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 2019 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

    Yachting, pontoon-style.

    Okay, so you’re no billionaire, with a mansion — but a yacht — well, that might just happen with a Legacy LT. You see, it’s our most well-appointed pontoon, and might just be the luxury fix you’re looking for.

    Fiberglass from the deck up, it affords LED exterior lighting and smart-screen displays. Plus a reclining high back with bolster helm chair, top-of-the-line stereo system and a captain’s stand fit for a king, just to name a few.

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

    View more information on the Manitou LEGACY LT

  • X-Plode XT

    Pontoon. Make it a verb.

    Sports pontoon? Check. In fiberglass? Check. The X-Plode XT has both, with impressive styling to boot. Its bold power and distinctive colors are bound to empower you on the water and turn heads at the dock.

    Think of it as a pontoon boat muscle car — the one that you always wanted. Why not?

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

    View more information on the Manitou X-PLODE XT

Manitou 2019 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

    A luxury step above the other guy’s pontoon boat.

    Admit it. You like having the boat on the water that everyone notices — the one everyone wants to check out. The one that’s not the other guy’s (or your brother’s) pontoon boat. You want a Legacy.

    Tricked out with everything from the big stuff with dual engines, to the small stuff like stainless steel portable cup holders, Legacy provides the luxury that others don’t.

    • 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

    The perfect yin and yang of a performance sports pontoon.

    Performance plus sporty? In a pontoon boat? No, seriously. Manitou X-Plode delivers
    both, in a high-end all-aluminum offering that defies the traditional definition of pontooning. It carves … it banks … unlike any other pontoon out there.

    With optional dual engines, you can even up the ante for performance and sports, whether you’re skippering or skiing. Prepare to be impressed — and to impress.

    • Boat Class: Sport 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

    When you need room for the extended family.

    When it’s time gather your loved ones like a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving, sometimes you need to set out the extra table and seating. Which is exactly why we created the SES. Our incredibly flexible floor plans allow for entertaining extraordinaire, with exactly the right one for your needs.

    • 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

    Remember when you had to choose between affordable and luxury? Not anymore.

    You’ve made trade-offs and sacrifices, for yourself and for the ones you love. Stop.
    Now. Encore offers the best of all possible worlds, with mid-level luxury at an exceptionally affordable price.

    • Boat Class: Mid-Class Luxury
    • Price Level: $$$
    • Available Lengths: 23′ – 25′
    • Available Hulls: TT, VP, SHP 373, SHP 575, Dual Engine
    • Available Floorplans: SE, SR, RF

    View more information on the Manitou Encore

  • OASIS

    Because you have high standards, we have more standard features.

    Put it this way: if it’s exactly the pontoon boat that you want, shouldn’t it be standard? At Manitou, we certainly think so — which is why our Oasis is loaded with a long list of features that would be considered extras by those other manufacturers.

    Oasis has standard features for both comfort and convenience, plus helm highlights, all with the construction and quality you’ve come to expect from a Manitou.

    • Boat Class: Recreational Leisure
    • Price Level: $$
    • Available Lengths: 20 to 25
    • Available Hulls: TT, VP, SHP 373, SHP 575
    • Available Floorplans: Standard, Bar, SE, SR, RF

    View more information on the Manitou Oasis

  • AURORA LE

    Choices, choices, choices.

    You have great taste and want a pontoon boat built to your specifications. One that lets you determine nearly every detail, from seating configurations to capacity. Does that make you picky? We call it discriminating, in a good way. Choose an Aurora LE. It’s our most customizable offering.

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

    View more information on the Manitou Aurora LE

  • Aurora

    More Manitou for less money.

    Welcome to the pontoon nation. You know — the folks who already invited you to spend days on the water or gather on the sandbar with family and friends. If you want to claim your own stake of this water wonderland, choose an Aurora.

    It’s our lowest-priced Manitou, but it’s still a Manitou through and through, with the craftsmanship, performance and attention to detail you’ve come to expect. We simply keep the number of options down to keep the price accessible.

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

    View more information on the Manitou Aurora

Manitou 2019 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

    No fish tales. More fish tails.

    Did you hear the one about the one that got away? Or did you catch it? With an Encore Pro Angler, you’re likely to do more of the latter.

    Encore Pro Angler provides mid-level luxury with high-end fishing gear, making it that much more likely that your bobber will bob, your rod will be bent, and your reel will be reeling them in.

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

    View more information on the Manitou Encore Pro Angler

  • OASIS ANGLER

    When you’re angling for more standard features.

    You know the drill — you’re looking for an affordable fishing pontoon boat, but by the time you add up all the options you want you might as well just hire a guide.

    Look no further than the Oasis Angler. First, it’s a Manitou, so you know it’s not your average fishing pontoon boat. Second, it comes brimming with more options than lures in your tackle box, making it an incredible value.

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

    View more information on the Manitou Oasis Angler

  • AURORA ANGLER

    Choose your bait. Choose your tackle. Choose your fishing pontoon.

    You check the fish finder, the water temperature, the tackle box. You choose to have a great day on the water — just like you opt to find the perfect fishing pontoon boat.

    The Aurora Angler LE lets you specify features and options more precisely than most other manufacturers, resulting in the boat that’s just right for you. Even better, it’s a Manitou, meaning you get all the performance and quality you can count on.

    • 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