Premier Marine Introduces Pontoon Overnighter | Quimby's Cruising Guide

Premier Marine has announced the introduction of the Encounter, its first center-cabin pontoon model.

“We saw a need to design a boat that had the stability and luxury of a pontoon with the convenience and comfort of a cabin cruiser,” said Premier President Lori Melbostad. “This model performs like no other pontoon and features a spacious interior cabin. It will satisfy our customers who like to spend as much time as possible on the water.”

Available in 290 and 310 versions, the Encounter comes standard with a 10-foot-wide deck, 42-inch center tube and sleeper cabin. The center-console cabin, located under the raised helm, includes a plush sleeper with mattress, custom bedding and pillow package. Also standard in the cabin are a head, internal speakers, deck hatch, port lights and a convertible dining table.

Premier Encounter cabin

“Any boat lover has had those days when they can’t bear to say goodnight to a perfect sunset on the lake,” said Melbostad. “This model lets boaters expand their summers with a place to sleep, lounge or just get away from it all.”

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