For Manitou pontoon boats with tritoon hulls, it’s the precise positioning of the center tube, along with positive angle lifting strakes, that results in the exact degree of deadrise needed to simulate the standard v-hull. Extensive research has confirmed that an inch higher or an inch lower will detrimentally affect ride quality, stability, acceleration, speed, and handling.
Available on our VPII and SHP hulls, our exclusive Barracuda nose cones are designed with a forward knife edge, providing a sharper leading edge into the water, and delivering a flatter riding pontoon boat with less bow rise.
Strategically placed lifting strakes allow for faster and smoother acceleration and handling.
Designed to keep everyone onboard dry.