Dedication to Performance

Hull Design Comparison Video

There's a Reason Why the Industry Look to Us for What's Next.

We feel there's always room for improvement in our boats. Be it acceleration and turning, smoothness in ride, safety, or even something as simple as adding a few comfort elements to make the experience more enjoyable. It's this restless passion to define "what's next" that has resulted in the Manitou name being synonymous with performance. A great amount of our time is spent researching how our boats work in the water. From that research, we've made precision changes to the design, fabrication, and placement of the tubes, so that they are capable of supporting much higher horsepower, and ultimately, deliver far superior handling. Today's Manitou pontoons are available in two different hull configurations, and multiple packages – each one developed using this performance enhancing research and design.

V-Toon® Technology

Twin Tube Hull

V-Toon Technology - Twin Tube

While it may be the style of pontoon boat you are most familiar with, the Manitou twin tube hull delivers performance that is totally unexpected. Able to handle up to 130HP on some models, these Twin Tube's are still capable of giving tubers and light skiers a thrilling ride. And unlike other pontoon builders, every Manitou twin tube is equipped with standard Xtreme Steering, significantly reducing steering loads. Check below deck and notice the rear of the boat is under skinned, curtailing drag and enhancing performance. Even in the twin tube class, there is no scrimping on hull materials. What other pontoon builder has eliminated 0.080" thick tube material? And for deck rigidity, check out the double crossmemebers used exclusively on every Manitou. Every Manitou model is available with this economical hull design, except for the X-PLODE and SES.


When you demand performance, Manitou's V-Toon hull delivers a three tube experience that outperforms all others. The patented V-Toon technology adds a larger diameter center tube to the hull; then drops it down 1.5" below the side tubes to create a 5.25" differential. The oversized center tube and lifting strakes allow for unprecedented maneuvers while eliminating flat cornering and banking to the outside. So, what does all this mean to you? It means better hole shots, improved acceleration, higher top end speeds, and increased stability in calm and rough water. Not to mention the pure enjoyment of having up to 300 HP at your effortless disposal. Click here for more information on the patented V-Toon® Technology.

V-Toon Technology - SHP

Manitou SHP

The Sport Handling Package (SHP) is just that – a perfectly designed V-Toon hull for action and high-performance. Capable of handling 175 – 300 HP, the SHP uses V-Toon technology, our thicker aluminum Barracuda nosecones, and wide positive angle lifting strakes on all three tubes to ratchet up the boat's efficiency and maneuverability, all while delivering a silky smooth ride at any speed.

V-Toon Technology - VP

Manitou VP

Possessing many of the exceptional ride and handling characteristics of the SHP, the VP is the V-Toon hull equipped to perform at speeds in the upper 30s with up to 150 HP. The VP integrates features such as splash guards for maximum durability and positive angle lifting strakes on the center tube to provide a smooth ride in rough water. The VP is an economical option for those who still want a high performing boat. All Manitou models except the X-PLODE are available with the VP hull configuration.

Hull Specifications

Tube Diameter 25", 23" 23" x 27" x 23" 23" x 27" x 23"
Tube Material Thickness .090" 23" - .090" all but rear section, .100" rear
27" - .100" all but rear section, .160" rear
23" - .090" all but rear section, .100" rear
27" - .100" all but rear section, .160" rear
Lifting Strakes N/A Postive Angle, Center Tube Only Positive Angle Wide, All Three Tubes
Nosecones Standard Standard w/ welded side keels Barracuda
Nosecone Material Thickness Top: .090"
Bottom: .100"
Top: .090" on 23"; .090" on 27"
Bottom: .100" on 23"; .110" on 27"
Top: .090" on 23"; .090" on 27"
Bottom: .100" on 23"; .110" on 27"
Transom Hydrodynamically Shaped Sealed Performance, Integrated Sealed Performance, Integrated
Steering Xtreme SeaStar® Hydraulic SeaStar® Power Assist
Front Deck Curved Curved Performance V
Deck Rear Underskining w/ Forward Splash Guards Underskinning Underskinning
Maximum HP 60 - 130 150 175 - 300
Fuel Capacity 24 gal 44 gal 44 gal