Fun on the water usually includes fishing and the 188 F was built with fishing in mind. The open deck space allows freedom of movement, with four comfortable high-back fishing chairs, forward livewell and aft baitwell to enhance your chances to turn "fishing" into "catching." Family amenities include a lounge seat with storage, pedestal table, and Sony® stereo system for those days when you want nothing more than a secluded get-away. Also available with optional snap-in carpet for a deck covering, the 188 F is sure to provide you with weekend after weekend of outdoor adventure.
Beam: 8 ft. 0 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 23
Construction & Components
Three enlarged 23" x 25" U-shaped pontoon logs w/ Maxi-Float foam and smooth, straight sides have higher volume than 23" round logs for maximum flotation and superior ride. See Sun Catcher Construction link for more information.
New High Gloss black skin and metallic graphics give the Elite line of boats a look of luxury.
Wide-body design with 8' 6" beam provides increased stability and maximum floor space.
Fuel Separator helps to eliminate excess water from gas and gives peace of mind and consistent performance.
Lifting strakes standard on all tri-log models, increasing speed and performance.
Removable Ski tow standard on all Tri-Log models for a total family water-fun experience.
Power steering standard for increased control and ease of turning.
Double plated .100 gauge nose cones on .100 gauge logs for added durability and performance at high speeds.
.125 gauge wings on the nosecones offer additional protection from wave splash.
Upgraded heavy duty all aluminum motor pod provides superior support for higher horsepower engines.
Rounded front end gives an improved appearance and "higher end" look.
Tri-logs are the most versatile pontoons on the water as increased horsepower ratings allow tri-log models to better tow skiers, cruise at higher speeds.
Marine grade pressure treated plywood deck has limited lifetime warranty for years of care-free family boating.
U-shaped logs provide a secure platform for extruded c-channel 16" on-center through-bolted construction. Round logs rely on "M" brackets with less contact with the log to secure the deck.
Through bolted floors to deck extrusions, .100 gauge nose cones(double plated) , and heavy duty deck extrusions on 16" centers are just a few of the extra touches that make the Sun Catcher Pontoon line the Best Value on the Water.
Full length performance shield gives complete under-deck protection and improves fuel-efficiency and speed.
G3 ADVANTAGE WARRANTY adds value with an extended warranty on all external seams for the "duration of ownership" for the original retail purchaser. Limited five year bow to stern warranty transferable once within 5 years of purchase, and a limited lifetime warranty on the marine grade plywood deck material direct from the manufacturer gives you the best total warranty package in the industry.
Breakers instead of fuses increase reliability and easy reset.
12 volt receptacle comes in handy for plug-in accessories.
Floor level interior courtesy lights and ambient floor lighting help keep the interior easier to navigate in poor lighting.
New flush mounted navigation lights and docking lights are superior in appearance and reliability.
Contoured Bimini top, 1.25" frame, and boot with beefed up frame, better curb appeal, and improved protection from the elements, make this an even nicer feature then before.
Upgraded 28 oz. sculpted marine grade snag-resistant carpet for comfort and superior wear life.
Upgraded 34 ounce vinyl is fully treated for stain-resistance for clean, long lasting beauty.
Third Log Storage provides more storage for any kind of gear.
Fire extinguisher, cleats, plenty of cup holders, and color-coordinated Bimini tops are just a few of the outstanding amenities found on all Sun Catcher pontoons for the owner's comfort and convenience.
Roto-molded furniture with "rain drain" channel under cushions for durable, comfortable seating and dry storage.
40 gallon fuel tank adds cruising distance to reach your favorite fun/fishing spot.
Lift-up gates provide convenient entry and exit, open inward and eliminate gate rattle when closed.
Anodized deck rails and trim are maintenance free and retain their appearance over years of use.
All Elite Model Sun Catcher pontoons come standard with a factory-installed mooring cover for cleaner storage and long-lasting protection of your investment.
Wrap-around lounge seating provides plush, family-style seating as well as dry under-seat storage with "rain-drain" feature.
Third Log Storage provides more storage for any kind of gear.
Large pop-up privacy enclosure with padded seat provides a secured place to change clothes and is a perfect place for a portable toilet.
Refreshment center with sink, faucet, cutting board, paper towel holder, trash container and storage helps give the G3 Elite Series the conveniences of home.
DOUBLE-WIDE Sun Catcher tanning deck provides the perfect spot for catching some rays while on the water.
ABS table with positive-lock pole adds to versatile family entertainment with four built-in cup holders.
Rear entry with 4 step boarding ladder makes getting in and out of the water easy.
Movable cup holder give you options for convenient placement of beverage holders.
Premium Sony® Marine Entertainment Satellite compatible AM/FM CD stereo, with I-Pod/MP3 jack and USB input and upgraded KICKER speakers gives you quality sound while checking weather reports, or listening to your favorite tunes.
Drivers console w/ custom stainless steering wheel with power and tilt steering, horn, fog resistant Faria® gauges that include speedo, tach, trim, and fuel make this luxury console a true command center.
Matching Port fiberglass reinforced console has built in cooler.
Two Deluxe helm seats with fold down arm-rests provide comfort for the captain and passenger. Total personal adjustment is possible as each helm seat reclines, swivels and slides for maximum comfort.
Yamaha deluxe binnacle controls, cables, and key switch for reliability and dependable operation.
All Elite Model Sun Catcher pontoons come standard with a flush-mounted Garmin® 430 GPS that provides pin-point navigation, as well as depth, water temp. and fish finding capabilities.