JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-)
(w/ 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI (sterndrive))

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JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-)
JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-)
JC Pontoon is not shy about bringing new ideas to the market place. The 240 Evolution brings together the upper deck style of a huge deck boat with the performance JC is known for in the tri-hull technology they have perfected. This model has plenty of room for storage and lots of deck space for family and friends.

Key Features

  • 9'' Sunbrella bimini top
  • Ski tow
  • Bow anchor locker
  • L-group stern seating
  • Deluxe captain's chair
  • Rear sundeck
  • Changing room
  • Stern boarding ladder
  • Stainless steel hardware throughout
  • Clarion CD player

Specifications

JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) Specifications
Length Overall 24' 0 Dry Weight 4,250 lbs.
Beam 8' 6 Tested Weight N/A
Draft N/A Fuel Cap 55 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI (sterndrive)
Opt. Power 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI (sterndrive)

JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) Photo Gallery

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Versatile Platform

This new model has the looks and feel of a deck boat, combined with the smooth, dry and comfortable ride of a pontoon.

Helm Features

The helm is accented wood and features a matching three-spoke wheel. Also at the helm are lighted rocker switches with push-buttom circuit breakers which are grouped together, and a Hummingbird Matr

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Stern Seating

Rather than the typical L-shaped bench, the aft seating has a sculpted look for more modern appeal. Rotocast seat bases offer lots of added storage and the cranking battery is tucked under the aft be

JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) Captain's Report

Style & Speed

By Capt. Bob Smith

JC Pontoon’s 240 Evolution is more of a revolution in pontoon design. It marries the deckboat concept to the pontoon life. JC Pontoon has been known for over thirty years as the executive builder of top notch pontoons and has brought many revolutionary ideas to the market. They were the first to develop the tri-hull design in pontoons, so it should be no surprise they have produced this unique design.

Radical Design

Just walking up to the boat, you are struck by the radical looking bow. The fiberglass nose wraps around the bow leaving an opening for you to get to the bow lounges from the front. In the sole is an anchor locker for a folded Danforth style anchor and line. Most of the hardware JC uses is made of marine grade stainless steel. Even the docking light housings are stainless steel. The deck cleats are also stainless steel and have large center eyes that can handle large docking. This unusual design will also offer some level of protection from wind and water should you cross a large wake head-on.

The bow lounger has twin benches that face each other. Three stainless steel cup holders are on each side in the ends. Seat bases are roto-cast with hinged seat cushions. These seat bases are designed to drain water away and last a lifetime. Seat bases are vinyl covered and have a carpet strip to match the plush carpeting in the toe kick space. The seat bases have a ton of room to store your water toys and gear. JC Pontoon uses modular lounger end caps which creates options, such as the optional tip-out sink with hand-pump action my test boat had.

Another unique feature I found on this boat was the side-entry gate latching system. It had a magnetic catch to hold the gate open when you needed it, but it also had a magnetic latch system. With the gate open, the latch bolt remains retracted, but when it is fully closed, a magnet pulls the latch into the receiver and holds it closed. Very slick!

At the Helm

The helm features wood accents and a wood wheel. The driver’s cup holder is a flip out style in the side of the helm pod. The dash has lighted rocker switches with push-button circuit breakers and Beede analog gauges arranged across the top of the dash. A Hummingbird 727 Matrix fish locater is standard, but ours had the upgrade to the color 787 version. The Clarion marine stereo includes AM/FM/CD player with six months of Sirius Satellite service included. We had a MerCruiser sterndrive installed with the Digital Throttle and Shift controls. This is a “fly-by-wire” system that is easy to use. Turn the key and hit a button on the lever to start and to stop the engine all day long. The seat on our test model was also unique. It had a high back with mesh back and seat. It turned out to be one of the most comfortable and cool seats all day long.

Aft Seating

Aft seating was not a standard “L”, but a sculpted “L” taking advantage of the fiberglass topside design. Once again, we had the roto-cast seat bases that offered excellent storage capacity. More stainless cup holders were across the back of the stern seat and in the corner. Overhead was a custom bimini built in-house with thick gauge polished aluminum tubes and Sunbrella material. The tubes ran through pockets with zippers so you can easily remove a rod or pull the material off for storage or cleaning.

Through the stern gate and onto the back we had a swim platform and an optional ski tow rack and wakeboard storage rack. A telescoping swim ladder was tucked under the starboard side of the swim platform.

Specifications

The Evolution 240 measures 24’ length overall with a deck width of 8’6”. She weighs approximately 4250 lbs and can carry as much as 3650 lbs of people and gear. She can handle up to 320-hp sterndrive engines and has a standard 55 gallon fuel tank.

Test Results

I tested her in relatively calm conditions and found she had plenty of power and great handling. She is quick to plane in 3.5 seconds and up to 30 mph in 5.7 seconds. The Evolution 240 cruised most economically turning 2500 rpm at 19.7 mph and on test day reached a top speed of 43.8 mph.

If you like the idea of relaxing and cruising in the pontoon style, but wants some speed too, the Evolution 240 marries the style with the performance and ride you want.

JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) is 43.8 mph (70.5 kph), burning 23.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 89.7 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) is 19.7 mph (31.7 kph), and the boat gets 3.71 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.58 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 184 miles (296.12 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI (sterndrive).
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Fishfinder Standard
GPS/Chart Standard
Systems
CD Stereo Standard Clarion AM/FM/CD / Optional Sirius Satellite Service
Head: Portable Optional
Power Steering Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) Warranty

JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years Lifetime Limited
Transferable No
Link http://www.jcpontoon.com/warranty.html
Deck Warranty
Years Lifetime Limited
Link http://www.jcpontoon.com/warranty.html
Accessories Warranty
Years 2 Year
Link http://www.jcpontoon.com/warranty.html
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) Price

JC Pontoon Evolution 240 (2007-) Price
Pricing Range $47,733.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.


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