Pontoon boat builder announces electric model
Godfrey Pontoon Boats, a manufacturer of pontoon boats and subsidiary of US powersports company Polaris, has announced a new model for 2023. The Mighty G is the brand’s first pontoon that was designed from the ground up to be powered by electric or gas-powered engines.
“With electric motors gaining traction with current boaters and those looking for their first pontoon, our product team designed the Mighty G with electric propulsion in mind right from the start – it wasn’t an afterthought or an add-on,” says Ben Duke, president of Marine, Polaris.
“The teams incorporated design elements to support maximising the efficiency of the platform, such as using full-sized tubes to enable ideal flotation levels and minimise drag in the water, making Mighty G optimal for customers looking for an electric pontoon. Additionally, Mighty G can pair with traditional gas-powered propulsion systems, creating an incredibly versatile option for all boaters in the market for a pontoon.”
Described as compact and highly manoeuvrable, the Mighty G is 15ft 7in long, has a 7.5ft beam, and has room for up to seven passengers. Its shortened deck height off the tubes creates a stiffer chassis that lowers the pontoon’s centre of gravity which is said to help contribute to efficiency and added performance with both electric and gas engines.
Available in two models optimised for either cruising or fishing, Godfrey says this craft provides everything a family or angler needs for a fun and productive day on the water. Both models are available with the option of Torqeedo Cruise 3.0, Cruise 6.0 or Cruise 12.0 electric engines, making it an option for lakes and reservoirs that limit propulsion to electric only. For gas-powered outboards, the models are rated up to 50HP, which is enough power for tow sports like slalom waterskiing.
Standard features include durable yet comfortable bench-style seating, a telescoping EZ Climb Ladder, and Clarion sound. A fishing station with rod holders and tackle storage is standard on the fish model and an option on the cruise model.
Additionally, Godfrey has released the new Nightshade boat cover as standard on both models. The cover is trailerable up to 70mph and also provides access to the boat when deployed. Full 360-degree RGB under-deck lighting is available, as well as an optional sunshade for protection from the sun, and a phone mount at the helm station.