Manitou Buyer’s Guide

Boats for every adventurer

With two luxury models, seven leisure models, three angler models and hundreds of options to choose from, we are confident that you will find the boat that more than satisfies both your dreams, and your family’s expectations. And no matter what model you choose, you can always count on Manitou’s tradition of delivering exquisite style, luxury, and industry-defining performance.

Manitou 2017 Premium Pontoons

What makes them so exciting? In a word, fiberglass. In both the X-plode XT and the Legacy LT, everything from the deck up is crafted of it, creating boats that further blur the lines between pontoons and runabouts.

These two are true game-changers — the versatility and luxury of a high-end pontoon with the style and comfort of a traditional hull boat. What’s more, we didn’t sacrifice the performance that people have come to expect from Manitou because the fiberglass in these boats doesn’t add significant weight.

Not only are the finishes first-class, so is the functionality. A smart screen delivers digital readouts and remote access to the wake tower, the fiberglass side gate has a friction hinge so it remains open at any angle, and every layout utilizes space in ways you’ll love.

  • Legacy LT

    Makes a statement every time it’s on the water.

    The Legacy has long been our flagship, a boat that reflects both our commitment to craftsmanship and our desire to push forward with new ideas. The LT, which made its debut in 2016, was our first boat that incorporated fiberglass from the deck up. Further blurring the lines between runabouts and pontoons, it offers you remarkable performance and extraordinary luxury.

    • Boat Class: Luxury
    • Price Level: $$$$$
    • Available Lengths: 23 and 25
    • Available Hulls: SHP 575, Dual Engine

    View more information on the Manitou LEGACY LT

  • X-Plode XT

    Nothing slows down our pontoon boats. Not even fiberglass.

    Bonding high performance with fiberglass, the X-Plode XT delivers speed and incredible handling on the water. It’s further proof that compromise simply isn’t in our DNA. Loaded with technology, ready to excite, and fiberglass from the deck up.

    • Boat Class: Luxury
    • Price Level: $$$$$
    • Available Lengths: 23 and 25
    • Available Hulls: SHP 575, Dual Engine

    View more information on the Manitou X-Plode XT

Manitou 2017 Leisure Pontoons

Trust us when we say that your decision making abilities are about to be put to the test. Even so, with six different leisure models and hundreds of options to choose from, we are confident that you will find the boat that more than satisfies both your dreams, and your family’s expectations. And no matter what model you choose, you can always count on Manitou’s tradition of delivering exquisite style, luxury, and industry defining performance.

  • LEGACY

    Intelligence. Good looks. Class. Some boats have everything.

    The Legacy proves that living well can happen just as easily on the water as it does on land, because you’ll miss nothing when you’re out on this boat. It delivers amenities and a level of finish that is unmatched by any other pontoon. With so many extraordinary standard features that it seems wrong to even use the word “standard.”

    • Boat Class: Luxury
    • Price Level: $$$$
    • Available Lengths: 23 to 27
    • Available Hulls: SHP 575, Dual Engine

    View more information on the Manitou Legacy

  • X-PLODE

    If you don’t like to compromise, this is your boat.

    Built to perform, the X-Plode is the pontoon that refuses to act like one. It carves, it banks, it explodes out of the water. Whether you’re at the helm or on board, you know this is no ordinary ride. Even better, it delivers all that while still offering all the comfort and amenities you expect from a top-of-the-line pontoon. Sacrifice nothing, and get the boat that offers everything.

    • Boat Class: Luxury
    • Price Level: $$$$
    • Available Lengths: 23 to 27
    • Available Hulls: SHP 575, Dual Engine

    View more information on the Manitou X-PLODE

  • SES

    Nothing keeps a party going like actually going somewhere.

    The best gatherings always have a hub. That’s exactly what the SES provides, a place for friends and family to get together and take on the day. More than a great pontoon, the SES is a floating entertainment center that brings people together, letting everyone be as active — or relaxed — as they want to be.

    • Boat Class: Entertainment
    • Price Level: $$$$
    • Available Lengths: 23 to 27
    • Available Hulls: VP, SHP 373 or SHP 575

    View more information on the Manitou SES

  • ENCORE

    If your idea of relaxing is moving.

    Even when you’re looking forward to a relaxing day on the lake, your boat should still make your pulse race. Not only is the Encore loaded with great features and options, it delivers amazing performance. Quite simply, this is a boat that will make you love being on the water more than you ever imagined.

    • Boat Class: Mid-Class Luxury
    • Price Level: $$$
    • Available Lengths: 23 to 27
    • Available Hulls: Twin Tube, VP, SHP 373 or SHP 575

    View more information on the Manitou Encore

  • OASIS

    To be happier on land, do more on water.

    You’ll find a lot of us in the Oasis — because all the quality that people expect from Manitou is built right in. It’s packed with all kinds of standard features and multiple floorplans, so you can create a pontoon that matches the way you want to boat, at a price that just might surprise you. Pack the lunch and bring out the boards, it’s time to get out on the water.

    • Boat Class: Recreational Leisure
    • Price Level: $$
    • Available Lengths: 20 to 26
    • Available Hulls: Twin Tube, VP, SHP 373 or SHP 575

    View more information on the Manitou Oasis

  • AURORA LE

    Get out and try the pontoon lifestyle.

    It’s time to stop thinking about getting out on the water and, well, start getting out on the water. The Aurora LE is just what you need to make that happen. For starters, it comes with more standard features than most mid-level offerings from other manufacturers. What’s more, it delivers a level of performance that can’t be matched at this price point.

    • Boat Class: Value Leisure
    • Price Level: $
    • Available Lengths: 18 to 25
    • Available Hulls: Twin Tube, VP or SHP 373

    View more information on the Manitou Aurora LE

  • AURORA

    Stepping into a great pontoon has never been easier.

    There’s nothing we love more than knowing we’re making it possible for people to get out and enjoy the water. The Aurora has all the Manitou hallmarks — craftsmanship, performance, attention to detail — but we kept the number of options down to keep the price attractive. It’s not complicated — it’s just a great choice when you’re ready to start embracing all that a great pontoon can offer you.

    • Boat Class: Basic
    • Price Level: $
    • Available Lengths: 20 to 22
    • Available Hulls: Twin Tube

    View more information on the Manitou Aurora

Manitou 2017 Angler Pontoons

A lot more goes into a day of fishing than you might think. That’s why Manitou pontoons give today’s fishermen as many special options to choose from as we do on our standard boats. Add in our reputation for stability, reliable performance, and huge offering of standard fishing features, and you’ve yourself an optimal fishing platform. Manitou offers three distinctive fishing models to select from. From die-hard angler to the family weekend fisherman — Manitou has the right pontoon to more than satisfy your needs.

  • ENCORE PRO ANGLER

    Banks, turns, and darts like a smallmouth bass.

    A day on the water chasing trophies doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice performance or comfort. Our Encore Pro Angler has the ride you expect from Manitou and the amenities of a great pontoon, all wrapped up in a boat that even the most demanding angler will appreciate. It’s a whole new way to fish and enjoy a day on the water.

    • Boat Class: Sport Fishing
    • Price Level: $$$
    • Available Lengths: 22 and 24
    • Available Hulls: Twin Tube, VP, SHP 373 or SHP 575

    View more information on the Manitou Encore Pro Angler

  • OASIS ANGLER

    Only the fish will be unhappy to see you arrive at the dock.

    Our Oasis Angler has everything you want in a fishing boat — but in a pontoon that everyone can enjoy. We designed it to satisfy a crowd, and that’s what you can expect whenever you make plans to spend a day on the water. Quite simply, it’s a boat that offers something for everyone.

    • Boat Class: Recreational Fishing
    • Price Level: $$
    • Available Lengths: 20 and 22
    • Available Hulls: Twin Tube, VP, SHP 373 or SHP 575

    View more information on the Manitou Oasis Angler

  • AURORA LE ANGLER

    Designed to get more people out fishing.

    We love being on the water. And we want to make sure we offer boats that let more people get out there. The Aurora Angler LE is priced attractively, and performs remarkably. Anglers will enjoy fishing from it, while everyone else will love just being on it. Affordable but still crafted to our standards, this is the pontoon that puts great weekends on the water within reach.

    • Boat Class: Value Fishing
    • Price Level: $
    • Available Lengths: 20 and 22
    • Available Hulls: Twin Tube, VP or SHP 373

    View more information on the Manitou Aurora LE Angler