7169 CO RD 38

       HUNTSVILLE, OH 43324


        (937) 686-5555






SES Series
Stern Entertainment System
X-plode Series
Legacy Series

Aurora Series

Encore Pro Angler Series
Encore Pro Angler

Oasis Series


Oasis Angler


Manitou raised expectations through a revolutionary redesign of the traditional pontoon hull and in the process raised the heart rate of the entire boating community. Better hole shots, quicker to plane, higher top end speeds, unrivaled handling and increased stability in rough water are all hallmarks of the Manitou performance-minded pontoon boat. Manitou challenges you to raise your own expectations (and heart rate) by test driving one of their pontoon boats. We're confident you'll agree that a Manitou pontoon boat is all the boat you'll ever need.



The new VP offers boaters a much wider range of mid-level performance. The VP will pop-out of the water easier and plane at speeds into the upper 30s with a maximum 150 HP. The VP uses positive angle lifting strakes on the center tube to provide a much smoother, higher ride on rougher water.



The SHP is a trademarked evolution of the triple tube. The SHP hull is a combination of a larger and deeper center tube, positive angle lifting strakes, and our signature Barracuda nosecones. Hallmarks of this hull are improved efficiency, maneuverability, and ride.


The Boat That Set A New Standard!

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Pontoon Boat Advancements That Have Changed Boating in Pontoons For The Future!


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Performance Pontoon Boat !

Setting the bar for performace pontoons

The SHP package is the most innovative concept to hit the pontoon market since the advent of the triple tube. This package will make you the envy of the lake. Choose any of the boats below and add the SHP option for the ultimate pontoon experience. Every SHP comes standard with Hydraulic Power Assist Steering, allowing for effortless steering and precision control. The SHP design is perfect for water-skiing, tubing and even barefoot skiing.

 What is the Manitou Sport Handling Package?

Manitou has used its 20 years experience in pontoon design to provide a package that allows for performance previously not seen on high horsepower pontoon boats. Several components work together to make the SHP a unique vessel. All Manitou SHP models are underskinned triple tube models which feature a center tube which is larger than the outside tubes. This center tube is mounted lower than the outside tubes, preventing ventilation during sharp turning. Lifting strakes are standard on the inside and outside of all three tubes, allowing for quicker planning and better hole shot. The final component of the Manitou SHP is a Sea Star Hydraulic Steering System with power assist unit. These components work together


What are some of the advantages of the Manitou SHP?

To understand the SHP advantage, you must first understand how performance pontoons have evolved. A typical pontoon hull is considered a displacement hull, not a planing hull like a fiberglass speedboat. In addition to being far less efficient than a planing hull, a displacement hull does not allow a pontoon to bank gracefully at high speeds. In years past, many pontoon owners with high horsepower motors have been disappointed with their boats' performance.

The Manitou SHP has created a hull design which acts as a planning hull. Hard cornering to the outside has been replaced with a more natural inward banking. The Sea Star Hydraulic Steering with power assist allows you to turn this boat at wide open throttle without any hesitation. This is unlike any pontoon previously on the market.

You can have the handling and performance of a fiberglass boat with the stability and floor space of a pontoon


 How did Manitou achieve this industry leading performance?

Our quality construction allows us to offer the SHP. Unlike some competitors, we do not cut corners in our construction. By using extruded hat crossmembers, full length risers, thicker aluminum in the tubes, and the strongest deck in the industry, Manitou manufactures a boat that can withstand the demands placed on modern high horsepower performance pontoon boats.

Check out the motor pod on a Manitou. The .160" thick motor pod is bolted at 20 locations to extruded hat crossmembers. Others with flimsy construction know better than to subject their motor pod construction to these forces. For long term durability, today's high horsepower motors need the adequate support that only Manitou offers.

What does the Manitou SHP I/O offer for V-8 power?

All Manitou SHP I/O models are available with a 300 HP 350 Mag MPI with Bravo 3 Drive. This package features standard Digital Throttle Shift (DTS) technology. This smooth shifting package will knock you back in your seat in this performance pontoon boat.

All I/O models feature a 27 inch middle tube with 25 inch outside tubes (compared to 23 inch outside tubes for outboard models). The increased weight of this motor and drive is offset by these larger outside tubes. With twin stainless steel propellers, this boat gets up on plane quickly and turns on a dime. Wait until you hear it rumble by with the optional Captains Choice Exhaust!

How is the SHP steering system different than conventional hydraulic steering?

The Manitou SHP features a Teleflex Sea Star Hydraulic Steering System with Power Assist. Similar to many automobiles, this hydraulic system uses an electric pump to allow steering with your finger tips.

If you are tired of fighting with your big outboard, maybe its time you test drove a Manitou SHP. This boat powers through corners, even with a full load.

 How can I test drive a Manitou SHP Performance Pontoon Boat ?

Call 1-800-FUN-BUDS

and test drive a SHP Pontoon Boat at

 Indian Lake, Ohio



Bud's Marine at Indian Lake
Ohio Performance Pontoon Boat Dealer
St. Rt. 366 & Co. Rd. 38    Russells Point, OH  43348
sales@budsmarine.com  service@budsmarine.com
Phone:  800-FUN-BUDS  937-686-5555  937-843-2837
Fax:  937-686-7986