Manitou Buyer’s Guide

Choose your own adventure.

The first step in choosing a Manitou is to choose your model. And with so many models to choose from, we can deliver exactly the pontoon boat to meet your wants and exceed your posse’s expectations. Exquisite style, luxury, and industry-defining performance.

Manitou 2018 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

    The luxury you deserve. The performance that you demand.

    The Legacy LT, which debuted in 2016, was our first boat to incorporate fiberglass from the deck up. Blurring the lines between runabouts and pontoons, it offers you remarkable performance and extraordinary luxury.

    With its way-cool blue LED exterior lighting and seven-inch smart touch screen, it’s pure floating innovation that will leave a lifetime of memories for your whole family.

    • Boat Class: Luxury Fiberglass
    • Price Level: $$$$$
    • Available Lengths: 23’, 25’, 27’
    • Available Hulls: SHP 575, Dual Engine
    • Available Floorplans: SRS, RFX

    View more information on the Manitou LEGACY LT

  • X-Plode XT

    The performance sports boat to use when trolling for compliments.

    The X-Plode XT is the all-fiberglass sports pontoon boat that performs — and looks — like no other. With its bold power and distinctive colors, this one says “catch me if you can.”

    Its latest technology innovation and sleek styling make for handling like you’ve never experienced, with unparalleled responsiveness and dock appeal.

    • Boat Class: Luxury Fiberglass
    • Price Level: $$$$$
    • Available Lengths: 23’, 25’, 27’
    • Available Hulls: SHP 575, Dual Engine
    • Available Floorplans: SRS, RFX

    View more information on the Manitou X-PLODE XT

Manitou 2018 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

    You didn’t work this hard for an average boat.

    At Manitou, our passion is to deliver the highest-performing, best-quality pontoon boats in the industry, and Legacy — our top-of-the-line aluminum offering — exceptionally delivers. Its quality classic construction will have you appreciating the fine details and craftsmanship in every inch.

    Unlike other pontoons that charge extra for added features, the Legacy comes standard with all the bells and whistles — including premium plush upholstery and a reclining high-back helm chair — so you can have the perfectly appointed pontoon boat.

    • Boat Class: Luxury
    • Price Level: $$$$
    • Available Lengths: 23′, 25′, 27′
    • Available Hulls: SHP 575, Dual Engine
    • Available Floorplans: SRS, SRW, RF, RFW, RFX, RFXW

    View more information on the Manitou Legacy

  • X-PLODE

    Redefine your X-pectations of a pontoon boat.

    Built to perform, the X-Plode is the all-aluminum pontoon boat that refuses to act like a pontoon boat. It carves, it banks — it explodes out of the water.

    Whether you’re at the helm or on board, you can feel that this is no ordinary ride. Even better, with optional dual engines it delivers all the power you need while still offering the comfort and amenities you expect from a top-of-the-line pontoon boat.

    • Boat Class: Luxury
    • Price Level: $$$$
    • Available Lengths: 23′, 25′, 27′
    • Available Hulls: SHP 575, Dual Engine
    • Available Floorplans: SRS, SRW, RF, RFW, RFX, RFXW

    View more information on the Manitou X-PLODE

  • SES

    Entertainment central — with a view.

    Gather ‘round every sunset — instead of the big-screen
    TV — with the main attraction being the view. Our Manitou SES offers the most flexible floorplans available, so you can customize your entertaining area just the way you want it. Surround yourself with family and friends, with just the right spots for all your food and beverages.

    • Boat Class: Entertainment
    • Price Level: $$$$
    • Available Lengths: 23′, 25′, 27′
    • Available Hulls: VP, SHP 373, SHP 575
    • Available Floorplans: Flip, Entertainer, Bar, Galley, Bench

    View more information on the Manitou SES

  • ENCORE

    Affordable luxury. Yes, it is possible.

    Just about when you think life is about trade-offs, along comes the Manitou Encore, making mid-level luxury attainable. Loaded with great features and options, it also delivers amazing performance. So, you can have your pontoon boat cake and eat it, too.

    • Boat Class: Mid-Class Luxury
    • Price Level: $$$
    • Available Lengths: 23′ – 27′
    • Available Hulls: TT, VP, SHP 373, SHP 575
    • Available Floorplans: Standard, SE, SR, RF

    View more information on the Manitou Encore

  • OASIS

    Featuring more standard bells and whistles. Plus exceptional fun.

    The Oasis is our affordable pontoon boat line packed with waves of standard features and the quality you expect from a Manitou. So, if you seek the flexibility of enjoying both the speed for skiing and the serenity of a sunset, choose this one.

    • Boat Class: Recreational Leisure
    • Price Level: $$
    • Available Lengths: 20 to 26
    • Available Hulls: TT, VP, SHP 373, SHP 575
    • Available Floorplans: Standard, SE, SR, RF

    View more information on the Manitou Oasis

  • AURORA LE

    Make choices, not trade-offs.

    The Aurora LE is our most customizable line, making it the perfect choice for the discriminating pontoon boater. It comes with more standard features than most mid-level offerings from other manufacturers, and delivers a level of performance that can’t be matched at this price point.

    • Boat Class: Value Leisure
    • Price Level: $
    • Available Lengths: 18’ – 25’
    • Available Hulls: TT, VP, SHP 373
    • Available Floorplans: Standard, RF

    View more information on the Manitou Aurora LE

  • Aurora

    The most accessible pontoon boat on the water.

    Just because it’s our lowest-priced pontoon boat does not mean it’s cheap — instead, our Aurora is just one heck of a value. The Aurora has all the Manitou hallmarks — craftsmanship, performance, and attention to detail — but we kept the number of options down to keep the price attractive. And to make it simple for you to say “yes” to join the club.

    • Boat Class: Basic
    • Price Level: $
    • Available Lengths: 20′, 22′
    • Available Hulls: TT
    • Available Floorplans: RF

    View more information on the Manitou Aurora

Manitou 2018 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

    Tricked out hook, line and sinker.

    The Manitou Encore Pro Angler makes mid-level luxury attainable in a pontoon boat rigged with everything you need for a great fishing day on the water. It’s loaded with high-end features and options, and also delivers amazing performance. Show them you’re a pro.

    • Boat Class: Sport Fishing
    • Price Level: $$$
    • Available Lengths: 22’, 24’
    • Available Hulls: TT, VP, SHP 373, SHP 575
    • Available Floorplans: Standard, Full Front, PT

    View more information on the Manitou Encore Pro Angler

  • OASIS ANGLER

    Trolling for standard features? Troll no farther.

    The Oasis Angler is our affordable fishing pontoon boat line packed with waves of standard features and the quality you expect from a Manitou. So, if you seek the flexibility of enjoying both the speed for skiing and the battling of a bass, choose this one.

    • Boat Class: Recreational Fishing
    • Price Level: $$
    • Available Lengths: 20’, 22’
    • Available Hulls: TT, VP, SHP 373, SHP 575
    • Available Floorplans: Standard, Full Front

    View more information on the Manitou Oasis Angler

  • AURORA ANGLER

    More standard features. More options. More fun.

    The Aurora Angler LE is our most customizable fishing pontoon model, making it the perfect choice for both recreational and sporting use. It comes with more standard features than most mid-level offerings from other manufacturers, and delivers a level of performance that can’t be matched at this price point.

    • Boat Class: Value Fishing
    • Price Level: $
    • Available Lengths: 20’, 22’
    • Available Hulls: TT, VP, SHP 373
    • Available Floorplans: Standard, Full Front

    View more information on the Manitou Aurora LE Angler