Boat Review by: Richard Crowder
The SS 210 is one of eleven models from nineteen to twenty-seven feet in Lowe’s SS (Super Sport) series of pontoon boats, one of thirty models in five series of pontoon and deck boats. Lowe also offers an amazing sixty-two models of aluminum fishing boats in seven series.
The pedestal, swivel, adjustable captain’s helm chair with fold-up armrests along with the most attractive, modern looking, and colour-coordinated fibreglass reinforced acrylic helm console it faces are together located almost precisely mid-ship on the starboard side of the SS 210. This console comes standard with a low profile tinted windscreen and chrome accent steering wheel.
Four gauges with chrome bezels; two large diameter for speedometer and tachometer flanking two vertically mounted small diameter gauges for trim and fuel are contained in a dedicated upper level molded housing. Also on this console is the standard Jensen MS30A app-ready, Bluetooth® compatible AM/FM stereo with USB/MP3 ports, plus two 50 watt Jensen speakers. The console also has a 12-volt accessory outlet. Storage is provided within the console.
Immediately ahead of this console is a three-person couch cum chaise lounge for stretch-out forward-facing lounging utilizing its sloping backrest. Opposite on the port side, separated by the bow entry gate is a two-person couch, aft of which is the port side entry gate. All furniture features vinyl-wrapped seat bases with storage beneath the hinged seat cushions.
Aft of this port side gate and opposite the captain’s helm console is an L-shaped four-person couch complete with a standard in-floor mounted storable oval snack/dinette table with molded-in cupholders. This table also serves the captain’s seat when it is swivelled around to provide an excellent conversation and entertaining area when at rest.
Immediately aft of the port side L-shaped lounge is a raised two-person wide upholstered and padded sun deck lounge which extends aft right to the stern rail and across to the starboard side passageway which provides access to the starboard side stern entry gate and through to the stern platform with its standard four-step aluminum boarding ladder. Lots of storage is found within this raised sun deck.
The SS 210 also comes standard with a nine foot bimini top with boot, 22-ounce Boca Raton marine carpet throughout, and “Quietride” fencing with your choice of silver or black rails. It rides on a pair of 25-inch diameter multi-chambered logs with full-length keels and with your choice of Mercury® outboard power from 9.9 up to 115 FourStroke horsepower.
Wave Tamer with Lifting Strakes are optionally available for the twin log set-up, but if you want more speed, you need to upgrade to the TL (Third Log) Performance Package which provides the center log, Wave Tamer and Lifting Strakes and is available with or without hydraulic steering. You may then opt for the maximum rated 150 horsepower Mercury® outboard.
The option list for the SS 210 is extensive. For colours, choose from solid black, blue, red, or white exterior with gray or sand decaf upholstery plus various accenting colours. These colour choices can also include a privacy enclosure to ensure consistency.
Two-tone fence colours with custom graphics are also available as are separate custom graphics and natural, silver, or black rails. Your standard canvas or upgraded double bimini top is available in black, tan, or charcoal and you can add an LED lighting package to it and with black framing if you so choose. You may also package these choices with underwater and interior LED lighting. A full canvas enclosure is also available along with any of the above lighting extras. You may also want a full playpen cover.
Instead of carpet, you may want vinyl, deluxe vinyl, Seagrass, or Supreme Teak flooring, all available in gray or tan. A convenience Package adds tilt steering, interior LED lighting, and two additional Jensen speakers. Each of these items is also available as single options. A Chrome Package adds classy accenting upgrades.
At the helm you may want to add a reclining helm chair or an adjustable height power pedestal. You could also choose from one of two Lowrance Hook2 fishfinders, hydraulic tilt steering and Panther power steering. An upgraded stereo is also available with or without a further upgrade of amplifier and subwoofer. Finally, you can add underwater lighting, a ski tow, portable stainless cupholders, a plexiglass table upgrade, and choose from a wide variety of painted or galvanized trailers and trailer accessories.
Choose your colours, accents, and upgrades right for your SS 210 and you will have one very classy looking, comfortable, and enjoyable boat.
|Dry weight:||1,680-1,900 lbs||762-862 kg|
|Fuel Capacity:||24-30 US gals||91-114 L|
|Base Engine / Drive:||Mercury Outboard|