Pontoon & Tritoon Boats

Why You Might To Consider A Pontoon or Tritoon Boat

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Stability: With their weight dispersed evenly over two tubes, pontoon boats are inherently stable platforms that are less subject to rolling than mono-hull boats, particularly those with deep-V bottoms. The tritoon’s third hull adds even more stability in rough water.

Accessibility: Pontoons typically have large, single-level decks accessed by boarding gates to port and starboard. Due to the way the deck rides above the water on the tubes, usually you can just open a gate and walk directly onboard from the dock without having to climb over a gunwale or navigate steps from a swim platform. This makes it easier to load groceries and gear and, more important, allow older guests or people with physical disabilities to board with comfort and confidence. Many pontoon and tritoon manufacturers will enlarge their boats’ boarding gates if needed to accommodate wheelchairs.

Durability. Since pontoons ride on metal tubes rather than fiberglass hulls, owners can beach them with less fear about damaging their boat. Outboard power also provides the flexibility of raising the shaft out of the way. Front and back gates with extendable ladders enable passengers to get down onto the sand or into the water quickly and easily to enjoy their day at the beach.

Capacity. Unencumbered by engine compartments, cabins and other bulky deck structures, pontoon and tritoon boats typically seat more passengers than fiberglass runabouts. This continues to make them the number-one party platform on the water!

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TRACKER Heritage

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DRIVEN TO BE THE BEST. IT’S OUR PASSION.

 

In 1978, Bass Pro Shops® founder Johnny Morris introduced the first professionally rigged boat, motor and trailer package. The BASS TRACKER® boat package revolutionized the marine industry. His goal? To deliver boats of unmatched quality and value while building long-term trust with his customers. Today, huge boat showrooms are featured in every Bass Pro Shops® location.Standing behind your TRACKER® boat is the strength of Bass Pro Shops®, the world’s leading supplier of premium outdoor gear, and its Tracker Boat Center® locations. We build and back the best selling fishing boats in the world. With more than 50 Bass Pro Shops® and hundreds of independent dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada, rest assured there is a knowledgeable TRACKER dealer close and ready to serve you.

It’s been our commitment to you for more than 30 years, and our promise to you for the decades to come.

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Tracker Off Road Learning Center

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TRACKER Off Road vehicles are built for peace of mind in the great outdoors with the warranties to back it up. Our TRACKER Off Road warranties are robust and backed by the leader in the outdoors. Our pricing is set by the factory to deliver best-in-class value for the money in a quality off road vehicle. Everybody gets our best price. Without the haggle and hassle. Find out why Tracker is the number one choice: https://www.trackeroffroad.com/learning-center.html

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Why Buy a Crownline?

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The Perfect Blend of Form and Function

Not only are Crownline boats beautiful to look at, they are engineered to perform unlike any other bowrider on the market.

Industry Leading Hull Design

The F.A.S.T. tabs hull increases stability, improves time-to-plane acceleration, and adds better fuel economy than any other boat in its class.

Experience Customer Service

Our  friendly customer service department is here to answer any question you have about your Crownline—bow to stern.

Dedicate Dealer Network

The Boat Dock  has 15 plus years experience selling Crownline. We know our models top to bottom and are dedicated to finding the right boat to fit your family’s unique outdoor lifestyle. Learn more here: https://www.theboatdock.com/product/ski-boat?s=true&manufacturer=crownline

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Ways To Contact Us

As you are all aware, Illinois is currently under a stay at home order until April 7th. We are taking this matter seriously and following guidelines to ensure our employees and customers are safe in every way. We understand many people rely on us to provide services for their boats which is why we want you to know that we have our sales team available to meet by a private appointment, text, video calls, and of course email. As we continue to practice and maintain guidelines set from health professionals, we are determined to ensure that our customers receive the high level of service you have come to expect from The Boat Dock.

For any service or sales needs, please feel free to call or text us at our normal business number (217) 793-7300 as we are manning the phones to answer your questions.You can also text your questions to Kevin (217) 306-1796 and email questions to the following:
kevin@theboatdock.com—sales
dave@theboatdock.com—service

Again, we are here for you and your family, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us because we look forward to getting you out into the great outdoors as soon as possible.

 

                                  Warmest Regards,

                                                                   The Boat Dock

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COVID-19 Company Action

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Don’t let social distancing keep you from getting your social distance!

We understand that most purchases of boats are to get onto the lake, away from crowds (sometimes), and spend time with those we are closest to.  We want the buying process to be enjoyable and safe.

In these unprecedented times, The Boat Dock is committed to providing you with your Boating needs while keeping you and our staff as safe as possible.  We are implementing plans and processes that will minimize exposure and responsibly respect social distancing guidelines.

  • If you are interested in a product that you see online, feel free to communicate via email, text, or phone.  Our sales staff is eager to help you through this process remotely.
  • We will take videos to answer your questions, or live video chat from the unit that you have an interest in.
  • We will accept video walk throughs of your trade to get trade in numbers as close as possible.
  • We may be able to pick up your trade-in to bring it in to the dealership.
  • If you’d prefer, we can schedule a single visit purchase.  We will prep the boat and have it ready before you ever see it in person.  If you love it then you can take it home with you!
  • We may be able to deliver your unit to your home and sign paperwork on site, having only one social contact.

Please let us know if there is anything that we could possibly do to assist you!

The Boat Dock Family

CDC Resource: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Protect Your Boat with NanoCure

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You picked a real beauty. Keep it that way.

Your water craft will age, and no matter what wave you ride, you’ll face hazards that are sure to test you. Overcome the elements and keep your boat or jet-ski in top condition with NanoCure Protection.

Beauty fades and the big waves will take their toll. Cruise protected.

Our proprietary, state-of-the art NanoCure with Nanoxide protectants are formulated with industry-leading nanotechnology to fill uneven surface areas to form a weather- and hazard-resistant shield.

Strong molecular bonding

  • Galvanizing polymers
  • Protective UV absorbers

Harnessing the Power of Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is a key driving element to making NanoCure Protective Coatings as effective and cutting-edge as they are. By forming a molecular bond with a vehicle’s surface, nanotechnology enables our protectants are able to more effectively battle the elements that can harm its appearance. We employ such innovation into our offerings for the auto, RV, powersports and marine markets we serve. Call us today to learn more or stop in and see us to get protected today!

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Cobalt Boats are Here!

YOUR COBALT. MAKE IT YOUR OWN.

Enjoy the entire boating experience with an array of optional equipment and lifestyle accessories designed to give you everything you need for the way you live your life. The Boat Dock can assist you with a selection of Cobalt factory original options. And while you’re outfitting your boat for the season, take care of the crew with lifestyle sportswear and accessories, available online anytime at CobaltSports.com.

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Since its first day on the water over 50 years ago, Cobalt’s commitment to performance, luxury and innovation has continued to set the standard for boating excellence. Only a Cobalt offers:

  1. Patented Swim Step for easy water access
  2. Maximum interior space
  3. 16-layer hand-laid fiberglass at keel
  4. Deep-V hull design for smooth ride
  5. Double French-stitched interiors
  6. Molded-in gelcoat graphics on exterior
  7. Extended running surface
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Cobalt Boats Coming Soon!

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We are super excited to announce our new line of boats at our dealership: Cobalt Boats. Since its first day on the water over 50 years ago, Cobalt’s commitment to performance, luxury and innovation has continued to set the standard for boating excellence. Only the easy-to-operate Cobalt Surf Series offers a full day of fun and family on the water – from dawn to dusk and beyond. We will have in stock the R3, R5, CS23, and more! Be sure to follow us to get the latest updates on these beautiful boats.

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Best Industry Pricing

NO HAGGLE NO HASSLE value pricing Coast to CoastAt SUN TRACKER® Boats, we strive to ensure your boat-buying experience is just as enjoyable and relaxing as your ownership experience will be.That’s why we employ the industry-exclusive NO HAGGLE NO HASSLE® pricing policy.Whether you shop in our stores, websites, brochures or ads, you’ll find our prices are consistent everywhere, every day.

Plus, we set our nationally published prices at after-negotiation levels, so you never have to worry about haggling to get the best possible price.

Instead, you’ll receive the industry’s best value anywhere, and any time, you shop for and pick out your new SUN TRACKER pontoon boat.

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