Captain’s Report: Reviews Evinrude E-TEC 90 Pontoon Series


The Captain’s Report is in from and the results speak for themselves. Our friends at gave the new Pontoon Series rave reviews and we wanted to share with you a few highlights. Some of the key, distinguishing features they hit on include the Pontoon Series’:



  • Lightest Weight in Class
  • E-TEC Technology
  • Stratified Combustionevinrude_etec90pontoonseries_montegobayboat_2014
  • Special Injectors
  • No Break-In Period
  • No Crankcase Oil to Change
  • Lower Emissions
  • No Dealer Scheduled Maintenance for 3 Years or 300 Hours
  • Automatic Winterization
  • 3-Year, 300-hour Spark Plugs
  • Unique, Rubber Engine Mounts
  • Fewer Parts Than 4-Stroke Engines
  • An Acoustically-Tuned Engine 


During their review of the 90 HP E-TEC Pontoon Series engines, they ran four boat tests on the following Pontoons:


  1. 2014 Sylvan Classic 8520logo-New
  2. 2014 Montego Bay 8522 DLX
  3. 2014 Premier 22’ (6.71 m) Gemini
  4. 2014 Sylvan 8522 PB


Comparison tests with seven pontoon boats over the years with 90-hp 4-stroke engines have been done at Interestingly, when they’re compared their 4-stroke test numbers from three different brands with the Evinrude E-TEC engines, the Evinrude 90 HP Pontoon Series were more fuel-efficient at cruising speeds in five of the seven cases. 


Nevertheless, these comparisons indicated that the Evinrude E-TEC 90 Pontoon Series is competitive with 4-stroke 90-hp outboards in the 12 to 14 mph range — where most of these boats are cruised when not towing — in terms of fuel efficiency. And from, they believe that beyond the important factor of fuel economy, the features of this new engine speak for themselves.


For the full report, go here: