This question really comes down to two factors: How do you plan to use your Switch and how many passengers do you plan on hosting?
For starters, all Switch pontoons are powered by a Rotax 1630 ACE 4-stroke engine. They are clean, efficient and have a sterling reputation for durability. Now, this engine comes in a few different available power options depending on the model you select. The base Switch models offer either 100- or 170-horsepower options. The Switch Sport lets you choose from 170 or 230 horsepower. The Switch Cruise offers all three options: 100, 170 or 230 HP.
If you’re the all-day adventure type who plans on hopping from sandbar to beach to waterside oasis, and you want to get there quickly, you’ll want to go with the bigger power options. These types of adventures typically require carrying more people and extra cargo. More power definitely helps when adding more weight on board. Similarly, if you’ve got adrenaline junkies along for the ride, you’ll want the larger engine options for all those trips around the water pulling skiers and tubers.
If you’re the type who simply enjoys a relaxing evening sunset cruise, the smaller engine size is more than enough to satisfy. Likewise, if you’re doing a lot of trailering lake hopping for a quick afternoon swim with the kids, the 100- or 170-HP will more than meet your needs.
Now that you’ve got a better understanding of some things to consider when choosing the Switch pontoon that’s perfect for you, be sure to check out all the available options and find the ride that’s just right.