Sea-Doo Switch pontoons are designed to be the most versatile pontoon on the water. With endless adventures for families and friends always top of mind, Switch designers were tasked with maximizing adaptability everywhere on the pontoon. Now that boating enthusiasts have gotten their first look at the Switch, a few frequent questions have been asked when comparing the latest from Sea-Doo to traditional pontoons. One of the most common: Why doesn’t the Switch have a side boarding door?
To answer in a word: Modularity. We wanted to give Switch owners and riders the ability to create their ideal onboard experience – no matter what that might be – and adapt it to a new adventure in seconds. That’s why the Switch seats and furniture are moveable and rail-mounted accessories can be placed in almost any location along the side rails.
Let’s look at where you can board the Switch pontoons. There’s a standard front door on all models that allows for easy boarding and unloading from a T-design dock configuration. Switch Cruise and Sport models also come with a swim platform and a folding stern bench that creates a second point easily gain boarding access.
So, why not add more access points? It’s a fair question, and one that will be constantly evaluated, just as every aspect of Sea-Doo Switch always is. The more doors you add, the more you limit the Switch versatility and adaptability. The thinking is that adding the door, eliminates a spot you could move a seat, table, speaker, or other modular Switch accessory. Suddenly the onboard adaptability of the Switch is diminished to some extent. And that’s something Sea-Doo designers did not want to compromise on, so every customer could experience it to the max.
The same can be said when it comes to Switch rail-mounted accessories. As the Switch is currently configured, it allows riders to place things like Switch LinQ Lite bags, board racks and more almost anywhere around the railing. As soon as you add doors, you lose that rail space for your accessories, again reducing the hallmark Switch adaptability.
Even though the Switch might have fewer doors than your run-of-the-mill standard pontoon, riders will find it only adds to the Switch adventure possibilities.