The Lowe Infinity 250 CL was conceived to enhance the one biggest reason anyone buys a pontoon boat: socializing. Whether they’re planning a dinner cruise, a day of watersports, or a trip to Party Cove, pontooners are almost always out on the water to have fun with friends and family.
All pontoon boats, of course, strive to accomplish this mission. But while most are designed with individuals in mind—the captain has a helm chair, the sunbather has loungers, and the passengers have their settees—the Infinity was designed to enhance socializing between these individuals. Take the aft seating arrangement, for example. Many builders would simple plop down a couple of aft-facing loungers here, for the sun worshipers in the crew. Instead the Infinity has an aft settee with a convertible back rest and a facing amidships “conversation” lounger, that allows the seating units to be used as an aft-facing lounger when appropriate, but also as a pair of settees that face each other for easy conversation. Or look at the bowdeck, which includes a U-shaped seating area around a pedestal table, but also has thick angled forward-facing backrests with fold-down arm rests. Again, the space can be converted between use by an individual, and use by a socializing crew.
To keep everyone in the crew happy, naturally, you’ll want to be prepared for activities like swimming and watersports. The Infinity 250 CL comes with a beefy four-step boarding ladder, but the ski tow pylon is a must-have option. Whether or not you want to upgrade the Polk Audio AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth and six speakers to include a wired remote and an MM104 sub-woofer, on the other hand, is a matter of personal preference. Other standard features intended to keep the crew happy include a Sunbrella Bimini top with boot, a pop-up privacy enclosure, 28-oz marine carpet, and Ultra Teak flooring on the rear deck.
As far as construction goes, Lowe sticks with what it knows works after years of building pontoon boats. Decks are seven-ply pressure-treated plywood (with a limited lifetime warranty), cross-members are on 16” centers, fencing is 29” high with 0.04” thick aluminum, the motor pod is all aluminum, and tubes are 25” diameter 0.08” aluminum.
The Infinity 250 CL comes with a minimum of 150 horses, and carries a sticker price of right around $50,000. That should net you speeds in the mid 30’s, but you can choose a larger powerplant—all the way up to a Mercury Verado 300L—and look for speeds in the mid to upper 40’s. Either way, you’ll have plenty to talk about. And thanks to the Infinity’s layout and designed, that talking just became a whole lot easier.
Other Choices: Shoppers looking at the Infinity 250 CL will probably also want to take a peek at pontoons like the Cypress Cay Cayman 250, the Bennington 2575, and the Manitou 25 Legacy SHP.
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|Fuel capacity||50 gal.|