The new V series from Harris Boats combines a comprehensive and innovative list of features and amenities long desired by consumers, but unavailable in the pontoon market until now. The series was unveiled at the Miami Boat Show on Feb. 11.
The V270 pontoon boat features a unique interpretation of a center-console design. This is the first-ever aluminum pontoon boat to come standard with a full pump-out marine head compartment with freshwater shower, molded-in sink, vanity compartment and stainless-steel faucet supported by a 24-gallon freshwater and 15-gallon blackwater tank — all recessed below deck level in the center tube. Adjoined to the center console is a galley with a faucet, sink and a stainless steel refrigerator — perfect for entertaining the entire day.
The V series is shown in the only available length, the 270, and is powered by a Mercury 400R Verado engine. Harris President Nick Stickler said the new model "is built to perfection," noting the V270 "will make your days on the water fun and stress free because it offers what boaters have been asking for — the stability and ease of boarding of a pontoon with the conveniences found on off-shore center-console boats.”
The double-helm seats feature slider bases and powered backrests that are designed for reversible seating configurations, which allow the captain and first mate to engage in the boating conversation or power forward toward the final destination. The console utilizes large touchscreen displays, chrome gauges and a built-in speaker system to improve the user experience. The aft fiberglass door serves as an additional passenger seat.
The V270 optional hardtop adds that extra comfort of shade and protection while passengers mingle, snack and converse among the exquisite articulating cockpit table. The optional teak table converts at ease into three different pieces — a full size, a partial size or a slide-away to accommodate conversations and passage through to the rest of the boat.
The fiberglass exterior on the V270 will be sure to grab attention. The standard portside double doors provide 56 inches of water entry/exit — the widest in the market. For boarding, the portside discretely conceals two telescopic ladders below the double doors that are built into the deck, between the cross members for maximum accessibility. The starboard side also utilizes a concealed telescopic boarding ladder below the door providing access from the water on both sides of the boat. At the stern, there is a power deploying and retracting ladder operated by foot controls to facilitate easy ladder usage.
From the revolutionary head compartment in the center console, to the integrated swim ladders, the V series adds to the already stellar Harris lineup. Bring family and friends together and experience the water in comfort.