It’s not every day that one of your customers gives you a boat for weekend, but that’s what Roane Marina and Powersports did for us. See our boats are in need of repair and while they are being worked on we were without a boat this past weekend. Well after the 3rd Annual On the Water Boat Show Jeff, Monica and Capt. John offered Amy and me the new NauticStar 203sc for the remainder of the weekend. Of course we had to take it back to the Chattanooga store for them, but what a little price to pay for the use of a brand new boat.
What we learned was how much we loved this boat!!! There’s plenty of storage space and seating for 10 people, but most important was the ride and the fuel economy. The boat had a quarter tank of gas in it already and I added $30.00 on top of that. That took the needle just a little past half a tank. We then headed out on Tellico Lake and rode for about an hour. After that, we loaded it up and brought it home. Sunday we dropped it in at Volunteer Cove Marina and headed to Calhoun’s downtown after the rain. Running around 35mph it was a smooth ride, handle waves great, and never hesitated if I throttled down. She has a 150hp Yamaha on it that's very quiet.
Monday we took off and headed to Rocky Point where the Jungle Boat was so the kids could jump around, etc. Thanks to Scott at Jungle Boat. After playing around and catching some rays we headed back.I stopped and put $25.00 in just to make sure. When we pulled the boat out of the water Monday night she still had over a quarter tank of fuel.
So, if you’re looking for a crossover, part pontoon part runabout this is the boat for you.NauticStar makes a few different models of “deck boat” and we like the Sport Deck 243, if we had money. This 20 footer was a breath of fresh air for someone who likes big boats.
Need more information or have questions? Give the team at Roane Marina & Powersports a call and tell them Nautical Workz recommended the NauticStar…I see a pattern there.