-A variety of seating options for all of your cruising and fishing companions
-Features four redesigned fishing seats for hours of comfortable Fishing
-The Sportfisher 24 LP4S also features two lounges at the bow
-A large privacy enclosure is included
-The perfect pontoon for serious cruising and serious fishing
-25” pontoon logs for a stable ride
-Responsive handling and maneuverablity
-Built specifically for Mercury dependability and reliability
-Built-in fuel system
-A 25” electric-fill aerated livewell with post-overflow, anti-spill cover and thru-floor drain system
-Battery storage compartment
-The stern area was designed to allow easy access and plenty of room to move around, with a stern boarding ladder with handrail and platform
-12-volt bow trolling motor plug and receptacle
-A lockable rod storage compartment keeps rods easily accessible
-hydraulic steering, upgraded radios, fish/depth finder, full-camper enclosure
The full-camper enclosure allows you to stay overnight right where all the
action is. A lockable rod storage compartment enables you to keep your rods right where you want them. The fish/depth finder lets you know what’s going on down there. At the stern of this pontoon fishing machine is a 25” aerated livewell, 2 pedestal fishing seats and a battery storage compartment. The captain’s chair provides you with great comfort all day long.
REVIEW: There’s a difference between new-and-improved and new-and-insignificant. Every year, manufacturers work to offer new features on existing craft to make them more appealing to buyers — some do it right, some don’t. It’s hard to compare a boat that only has a shiny new steering wheel to one that comes with an entirely redesigned helm — some changes make a difference, some don’t.
In the case of the 2006 Princecraft Sportfisher, the key improvements point right to the craft’s core function: fishing. In the rear of the boat you’ll find a aerated livewell (with a thru-hull drain system), storage for gear and tackle, and a 12v outlet. To starboard behind the driver’s chair is a new thermoformed plastic lockable rod storage compartment that can accommodate 7-foot rods.
There are also improvements that point to family fun, including a rear-entry gate to starboard with a four-step boarding ladder that folds up when not in use. Other improvements include a new deck molding with a rubber bumper and full-length skirting, a new graphics package, new upholstery and fencing designs, a new dash panel with woodgrain and brushed aluminum inserts, and quick-release latches for the standard Bimini top. To us, these changes constitute substantial improvements that will enhance your experience out on the water.
In the center of the boat you’ll find an L-shaped chaise lounge (which explains the “L” in LP4S) to port, which will be great for cruising and lounging — the entire lounge is rotocast with storage under all the seats. Directly aft of the lounge is a good-sized sunpad, which flips up to starboard to reveal a pop-up privacy enclosure (that puts the “P” in LP4S).
The driver’s chair is large and comfortable, and the helm is actually quite stylish, especially for a pontoon.
In terms of handling the 24 was competent and comfortable. We even hooked up a tube for a twirl, and there was plenty of power, speed and performance with the 115 hp for a bounce across the water.
Overall: The Princecraft Sportfisher 24 LP4S is ideal for those who live on or near a lake with an abundance of fish to chase. The craft has all the fishing basics covered, and the fish finder will give you even more leverage.
We like the fact that Princecraft worked to make the Sportfisher 24 LP4S better for 2006 with improvements that are more than noticeable and will certainly be met with applause from boaters.
With the 115 hp, you’ll have everything you need to show the family a great time, and you’ll also have more speed to beat the other guys to your favorite fishing holes.
Consider the Sportfisher 24 if you’re in the market for a fishing “toon” with an equal amount of family appeal.