Pontoon / Tri-Toon Rentals
Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Spokane, and Priest Lake delivery available!
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New to Pontoons? Here are Tips for picking the right one!
Not all pontoons are equal, and it can get confusing understanding the options out there. So we’ve made a quick list to hit the highlights of the features you will want to look for when renting a pontoon.
What’s the difference between a Pontoon and Tri-Toon?
Most people use pontoon / tri-toon interchangeably, but there is a substantial difference between a two-toon pontoon, and a three-toon pontoon which is called a tri-toon. The largest advantage comes from a performance standpoint. Not only does the added 3rd pontoon offer a considerable amount of extra buoyancy which allows for mores passengers and larger motors, it also provides an INCREDIBLE amount of stability.
When you are on a larger lake like Coeur d’Alene, Priest, or Pend Oreille that has a lot of chop, a tri-toon will ride higher in the water, sway less, and carve through large waves with none of the discomfort a standard pontoon will offer. Everything just feels safer, and more stable, and that added flotation offers the ability to do water sports provided you have a large enough motor.
Some other rental companies call their boats “tri-toons” even though the center toon doesn’t run the full length of the boat. This greatly reduces overall performance. All of Lake Escape’s rental Bennington and Aqua Patio pontoons are FULL tri-toons.
Engine Size? What do I need?
Most rental companies under power their boats with 70hp, 90hp, and 115hp motors to save on cost, but to be able to tube, ski, and wakeboard you really need at least 150+ horsepower. That size will provide plenty of power for all your favorite water sports as well as give you the ability to cruise at a faster speed to get to where you need to go. Nobody has ever said “I wish that boat had a smaller motor” for a reason.
Anything smaller and the boat will always feel annoyingly bogged down. All of our rental Bennington and Aqua Patio pontoons in the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane area have at least a 150hp, 250hp, or even 300hp outboards to ensure you have the best boating experience possible.
What is a Performance Pontoon?
A performance pontoon is a tri-toon that has superior speed and maneuverability. It is capable of speeds over 40mph with enough power to pull skiers and wakeboarders alike even when full of passengers, while also having the ability to turn sharply while pulling tubers.
This is accomplished by combining a number of performance enhancements such as three full length pontoons with lifting strakes (helps boat to plane faster), a larger 150hp+ motor, and hydraulic power steering. We are the only boat rental company in the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane area that has ALL of these features on ALL of our rental Bennington and Aqua Patio pontoons / tri-toons.
We at Lake Escapes Boat Rentals truly believe a vacation is supposed to be worry free. That’s why our motto is Fun Simplified! We want to minimize the hassle as much as possible, so that you can get back to time with friends and family. A big part of what we can do to help make this happen is picking the right boats. That’s why when we’re looking for new boats, we focus on excellent quality, and practical features, because if those are missing, the boating experience suffers. For that reason, we choose premium, industry leading names such as Bennington and Aqua Patio as our brands of choice for our pontoon/tri-toon fleet.
Between our classy Bennington ‘Swing Back’ with its unique rear sun deck, our 27 foot PREMIUM Aqua Patio 250 XP with is 300 horsepower Yamaha (yes you heard that right, 300HP!), our performance Bennington Sport Tower with a 250 horsepower Vmax and rear loungers, and last our 24 foot Bennington 24 SLX there’s something for every occasion! These pontoons not only offer speed and comfort, but enough performance to do ALL of your favorite water sports as well! You won’t find nicer rental pontoons in the Couer d’Alene, Hayden, or Spokane area! Click on one of the pictures below to find more specific specs for each pontoon.
Don’t forget, we also include quality Obrien tubes, skis, vests, and wakeboards with all of our rentals FREE of charge! We’ll deliver to any lake in a 100+ mile radius of Spokane, which includes Couer d’Alene, Priest Lake, Hayden Lake, Liberty Lake, Deer Lake, Loon Lake, Spirit Lake, Lake Roosevelt and many more!