How to Launch and Drive a Pontoon Boat

Learn how to trailer, launch and captain your luxury pontoon boat. Led by Jim Wolf, President & CEO of Avalon Pontoons, this crash course will get you up to speed so you can get out there and enjoy a great day on the water.


Let’s take a walk around your pontoon trailer. In this video, you’ll learn the top things to look for when preparing to tow your boat.
Learn the top safety and driving tips to use when you’re trailering a new high-performance pontoon.
This video will walk you through the steps of prepping your boat before launch.
Let’s launch a pontoon! Watch as Jim and Dalton back their boat into the water. Jim also shares expert tips for safely launching your pontoon and starting a great day on the water.
Do you have all the required safety equipment on your pontoon boat? Stay safe and avoid Coast Guard penalties by checking your vessel for these top safety equipment needs before going out on the water.
Come aboard a 2017 Catalina RJ and learn how to use the different buttons and controls for an optimal day of pontooning. This video walks you through each toggle switch, best practices for controlling the bimini top, as well as providing a sneak peak of Catalina’s optional under-floor ski locker.
Find out what “trimming a motor” means and best practices for controlling the throttle and engine trim on a luxury pontoon boat.
This video will guide you through the process of speeding up and turning your boat. Jim demonstrates what boat captains need to do to keep their passengers and boats safe.

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