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Top 7 Questions to Ask Before You Buy A Sylvan Pontoon

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The Sylvan company was founded way back in 1948. For over 70 years Sylvan has been building high quality pontoon boats for the world to enjoy. Sylvan boats are produced in New Paris, Indiana, where they continue to make strides in innovation, luxurious interiors and inspired designs. Sylvan is now part of the Smokercraft family!

1. What makes Sylvan different from other boat brands?

Sylvan hits an incredible price point for the quality of the boat that they produce. If you compare a Sylvan pontoon to other pontoons in its price range, you’ll find that Sylvan is miles above the competitors in terms of quality. The quality of the canvas, vinyl flooring, furniture, and helm is amazing especially when you take into account the price of the boat!

2. What type of boats and pontoons does Sylvan offer?

The Sylvan brand currently only makes pontoon boats, but Sylvan is part of the Smokercraft family, which also includes Starcraft, Sun Chaser, Starweld, Smokercraft, American Angler and Sylvan! Smokercraft makes a variety of different boats.

3. Does Sylvan have any special features other brands don’t have?

One thing about Sylvan that really stands out is the furniture on the boat. With high backs on the lounging seats and great support on the captain’s chair/ co-captain’s chair, the seats are incredibly comfortable.

4. How much do Sylvan boats cost on average?

Sylvan’s entry level models tend to cost from $35,000 – $50,000 with a smaller motor. Sylvan offers a variety of different models that have a lot of different price points. Depending on the motor size that you plan on going with, the cost of your boat can vary. You can virtually find any price point within the Sylvan brand! You can view our in-stock Sylvans here.

5. How much does it cost to upkeep a Sylvan boat?

Sylvans are fairly easy to maintain. A simple cleaning after a few uses of your boat as well as making sure that before you put the cover on that the boat is dry! The main maintenance to the boat itself is cleaning your pontoons at the end of the season! Our marina offers a pontoon cleaning service at the end of the season. This will get all of the marine growth off of your pontoons, and keep your pontoons looking like new! Learn more about our cleaning service here.

6. How long do Sylvan boats last?

Sylvan offers a lifetime plus six warranty! This includes a limited lifetime warranty on the hull and structure of the boat and a six year warranty on all components, flooring and upholstery. That is just the period of time that your boat will be covered under warranty. With proper care a Sylvan pontoon can last well beyond the warranty period!

7. Is it hard to drive a Sylvan boat?

Pontoons are a little bit different to drive than other kinds of boats, but once you get the hang of it it’s very very simple. Docking your pontoon is what will take the longest to learn, but again, once you have it down it is extremely simple!

Buying a Sylvan Pontoon at Atwood Lake Boats

Are you ready to take the plunge and purchase a Sylvan? Our dedicated sales team is here to help you select the right model and answer any further questions you might have. You can call or text us to set up an appointment on: 330-364-4703. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you navigate the process of purchasing your new Sylvan.

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