Reviewed by Richard Crowder
Sun Tracker, part of the Tracker Marine Group, offers nine models of pontoon boats for 2010 in three different series ranging from its nineteen foot Bass Buggy to its thirty-three foot Party Cruiser. The Fishin’ Barge 21 is almost 22 feet in length and will accommodate a maximum of eleven persons. It is an ideal platform for family fishing or family cruising or watersports and can be optioned to better accommodate any or all of these activities. Standard seating includes three upholstered fishing seats, two forward and one aft of the sundeck, an adjustable and swivelling driver bucket seat, plus a large L-shaped lounge with storage under. All furniture has rotomolded backs and bases, are foam wrapped with water-resistant material, and are covered with 30-oz. marine-grade vinyl with stain-resistant top coating with double-stitched French seams.
The starboard bow area houses a molded storage unit while the portside bow area contains an 8-gallon aerated livewell which is duplicated next to the stern fishing seat. There is a fishing rod storage box plus vertical rod storage. The helm console is fibreglass reinforced and comes with a windscreen, trash receptacle, drink holder, cooler storage, fresh water sink, refreshment center, and an AM/FM/CD player with MP3 jack and two speakers. A removable table is standard along with an aft padded sundeck with pop-up change room and a colour co-ordinated 9-foot polyester bimini top with boot cover.
The two 24-inch diameter pontoons are multi-chambered and have bow wave deflectors. The deck is supported by full-width heavy duty extruded Z-bar floor supports and a full-length deck support system. The deck itself is carpet-covered pressure-treated wood with a limited lifetime warranty. The transom is all-aluminum box-beam construction and the extended motor pod is all-welded aluminum with a built-in fuel tank. An aft boarding platform with fold-down ladder is standard.
Options include a fishing package with trolling motor and fish finder, vinyl instead of carpet on the deck, ski-tow accessories, and a selection of custom trailers. The Fishin’ Barge 21 is rated for a maximum 90 hp outboard.
|Length:||21' 11"||6.68 M|
|Dry weight:||1500 lbs||680 kg|
|Fuel Capacity:||42 US gals||159 L|