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Hull Design Comparison Video

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

Nothing gives us greater pleasure than enhancing our already strong performance. From handling to power to design upgrades, we’re always innovating. As our long time customers know, Manitou is all about starting from greatness and making it even greater. It’s this restless passion to define “what’s next” that has made the Manitou name synonymous with some of the best luxury pontoon boats in the world.

For one thing, we’re constantly researching how our boats work in the water. Then we translate these insights into the higher horsepower, superior handling, and impressive styling that make today’s Manitou your ideal performance pontoon boat. Choose from 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 the style of pontoon boat may seem familiar, the Manitou twin tube hull delivers performance that is totally unexpected! Capable of up to 130HP on some models, this is sure to give tubers and light skiers a thrilling ride. Unlike other pontoons, every Manitou twin tube is equipped with standard Xtreme Steering, significantly reducing steering loads. Check below deck—we’ve under-skinned the rear of the boat to curtail drag. As for deck rigidity, those double cross-members are exclusive to Manitou. With the exception of the X-PLODE and SES, every Manitou model is available with this economical hull design.

V-TOON® HULL

Manitou delivers a three-tube experience that outperforms all others. The patented technology adds a larger center tube, then drops it down 1.5" to create a 5.25" differential. This, plus our lifting strakes, allow for unprecedented maneuvers—no more flat cornering or banking to the outside. Expect better hole shots, improved acceleration, higher speeds, and better stability. Not to mention the pure enjoyment of having up to 300 HP at the ready. Click here for more information on the patented V-Toon® Technology.


V-Toon Technology - SHP

Manitou SHP

The Sport Handling Package (SHP) offers all the benefits of the V-Toon hull. It also features our thicker aluminum Barracuda nosecones to ratchet up the boat's efficiency and deliver a silky smooth ride.


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

Twin VP SHP
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