's web site

                              https://surfboss.wistia.com/medias/y9944uqpeh
                              Last edited by GMLIII; 01-10-2019, 02:40 PM.

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