2021 PlayCraft Infinity 2700

PlayCraft's Infinity 2700 blends performance with many deluxe amenities.

2021 PlayCraft Infinity 2700

The PlayCraft Powertoon Xtreme 2700 pulls like a freight train. (Gary Bogdon/)

While this PlayCraft represents a midprice package at just under $120,000, it’s a full-zoot custom rig with enough power and speed to satisfy, and features and benefits to keep owners and fun-seekers occupied. Underneath, 0.09-inch-thick, 24-inch-diameter triple pontoons are fitted with skin guards on the nose keels for worry-free beaching. Foam flotation fills each pontoon for safety and noise deadening. Underdeck, all-aluminum cross members are fitted 16 inches on center and covered with aluminum spray-shield panels. Extruded side-deck bumpers and cast corner protectors are standard fare. CCA seven-ply wood decking that features a lifetime warranty is attached with corrosion-resistant fasteners.

The furniture layout is spacious for parties yet still gives plenty of lounge room.
The furniture layout is spacious for parties yet still gives plenty of lounge room. (Gary Bogdon/)

A color-matched Bimini top is standard, as is a Wet Sounds stereo with four RGB-lit speakers and a remote. Infinity woven-vinyl flooring covers the deck. The furniture layout is spacious for parties yet still gives plenty of lounge room for riding and relaxing. Two bow and two stern sofas hinged to roto-cast bases also boast plenty of storage underneath. A removable snack table is also standard. Movable drink holders can be placed anywhere they’re convenient. The fiberglass pilot’s console features a Lexan windshield, tilt helm and full complement of instruments, along with an optional 5-inch Simrad multifunction/chart-plotter package. The captain’s helm chair is fit for a CEO, with adjustments for height and legroom, and it reclines and has movable armrests. Docking, courtesy and running lights are standard. On our test rig, RGB mood lighting was installed topside, along the rub rail and underwater. An optional wakeboard tower plus tow pylon were powder-coated in blue to complement the paint scheme.

The fiberglass pilot’s console features a Lexan windshield, tilt helm and full complement of instruments.
The fiberglass pilot’s console features a Lexan windshield, tilt helm and full complement of instruments. (Gary Bogdon/)

The Verado power is exceptionally quiet, allowing for even-toned conversation at 40-plus mph speeds. It pulls like a freight train—zero to 30 mph in a cat-quick 5.1 seconds—and the straked pontoon tubes plane at a slow 14 mph and 2,200 rpm.

PlayCraft’s rigs are unique, with performance and style that are unmistakable among other pontoons. That is naturally so because each PlayCraft is custom-built, styled and rigged to suit the owner.

Bow and stern sofas boast plenty of storage underneath.
Bow and stern sofas boast plenty of storage underneath. (Gary Bogdon/)

High Points

  • Single-engine economy, with a top speed approaching nearly 55 mph.
  • Bright Petty blue-and-white finish with black accents enhances the performance with a sporty look.
PlayCraft Infinity 2700 Certified Test Results
PlayCraft Infinity 2700 Certified Test Results (Boating Magazine/)

Specs

LOA: 27′5

Beam: 8′6″

Draft: NA

Dry Weight: 2,750 lb.

Seat/Weight Capacity: 15/3,000 lb.

Fuel Capacity: 50 gal.

Price: $119,900

How We Tested

Engine: Mercury 400 Verado FourStroke 400 hp

Drive/Prop: Outboard/Mercury Enertia 14.7″ x 16″ 3-blade stainless steel

Gear Ratio: 1.75:1

Fuel Load: 50 gal.

Crew Weight: 425 lb.

More Information

PlayCraft Boats - Richland, Missouri; 573-765-3265; playcraftboats.com

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2021 Misty Harbor Viaggio Diamante 26S

The Misty Harbor Viaggio Diamante 26S impressed with performance, fit and finish, build quality, and several innovative and thoughtful touches.

2021 Misty Harbor Viaggio Diamante 26S

Handling was flat and cornering sharp, even with the wheel cranked over hard. (Tom King/)

For 2021, Misty Harbor Boats introduces the Viaggio line of luxury performance pontoons, aiming at the higher end of the market but keeping the price competitive. If the Diamante 26S is any example, the company will do well. Our test boat impressed with performance, fit and finish, build quality, and several innovative and thoughtful touches.

The Mercury Verado 250 powered the Diamante to a 42 mph top speed, and accelerated to 30 mph from an in-gear idle in just under 8 seconds. Fuel-wise, best cruise was at 3,500 rpm, with a speed of 19 mph. Fuel burn was 6.3 gph and 3 mpg, so with the 56-gallon center-mounted tank, range is 150 miles. Sound level is a low 72 decibels at that speed, so conversations can be had at normal voice levels. Handling was flat and cornering sharp, even with the wheel cranked over hard and cutting through afternoon chop and large boat wakes. That performance is enabled by triple 25-inch tubes with lifting strakes (one each on the insides of the outer tubes, and also one on each side of the center tube).

The bow is fitted with two curved, forward-facing, extra-long loungers.
The bow is fitted with two curved, forward-facing, extra-long loungers. (Tom King/)

Topside, the bow is fitted with two curved, forward-facing, extra-long loungers and a removable snack table mounted on the centerline. This is a huge forward section, easily handling up to six friends without crowding. Upholstery is a tri-color camel, white and gray affair atop sturdy roto-cast bases with dual-hinged bottom cushions.

The dash features a Veethree 5-inch multiple-gauge cluster and Simrad digital GPS, chart and ­engine-monitoring system.
The dash features a Veethree 5-inch multiple-gauge cluster and Simrad digital GPS, chart and ­engine-monitoring system. (Tom King/)

The driver’s console is sleek and laid-back, with storage underneath (lots of it because the wiring is neat, tidy and tucked away). The dash features a Veethree 5-inch multiple-gauge cluster and Simrad digital GPS, chart and engine-monitoring system, center-mounted and easy to master. The captain’s chair is supportive yet cushy, and swivels with fore-aft slide adjustability for the driver.

Abaft, a reversible swing-back lounger offers forward or aft-facing seating and sunbathing, with a stainless-steel perimeter safety railing to keep everyone safe when underway. A Rockford Fosgate PMX-2 receiver sound-system upgrade with amp and speaker package provides more than adequate tunes.

Abaft, a reversible swing-back lounger offers forward or aft-facing seating and sunbathing.
Abaft, a reversible swing-back lounger offers forward or aft-facing seating and sunbathing. (Tom King/)

High Points

  • Exclusive 3-inch extruded top-rail design creates a unique appearance.
  • LCI premium furniture is luxurious but durable.
  • Triple 25-inch tubes with lifting strakes offer a steady ride.
Misty Harbor Viaggio Diamante 26S Certified Test Results
Misty Harbor Viaggio Diamante 26S Certified Test Results (Boating Magazine/)

Specs

LOA: 26′0″

Beam: 8′6″

Draft: NA

Dry Weight: 3,495 lb.

Seat/Weight Capacity: 12/2,600 lb.

Fuel Capacity: 56 gal.

Price: $99,084

How We Tested

Engine: Mercury Verado FourStroke 250 hp

Drive/Prop: Outboard/Mercury Enertia 141/2″ x 17″ 3-blade stainless steel

Gear Ratio: 1.85:1

Fuel Load: 56 gal.

Crew Weight: 400 lb.

More Information

Misty Harbor Boats - Bristol, Indiana; 574-622-0490; mistyharborboats.com

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