Sun Tracker’s pontoon boats offer a pair of stylish pontoons, a mount for an outboard and the best walkaround deck you can find. The Fishin Barge 20 DLX offers room for 10 on that deck, along with three folding anglers’ chairs and a plethora of rod holders in convenient locations. For 2015, Sun Tracker has added a redesigned control console with a binnacle-type throttle. The console comes equipped with a wraparound shroud and removable windshield to keep you dryer while you’re at the wheel. The 20 DLX also offers two – not one —live wells and, as a safety feature for families with children, in the form of boarding gates with double latches which can, nonetheless, latch into an open position.

Overview

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The 2015 Sun Tracker Fishin Barge 20 DLX offers some new features including noise control for a rattling bimini top, its console and lighting, while still retaining many of its popular features. If you’re prowling the lakes and rivers, whether for fun or for dinner, the 20 DLX may be for you.

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Seaworthiness

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The 20 DLX has 24-inch-diameter, high-buoyancy, multichambered pontoon logs that are internally braced. They have wave deflectors as well. The deck is floored with vinyl for both easy cleaning and less chance that your fishing partners will slip and fall. Like all pontoon boats, the 20 DLX is almost unsinkable. Chambered pontoons mean that, if one chamber is pierced by an underwater obstruction, the pontoon won’t sink.

Creature Comfort

There’s little you can say about comfort on a pontoon boat. Entry to the 20 DLX is by a stern boarding platform that has a non-skid surface. The boat offers comfort to its passengers in the form of a bimini top, to protect occupants from both sun and rain. Suntracker reports that its 2015 model 20 DLX uses new loops on the bimini top, to keep the top taut on its frame. This means the top generates less rattling or flapping noise. The bimini top incorporates courtesy lights and storage pockets and has a changing room incorporated into it, in the form of modesty curtains that you can pull down, when needed. The seating provides several layers of foam padding under marine-grade, UV-resistant upholstery. Lounge seating on the 20 DLX’s port side conceals a secure, under-seat dry box. Like all pontoons, it’s powered by an outboard and noisy when underway.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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It’s a pontoon boat, a deck on pontoons. Suntracker calls its Fishin Barge 20 DLX “a smart investment in the outdoors that will bring family and friends closer for years to come.” Part of that statement relies on the “10+”-year warranty and the limited lifetime structural and deck warranty that comes with the boat. On the good side, that warranty is transferrable, but only to the second owner. Anybody after that is on their own. Another good feature is the LED bow lights that are less likely to drain the battery. Likewise, the weight of the paint used for the “g” that’s missing from “Fishing Barge” might have reduced fuel economy; your guess is as good as mine. Many of the other features, like the engine-stop safety lanyard, navigation lights, horn and fire extinguisher are mandated by law.

Conclusions

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It carries up to 10 persons, including the captain. Three have angler’s seats, two of which are forward and one aft. Compartmented pontoons make it unlikely the Sun Tracker Fishin Barge 20 DLX will ever sink. On one hand, The boarding gates that swing inboard, with their kid-proof double locking system, seem a move in the right direction, but the gates can be locked in the open position. On the other hand, it’s a fishing barge, not a luxury pontoon boat. It’s rigged for a Mercury engine, always a good engine, and that 10-year warranty.

2015 SUN TRACKER FISHIN BARGE 20 DLX Features:and Specifications

Key Features

• Backed by our 10+Life™ Warranty—the Best in the Industry
• 24" (60.96 cm) diameter high-buoyancy, multichambered pontoon logs
• NEW fishing-friendly, easy-clean vinyl flooring throughout
• NEW console style w/wraparound sport shroud; tinted, removable windscreen; convertible small items tray; lighted rocker switches; & ergonomically positioned binnacle throttle control
• Marine-grade, UV-resistant upholstery w/26-oz. base vinyl & multiple densities of foam
• 3 fishing positions (2 bow and 1 aft) with chairs, rod holders, and drink holders
• Roomy port L-lounge w/lockable underseat dry storage box
• Rear boarding platform/aft entry w/heavy-duty non-skid surface for durability
• Changing room/privacy curtain drops down from Bimini top
• Color-keyed Bimini top w/protective boot & pull-down loops

2015 SUN TRACKER FISHIN BARGE 20 DLX Standard Features:

Comfort, Convenience & Peace of Mind

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• 10+Life™ Warranty: 10-year bow-to-stern warranty + limited lifetime structural & deck warranty + transferable to a second owner
• NMMA Certified
• Color-keyed 7’ (2.13 m) polyester Bimini top w/LED courtesy lights, protective boot, easy-adjusting straps & trailering-position arms
• NEW storage pockets in Bimini top
• NEW pull-down loops on Bimini top straps help keep fabric taut for best appearance & reduced vibration
• Dual-latching gates w/finger guards & brightly finished heavy-duty hinges that open inward
• Gate stops/holders to keep gates secure in open position
• Navigation lights w/LED bow lights
• 4 mooring cleats
• Engine-stop safety lanyard
• Fire extinguisher
• Horn

Console(s)

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• NEW console style w/wraparound sport shroud & tinted, removable windscreen
• NEW built-in foot rest w/non-skid pad
• Deluxe soft-touch sport steering wheel
• 4:2 ratio steering for responsive, easy turning
• AM/FM Bluetooth®-capable stereo w/2 directional speakers
• Below-console cooler/storage space
• Illuminated tachometer, trim & fuel gauges
• NEW convertible small items tray accepts optional flush-mount fishfinder
• NEW lighted rocker switches
• NEW ergonomically positioned binnacle control box
• Mercury® binnacle control box w/trim

Construction & Exterior

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• NEW fence graphics for 2015
• 24" (60.96 cm) diameter high-buoyancy multichambered pontoons w/wave deflectors & internal bracing for additional strength
• 1-piece full-length deck support
• High-sheen fence finish for long-lasting good looks
• 1.25" (3.18 cm) anodized aluminum fence rails w/decorative styling
• Reinforced bow structure
• Extruded anodized aluminum deck edging w/polished aft corner covers
• All-welded, all-aluminum extended motor pod w/built-in EPA-compliant fuel system
• Stainless or coated corrosion-resistant fasteners
• 7-ply pressure-treated 0.75" (1.91 cm) deck w/Limited Lifetime Warranty
• Rotomolded furniture backs & bases for resistance to the elements
• Full-width heavy-duty extruded Z-bar deck supports that are thru-bolted to M-brackets
• Elevated fence panels for deck drainage & ventilation
• Sound- & vibration-deadening fence insulation for a quiet ride
• Box-beam all-aluminum transom for strength & longevity
• Black or Blueberry fence color

Electrical

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• NEW easy-access marine-grade automotive-style fuse panel
• Protective abrasion-resistant wire wrap
• Water-resistant connectors
• Interior courtesy lighting throughout

Interior

• Wide 8.5-ft. (2.59 m) beam for expanded floor space
• Marine-grade, UV-resistant, top-coated upholstery w/26-oz. base vinyl & multiple densities of foam for ergonomic comfort & luxury
• NEW fishing friendly, easy-clean vinyl flooring throughout
• Adjustable helm bucket seat w/swivel
• Aft L-lounge w/lockable underseat dry storage box
• Changing room/privacy curtain drops down from Bimini top
• Bow & aft fishing positions w/3 removable fold-down fishing chairs
• Fishing chairs constructed w/all-composite seat frames & heavy-duty seats w/2-3/8" (6.03 cm) pedestals
• Movable drink holder/bolster
• Bow-rail-mounted rod, drink & tool holders
• Fore & aft vertical rod holders
• Removable table w/molded-in drink holders
• Underseat storage net
• Port wheelchair-access gate
• Rear boarding platform/aft entry w/heavy-duty non-skid surface for durability
• 3-step folding boarding ladder w/grab rails

Livewell System(s)

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• Aft rotomolded compartment w/aerated livewell w/shutoff valve, drink holder, rod holder & composite lid w/ruler
• Starboard in-couch aerated livewell w/shutoff valve w/padded backrest

Performance

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• Factory-matched aluminum propeller
• Extended motor pod w/built-in performance-enhancing features

Specifications

Length 21’ 11’’
Deck width 102"
Max. recommended HP 90 HP
Fuel capacity 32.1 Gallons
Pontoon log length 20’ 4’’
Pontoon log diameter 24"
Pontoon log material 0.080 5052 Marine Alloy
Max. person capacity 10 Persons
Max. person weight 1370 Lbs.
Max. weight capacity 1900 Lbs.
Depth inside 24"
Approx. weight 1700 Lbs.
Approx. package weight 3362 Lbs.
Package height 9’ 6’’
Package width 8’ 6’’
Towing length 29’ 10’’
Storage length 27’ 10’’
Price $17,995
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