Lowe offers twenty-two models of pontoon boats for 2013 from twenty to twenty-five feet in five series. In describing its new pontoon line, Lowe says, “The new Lowe X Series Cruise models blend performance, versatility and style.
Deluxe custom weave 28-ounce carpet covers the floor of the X230 with a vinyl covering on the aft deck.
Power for the X230 is provided by a 4-stroke Mercury® outboard from 50 hp up to 150 hp for the standard two pontoon version, or up to a 200 Verado or 250 hp Verado Pro if you choose the optional third pontoon as part of the XL Performance Package.
The FM160 Pro is a side console design and at first glance, you may be tempted to confuse it with the existing model FM160 S which is not only part of the Deep-V series but is also a side console and also wears the Fishing Machine (FM) designation. The all-welded, reverse chine deep-v hull of the FM160 Pro features extruded gunnels plus extruded lifting strakes plus a full length extruded keel and is covered on the interior with 16-ounce charcoal coloured marine carpet throughout. Two black and grey pedestal fishing seats are provided and can be fitted in any of the five seat bases found conveniently located throughout the boat. A cockpit in-floor storage compartment is suitable for rod storage up to 8-footers and comes with a rod-end holder. There are six optional hull colour choices for the FM160 Pro including Bay Avalon, Blue Flame, Black, Metallic Silver, Red, and Bright White. There are other notable options you may wish to select to provide you with the optimum in fishing enjoyment.


Handy optional items include a swim platform with boarding ladder, a mooring cover, and a galvanized or painted swing tongue trailer for which you can add a matching spare tire with bracket plus ratchet tie downs.
This standard set-up allows for a nine person carrying capacity, maximum weight capacity of 2,075 pounds, and maximum horsepower rating of 150. Standard colour schemes include black or pearl white fencing with white, blue, or red accenting. This new boat is one of Lowe’s twelve models in its Deep-V series of fishing and watersports boats from sixteen to twenty-two feet. Lowe also offers twenty models of pontoon and deck boats in five series from nineteen to twenty-five feet. More storage is found beneath the rear casting deck which will also be necessary space for the portable 12-gallon fuel tank and starting battery.
Similarly, there are six horsepower choices of Mercury outboard motors from 20 through 60 horsepower.
These may include a Lowrance™ 5X Fish Finder with adjustable ram mount or perhaps a starboard gear storage box.
This provides space for four curved lounge seats – one larger two or three-seater at each of the starboard bow (which is actually a chaise lounger) and port stern, and one slightly smaller two-seater at each of the port bow and starboard stern. A fiberglass reinforced acrylic driver’s helm console features a tinted windscreen with quick disconnects plus chrome bezel instrumentation including tachometer, speedometer, fuel, volt, and trim gauges.


However, choose the optional XL Performance Package which gives you a third centre mounted 25” pontoon, the rough water package with lifting strakes, spray deflector, and 50-gallon fuel tank, and these capacities increase substantially to 12 persons, 2,451 weight capacity, and maximum horsepower rating of 200. The bow fishing deck is relatively quite huge and contains an 18-gallon aerated livewell plus a separate in-floor covered storage compartment. If you choose one of the optional trolling motors, you may also want to select the optional single bank battery charger to install in this space back here.
A classy looking clear oval plexiglass table with center drinkholders floor-mounts between the two stern lounge seats and is easily accessible to both of them. This XL Performance Package also makes available a large in-floor storage compartment suitable for waterskis, wakeboards and other watersports accessories. You can also carry one more person (total 6) in the new model and considerably more weight in gear.



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