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Manitou 22 X-Plode Cruise SHP
(w/ 1 x 225-hp Evinrude HO)

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Brief Summary

For 2008, Manitou has replaced the Oasis 22 with the 22 Cruise. The ability to cut sharp, tight turns proves she is capable of being a wakeboard boat eliminating that scofflaw heard at the docks when the uninformed see a tower on a pontoon. Generous seating for 10 people on upgraded upholstery and a new dash with color matching bezels really make this model stand out. Out on the water, tell your friends to hang on, because you really feel the G-forces as you cut the turns!

Key Features

  • High impact “ripped metal” graphics
  • Sport Handling Package
  • Stainless steel wakeboard tower
  • 23” diameter outside pontoons, 27” center pontoon
  • 10 people/1605lbs capacity
  • 225-hp maximum rated engine
  • Matching color bezels on dash
  • Porta-Potti and changing station in lounger endcap
  • Equipment locker under sunpad
  • Battery switch
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 22' 0''
    Beam 8' 6''
    Dry Weight 2,635 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom Open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 57 gal.
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 1 x 225-hp Evinrude HO
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    1000 4.5 3.9 0.6 8.2 7.1 420 365 67
    1500 6.5 5.6 1.4 4.8 4.2 245 213 67
    2000 8.2 7.1 4.0 2.1 1.8 106 93 68
    2000 8.2 7.1 4.0 2.1 1.8 106 93 68
    2500 10.1 8.7 5.9 1.7 1.5 88 77 75
    3000 15.0 13.0 7.0 2.1 1.9 110 96 77
    3500 20.3 17.7 8.4 2.4 2.1 124 108 78
    4000 27.7 24.1 10.5 2.6 2.3 135 118 79
    4500 34.8 30.2 12.6 2.8 2.4 142 124 81
    5000 40.4 35.1 15.2 2.7 2.3 137 119 87
    5500 45.3 39.4 16.4 2.8 2.4 142 123 88
    6000 48.7 42.3 21.1 2.3 2.0 118 103 93
    1000 365 676 7.20 2.27 3.48 67
    1500 213 394 10.50 5.30 2.03 67
    2000 93 171 13.20 15.14 0.88 68
    2000 93 171 13.20 15.14 0.88 68
    2500 77 142 16.30 22.33 0.73 75
    3000 96 177 24.10 26.50 0.91 77
    3500 108 200 32.70 31.80 1.03 78
    4000 118 217 44.60 39.75 1.12 79
    4500 124 229 56.00 47.70 1.18 81
    5000 119 220 65.00 57.54 1.13 87
    5500 123 229 72.90 62.08 1.17 88
    6000 103 190 78.40 79.87 0.98 93

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.4 sec.
    0 to 30 7.1 sec.
    Ratio 1.86 : 1
    Props 15.5 x 17 Rebel Stainless Steel
    Load 2 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, no gear
    Climate Temp: 75 deg., humid: 66% wind: 0-5 mph, seas: calm

    Manitou 22 X-Plode Cruise SHP Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    A Pontoon Capable of Being a Wakeboard BoatCapt. Robert SmithThe V-toon technology and Sport Handling Package (SHP) aren’t just catchy marketing terms, these boats actually do handle like a V-hull cutting sharp, tight turns with little effort and barely a reduction in speed. The center tube is 27” in diameter and the two outboard tubes are 23” in diameter. Match that with some keel designs and strakes and you have a pontoon boat with sport boat handling.Top-Notch Feel and FetauresThe decks are covered with 28 oz. marine grade carpet that is plush and comfortable to the bare feet. The cushions are dense and vinyl leather touch that are scuff, mildew and mold resistant as well as they are easy to clean. The seat bases are roto-molded but with double walls. This allows the speakers and floor lighting to be mounted inside. Typically, base mounted speakers don’t carry sound as well, but the Polk Mama speakers are in the sandwich which really helps direct the sound better. Most all storage boxes have ventilation, but I bet the dual wall also makes it easier to keep the gear dry and drained as well.Manitou’s changing room is mounted in the end of the aft lounger next to the center gate. Most are in the stern eating up much needed storage. You can also have a port-a-potty inside. It’s not bigger, just placed smarter.Behind the WheelAt the helm, bezels are color coordinated to the upholstery as well as the Dino tilt wheel with hydraulic power assisted steering. The radio faceplate and switch panel sparkle like a diamond ring due to the highly polished metal. The stereo is also Sirius Satellite ready. What makes it even more interesting, fun and versatile is the auxiliary input panel to the opposite side of the wheel. On this side is a cradle for an iPod or MP3 player, input to bridge it to the stereo AND a jack to plug in a flash drive to download up to 1 gigabyte of music into the stereo. Below the dash, you do have room to stow some things like the soft side cooler. Inside, is the hydraulic steering pump and plumbing as well as wiring harness and board. The Seating LayoutThe lounger wraps around from the center gate to the stern gate and is just as comfortable as the two relaxing loungers in the bow. Additional storage space below the seats insure you have room to bring along enough snacks, store the table that sets up back here and keep the life jackets handy. The sun pad across the back is large enough for an adult to stretch out. It has a rolled edge bolster to keep you onboard with a 7” safety rail for added security and safety. Lifting up the lid, you find a huge, deep wet locker for storing the tow lines, skis or boards. Below that, are the battery switch, oil reservoir, battery and fuel tank which is accessed through a hatch on the end next to the stern gate. Through the stern gate you have a ½ swim platform with a swim ladder tucked underneath.Overhead with a wakeboard tower, you wouldn’t expect much cover, but Manitou did a good job of protecting you from rain showers and harsh sun. The tower is well braced and has a board rack on each side. Barrel speakers project the tunes out to the rider (and anyone in quite a range) behind you.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Manitou 22 X-Plode Cruise SHP is 48.7 mph (78.4 kph), burning 21.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 79.86 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Manitou 22 X-Plode Cruise SHP is 34.8 mph (56 kph), and the boat gets 2.77 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.18 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 142 miles (228.53 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 225-hp Evinrude HO.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional


    CD Stereo Optional
    Head: Fixed Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Tower: Watersports Optional
    Wet bar Optional


    Bimini Top Standard
    Full Canvas Standard


    Hull Warranty
    Lifetime Limited Warranty

    NMMA Certification Yes
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