How Much Is A Pontoon Boat?
Determining the fair price for a pontoon boat can be difficult because most manufacturers prohibit their dealers from advertising prices. They do this to avoid competition between dealers in different areas. By keeping competition local, they can keep prices high.
Some manufacturers show suggested retail prices, but these prices can be misleading. For one thing, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) typically represents a ceiling; you really should get a lower price. For another, the MSRP doesn’t take into account local markets, so it can be wildly inaccurate.
That said, the average new pontoon boat costs between $15,000 and $80,000 at retail. Why the wide variation? Like cars, pontoon boats vary in price based on size, power, amenities, and overall quality. Furthermore, used pontoon boats cost less, which further complicates the situation.
Here’s how to find a fair price on a pontoon boat.